The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.

The Colgate Maroon-News

The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.

The Colgate Maroon-News

The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.

The Colgate Maroon-News

About Us


The Colgate Maroon-News was founded as Madisonesis in 1868 and holds fame as being the oldest college weekly in America. Madisonesis evolved into the Colgate Maroon soon afterwards. A conservative paper formed in 1969 called the Colgate News, and for 22 years, there were two competing newspapers on the Colgate campus. After the fall semester in 1991, the Colgate Maroon and Colgate News combined to form The Colgate Maroon-News. Since then, the Maroon-News has served as the unified voice of student news at Colgate, publishing weekly from August through May every academic year.

The Maroon-News Today

Today, The Colgate Maroon-News strives to live up to its legacy as America’s oldest college weekly. Students from all corners of campus work as writers, editors and photographers to create high quality stories on the topics that matter. The paper is laid out every Tuesday and distributed weekly on Friday, except for during school breaks. The Maroon-News seeks to provide coverage on stories pertinent to both the Colgate community and residents of the Village of Hamilton, reaching readers via traditional print and an expanding online presence. The paper is free to readers on campus, and can be found in most academic buildings as well as in several downtown businesses. Subscriptions for off-campus readers are available for purchase at the beginning of each academic year.

Who Can Join the Maroon-News?

All current Colgate students are eligible to join The Colgate Maroon-News. For more information about recruitment, email [email protected].

Pre-Orientation Program

The Colgate Maroon-News is among the few student organizations at Colgate who get to welcome incoming first-years to campus early for a pre-orientation program. Our program teaches participants journalism basics over the course of four days and culminates in the publication of the first issue of the Maroon-News for the new school year. The pre-orientation program is a fast track to joining our editorial staff, and a great way to learn the skills needed to do great reporting from day one. Not to mention you’ll meet great people, get acclimated to life in Hamilton and immerse yourself in the Colgate community before the rest of your class arrives. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Contact Information

The Colgate Maroon-News office is housed on the third floor of the James C. Colgate Student Union, colloquially referred to as the HOP. The Maroon-News can be reached by phone on Tuesdays at (315) 228-7744.

Mailing Address:
The Colgate Maroon-News
James C. Colgate Student Union, Third Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

To contact the Maroon-News regarding advertising, recruitment, or general questions, email us at [email protected].

News Tips: Send news tips to [email protected].

Commentary Submissions: You may submit a letter to the editor to The Colgate Maroon-News via email to [email protected]. The Maroon-News never guarantees placement or publication of submitted content. We reserve the right to edit submissions for length, clarity and adherence to our style guide. Please refer to our editorial policy for more information.

Arts & Features Tips: Send A&F tips to [email protected]

Sports Tips: Send sports tips to [email protected].

Nominate Someone for Baker’s Dozen: If you think a student, staff, faculty or community member deserves to be profiled, send their name and a brief explanation of why to [email protected].


If you feel The Colgate Maroon-News has made an error in its reporting, email your correction to [email protected].

Article Removals

The Colgate Maroon-News does not remove articles from its website without a compelling legal justification. As the newspaper of record at Colgate University, altering content on our website would be a disservice to readers and the community. This practice follows that of reputable publications nationwide. If you have a legal reason to remove an article from the website, email [email protected].