The college dedicated the newly renovated Ely Hall to launch the interdisciplinary program in environmental science, which linked biology, geology and chemistry, using the campus and Dutchess County as living laboratories. The building renovations and the new program were made possible by a $42 million gift from Priscilla Bullitt Collins ’42. To celebrate the building’s opening, the environmental science program presented a panel called “Environmental Sciences and Public Impact: The Role of Undergraduate Education.”     The Poughkeepsie Journal