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Planets Aligning For Humankind’s Next Great Exploration

Brandon Genalo

September 9, 2004

Last Tuesday, three teams of astronomers from around the globe furthered humankind's quest to embrace all reaches of our universe. Using resources across Earth - from California to Switzerland, Chile to Texas, Hawaii to Washington - three new planets orbiting far-distant stars were discovered. This kind o...

Heavy Storms Dump Rain And Debris In Campus Waterways

Matthew Vaughn

September 9, 2004

The passing of this weekend's turbulent weather system has left Colgate with more than a slightly more tolerable climate to open the September month. The rains, which came with the force of a pair of storms across last Saturday and Sunday, deposited a total of 1.25 inches of the wet stuff, according to...

Sorry, But More First-Year Advice From One Another Seasoned Vet

Jessie Slenker

September 9, 2004

I feel obligated to pass on a few tidbits of information I've garnered over the past two years here at Colgate. Although First-Year Orientation seems like yesterday to me, I'm actually writing this from the apartments as a junior - which is scary, very scary. But by no means should my points be considered ...

I Pity The Fool Who Doesn’t Vote In The 2004 Election

Dan Murphy

September 9, 2004

In 59 days, Americans will go to the polls and cast their vote for President. On November 2, most people will drive to their local polling places and cast their vote for George W. Bush, John Kerry, Ralph Nader or a slew of other candidates. Many citizens relish at the opportunity to cast their vote fo...

Back to School, Back To The Seductive Beckoning Of Frank Dining Hall

Laura Wolff

September 9, 2004

After hours of laboriously unpacking and realizing that aimlessly chucking everything I own into my car wasn't such a good idea, I opened a window in search of fresh air - uncorrupted by the sirens of ambulances, the horns of taxicabs, and the sour stench of Manhattan. Hamilton, New York is a simple t...

Election Update as November Nears

Lauren Breitenother

September 9, 2004

Only 60 days remain until what may be one of the closest elections in American history. The Election Update will keep abreast of relevant topics and events in the election and provide a general background for voters. REGISTER TO VOTE: There is still time to register to vote and to request an absentee ball...

London, Hamilton; Hamilton, London. Who Could Possibly Choose?

Victoria Klarfeld

September 9, 2004

Strolling through Hamilton this week I couldn't help but compare this place with the place I studied in last semester - London. Sure, to the casual observer London might seem quite different from Hamilton, and many might even think it's preferable. But think about it for just one moment and Hamilton to ...

John Kerry’s Weak Health Care Plan Could Use A New Perspective

Scott Krummey

September 9, 2004

As rising costs of care and coverage threaten doctors and patients, the time for reform of American healthcare is drawing near. Like most liberal thought, John Kerry's health care plan is grandiose on paper but impractical in reality. Additionally, Kerry misses the mark by focusing on insurance cove...

Faculty Profile: Doug Johnson

Jill Ferris

September 7, 2004

"I'm a little odd and I really love what I do," Professor Doug Johnson said, leaning back in his chair with a huge grin on his face.An Associate Professor in the Psychology Department, Johnson has been a crucial part of the Colgate campus since 1996.Born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, Johnson went to...

Orientation Experience Positive for First-Years

Sumner Ellsworth and Ayanna Williams

September 7, 2004

Orientation is one of the most important events in a first-year's college experience. Orientation has many different purposes- to introduce the class of '08 to Colgate traditions, to acclimate students settle to the rhythm of college life and to form a close bond among the incoming first-years. "[It'...

Summer Internship in Washington Prepares Future Leader

Emily Gravett

September 7, 2004

This summer, from May to August, Junior Patrick O'Brien interned at the United States Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. "The goal of the summer intern program is to equip future leaders with skills required to succeed in the 21st century workforce," said U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao. "Thi...

2003-2004 Year in Review


Jessie Markovetz

August 27, 2004

Year-in-ReviewBy Jessie Slenker and Frank BadalatoNews Editors"Eventful" would be an understatement when describing Colgate's 2003-2004 school year. Campus was abuzz with Greek Life drama, A-list speakers, blistering winter weather and an infestation of network viruses. Highlights of the year included...

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