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New Programs, New Communication

The New York Six is pleased to launch our new faculty website. The website contains information about seed grant funding, opportunities for faculty collaborations, professional and leadership development events, and more! Find us here:

Read all about this and more in our new faculty newsletter: Faculty Connect.

Are strong connections the key to resilience?

As colleges across the country have closed their doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen the New York Six institutions take swift action: getting off-campus study students and faculty home, shifting instruction to remote learning, and working with international students to travel home or remain on campus. Department and program seminars, national and international conferences, and other scholarly activities have been either canceled, postponed, or reconfigured. The New York Six, which operates remotely, is not immune. We have had to cancel or postpone our events, and we are developing contingency plans in case we cannot hold in-person events in the near future.

For the past 10 years, the New York Six has offered programming intended to build strong networks between our member institutions. While colleges have, by necessity, looked inward to address the current crisis, New York Six faculty, staff, and administrators have also turned to their NY6 peers to ask questions and share resources to address the complex problems the pandemic has created. 

Building strong connections may, indeed, be the key to resilience now and in the future. I encourage you to consider ways that the New York Six may be able to help: Are there needs that would lend themselves to a collaborative solution? Do you want to connect with your colleagues at peer institutions for ideas and support? Has this temporary, but profound, shift in modes of instruction and scholarship given you ideas for new academic-related collaborations? If so, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Deanna McCay

Deanna oversees academic-related collaborations for the New York Six.


COVID-19 update and institutional responses

Due to the operational restrictions currently in place, the New York Six has suspended all in-person events until further notice. We will provide updates about our programming as soon as possible.

If you want to connect with your New York Six colleagues, please contact either Amy Cronin ( or Deanna McCay ( to arrange a virtual meeting.


The latest COVID-19 information from each NY6 institution can be found on the following pages:  

Colgate University:

Hamilton College:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

St. Lawrence University:

Skidmore College:

Union College: