Gift of $25M from Alumnus Dan Benton Will Build Benton Center for Creativity and Innovation, Support Third-Century Plan
Daniel Benton ’80, P’10, H’10 has secured his place as Colgate’s most generous benefactor, making a $25 million gift in support of the University’s Middle Campus Plan for Arts, Creativity, and Innovation and other elements within The Third-Century Plan.
Sharing ecosystems and nature with people is what I love to do.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Scholar
Jacob Watts ’21
In the Professor Eddie Watkins' fern ecophysiology lab, Watts studies why some ferns grow directly on other plants, rather than in the soil. His research has been published in the Annals of Botany and the International Journal of Plant Sciences and won him multiple grants and fellowships.
Students tell me about their voting plans. It reminds me that you don’t have to do much to make history seem like it matters to their lives.
Assistant Professor of History
As a history professor, Mercado helps students understand the forces shaping the world around them. This year, as it seemed history was being made daily, she found new ways to connect students with the past.