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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:52pm

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions have sent a joint letter to the United States Congress members representing their districts, asking them to support doubling the Pell Grant for qualified students. The letter reads:

We, the presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions, write to request your support for doubling the Pell Grant through the budget reconciliation process this fall and...

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:47pm

Kimberly Marsella of Wilton, NY, will join the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium as project manager, effective August 16. In this role, Marsella will be responsible for coordinating the member schools’ academic and co-curricular collaborations, particularly in faculty development, faculty research, off-campus study, and undergraduate student research. 

For more than 20 years, Marsella has been at Skidmore College, most recently as director of academic advising, a position she has...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:17am

Kathryn A. (Kate) Morris assumed the presidency of St. Lawrence University on July 1, following the retirement of Bill Fox, who led the university for 12 years. President Morris,  the 19th president of St. Lawrence, has dedicated her life to higher education and chose to become a professor because she understood the impact of teaching and mentoring on students’ lives. She arrived at St. Lawrence following a distinguished career at Butler University, where she...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:01pm

Registration is open for the May 24-25 NY6 Department Chairs Virtual Workshop, which will run from 3:00-5:00 pm each day. Over the course of the two afternoons, there will be presentations and group discussions touching on these topics:  

  • Department Chair Basics: What Experienced Chairs Wished They Had Known
  • Fostering an Inclusive Department
  • Establishing Departmental Norms and Procedures...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:35am

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions have issued a statement following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota. The statement reads:

Today, a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd. 

Like communities across the nation, our campuses have been roiled by Mr. Floyd’s murder and by the violence inflicted upon people of color in incidents that are far...

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:49pm

The biennial NY6 Department Chairs Workshop will be held virtually on May 24-25, 2021. Sessions will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm each day, and topics will include the role of the chair, managing budgets, faculty searches, running effective meetings, how to have difficult conversations, and more. New chairs are particularly encouraged to attend, but all department chairs are welcome. Additional details and registration information will be coming soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars and...

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:56am

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium has declared Wednesday, March 31, to be NY6 International Students Day, in recognition of the many ways these students enrich our campuses and communities. International students will receive a small token of appreciation from the Consortium, and their campuses will celebrate the day as well.

“Our institutions place great value on global education, and the presence of international students in our classrooms and throughout campus life...

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3:22pm

NY6 faculty are invited to a free webinar exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on faculty productivity and well-being on Wednesday, March 3, at 4 pm. The program will focus on collaborative research by three NY6 faculty members: Catherine Berheide (Skidmore College), Megan Carpenter (St. Lawrence University), and David Cotter (Union College). The presentation is titled, "I have no time to do anything:” Barriers to faculty productivity and well-being during...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 11:16am

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), last week released testing data for its members, 100+ private, not-for-profit colleges and universities across New York State. According to the CICU report, more than 854,000 tests were conducted from August 1 through October 27, with just 1,354 positive results, a positivity rate of 0.16%. 

“The...

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 2:05pm

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions have issued a statement opposing the changes to visa regulations for international students and visiting scholars which have been proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The proposed regulations would end the practice of issuing visas for the duration of a student’s academic studies or a scholar’s academic appointment and institute a fixed-term visa. The statement reads:

The member...

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