Update 11/2 The Campus Safety investigation into the racist message written on a dorm whiteboard continues under the leadership of Associate Vice President for Campus Safety Dan Gough and Assistant Director for Investigations Valerie Brogan.

A University rewilding project brought a variety of plants to the upper hill behind the new residence halls, Pinchin Hall and Burke Hall. The project began in conjunction with the construction of the new residence halls and is part of Colgate’s larger plan for landscaping upper campus. The e…

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Konosioni members highlighted the leadership, passions and campus and community initiatives pursued by the 26 inductees from the class of 2021 to the Senior Honor Society at the group’s induction ceremony on Monday, Feb. 17 in the Memorial Chapel.

Director of Colgate’s Student Health Services and University Physician Dr. Merrill Miller addressed the current pervasiveness of the influenza virus, also known as the flu, on Colgate’s campus. She explained that this year’s ‘flu season’ commenced at the end of the first semester, with cases…

Two million Spectrum customers, including residents of the Village of Hamilton, lost cable TV, internet and phone service due to  a widespread outage, which hindered flu-ridden Colgate students from receiving prescribed medication at Kinney Drugs, the drugstore closest to campus. The outage,…

Inspired by the single word “conflict,” this year’s Lewis Orator Public Speaking Contest participants each presented speeches pertaining to their personal lives and the culture at Colgate. They also debated political and societal topics. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) launched its Year of the Colgate Woman initiative with a tailgate at the women’s basketball Senior Day. The tailgate, held in the Reid Athletic Center lobby, sported free food from the Hamilton Eatery and games such as corn hole and oversized Connect …

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Sophomore John Morgan and first-year Sihan Wu made it to the Quarter Finals of the Novice National Debate Championship, with Morgan ranking as ninth speaker overall, as a part of the 2020 Cornell Tournament of Love. The tournament was hosted by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York this pas…

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After pro-life posters put up by the Colgate University Open Discussion Club were allegedly torn down, the club posted statements below many of their posters saying, “Please note that the attached poster is legally protected by Colgate University, as it is sponsored by the Open Discussion Cl…

An email from the University’s Weather Decision Group sent at 11:58 a.m. announced class cancellations and cruiser system suspensions beginning at noon on Friday, Feb. 7, leaving many students who rely on the cruisers to get to and from class stranded in severe weather conditions. “Heavy sno…

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The brothers of the New York Zeta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Colgate University will not be allowed to live in their fraternity house, as of the start of the Spring 2020 semester. Following a report filed with Campus Safety stemming from an incident of alleged negligence by members of the…

Discussion of the University’s recently released Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan sparked debate among members of the faculty at the open forum on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Olin Hall’s Love Auditorium. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks ‘87, MA’90 and Senior Advisor to the Presi…

A newly structured application process and staff hierarchy are among the recent changes made to first-year and transfer student orientation. Orientation Links serve as leaders for first-year and transfer students during Orientation activities in August and throughout students’ first year at …

Colgate Libraries will terminate its contract with ConnectNY, a consortium of institutions within New York that share academic resources after collaboration with the Dean of the College Office. Case Library and George R. Cooley Science Library will continue to lend and borrow research materi…

The newly established Summer Reading Selection Committee hosted a brainstorming event to help select the reading for the incoming class of 2024. Co-hosted by Hancock Commons in the Edge Café on Friday, Feb. 7, the event aimed to gather student feedback on the future of first-year summer read…

The Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (CLSI) held its Student Involvement Fair for the Spring 2020 semester in Huntington Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 29. The biannual event, which occurs at the start of each semester, exposed Colgate students to 78 of the 149 CLSI-recognized …

Colgate University announced the upcoming opening of an outdoor ice rink on Whitnall Field in an email to the Colgate community on January 29. Coined “Gateskates,” Colgate’s official Facebook Page began posting social media teasers of the rink using the hashtag #gateskates during winter brea…

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Opal Tometi joined Visiting Assistant Professor Dionne Bailey and senior Taylor Dumas in conversation for the MLK 2020 Keynote Address, concluding the annual week-long celebration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Tometi was welcomed to the stage…

Dr. Arshad I. Ali drew attention to the surveillance of American Muslim students and the historic racialization of the term “Muslim” during his visit to campus last week as part of the Race and Education Lecture Series. 

Africana and Latin American Studies (ALST) hosted a brown bag on Monday, January 27, during which Colgate University professors and students discussed the experience of students of color on the campuses of Predominantly White Institutions (PWI). Members of the Colgate community gathered in t…

Colgate University’s Africana, Latin, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day Celebration Opening Ceremony at the Memorial Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20 at 12:00 p.m. to honor MLK as part of a broader series to celebrate his accomplis…

The University recently released iconography representing each of the four Residential Commons communities in tandem with the beginning of Colgate’s third century. The crests embody Colgate’s principles of community and academia, representing the people after which each common was named.

