About the Weave: Project history
Students and faculty affiliated with a seminar in the St. Lawrence University Global Studies Department created the project in 2006. They chose to name it the Weave because the word "context" derives from the Latin contextus, meaning "to weave together." The project quickly evolved into a series of student blogs focusing on underreported news stories including the 9/11 truth movement, indigenous land rights in North America, the U.S. practice of so-called "extraordinary rendition," the privatization of war, and threats to the world's oceans. The Weave has subsequently welcomed a range of current and former St. Lawrence students as well as other individuals, all of whom are committed to maintaining the project's focus on underreported stories.