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Orientation Link Program Makes Changes

Link Staff Changes

Zoe Frishberg, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

A newly structured application process and staff hierarchy are among the recent changes made to first-year and transfer student orientation. Orientation Links serve as leaders for first-year and transfer students during Orientation activities in August and throughout students’ first year at Colgate. ...

Colgate Libraries Terminate Borrowing System

Library Systems Change

Sarah Westergren, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

Colgate Libraries will terminate its contract with ConnectNY, a consortium of institutions within New York that share academic resources after collaboration with the Dean of the College Office. Case Library and George R. Cooley Science Library will continue to lend and borrow research materials to lib...

Selection of First-Year Reading Undergoes Change

Book Selection

Caroline Baird, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

The newly established Summer Reading Selection Committee hosted a brainstorming event to help select the reading for the incoming class of 2024. Co-hosted by Hancock Commons in the Edge Café on Friday, Feb. 7, the event aimed to gather student feedback on the future of first-year summer reading, a decis...

CSLI Hosts Spring Semester Student Involvement Fair

Olivia Geppel, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

The Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (CLSI) held its Student Involvement Fair for the Spring 2020 semester in Huntington Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 29. The biannual event, which occurs at the start of each semester, exposed Colgate students to 78 of the 149 CLSI-recognized clubs and or...

Outdoor Ice Rink to Open on Whitnall Field

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

Colgate University announced the upcoming opening of an outdoor ice rink on Whitnall Field in an email to the Colgate community on January 29. Coined “Gateskates,” Colgate’s official Facebook Page began posting social media teasers of the rink using the hashtag #gateskates during winter break. ...

Case Library’s Chobani Café Undergoes Leadership and Menu Changes

Changes to Chobani

Greta Ferdinand, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

The Chobani Café introduced dairy-free yogurt alternatives following winter break as part of ongoing iterations to the Café as it enters its second semester in business at Colgate.Beyond just the change in inventory and structured times for meal swipes, the Café has also undergone changes in management. ...

Lecture Discusses Racialization of Muslims

Dr. Arshad I. Ali

Emily Rahhal, Multimedia Manager

February 6, 2020

Dr. Arshad I. Ali drew attention to the surveillance of American Muslim students and the historic racialization of the term “Muslim” during his visit to campus last week as part of the Race and Education Lecture Series. Ali was the most recent in the annual Race and Education Lecture Series, wh...

Opal Tometi Gives MLK 2020 Keynote Address

Opal Tometi

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Opal Tometi joined Visiting Assistant Professor Dionne Bailey and senior Taylor Dumas in conversation for the MLK 2020 Keynote Address, concluding the annual week-long celebration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Tometi was welcomed to the stage of the crowded M...

Residential Commons Introduce Iconography

New Commons Iconography

Jessica Argento, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

The University recently released iconography representing each of the four Residential Commons communities in tandem with the beginning of Colgate’s third century. The crests embody Colgate’s principles of community and academia, representing the people after which each common was named.Introduced in 201...

Colgate and Village of Hamilton Partner with Firms to Investigate Source of Elevated Lead Levels

Water tap

Lalana Sharma, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2020

Prior to winter break, the University and the Village of Hamilton began contracts with external engineering firms GHD and MRB Group, respectively, to investigate the water systems supplying select university properties both on and off campus, as well as the potential causes of elevated lead levels wi...

MLK Day Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Week of Events

MLK Ceremonies Kick-Off

Sarah Westergen, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Colgate University’s Africana, Latin, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day Celebration Opening Ceremony at the Memorial Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20 at 12:00 p.m. to honor MLK as part of a broader series to celebrate his accomplishments. ...

SGA Hosts Roundtable to Foster Inclusive Dialogue

SGA Roundtable

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their first-ever SGA Roundtable to promote dialogue between student leaders across campus on Wednesday, January 22. The event began in Love Auditorium, later breaking into smaller working group sessions led by SGA facilitators at three locations across...

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