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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...

Students Call on Admin to Hold Accountable Incoming Legacy, Rising Sophomores for Racist TikToks

Students Call on Admin to Hold Accountable Incoming Legacy, Rising Sophomores for Racist TikToks

Kirby Goodman, Emily Rahhal, and Kelsey McGeough

June 23, 2020

This is a developing story. The Maroon-News will continue to update information and release new developments as they occur. We have reached out to pertinent individuals involved and will post new updates as we receive additional information. Update 6/23: The University has revoked the admission of...

Students Protest Around the Country, Reflect on Racism on Colgate’s Campus

Denver, Colorado

Kirby Goodman and Greta Ferdinand

June 11, 2020

Processing his hurt following the murder of George Floyd, junior Thomas Dunia took to the streets of Buffalo, New York to demand justice for victims of police brutality. Like many Colgate students, Dunia joined nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality in recent weeks. Following Fl...

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...

Newly Formed Colgate Student Coalition Raises Over 30 Thousand Dollars in First Five Days

Graphic by junior Keilani Blas

Emily Rahhal, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

The Colgate Student Coalition launched last week, gaining more than 70 individual members and more than 100 campus student organizations as partners in just a few days. With a 13-day fundraiser for bail funds for arrested protesters in four major U.S. cities, the group intends to organize the Colgate community around national protests over the killing of Geo...

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...

Students Receive Recognition in University and National Awards

1819 Award recipient Christian Johns speaks at the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in January.

Kirby Goodman, Multimedia Manager

May 31, 2020

Colgate recently announced recipients of University student awards, national fellowships and scholarships recognizing student accomplishments in academics, community development, leadership and service. Senior Christian Johns received Colgate’s most prestigious student award, the Colgate Alumni Corpo...

University Announces 2020 Faculty Awards and Promotions

Faculty award recipients Harvey Sindima (Left) and Marta Perez-Carbonell (Right).

Kelsey McGeough, Executive Editor

May 26, 2020

The University awarded two faculty awards and six promotions despite the semester's disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phi Eta Sigma Professor of the Year and Jerome Balmuth Award for Teaching were awarded to Assistant Professor of Spanish Marta Perez-Carbonell and Professor of Philosophy and...

Thought Into Action Holds Virtual Showcase

Thought Into Action Holds Virtual Showcase

Elizabeth Shaw, Assistant Baker's Dozen Editor

May 20, 2020

Thought Into Action (TIA) entrepreneurship program’s annual venture showcase has been converted to a virtual format given Colgate’s adaption to virtual instruction. Launched April 18, the website consists of a grid of project logos and quick descriptions that lead to project pages, and each of these features a video pitch and introduces the team and their w...

Meet the 2020-2021 SGA Executives

Meet the 2020-2021 SGA Executives

Greta Ferdinand and Nicole Dienst

May 20, 2020

This article is the second part of a two-part SGA Election series. Part one outlined the changes to this year’s executive election positions and procedures.  The Student Government Association (SGA) executives for the 2020-2021 academic year were announced Saturday, May 2 after the voting period for the pre...

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...

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...

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