Monday, August 25, 2008

The New York Times Supreme Court Reporter to Speak at Siena

Adam Liptak, The New York Times’ Supreme Court reporter, will headline Siena College’s annual Constitution Day events on Friday, September 19th. His talk is titled “Liberty Versus Security: The Supreme Court in the Age of Terror” and will take place on the Siena campus at 12:30 p.m. in the Sarazen Student Union.

Liptak was appointed Supreme Court reporter earlier in 2008. Previously, he served as a national legal reporter for six years. Before that, he was a senior counsel in The New York Times Company’s legal department since 1992. He is a 1984 graduate of Yale College, where he was editor of the Yale Daily News’s monthly magazine. He also graduated from Yale Law School in 1988, where he was an editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.

Liptak’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session and he will be available to the media immediately after the event.

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U.S. News & World Report Moves Siena College Up in College Rankings

In rankings released Aug. 22, the U.S. News & World Report 2009 Edition of “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” includes Siena College at #118, which moves the college up from last year’s #122. This year marks the second year that Siena has been classified in the “top schools” category, which includes the top 50 percent of liberal arts schools.

The rankings are based on various indicators of an institution's quality, including academic reputation, student selectivity, freshman retention, graduation rate, faculty and financial resources and alumni giving.

Siena improved in overall score by four points, from 44 to 48. The college’s peer assessment score also rose, from 2.6 to 2.7, and the admissions acceptance rate decreased from 55 percent to 54 percent.

“This is a continued indication of Siena’s strong academic reputation and distinctive mission and shows positive progress toward attainment of goals set forth in our strategic plan” said Fr. Kevin Mullen ’75, O.F.M., Ph.D., president of the college.

U.S. News college rankings are the best-known in the country and frequently referenced by prospective students in their college search. This year’s rankings, which were posted to U.S. News & World Report's Website today (Aug. 22) and will be available at newsstands on Aug. 29.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Siena Listed on Business Week's "Colleges with the Biggest Returns"

Business Week published the results of a Payscale study, which researched the colleges that open doors to the highest salaries, ranging from starting salary to top incomes.

Siena made it into the top fifty. You can find the article here.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Delcy Fox Appointed Director of Strategic Communications and Integrated Marketing

Delcy Fox has been appointed Director of Strategic Communications and Integrated Marketing at Siena College. She will be responsible for leading the long-term strategic communications planning to support the College’s mission. “We conducted a nationwide search and clearly Delcy was the most qualified candidate. We are very pleased that she will be joining the Siena community in this newly created position,” said Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM., Ph.D. ’75, president.

Fox has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications in the higher education, healthcare, non-profit and corporate fields. Prior to joining Siena, she was the Director of Marketing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “This is an exciting opportunity. I look forward to leading Siena’s effort to realize even greater national distinction,” said Fox.

Fox holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology from the University at Albany and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Biology from Wesleyan University. She is a Board member of the American Marketing Association, the New York Folklore Society and the Wesleyan Fund National Committee. She is also a former Board member of the Gift Planning Group of Northeastern New York.

Fox resides in Niskayuna with her husband, Bill, and their two children. Fox is the Secretary of the Parent-Teacher Organization at Niskayuna High School and the former Secretary of the PTO Council for the Niskayuna Central School District.

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