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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:08pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Union College won the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship on Saturday, April 12, defeating the University of Minnesota, 7-4, in front of a Wells Fargo Center crowd of 18,742. The Dutchmen finished with a 32-6-4 record and was the unanimous selection as the number-one team in the final men's collegiate hockey poll of the season.


Four Union players earned All-America honors: ...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:27pm

New York Six members Colgate University and Hamilton College have formed a new partnership as contributing members of edX, a nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT.

This new online learning platform offers more than 150 courses in several areas of study such as, humanities, law, math, public health, and computer science. According to Tim O’Keefe, the goal of the program is to “open up access to the world’s best education globally, improve...

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...