Arts, Creativity, and Innovation with Alumnus Dan Bento‪n‬

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The University’s largest-ever single donor shares why he gives to Colgate, as well as what inspires him about The Third-Century Plan and a related series of initiatives designed to bolster arts, creativity, and innovation, in this episode of 13

Dan Benton ’80, H’10, P’10, is joined by Associate Dean Lesleigh Cushing, the Murray W. and Mildred K. Finard Professor in Jewish studies and professor of religion, and Associate Professor Mary Simonson, the Daniel C. Benton ’80 Endowed Chair in arts, creativity, and innovation. They discuss plans for Colgate’s Middle Campus, located between the Dana Arts Center and Case-Geyer Library, and how this new gift will build additional connections among academic departments while opening up experiential learning opportunities for students.  

Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of one University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.

Find 13 on your favorite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.