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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...

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...

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...

Study Abroad Plans Disrupted for Colgate Students

Colgate University Website

Kelsey McGeough and Kirby Goodman

May 13, 2020

The Office of Off-Campus Study (OCS) has officially suspended all international study group abroad programs and one domestic program for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. The Office of Off-Campus Study notified students by email on May 2 that programs in Australia I, Cape Town, Madrid, Manchester, Singa...

Efforts to Support Hamilton Food Cupboard Raise Nearly Three Thousand Dollars

Efforts to Support Hamilton Food Cupboard Raise Nearly Three Thousand Dollars

Kelsey McGeough, News Editor

May 4, 2020

Members of the Colgate Community have initiated efforts to raise money in support of the Hamilton Food Cupboard in light of economic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 27, the Colgate Hunger Outreach Program (CHOP) and Marlee Senderowitz, an employee of national brand Universit...

Center for Women’s Studies Holds Virtual Brown Bag Series

Center for Women’s Studies Holds Virtual Brown Bag Series

Hanna Murphy, Assistant News Editor

April 29, 2020

The Center for Women’s Studies (WMST) moved its planned Spring Brown Bag lecture series to Zoom in an effort to continue their education and engagement with the Colgate community.  Program Coordinator for Shaw Wellness Institute Vicki Coates led and moderated the first Brown Bag lecture of the virt...

Many Summer Campus Programs Canceled, Others Remain Up in the Air

Upstate Institute Summer Field School Poster Session 2017

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff

April 28, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Upstate Institute’s Summer Field School moved their programs to exclusively online remote platforms, while some student and faculty summer research projects on campus have been called off. Other summer campus programming and internships remain up in the air, including...

Colgate Goes Test-Optional for Next Year’s Applicants

Colgate Admissions Building, James B Colgate Hall

Ethan Cherry, Maroon-News Staff

April 24, 2020

The University will be test-optional for applicants in the Fall of 2021 due to COVID-19’s impact on scheduled standardized testing through the spring and summer. Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid Gary Ross announced the decision in an email to the University website on April 9. “Th...

Library Services Go Remote with Students at Home

Librarians are working to make digital materials available for students and professors as work continues remotely.

Nicole Dienst, Maroon-News Staff

April 24, 2020

After Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo signed the ‘New York State on Pause’ Executive Order on March 20, which mandates the closure of all non-essential services across New York State, Colgate’s Library Services altered their plan for resources and support of students and faculty in the transition to onl...

SOMAC Receives Over 30 Applications Following Urgent Call for Volunteers

SOMAC Receives Over 30 Applications Following Urgent Call for Volunteers

Lalana Sharma, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2020

Southern Madison County Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SOMAC) has received an influx of applications for open positions following a notice released on Saturday, March 21, detailing an urgent need for community volunteers due to the loss of more than 40 Colgate student volunteers in light of the COVID-19 ...

Colgate Targeted by “Zoombombing”

Colgate Targeted by “Zoombombing”

Emily Rahhal and Kirby Goodman

April 7, 2020

Two Colgate Zoom meetings were targeted by what is now nationally known as “Zoombombing” since University instruction and programming switched to the online platform Zoom last week. Zoombombing occurs when individuals enter a Zoom call uninvited and begin using profanity or sharing inappropriate...

2020 Commencement Moved to Spring 2021

2020 Commencement Moved to Spring 2021

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

President Brian Casey announced the cancellation of the May 17 commencement ceremony in a video addressed to the class of 2020 and their families this morning. Recording from the Colgate Memorial Chapel, Casey explained that the May 17 date would be commemorated with a digital celebration and that th...

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