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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:40pm

Five New York Six institutions are competing in the New York Negawatt Challenge, an electricity reduction competition for campus residence halls, a northeast component of Campus Conservation Nationals. From February 13 through March 5, St. Lawrence, Skidmore, Hamilton, Colgate and Hobart and William Smith will vie to see which school can reduce electricity use in its residence halls by the greatest percentage. The Campus Conservation Nationals is the first nationwide electricity and water...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:35pm

Colgate University President Jeffrey Herbst announced the selection of Douglas A. Hicks as provost and dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2012. Hicks also will serve as professor of religion.  Hicks has spent the past 13 years at the University of Richmond, where he currently serves as professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He is the author of four books, including With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:51pm
  • NY Six institutions entered shared contract for network security assessments, which were completed in December 2011.
  • Workshop to discuss findings and best practices from the assessments was held on February 9.
  • Common policy templates to help fill in gaps in campus policies are being developed.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:48pm
  • Launch delayed by issues with upload of databases from new member libraries.
  • Current plan is to phase the launch on a campus-by-campus basis, in order to focus resources of the vendor on one implementation at a time.  Skidmore will launch first in Feburary 2012.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:46pm
  • Policy development underway, including criteria for identifying deteriorating videotapes.
  • Copyright policies and procedures being developed in consultation with legal counsel.
  • Discussing new direction for streaming: live streaming of campus speakers/events to all six campuses (with permission)
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:30am
  • Planning for fall faculty sessions at Colgate, Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence.
  • Workshop for student services staff also to be planned if campuses remain interested.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:26am
  • Connect NY negotiations complete.
  • Joint CNY/NY Six working group created to begin implementation.
  • MediaShare meeting held on June 9.  All projects on course.  Key issue to be addressed now is copyright.
  • Amy has consulted with copyright expert at Bond, Schoeneck and King (George McGuire).  He will prepare an initial advisory memorandum for us, outlining the key legal issues and precedents.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:13am

Bruce Selleck, Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology at Colgate University, has been tapped by President Jeffrey Herbst to serve as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty.  A Colgate alumnus, Selleck most recently served as director of the Upstate Institute, and previously was director of the Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science.

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:52am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan has been named chair of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. He assumed office on June 16 at the conclusion of the 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference in Madrid, Spain.  The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civil roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Read the...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:11pm

Led by Dave Smallen, CIO at Hamilton, the CIOs have been collaborating on a shared contract for network security assessment, and have narrowed a robust group of RFP respondents to two finalist firms.  Meetings with the finalists are imminent, and an agreement for services is expected to be in place for fiscal 2011-12.