About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. Joseph Grady says

    Since 1946, hundreds of students have sought higher education at Paul Smith’s College each year in the Adirondacks. This statement is false, thousands of students when I was there in the late 70’s. And the impact Paul Smiths has is worldwide, that is the more accurate statement iny opinion.

  2. George L says

    Looks to me that Fedcap is purchasing a campus and buildings on the cheap.

    What does Fedcap offer to a small college looking for college students?

    It could send students now; what is stopping them?

    Why not see if the relationship pays off, before selling the entire school?

    Paul Smith’s loses autonomy as a college, in return for what?

    Is disappearing as an independent college necessary to recruit students? Where’s the logic?

    I can see Paul Smith’s joining SUNY, but being swallowed by what is essentially a business, or a trade school, not a college, seems inappropriate and counter to the PS charter.

  3. Mark Courcelle says

    Your going to let an interim president take our college down this road??? Students come to PSC for the Adirondack experience. What happened to the monies the administration put in their pockets when they sold the hotel. This is clearly mismanagement by the administration and shame on the board of directors for allowing this mismanagement to continue. Time to clean house… management and directors

  4. Joan Grabe says

    I don’t know what to think ! And I certainly do not know what the Paul Smith heirs think altho I can guess since they successfully stopped a name change for the college a few years ago. This is even more of a change. Fedcap has no students to send here.It is not a college. It is some strange non- profit and I do not see a symbiosis but the Administration and Board must. A yearly deficit of that size cannot be addressed by raising tuition – they are in a difficult space if they depend on donations from alumni and friends.

  5. Bill Keller says

    “But bringing students to the Adirondacks to complete a degree has proven to be difficult, Hunt-Bull said”. Difficult to attract students at $30,000/year tuition vs SUNY Potsdam at $8554/year is understandable.

  6. David says

    60 years ago I graduated from Paul Smith college I found the college A lot has changed on Thursday all the old buildings have gone new structures have arrived Yet the college and the staff are wonderful still I went there We wondered why there Well I 16 or 17 people there from our class A 60th Anniversary reunion and We had a wonderful time And I what to thank the staff for doing all they could to make it a great weekend

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