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    Lecturer Examines Role of Women in Nazi Killings

    John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College Wendy Lower delivered a lecture entitled “Hitler’s Furies: Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” on Thursday, April 10. Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Peter Balakian introduced Lower’s lecture.

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    Community Support Staff Member with Cancer

    With generous support from the Colgate community, the Jean Brooks Support Fund has raised over $35,000 for long-time Colgate employee Jean Brooks who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Initiated by members of the 2013 men’s ice hockey team, the online fund was created a month ago as a way to show support for Brooks and to help with some of her medical expenses.

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    Should the Media Be Using More Profanity?

    On April 13, NPR host Rachel Martin interviewed president of the American Dialect Society,  and author of the book “F-word,” Jesse Sheidlower, to discuss the role of obscenities in popular culture. During the interview Sheidlower expressed that he believes that the world is becoming more profane, and that the media fails to accurately distribute authentic news by not publishing offensive words.

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    Men’s Lacrosse Clinches Postseason Berth With Home Win

    The men’s lacrosse team needed just one more Patriot League win to secure a bid in the league’s six-team championship tournament heading into last Saturday’s home game. After one half of play against the Holy Cross Crusaders, the team’s three-year streak of post-season appearances seemed likely to increase to four. However, six Crusader goals in the second half made for a nerve-racking end to Colgate Springcoming’s featured contest. Powered by impressive offensive performances from senior Brendon McCann and junior Ryan Walsh, the Raiders held off the late rally, and claimed a yet to be determined seed in the 2014 Patriot League Tournament.

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    What's Left: Investing in Opportunity

    Equal opportunity is the indispensable partner of the American Dream. In order for our society to fully capitalize on its capacity for greatness, every American needs access to not only the essentials of survival but also the essentials of opportunity. Education is the most critical component of this latter group.

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    Hamilton Legal: Intelligence Disputes

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Senate Intelligence Committee have exploded in a bitter legal dispute surrounding a Senate report of the former’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques. Their accusations, if proven true, highlight the reality that secrecy and espionage occur within our own government.

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    Student Government Association Update

    On Monday, April 14, the Student Government Association (SGA) announced that the 2014-2015 SGA President and Vice-President will be Sarah Rende and John Lee. There was a total of more than 1,300 votes during this election, which was the highest turnout in recent elections.

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    Softball Wins Two out of Three at Lafayette

    The softball team was busy this past week, playing one game against Cornell, a double-header against Siena and a three game series against Lafayette. The Raiders finished the week with four wins and two losses.

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    Being Right: "Get 'em While They're Young"

    Today’s left hates debate. Of course any leftist worth their salt would deny this, but the
    actions of the Obama-era Democratic party suggest otherwise. What the left loves, though, is demonizing their opponents by reducing an issue – any issue – into a game of name-calling.

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    Rende and Lee Win SGA Election

    Juniors Sarah Rende and John Lee were announced as the 2014 Colgate Student Government Association (SGA) president and vice president on Monday, defeating Phil Steinberg and Laura Lee in a close race.

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    Women’s Lacrosse Tied for Third in Conference

    The Raiders played a couple big match-ups this weekend, and after two decisive victories over league opponents, the Raiders have clinched a berth in the Patriot League postseason tournament. After a mid-week 11-7 victory at home over the Boston University Terriers, Colgate travelled to Lafayette where they beat the Leopards in a double overtime thriller.

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    Kaepernick Accused of Sexual Assault

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has recently been alleged of sexual assault.