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Alumna Discusses Asian-American Identity in Academia

Alumna Discusses Asian-American Identity in Academia

Greta Ferdinand, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

Kandice Chuh ’89 discussed the realities of working in higher education as an Asian-American woman in a Brown Bag hosted by Colgate’s Organization of Asian Sisters in Solidarity (OASIS) on Wednesday, March 4. As an Asian-American, Chuh felt she was expected to study the sciences; however, she chos...

Spring Break Travel Discouraged, Classes to Go Online

Spring Break Travel Discouraged, Classes to Go Online

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

In an email sent to the student body, Colgate University President Brian Casey encouraged students to stay on campus during spring break and announced that classes would be moved to online platforms beginning March 23. Sent at 6:16 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 the email highlighted other university policy annou...

COVID-19 Outbreak Terminates Florence Study Abroad Program

Nick Francoeur, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

Twelve Colgate students enrolled in Syracuse University’s (SU) approved study abroad program to Florence, Italy will return home due to concerns surrounding the first reported case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus––now known as COVID-19––in Florence on Feb. 25. The students were notified of the progr...

Samantha Power to Deliver Commencement Address

Sarah Westergren, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will deliver the commencement address on May 17 and receive an honorary degree. The University announced its decision to welcome Power on Monday, Feb. 24. Power served as the 28th U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations as a me...

Cutting through Mass Media Rhetoric: The Actual Border Experience

Victoria Pino, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Colgate Sophomore Residential Seminar (SRS) students reflected on overarching concepts introduced in Professor of Economics Nicole Simpson’s Economics of Immigration/SRS course, as well as on their own experiences visiting the United States-Mexico border this past January. Sophomores Bonnie Chin, Sahil ...

Lifelong Learners Program Discusses Effects of Climate Change

Olivia Geppel, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81 and Endowed Chair in Regional Studies Catherine Cardelús facilitated discussion on near and far-reaching impacts of climate change in the latest course of Colgate’s Lifelong Learners series. Held at the Hamilton Public Libra...

Swarthmore Professor Gives Lecture on Truthfulness and Civility

Jonny Thakkar

Caroline Baird, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

The concept of “political correctness” and whether or not it interferes with authentic social discourse was one of the topics discussed in depth at “Truthfulness and Civility,” a lecture given by Professor Jonny Thakkar. Students and political science and philosophy faculty attended the event t...

Banana Republic in New York’s Rockefeller Center Features Colgate Alumnus’ Clothing Line

Uyi Omorogbe at his pop-up

Greta Ferdinand, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Rockefeller Center’s Banana Republic store recently featured a pop-up of designs by NaSo, a clothing line created by Colgate alumnus Uyi Omorogbe during his junior year at Colgate. Omorogbe, who graduated in 2019, had the opportunity to start his company when he joined Colgate’s Thought Into Action (...

Colgate Alumna Discusses Urban Planning

Colgate Alumna Discusses Urban Planning

Raymond Hua, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Senior Advisor at Artscape Toronto LoriAnn Girvan ’86 led a discussion about her career and how Colgate helped to kickstart her work in social justice and homeless housing. The discussion, held on Feb. 24. in Benton Hall, focused on how she has used arts and culture to solve the many problems in ur...

Acclaimed Journalist and Alumnus Speaks on Trump and Christian Fascism

Chris Hedges '79

Ani Arzoumanian, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Colgate Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges ’79 came to campus to discuss his book about the Christian Right's threat to open society in the context of today’s presidency as part of the annual Seekers, Believers and Doubters series. This lecture, held on Monday, Feb. 24, was the second o...

Mac Donald Faces Protesters at “Diversity Delusion” Lecture

Conservative author and commentator Heather Mac Donald in front of protesters at her lecture. These two signs were one of about six large signs that went up in the crowd during the Q&A section of the lecture, along with smaller posters. 

Emily Rahhal, Multimedia Manager

February 27, 2020

Conservative author and commentator Heather Mac Donald faced protestors at an overfilled Love Auditorium for her lecture on free speech and the “diversity delusion” on college campuses last Thursday, Feb. 20. Mac Donald argued that the current “campus and political left” have a monopoly on the de...

Faculty Member Targeted by Note with Racial Slur

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Center for Women's Studies Program (WMST) Susan Thomson received a racially charged note in her WMST office in East Hall on Tuesday, Feb.11.

Kirby Goodman, News Editor

February 25, 2020

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Center for Women’s Studies Susan Thomson said she felt chilled when she entered her office on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 11 to find a note addressed to her using a racial slur.Thomson, who is white, said despite her initial shock...

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