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Admin and Faculty Address Online Learning Obstacles

Admin and Faculty Address Online Learning Obstacles

Kirby Goodman and Greta Ferdinand

April 6, 2020

Online instruction of all courses began Monday, March 30 following the University’s cancellation of on-campus instruction for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email sent to students and faculty on March 12, President Brian Casey announced the extension of spring...

University to Offer Students Pass/Fail Grades for the Semester

University to Offer Students Pass/Fail Grades for the Semester

Glynnis Harvey and Emily Rahhal

March 26, 2020

For the spring semester, all letter grades awarded by professors will be converted to a pass/fail (P/X) grade and students will have the option of which appears on their transcript, Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks ’87 announced in an email to students earlier today. Students will be allowed to see both ...

Timeline of Events Related to COVID-19

Timeline of Events Related to COVID-19

Emily Rahhal and Kirby Goodman

March 25, 2020

This is a timeline of community events and decisions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and important context. We will continue to update this story. If we you have new information please contact us at [email protected] March 23 Six students, all tested in their home-towns, have tested positive for COVID...

Local Health Services Respond to COVID-19 Crisis Amid Staff Shortages

Local Health Services Respond to COVID-19 Crisis Amid Staff Shortages

Wynter Schnell and Lalana Sharma

March 24, 2020

While local health services have long been preparing for the impact of COVID-19 in Hamilton, uncertainty regarding the continued extent of the crisis and the sudden departure of many Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps (SOMAC) and Hamilton Fire Department (HFD) student volunteers creates a potential ...

First Colgate-Related Case of COVID-19 Announced

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

Update 3/23 The University now knows about six confirmed cases of COVID-19, announced in an email from Associate Vice President for Campus Safety and Environmental Health and Safety Dan Gough. All of these students were tested in their hometowns, but Madison County has five confirmed cases. The fir...

CNN Commentator Angela Rye Gives Africana Women’s Week Keynote

CNN Commentator Angela Rye Gives Africana Women’s Week Keynote

Jessica Argento, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

CNN political commentator Angela Rye gave the keynote address on “Resistance in the Form of Healing” for Sisters of the Round Table’s (SORT) annual Africana Women’s Week (AWW) series Tuesday, March 3. Rye also works as an attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocac...

Lecture Discusses Drug War as Environmental Warfare

Lecture Discusses Drug War as Environmental Warfare

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Geography Teo Ballvé discussed the environmental, historical and cultural nuances of the U.S. war on drugs as part of Social Sciences Brown Bag series. He gave insight into the supply chain of cocaine, highlighting continued American involvement ...

CUNY Professor Discusses Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

CUNY Professor Discusses Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Sara Fraser, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

City University of New York Professor of Political Science Nicholas Rush Smith held a lecture discussing his ethnographic fieldwork in South Africa, the topic of his 2019 book "Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Smith's lecture, sponsored by the Depar...

Brown Bag Discusses Race and Representation in Comics

Brown Bag Discusses Race and Representation in Comics

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

New York-born Haitian-American educator, filmmaker and writer Greg Anderson-Elysée discussed race and representation in comics in a Brown Bag lecture on Thursday, March 5. This event was sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council, LGBTQ Studies, Educational Studies, Caribbean Studies and the Mabel Dart Cole...

University Celebrates First Charter Day of Third Century

University Celebrates First Charter Day of Third Century

Isabelle Sapountzis, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

The University raised funds for local organizations through their celebration for its 201st Charter Day on March 5 in the Memorial Chapel. Charter Day events honor the day that the New York State Assembly granted a charter to the Baptist Education Society of New York, founding what would later be re...

Faculty Discuss Health, Accessibility Issues Facing African Continent

Faculty Discuss Health, Accessibility Issues Facing African Continent

Raymond Hua, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

Professor of Anthropology and Africana and Latin American Studies Mary Moran, Associate Professor of Biology Engda Hagos and Assistant Professor of Biology Bineyam Taye detailed health issues in Africa through the lens of both biology and the social sciences during a Brown Bag on Thursday, March 5.  ...

Commissioner Presents NY State Budget to Hamilton Community Members

Commissioner Presents NY State Budget to Hamilton Community Members

Ani Arzoumanian, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

The Village of Hamilton hosted an information session on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 Budget, labeled the most aggressive climate change agenda in the country and the greatest amount of funding for housing and services for the homeless community, according to the New York State website. ...

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