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…

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. 

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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.

The Office of Sustainability panel, “Solve Climate by 2030: A Call for Change in Changing Climate,” was held at Golden Auditorium in Little Hall on November 7. The panel was moderated by senior Cecilia Kane, an intern for the Office of Sustainability. Panelists included the Executive Directo…

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Course Registration for the Spring 2020 Semester opened on Monday, November 11 for seniors, Tuesday, November 12 for juniors, Wednesday, November 13 for sophomores and Thursday, November 14 for first-years. Occuring every November and April, course registration allows students to enroll in c…

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Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Environmental Health and Emergency Management Dan Gough addressed the Colgate community in a campus-wide email on Tuesday, November 5 regarding the impending severe weather and its potential impact on campus operations. 

Curtis Hall recently converted two previously binary bathrooms on the fifth floor of the building to be all-gender bathrooms. This specific conversion was not initiated by administrators of the Ciccone Commons; rather, the proposition came from the fifth floor’s Community Leader (CL), Cheera…

The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of the President hosted a Town Hall with President Brian Casey on Wednesday, October 30 centered around Colgate’s  Third-Century Plan. The event took place in the Hall of Presidents from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. According to Senior and Co…

Haven, Colgate’s sexual violence response center, held its first Walk-In hours on Friday, October 25, as October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The second round of Walk-In Hours were held on Friday, November 1, and the third is scheduled to take place on Friday, November…

Community members responded to a racist message that was written on a student’s whiteboard in Russell House early last week at a speak-out hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) on Wednesday, October 30 in the Edge Café. The speak-out served as the setting for open discussion and…

On Wednesday, October 30, at a speak-out organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) in response to the racist message written on a whiteboard on a suite in theBryan Complex, Professor of Political Science Barry Shain was mentioned by name by multiple students sharing anecdotes in …

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Update 11/18: Director of Environmental Health and Safety Mary Williams said the lead tests photographed used by Chelsea Rogers and her roommates is not appropriate for testing lead in off-campus houses. Rather, students should use the free lead water testing offered by NY state. 

Update posted on 11/1: In response to the anonymous flyers that appeared on campus yesterday, Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks gave this statement to the Maroon-News. 

Associate Vice President for Community Affairs and Auxiliary Services Joanne Borfitz emailed a letter to the editor to he Maroon-News following criticism of the Chobani Cafe on October 21. The letter was addressed to the Colgate community and was co-signed by Borfitz and Chartwells Director …

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.

Vice President and Dean of the College Paul McLoughlin sent an email to the Colgate student body Thursday, October 24 inviting them to partake in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). NCHA is a nationally recognized research survey that, according to the NCHA website, “can assist [c…

Students for Environmental Action (SEA) hosted a table in the O’Connor Campus Center (COOP), passing out endangered species condoms in a partnership with the National Center of Biological Diversity (CBD) on October 22 and 23. The national campaign distributes condoms across the United States…

The Upstate Institute organized a conversation between Anthony Brindisi, the Representative for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, and various college presidents to discuss the intersection of higher education and regional economic development. The panel featured Colgate President Brian…

An estimated 150 Colgate students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on Whitnall Field for the Domestic Violence Awareness 3k Thursday, October 24. The annual event, sponsored by The Network; Center for Outreach, Volunteering and Education (COVE); Haven; and the Student Governmen…

Harvard University Professor Dr. Anthony Jack spoke on his new book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students in the Memorial Chapel on October 7. Jack, a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University, shared his own experiences as a lower-income, first…

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Advising Tristan Hilpert resigned effective immediately last week. Hilpert was hired in 2018 by the university, and served during the 2018-2019 academic year and into the current academic year. 

Information sessions and applications for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Colgate study groups are underway as the November 8 application deadline approaches. Each study group is a full semester, faculty-led program that offers students transferable credit upon completion, according to the off…

Association (SGA) Class Leadership Councils (CLCs) hosted their second annual Fall Fest event on October 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Whitnall Field. Co-sponsored by the Broad Street Association, Sidekicks Mentorship club, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the event included …

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The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, Dart Colegrove Commons and Hancock Common hosted a debate titled, “Agree to Disagree: The Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” on Tuesday, October 8 in Donovan’s Pub. The event aimed to tackle the topic of abortion while fostering “the abilitie…

Update 10/24: Sinks and water refilling stations in the library now have non-potable water signs, meaning the water in the library contains elevated levels of lead. The full results of testing around campus can be found here.

