About the Scene

Volume XLVII Number 2

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Jeff Fager ’77, Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.Jeff Fager ’77 (“60 Minutes turns 50”), an English major at Colgate, is now in his 14th season as executive producer of 60 Minutes, the longest-running primetime broadcast in history. In 2011 he became the first chairman of CBS News and, drawing on the values of 60 Minutes, he led a revitalization of the news division, including the turnaround of CBS This Morning. He returned full time to 60 Minutes in 2015.



Kelly Nirenberg ’20Kelly Nirenberg ’20 (“The Big Picture”) — a Washington, D.C., native who started being a shutterbug in high school — studies psychology and creative writing at Colgate.





RaNeeka Claxton WittyRaNeeka Claxton Witty (“From Colgate’s hill to Capitol Hill”) is a storyteller. She has taught her craft and done travel writing in various parts of the world, including North West Province, South Africa, and the British Virgin Islands. Witty was also awarded a fiction writing fellowship to Nairobi and Lamu, Kenya. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and baby girl.



Scene Team

We welcome your thoughts about the Colgate Scene. You can contact us at scene@colgate.edu or 315-228-7415

Vice President of  Communications – Laura Jack

Managing Editor Aleta Mayne

Assistant Editor Rebecca Docter

Editorial Director – Mark Walden

Creative DirectorTim Horn

Senior Designer & Visual Brand ManagerKaren Luciani

Senior Designer – Katherine Laube

Junior Designer – Katriel Pritts

University PhotographerMark DiOrio

Production Assistant Kathy Owen

Contributors: Gordon Brillon, Web Content Specialist; Daniel DeVries, Media Relations Director; Matt Hames, Communications Strategist; David Herringshaw, Digital Production Specialist; Jason Kammerdiener ’10, Web Manager; Brian Ness, Video Journalism Coordinator; John Painter, Director of Athletic Communications

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