When filmmaker Joe Berlinger ’83 appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25 for the premiere of his latest documentary, Intent to Destroy, he had another member of the Colgate community by his side: English and humanities professor Peter Balakian, whose class Berlinger had taken years ago.
Since 2011, John Levisay ’89 has been crafting the perfect online learning experience with his start-up called Craftsy, which offers classes ranging from quilting to jewelry making to photography. On May 11, it was announced that NBCUniversal is acquiring majority ownership of Craftsy. Levisay will continue in a leadership role, reporting to NBCU Cable’s president of strategy and commercial growth.
Geography major Jenna Lilly ’17, of Miami Shores, Fla., has created a new map and signage system for the Harry Lang Cross Country, Fitness, and Hiking Trails, in an effort to help Colgate and the surrounding community to utilize the trails to their fullest potential.
Amanda Liberman ’17, of Reading, Mass., has received Colgate’s 1819 Award, given annually to a student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the university’s spirit and the value of a liberal arts education.