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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:28am

Hamilton College President Joan Hinde Stewart. Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan, and Skidmore College President Philip Glotzbach participated in an all-day summit on Thursday, Jan. 16, hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington.


The meeting focused on increasing college access for low-income and disadvantaged students. “We want to use this event as an opportunity to see how we can scale up the most successful approaches...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 10:36am

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium today issued a statement rejecting the American Studies Association’s call for a boycott of academic institutions in Israel. 


The statement reads:


We the Presidents of the six schools that make up the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium (Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, Union College) reject...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:09am

A new study commissioned by Northeastern University has found that "American adults and employers want colleges to produce graduates who can think critically and creatively, and can communicate orally and in writing." Sounds like another endorsement for liberal-arts colleges! Read the story.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:48am
Union College, along with colleagues from around the New York Six Consortium, is hosting a "The Humanities and Technology Camp" (THATCamp) on September 26 and 27, focused on "Humanities + Engineering." Apart from sessions proposed on the spot, and many opportunities to mix and mingle,THATCamp will offer hands-on workshops on topics as diverse as 3D printing, social robotics, philosophies of technology, music and electrical engineering, digital mapping, and others. 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:34am

Skidmore College is one of four colleges in the country to win the 2012 Social Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for its new geothermal system of heating and cooling buildings. Read the Skidmore News coverage...

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 1:29pm

The Gates Foundation funded this two-year project, Context for Success, that explores the intersection between measuring outcomes and institutional differences. Interesting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 1:36pm

An Annapolis Group-commissioned study has found that graduates of liberal-arts colleges report being better prepared for post-college opportunities than do graduates of public or private universities.


Details about the study and its findings are available at

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 - 3:57pm

The NY Six Education Technology directors have developed a prototype for an ed. tech. intern program for students on the New York Six campuses which will provide practical, hands-on, educational technology experiences in an IT environment at our liberal arts institutions. The primary goals of the internship are to: 

  • Implement an internship model within an educational technology / IT services organization at a NY6 institution.
  • Offer practical, skill-based experiences in...
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.