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Students Urge Administration To Consider Pass/Fail Grading Option For Fall Semester

Students Urge Administration To Consider Pass/Fail Grading Option For Fall Semester

Nicole Dienst, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2020

Students across campus have been circulating a petition aimed at convincing the Colgate administration to implement an optional Pass/Fail (P/X) policy for students at the end of the Fall 2020 semester as a continuation of the policy administered at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The petition, wh...

Of-Age Students Divided Over Participation in Local Bar and Restaurant Scene

Of-Age Students Divided Over Participation in Local Bar and Restaurant Scene

Kelsey McGeough, Executive Editor

October 15, 2020

Following the suspension of Risky Business Cafe’s liquor license, of-drinking-age Colgate students are divided over the safety of participating in the local bar and restaurant scene in the context of COVID-19. Students living downtown near local bars Risky Business (now closed) and The Hourglass...

Spring Study Abroad Programs Officially Cancelled

Spring Study Abroad Programs Officially Cancelled

Celine Turkyilmaz, Executive Editor

October 15, 2020

The Office of Off-Campus Study officially canceled all off-campus study programs, including both Colgate-led study groups and approved programs, for the spring of 2021. Citing the global public health situation and its ramifications for international education, the Office released emails on Oct. 9 infor...

State Liquor Association Suspends Risky Business Liquor License, Owner Enters Plea of Not-Guilty

State Liquor Association Suspends Risky Business Liquor License, Owner Enters Plea of Not-Guilty

Kelsey McGeough, Executive Editor

October 10, 2020

The State Liquor Association (SLA) recently issued an order of suspension of the liquor licence to local bar Risky Business Cafe, also known as Magic Mari’s Risky Business or more colloquially as The Bacon, due to supposed violations of COVID-19 regulations. According to 30-year owner Mari Synder an...

University Moves Forward to Gate 2 After Week Delay

Students enjoy access to Trudy Fitness Center, which opened Wednesday, Sept. 30 after campus moved into Gate 2.

Sarah Westergren, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

The Task Force on the Reopening of the Colgate Campus announced its decision to proceed to Gate 2 of Reopening after one week of delay, on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Task Force and the Health Analytics Team revisited whether or not to move to Gate 2 on Thursday, Sept. 24 and, after meeting with Presid...

Colgate Mail Services and Hamilton Post Office See Substantial Increase In Incoming Student Mail

Colgate Mail Services and Hamilton Post Office See Substantial Increase In Incoming Student Mail

Finn Schuemann, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

The start of the fall semester saw over a 100 percent increase in the volume of incoming packages to students compared to previous years. Mail Services implemented new restrictions upon receiving packages, such as a new appointment system for picking up mail and a tent outside of the COOP, to ensure ...

Off-Campus Study Office Prepares Students for Unique Study Abroad Experiences amid Covid-19

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Rose Corcoran, Maroon-News Staff

October 3, 2020

Studying abroad is a coveted experience for college students. For a few months, students can study beyond their campus and immerse themselves in a foreign culture, take classes and travel the world. Colgate has received national acclaim for its Study Group programs and provides access to hundreds of...

Commitment Violations and Close Contact Numbers Prevent Colgate from Moving to Gate 2 of Reopening

Commitment Violations and Close Contact Numbers Prevent Colgate from Moving to Gate 2 of Reopening

Kirby Goodman, Multimedia Manager

September 27, 2020

Vice President for Communications Laura Jack announced in Monday’s ‘Colgate Together’ digest that the campus would not move forward into Gate 2 of reopening as planned on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The email cited metrics from the Health Analytics Dashboard and violations of the Commitment to Community ...

Office of Admission Responds to Student Concerns Over In-Person Campus Tours

Office of Admission Responds to Student Concerns Over In-Person Campus Tours

Kelsey McGeough and Kirby Goodman, Executive Editor and Multimedia Manager

September 27, 2020

Students across campus have expressed frustration that the Office of Admission will host in-person campus visits throughout the semester, despite current students being required to quarantine and follow a strict, phased reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. While self-guided tours have already begun, in-pe...

Food Waste Remains A Major Problem Across Campus With COVID-19 Related Health Concerns

Food Waste Remains A Major Problem Across Campus With COVID-19 Related Health Concerns

Nicole Dienst, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Changes to Colgate’s Dining Services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to campus-wide concerns about the amount of food waste produced. Further, plastic waste has been anticipated to rise dramatically throughout the Fall 2020 semester because of changes implemented to prioritize safet...

University Enters Gate 1 of Reopening

University Enters Gate 1 of Reopening

Josie Rozzelle, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Upon completing Gate 0 of Reopening, Colgate's universal quarantine that began upon the arrival of students to campus, the University entered Gate 1 last Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 a.m.  The Task Force on the Reopening of the Colgate Campus developed the series of four Gates, numbered zero through three...

Colgate Continues COVID-19 Precautions Through Mandatory Testing

Colgate Continues COVID-19 Precautions Through Mandatory Testing

Greta Ferdinand and Isabelle Sapountzis

September 9, 2020

Following three rounds of testing prior to and during Colgate’s universal quarantine, ‘Gate 0 of campus reopening, the University plans to move forward by testing students, faculty and staff at random for the duration of the semester. In addition to providing a negative test before returning to campus,...

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