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Religious Life Provides Remote Programming for Passover, Easter and Ramadan

Religious Life Provides Remote Programming for Passover, Easter and Ramadan

Lalana Sharma, Assistant News Editor

May 9, 2020

University Chaplains have worked to provide virtual services and support to students amid significant holidays over recent weeks, including Passover on April 8-16, Easter on April 12 and Ramadan on April 23 through May 23. Following the University’s email on March 12 that officially advised student...

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...

Inside the Changes to the SGA Elections

Inside the Changes to the SGA Elections

May 2, 2020

This article is part one of a two-part SGA Election series that outlines changes to this year’s executive elections. Part two will be a “meet the candidates” article introducing all presidential and Vice presidential candidates.  Student Government Association (SGA) elections for the recently reform...

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...

Colgate Course Registration and Housing Selection Moved to Early June

Colgate Course Registration and Housing Selection Moved to Early June

Eva Wen, Maroon-News Staff

April 22, 2020

Course registration and housing selection for the fall 2020 semester is delayed until June, pushing back the processes which both traditionally take place around mid-April of each year. In an email sent to students and faculty on April 9, Provost and Dean of Faculty Tracey Hucks and Vice President & ...

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 ...

Counseling Center Goes Digital with Remote Services

Conant House is the on-campus headquarters for Counseling and Psychological Services. The group therapy sessions normally hosted there are now being hosted by Zoom.

Elizabeth Shaw, Maroon-News Staff

April 22, 2020

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services is working around limitations in providing services and resources to students through online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Director of Sexual Violence Support Dawn LaFrance, the serv...

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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