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…

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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…

Congressman Anthony Brindisi visited Hamilton for a meet-and-greet on Friday, September 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Congressman Brindisi spoke with Colgate students and faculty as well as a variety of Hamilton locals regarding his political values and goals for the future. The event was hosted by…

The Colgate Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council held recruitment for the eight sororities and fraternities on campus last week from September 10-15. Sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 2.5 were considered eligible to participate in the sorority and fraternity recrui…

The Hamilton Movie Theater, located at 7 Lebanon Street, is near completion of a renovation with a budget of $1.5 million. The theater has been entertaining the Hamilton and Colgate communities since 1895, and the theater’s re-opening weekend will begin with a free midnight movie for Colgate…

The Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (CLSI) held the Student Organization Involvement Fair for the 2019 fall semester. All CLSI-recognized organizations set up tables on Academic Quad Thursday, September 5 for students to learn about and sign up for clubs.

Crush Bottle Shop, a new wine and spirits store, is scheduled to open in Downtown Hamilton at 12 Broad Street on Monday, September 16. Previously operating in Morrisville, the business relocated to Hamilton in an effort to increase wine education within the local community, according to owne…

Light fixtures installed on the newly opened lawn between Burke and Pinchin Hall, Colgate’s new residence halls, causes major problems for the Astronomy department, according to Astrophysics major and Astronomy Club president, senior Jacob Pilawa. Colgate’s Foggy Bottom Observatory previousl…

Despite controversy surrounding the Student Government Association (SGA) Presidential Election last Spring, co-presidents and Kate Bundy and Christian Johns ’20 and co-vice presidents Ayah Elarabi and JJ Citron ’20 said they anticipate a productive year, with several projects already underway. 

Colgate’s recently launched a new booking system for students to connect with the university’s librarians at the Case-Geyer Library. The system, known as Appointlet, is a pilot program that was implemented for the first time on Sunday, September 8. Appointlet can be accessed online as well a…

The university welcomed two sophomores from the University of Wollongong (UOW), a public research university in southern Australia, to campus in an exchange program for the Fall 2019 semester. Sophomores Sam Attard and Kimia Rahmannia are part of the third group of exchange students from UOW…

Colgate welcomed the class of 2023 to campus August 25 with three days of first-year orientation events, immediately following move-in day festivities. The incoming class includes 790 students from an applicant pool of nearly 10,000, significantly increased since last year according to the O…

President Brian Casey presented Colgate’s Third Century Plan for the first time publicly to alumni, family and friends at his ‘State of the University’ address during Colgate’s bicentennial all-class reunion June 1. The four-section plan includes short and long-term initiatives in order to a…

The Colgate Office of Admission experienced large staff turnover this summer. According to Associate Dean of Admissions Keaton Hein, five of his colleagues left near the end of the spring 2019 semester. As a result of the turnover, the office underwent large reorganization of roles and took …

The Hieber Cafe, located in the Case-Geyer Library, has been given a new sleek look. More than a simple remodel, it is no longer the Hieber Cafe. Rather, it is “Chobani at Hieber Cafe”, with the Chobani logo presented boldly inside the cafe. The remodel is the result of a partnership between…

Frustrated by the lack of healthy, allergy-free restaurants in the area, resident Jenna Stanton set off to create a transparent, wholesome alternative to Central New York’s monotonous food selection. Herself suffering from a dairy allergy, Stanton aims to bring both variety and comfort to co…

The university celebrated Colgate’s Bicentennial Reunion May 30 through June 2, drawing nearly 5000 alumni, family and friends across many graduating classes to campus. The three-day event required the combined efforts of the Alumni Relations Office, the Special Events organizers, the Advanc…

The Africana, Latin American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center hosted a rededication celebration on Wednesday, April 24 to commemorate the center’s 30th year on the Colgate campus. Hors d’oeuvres and a tile-decorating station accompanied the event.

The class of 2019 gathered at the Hall of Presidents for “Sincerely, Seniors” on Friday, April 26. “Sincerely, Seniors” is a cocktail reception meant to celebrate the class of 2019 as well as the faculty, staff and community members that have impacted their journey and experiences at Colgate.

President Brian Casey officially announced that Colgate is the first university in New York State to become carbon neutral. 

“We have the power, we have the right. The streets are ours, take back the night!”Chants like this rang throughout campus as more than 80 activists joined together on Thursday, April 18 for the annual Take Back the Night March.

On Wednesday, April 10, the Sustainability Office hosted their 13 Days of Green Kickoff celebration on the academic quad. The 13 Days of Green is comprised of numerous film screenings, sustainability-related events, roundtables and other activities to increase the Colgate community’s awarene…

This weekend’s Carrolup Symposium added another chapter to the story of the Australian aboriginal child artwork that Colgate discovered in 2005 and returned to a descendent community at Curtin University in 2013.

The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CLSI) and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted Colgate’s annual Spring Party Weekend from April 12 to April 13. The weekend included a variety of events, many of which were co-hosted by student groups.

Editor’s Note: Junior Louisa Gould bore witness to the historic fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, on Monday, April 15. Gould is participating in the “Hamilton College in France” program, one of the Office of Off-Campus Study’s approved programs. Below, she sha…