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Students Open Discourse on Coronavirus’ Impact

Students Discuss Coronavirus

Nick Francoeur, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2020

Due to the increased number of cases both in the United States and globally,  Associate Professor of Biology Geoff Holm hosted a presentation and Q&A session on Thursday  Feb. 13 on the medical science behind the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Professor Holm’s research mostly focuses on mammalian reo...

Abroad Students Cope with Australia’s Bushfires, Lecture Discusses Impacts at Home

Abroad Students Cope with Australia’s Bushfires, Lecture Discusses Impacts at Home

Katherine Watt, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

While Colgate students studying abroad in Wollongong and Sydney, Australia deal with the aftermath of recent widespread bushfires, the Environmental Studies Department discussed far-reaching implications of the crisis at a recent Brown Bag lecture. Though the fires have been quelled by recent rainstorms, the bu...

Konosioni Inducts Class of 2021

Konosioni Inducts New Class

Kirby Goodman, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Konosioni members highlighted the leadership, passions and campus and community initiatives pursued by the 26 inductees from the class of 2021 to the Senior Honor Society at the group’s induction ceremony on Monday, Feb. 17 in the Memorial Chapel.The ceremony began with opening remarks by Konosion...

Students Discuss Conflict at Public Speaking Contest

Sara Fraser, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

Inspired by the single word “conflict,” this year’s Lewis Orator Public Speaking Contest participants each presented speeches pertaining to their personal lives and the culture at Colgate. They also debated political and societal topics. A long-standing tradition at Colgate, the Lewis Orator Pri...

Spectrum Outage Impacts Students Living Off Campus

Spectrum Wifi Outage

Lucy Feidelson, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2020

Two million Spectrum customers, including residents of the Village of Hamilton, lost cable TV, internet and phone service due to  a widespread outage, which hindered flu-ridden Colgate students from receiving prescribed medication at Kinney Drugs, the drugstore closest to campus. The outage, which Sp...

Student Health Services Responds to Influenza Outbreak

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

Director of Colgate’s Student Health Services and University Physician Dr. Merrill Miller addressed the current pervasiveness of the influenza virus, also known as the flu, on Colgate’s campus. She explained that this year’s ‘flu season’ commenced at the end of the first semester, with cas...

Debate Team Excels at Novice National Championship

Debate Team Sees Success at Competition

Lalana Sharma, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2020

Sophomore John Morgan and first-year Sihan Wu made it to the Quarter Finals of the Novice National Debate Championship, with Morgan ranking as ninth speaker overall, as a part of the 2020 Cornell Tournament of Love. The tournament was hosted by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York this past weekend from Sa...

Year of the Colgate Woman Celebrates Athletes

Year of the Woman Celebrates Female Athletes

Jessica Argento, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) launched its Year of the Colgate Woman initiative with a tailgate at the women’s basketball Senior Day. The tailgate, held in the Reid Athletic Center lobby, sported free food from the Hamilton Eatery and games such as corn hole and oversized Connect Four. The...

Open Discussion Club Posters Incite Controversy, Get Torn Down

Posters Cause Controversy on Campus

Nicole Dienst, Maroon-News Staff

February 19, 2020

After pro-life posters put up by the Colgate University Open Discussion Club were allegedly torn down, the club posted statements below many of their posters saying, “Please note that the attached poster is legally protected by Colgate University, as it is sponsored by the Open Discussion Club. ...

Friday Snow Storm Disrupts Campus Operations

Colgate in the Snow

Greta Ferdinand, Maroon-News Staff

February 14, 2020

An email from the University’s Weather Decision Group sent at 11:58 a.m. announced class cancellations and cruiser system suspensions beginning at noon on Friday, Feb. 7, leaving many students who rely on the cruisers to get to and from class stranded in severe weather conditions. “Heavy snow and...

Faculty Air DEI Grievances at Forum

Raymond Hua, Maroon-News Staff

February 14, 2020

Discussion of the University’s recently released Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan sparked debate among members of the faculty at the open forum on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Olin Hall’s Love Auditorium. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks ‘87, MA’90 and Senior Advisor to the President Christ...

Phi Delta Theta Suspended, Removed from House Following Conduct Hearing

Phi Delta Theta Suspended, Removed from House Following Conduct Hearing

Ethan Marchetti, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

The brothers of the New York Zeta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Colgate University will not be allowed to live in their fraternity house, as of the start of the Spring 2020 semester. Following a report filed with Campus Safety stemming from an incident of alleged negligence by members of the fraterni...

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