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Colgate Announces All Students Will Quarantine Upon Arrival, Other Move-In and Semester Logistics

Photo via Colgate University Facebook.

Kirby Goodman, Multimedia Manager

July 29, 2020

Colgate announced details of a universal mandatory quarantine, move-in and arrival logistics for the fall semester on Wednesday morning, providing information on home testing kits prior to arrival, post-arrival testing, move-in windows and restrictions throughout the semester.  Most notably, all students will be required ...

Changing ICE Policies Amid Pandemic Cause Uncertainty for International Students

Flags in Frank Dining Hall represent the home countries of international and dual-citizen students at Colgate. According to University data, international students make up 11 percent of the incoming class of 2024.

Lalana Sharma and Eva Wen

July 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rescinded its plan requiring international students to leave the United States if the universities they attend plan to operate completely online for the Fall 2020 semester, as was announced by President Brian Casey in a campus-wide email. Colgate’s Offices of I...

Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports

Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports

Zach Schiller, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

The Patriot League Council of Presidents announced on Tuesday the suspension of all competition for the fall 2020 season. The July 13 news cited challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to the campuses and communities of the conference members and the complex logistics of preventing the spread of COV...

Town Halls Address Reopening Questions of Students, Parents and Hamilton Community

Town Halls Address Reopening Questions of Students, Parents and Hamilton Community

Kirby Goodman, Multimedia Manager

July 14, 2020

Town halls addressed the pressing questions of students, parents and Hamilton community members last week regarding the Colgate’s plans for the reopening of campus to the full student body in August. Presenters announced during the events that over 90 percent of students plan to complete the fall semester on campus...

University Announces Plans for Fall Return to Campus

President Casey announces the decision to reopen Colgate's campus to the full student body for the fall semester in a video message June 25.

Lalana Sharma and Nicole Dienst

July 1, 2020

After much anticipation by the community following the University’s closure mid-Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Brian Casey released a video message on June 25 announcing Colgate will reopen campus to the full student body for the fall 2020 semester. Shortly after, the Un...

University Enacts Task Force on Remote Instruction

University Enacts Task Force on Remote Instruction

Ethan Cherry, Assistant News Editor

June 10, 2020

University President Brain W. Casey recently announced the formation of the Task Force on Remote Instruction in an email to the Colgate community. The Task Force was announced in tandem with The Task Force on Reopening the Colgate Campus, both of which serve to prepare for instruction during the Fall...

Virtual Conferral of Degrees Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2020

University President Brian Casey conferred degrees to the Class of 2020 on May 17 over livestream on the University's YouTube.

Lalana Sharma, News Editor

May 31, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University held a live streamed Degrees Conferral Ceremony May 17 after in-person celebrations for the Class of 2020 were postponed to May 2021. From 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., President Brian W. Casey addressed the Class of 2020, friends and family, followed by a digit...

Run-Down of Information for Fall 2020

Run-Down of Information for Fall 2020

Emily Rahhal, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

A breakdown of available information about Fall 2020. This story will be updated as information becomes available. The Task Force on the Reopening of the Colgate Campus, chaired by Dean of the College Paul McLoughlin and Associate Professor of Biology Geoff Holm will be working on the fall and will reach a...

Fulbright Scholars Unite Digitally to Demand Clarity in Wake of Coronavirus Crisis

Lundt and her fellow state-mates in Sabah with the US ambassador to Malaysia.

Amarachi Iheanyichukwu, Assistant Commentary Editor

May 18, 2020

Forced to return to their respective homes following the growing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars of the prestigious Fulbright Program have spent the past two months painstakingly collecting correspondence with program officials and personal accounts from displaced fellows in an effort to address...

Local and Colgate Communities Rally Around Hamilton Businesses Amidst Pandemic Losses

Local and Colgate Communities Rally Around Hamilton Businesses Amidst Pandemic Losses

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

As coronavirus swept across the nation and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his executive order “New York State on Pause,” small businesses everywhere suffered from closures. For the small businesses of Hamilton, the impact was three-fold: non-essential store fronts were shuttered, the cust...

Study Abroad Plans Disrupted for Colgate Students

Colgate University Website

Kelsey McGeough and Kirby Goodman

May 13, 2020

The Office of Off-Campus Study (OCS) has officially suspended all international study group abroad programs and one domestic program for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. The Office of Off-Campus Study notified students by email on May 2 that programs in Australia I, Cape Town, Madrid, Manchester, Singa...

Colgate Donates Portable WiFi Hotspots to Hamilton School District Families

Colgate Donates Portable WiFi Hotspots to Hamilton School District Families

Natasha Nath, Maroon-News Staff

May 9, 2020

Colgate University donated 15 portable wireless hotspot devices to the Hamilton Central School District (HCSD), giving students and teachers internet access for remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When news came March 13 that all N.Y. state schools must close by March 17 and transition to remo...

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