Career Services hosted the eighth annual SophoMORE Connections networking event, which brought 90 Colgate alumni to campus to engage with current sophomores on January 17 and 18. The event included skill-building workshops, such as “Networking 101,” in addition to industry-specific panels an…

Colgate University announced its partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization that matches high-achieving, low-income students with prestigious research universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States that pay a recruiting fee for the organization’s services. A…

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their first-ever SGA Roundtable to promote dialogue between student leaders across campus on Wednesday, January 22. The event began in Love Auditorium, later breaking into smaller working group sessions led by SGA facilitators at three location…

Following an exhaustive search for a new Dean of Students headed by students, professors and administrators, Dorsey Spencer Jr. will take on the role beginning Monday, June 1. 

The latest Women’s Studies (WMST) initiative is a woman-to-woman mentorship program called Fementors (Feminist Mentors) started by WMST Student Intern, first-year Becca Sam.

The Shaw Wellness Institute at Colgate University launched a Bystander 2.0 supplement program for student leaders, which they are currently piloting. Shaw Wellness runs the Bystander Intervention program for all first-year students at Colgate and provides a multitude of resources for student…

An Armenian flag was installed in Frank Dining Hall over Thanksgiving break after a year-long effort by the Armenian Students’ Association (ASA). More than 40 flags hang from the ceiling of Frank, which represent every international student and their country on campus.

Junior McKella Sylvester experienced anaphylactic symptoms due to cross-contamination of the chocolate chips and granola at the Chobani Café at Case-Geyser Library. Severely allergic to tree nuts, Sylvester was admitted to Community Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room on Thursday, October 31.

Changing Health, Attitudes, + Actions to Recreate Girls (CHAARG) will open a chapter on campus in the spring of 2020. With chapters in over 70 universities and a community of over 10,000 women, CHAARG is a nationally recognized organization that strives to help college-aged women start and c…

Severe weather conditions resulted in the cancellation of classes and all non-necessary campus operations on Monday, December 2, following Thanksgiving break. Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Environmental Health and Emergency Management Dan Gough sent out an email to the Colgate …

Athletic Director Nicki Moore shared a survey with the student body via email on Tuesday, December 3, asking for their feedback on the University’s mascot, the Raider. In the introduction to her survey, Moore explicitly considered the mascot “an important part of [Colgate’s] athletics identity.” 

Underneath the Colgate Inn, University students, faculty, staff and Hamilton locals, can find Hamilton’s newest dining venue: The Library, which opened on September 14. The Library takes guests back to the days of the Prohibition-era with its new speakeasy, offering original cocktails, mockt…

The 2020 edition of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, a compilation of 600 trailblazing entrepreneurs in 20 industries across the U.S. and Canada, included seven Colgate alumni. After a rigorous examination of thousands of nominees, Katherine Hele ’13, Yuni Sameshima ’13, Joey Petracca ’13, Nic…

While preparing for this semester’s Dancefest, Groove Dance Troupe co-leaders seniors Grace Cooney and Elisabeth Galgano received a song submission from MELANATED, a dance group for students of color that performs predominantly in the hip-hop style, that according to Cooney, “had more profan…

Former Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Advising Tristain Hilpert resigned suddenly in mid-October after holding the position since the fall of 2018. Hilpert declined to comment on his resignation. Kristin Cothran, who serves as the Assistant Dean for First …

A new wellness resource called YOU@Colgate launched in October. The online database provides students with personalized wellness information, opportunities for support, involvement on campus and assistance with setting academic, health and wellness goals during their time at Colgate.

Deputy Editor of The Economist Tom Standage paid a visit to campus to expose students to the history, context and influence of specific drinks in modern culture. Standage’s lecture “How Drinking Can Help Us Understand History,” drew from the content of his New York Times bestseller, The Worl…

The Maroon-News is currently investigating this incident and has reached out to Director of Environmental Health and Safety Mary Williams, Campus Safety Officer Haley Benson, Hancock Commons Faculty Director Antonio Barrera and Community Leader on the impacted floor Johna Joseph for further …

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed a resolution to mandate all Greek Letter Organizations (GLOs) on campus to require new members go through implicit bias training at their weekly meeting Tuesday, November 12. According to the resolution’s author Senator junior Amarachi I…

A Colgate student punched holes into the walls at Gate House on Saturday night, November 9. At approximately 10:22 p.m., Campus Safety responded to a student’s report of damage to several walls in Gate House. 

Two weeks after a racist message was written on a whiteboard in Russell House, Vice President and Dean of the College Paul McLoughlin updated the Colgate community via email on the investigation being run by Campus Safety. According to the email, which went out on Tuesday, November 12, “Camp…

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan, released to the Colgate community on Wednesday, October 30 in an email from President Brian Casey and Provost and Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks, will create institutional structures to organize and improve University DEI efforts.

The Konosioni Senior Honor Society hosted a semester Kick-Off event on November 7 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Benton Hall. The event aimed to connect the honor society with the student body and community at large by educating attendees on the values and goals of the group, as well as t…

An article published by The Huffington Post, “The ‘Glass Floor’ is Keeping America’s Richest Idiots At The Top,” mentioned Colgate as one of the 38 colleges that admits more students from the top one percent than the bottom 60 percent over the last two decades. 

Sophomore Julieanne Montaquila and first-year Aziz Ur Rehman Zafar, won the Novice Division of the 2019 Huber Debates. The tournament was hosted by the Lawrence Debate Society at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont on November 2 and 3.

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