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Colgate Community Members Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor in CSC Live Virtual Event

Colgate Community Members Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor in CSC Live Virtual Event

Ani Arzoumanian and Elizabeth Shaw

August 10, 2020

Over 70 students, alumni and members of the Colgate community called Kentucky officials to demand justice for Breonna Taylor during the Colgate Student Coalition’s (CSC) live Zoom-a-thon event on Friday, July 31, as part of the CSC’s ongoing efforts in support of Taylor and the #SayHerName campaign. ...

WNBA is Back with a Message

WNBA is Back with a Message

Hunter Firment, Assistant Sports Editor

August 10, 2020

Prior to the tip-off of the WNBA’s opening game between the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm, the players held a 26-second moment of silence in remembrance of Breonna Taylor, a 26 year-old woman shot and killed by Louisville police who entered her home on a no-knock warrant. The WNBA has dedicate...

Get Used to Giving Up Control

Get Used to Giving Up Control

Greta Ferdinand, News Editor

August 7, 2020

You might not consider yourself as someone who likes control. Whether you’re aggressively type A or consider yourself the ultimate free spirit, the vast majority of us, if not all, want to have a sense of security in our external environments. Even if that control manifests in your privilege to roam...

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 ...

Students, Faculty and Staff Join Residents in Hamilton Protests, Discuss Changes on Campus

Students, Faculty and Staff Join Residents in Hamilton Protests, Discuss Changes on Campus

Lalana Sharma, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Addressing over 475 Colgate affiliates, Hamilton residents and members from neighboring communities assembled on Hamilton’s Village Green in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Associate Professor of English and Africana and Latin American Studies Kezia Page characterized systemic racism i...

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...

Essay: The Road Through Our Backyard

Sun shining through trees in Little Pine State Park, Pennsylvania.

Magnus Vogel, Maroon-News Staff

July 22, 2020

This article is the first part of an Arts & Features essay series by Magnus Vogel about his cross-country road trip. The dashboard lights went off like sirens and in the blink of an eye we were consumed by showers deep in the heart of Hiawatha National forest. Before we had reached the Yooper, alre...

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...

Alumni Send Anti-Racism Letter with Demands to President Casey, Administration, Board of Trustees

The Colgate Student Coalition (CSC) promoted the letter and its demands within the student body on their platforms, sharing the above graphic on their Instagram page.

Emily Rahhal, Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2020

Over 2,300 alumni, current students and community members signed an alumni written anti-racism letter to President Brian Casey, the administration, the Board of Trustees and Faculty responding to the University’s recent correspondence regarding racism at Colgate and beyond. The letter asks the Uni...

Letter to the Editor: A Response to “A Plea From a Rising Senior: Prove me Wrong”

Letter to the Editor: A Response to “A Plea From a Rising Senior: Prove me Wrong”

Ehran Hodes, Class of 2021

July 12, 2020

To start, a disclaimer is in order: Everything that follows, whether stated intentionally or unintentionally as opinion or conjecture is based off of my own personal experiences at Colgate University. I imagine − and in fact have quite a strong hunch − that there are plenty of students and even alumni who have s...

A Plea from a Rising Senior: Prove Me Wrong

A Plea from a Rising Senior: Prove Me Wrong

Kelsey McGeough, Executive Editor

July 11, 2020

Since arriving home from my semester abroad in Dublin two months early due to COVID-19, I have existed as a dysfunctional tangle of emotions. I am confident that many of you know exactly what I’m talking about. Since March, many of us have been attempting to navigate a barreling sea of cancelled in...

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