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Failure to Launch: How It Feels to Graduate Right Now

Failure to Launch: How It Feels to Graduate Right Now

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2020

As a writer, I love literary essays. I’ve spent my senior year obsessing over the essay “The Opposite of Loneliness.” If you want to know what to read during quarantine, I say read that. Then read it again. If you’re graduating, read it until those words imprint on your every fiber. “The ...

Senior Spotlight: Cecilia Kane

Senior Cecilia Kane continues her work as a Senior Admissions Fellow remotely, keeping the admissions process personal even as it goes digital.

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff

April 24, 2020

Behind the incoming class of 2024 is the dedicated staff at the Office of Admission, including a select group of Senior Admissions Fellows. Senior Cecilia Kane, a geography and Spanish double concentrator from Alexandria, Va., is one of those fellows, and has been involved with recruiting the brightest ...

Library Services Go Remote with Students at Home

Librarians are working to make digital materials available for students and professors as work continues remotely.

Nicole Dienst, Maroon-News Staff

April 24, 2020

After Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo signed the ‘New York State on Pause’ Executive Order on March 20, which mandates the closure of all non-essential services across New York State, Colgate’s Library Services altered their plan for resources and support of students and faculty in the transition to onl...

Counseling Center Goes Digital with Remote Services

Conant House is the on-campus headquarters for Counseling and Psychological Services. The group therapy sessions normally hosted there are now being hosted by Zoom.

Elizabeth Shaw, Maroon-News Staff

April 22, 2020

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services is working around limitations in providing services and resources to students through online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Director of Sexual Violence Support Dawn LaFrance, the serv...

Senior Spotlight: Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti

Senior Spotlight: Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti

Evan Robinson, Maroon-News Staff

April 1, 2020

If you were ever into video games as a kid, chances are you heard on more than one occasion that they’re a waste of time. For Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti, however, a childhood love of computer games—Tibia and World of Warcraft, in particular—planted the seeds that blossomed into a passion for programming a...

Colgate Athletics Responds to Patriot League Cancellation

Colgate Athletics Responds to Patriot League Cancellation

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

March 27, 2020

For Colgate’s student-athletes, Thursday, March 12 began a seemingly regular day, but quickly turned into one that would be unforgettable. As they woke up, packed their bags in anticipation of that afternoon’s practice and headed to classes uphill, these student-athletes would soon receive the news...

Veritati: COVID-19 Campus Responses

The Colgate Maroon-News Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

There is no denying the eerie atmosphere settling over Colgate’s campus right now. Most students spent the hours leading up to this evening attempting to predict when the university would address its COVID-19 guidelines and an email would land in our collective inboxes. Fueled by a 24-hour news cycle w...

COVID-19 Outbreak Terminates Florence Study Abroad Program

Nick Francoeur, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

Twelve Colgate students enrolled in Syracuse University’s (SU) approved study abroad program to Florence, Italy will return home due to concerns surrounding the first reported case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus––now known as COVID-19––in Florence on Feb. 25. The students were notified of the progr...

Samantha Power to Deliver Commencement Address

Sarah Westergren, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will deliver the commencement address on May 17 and receive an honorary degree. The University announced its decision to welcome Power on Monday, Feb. 24. Power served as the 28th U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations as a me...

Cutting through Mass Media Rhetoric: The Actual Border Experience

Victoria Pino, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Colgate Sophomore Residential Seminar (SRS) students reflected on overarching concepts introduced in Professor of Economics Nicole Simpson’s Economics of Immigration/SRS course, as well as on their own experiences visiting the United States-Mexico border this past January. Sophomores Bonnie Chin, Sahil ...

The Great Eight, Alex Ovechkin, Reaches 700 Career Goals

Aaron Silverstein, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Usually, when athletes reach incredible career milestones, it feels as though their time is coming to an end. A big achievement reminds us of how great a career the player had in his prime, which is what led up to that accomplishment in the first place. With Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin ...

Lifelong Learners Program Discusses Effects of Climate Change

Olivia Geppel, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81 and Endowed Chair in Regional Studies Catherine Cardelús facilitated discussion on near and far-reaching impacts of climate change in the latest course of Colgate’s Lifelong Learners series. Held at the Hamilton Public Libra...

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