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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...

National Hispanic Honor Society Chapter Reactivated on Campus

National Hispanic Honor Society Chapter Reactivated on Campus

Olivia Geppel

October 15, 2020

Colgate University’s chapter of the nationally recognized Sigma Delta Pi honor society welcomed thirteen new members at their induction Friday, Oct. 9 in a ceremony that officially re-established the chapter’s presence on campus. Sigma Delta Pi, founded in 1919 at the University of California, B...

Geo Derice Speaks with the Colgate Community

Geo Derice Speaks with the Colgate Community

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

Author of  “The Thirst is Real” and speaker Geo Derice presented on how to improve anti-racism efforts on college campuses to the Colgate community last week as the first of a four-part community action-based series. Derice is a Brooklyn native who speaks at college campuses across the country...

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...

New Senators Elected For SGA’s 2020-2021 Senate

New Senators Elected For SGA’s 2020-2021 Senate

Claire Bergerson, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

After multiple rounds of voting, the final results of the election for the Student Government Association’s (SGA) newest Senators were released on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Each candidate was responsible for collecting 25 student signatures virtually, providing an 150-word ballot statement and filling ou...

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 ...

Students Rally Behind Armenian Students’ Association In Condemning Azerbaijan Attack Against Artsakh

Students Rally Behind Armenian Students’ Association In Condemning Azerbaijan Attack Against Artsakh

Erin Knox, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

In light of the volatile and potentially catastrophic situation in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh (referred to by Armenians as Artsakh), several student organizations and individuals in the Colgate community have made online declarations of support for the Armenian Students’ Association (ASA). The Colgate ...

Chenango Canal Towpath Trail To Receive New Signage This Fall

Chenango Canal Towpath Trail To Receive New Signage This Fall

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

This fall, the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail will undergo a renovation with the installation of a brand new system of signs and markers that span all eight miles of the trail. According to a newsletter sent Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Hamilton Partnership for Community Development (PCD), a non-profit partnership...

College Democrats Hosts Zoom Rally For Local Democratic Candidates

Isabelle Sapountzis, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

The College Democrats organized a virtual rally over Zoom for five Democrats up for election or reelection in Upstate New York on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The rally welcomed Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 19th District of New York Antonio Delgado ’99, New York State Senator f...

Mixed University Messaging Over Behavior at the Townhouses Raises Concerns

Mixed University Messaging Over Behavior at the Townhouses Raises Concerns

Emily Rahhal, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2020

Reports of rule-breaking behavior at the townhouses have raised consistent concern from students and administration throughout the semester. While Commitment to Community Health Violations had decreased since a University-hosted town hall with the townhouses early last month, a reported gathering and...

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