Earlier last week, Colgate students became the target of racial slurs and derogatory language from a Twitter account posing as a Case Library staffer. Operating under the handle @AmandaB34318863, the account specifically attacked Colgate’s students of color and well-known pop stars and publi…

Colgate’s campus underwent phone outages due to a fiber cable break at a major junction of Colgate’s phone service provider, FirstLight, last Thursday, October 3. The cable break occurred in Phelps, New York and affected much of Central and Upstate New York, in addition to the Finger Lakes r…

In the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Dorian, the Caribbean Students Association (CSA), led by senior Ashly Loibman, started a GoFund-Me page on September 13, 2019 to support those affected. Hitting the Bahamas from September 1 to 3, the Category 5 hurricane devastated the Abaco Island…

The Colgate community welcomed alumni back to the university this past weekend to attend the slate of homecoming events that were hosted on campus and catch up with current undergraduate students and faculty. The weekend consisted of sporting events, school celebration, and a homecoming rece…

The LGBTQ+ Studies Program hosted a two-day symposium commemorating the 10th anniversary of the program Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Beginning with an alumni panel titled “Experiences, Reminiscences & Aspirations,” attendees heard from  Leeander Alexander ’12, Dominque Hill…

Journalist and 1991 Colgate alumna Pamela Druckerman spoke to students, faculty and community members on Wednesday, October 2 about her journey from being a Colgate student to having a successful career as an acclaimed author, journalist and Emmy winner. Editors-in-Chief of The Colgate Maroo…

Dean of the College Paul McLoughlin sent a campus-wide email to the student body Sunday, September 22 regarding the use and abuse of alcohol on Colgate’s campus. In the first paragraph of the email, Dean McLoughlin referenced multiple hospitalizations due to “acute alcohol poisoning” since t…

In response to a movement to restore the view of the night sky from the Foggy Bottom Observatory, University President Brian Casey is working with Building and Grounds and the Physics and Astronomy Departments, as well as hired contractors to take steps in limiting the effects of light pollu…

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Colgate University held elections within the Senate body for the position of Speaker Tuesday, September 24. Sophomore Wynter Schnell won the election, assuming the position of Speaker for the semester. The following day, Schnell stepped down from t…

According to Student Body Co-Presidents Kate Bundy and Chris Johns, they have made it their priority to engage in a conversation regarding the expansion of Greek Life on Colgate’s campus. Part of their platform conveniently coincides with the potential reapplication of the Sigma Chi Fraterni…

The Arabic Music Club, ‘Habibi’s Beats,’ is a music-based group aimed to teach Arabic culture through Egyptian instruments. The new CLSI-recognized club also provides a space where students can use music as a medium for learning and understanding. Even for students who are not musicians, the…

An external contracting company began replacing the roofs of the Brigham and Read Houses of 113 Broad Street complex on September 19. The project is scheduled to be completed in the beginning of November. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate voted on a new constitution at their weekly meeting Tuesday, September 17. The reformed constitution includes a new system of electing first-year senators, assigning SGA representatives to governance boards and electing SGA presidential and vic…

Colgate’s Core curriculum emerged from the 1930s “Colgate Plan,” formally adopted by the university in 1946. Since its original approval, Colgate faculty have continued to review the curriculum, with revisions made in 1983, 1996 and 2010. Dean of Faculty Tracey Hucks, President Brian Casey a…

Colgate University’s English Department announced the Mount Everest extended study program on Wednesday,  September 18. The program is offered for the spring of 2020, led by Colgate’s Associate Professor of English Jennifer Brice along with Professor Tom D. Brutsaert of Syracuse University.

Colgate University held its annual Family Weekend this past weekend from September 20 to September 22. The three-day event consisted of a multitude of festivities, such as open classes, open houses, tours and sporting events.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) is now three weeks into a $787,000 pavement rehabilitation project. The construction focuses on a 1.7 mile stretch of Route 12B, extending from Kinney Drugs at 103 Utica Street to the Village of Hamilton boundary line south of Colgate…

Colgate students, faculty and administrators came together on Friday, September 20 to join the global strike on climate change, inspiring sustainable environmental action around the world and on Colgate’s campus. The event was primarily hosted by the on-campus organization, Students for Envi…

The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization and The Forum on Constitutional Government hosted a debate coinciding with Constitution Day entitled “Revisiting Roe v. Wade” on September 19. Professor of Political Science Stanley Brubaker moderated the debate between Kathryn Kolbert and Meli…

The Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) Temple located on 110 Broad Street is one of the only DKE fraternity temples remaining in the country, and it has undergone renovations this year due to Colgate alumni influence. The Mu chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was the oldest fraternity at Colgate, founded…

Associate English Professor C.J. Hauser appeared as a featured guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, September 9 to discuss her new critically acclaimed novel, Family of Origin, and her writing advice for students. Family of Origin follows the misadventures of a pair of half-siblin…

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