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 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.

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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