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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. ...

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rescinded its plan requiring international students to leave the United States if the universities they attend plan to operate completely online for the Fall 2020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...

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...

Racist TikToks Prompt Continued Community Response and Dialogue on Campus Racism Amid EGP Investigation

Racist TikToks Prompt Continued Community Response and Dialogue on Campus Racism Amid EGP Investigation

Kirby Goodman, Kelsey McGeough, and Emily Rahhal

July 11, 2020

After the University revoked the admission of an incoming first-year and launched an investigation into two current students following the spread of their racist TikToks, Colgate student organizations, offices and individuals continue to respond and denounce their actions. Amid national conversations and...

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...

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