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Student Philanthropy Council awards $10,000

By Upstate Institute on April 28, 2011

Three non-profit organizations in the Upstate New York region are the recipients of a total of $10,000 in grants funded by Upstate Institute Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) at Colgate University. In its fifth year, the thirteen-member Council, comprised of sophomores, considered 17 applications from non-profits throughout central Upstate New York. Read more

Colgate students assist with bankruptcy projects

By Upstate Institute on April 13, 2011

Current and former student participants in Upstate Institute’s Consumer Bankruptcy Law Project, under the supervision of Attorney Susan Conn,’79, are providing feedback for the Federal Judicial Center in the revision of nationally-used bankruptcy forms. Conn has trained and supervised over 30 Colgate students in the preparation of select Chapter 7 bankruptcy documents that have helped the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York refer over seventeen cases to pro bono attorneys to follow through bankruptcy court. The students continue to work with clients this semester to complete additional cases. Read more