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Poet Yu Jian Visits for International Poetry Night

Poet Yu Jian Visits for International Poetry Night

Ignacio Villar, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

Colgate celebrated its Fourth Annual International Poetry Night in the Keck Center Lounge on Friday, April 5. The event featured special guest poet Yu Jian, a Chinese poet, writer and documentary film director. Yu Jian’s poem “Home,” written in cooperation with Colombia Professor Zhu Xiaoyang, w...

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Engages Audience in Discussion of Middle Eastern Art

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi visited Colgate from Yale University to discuss how politics and art interact in the Middle East.

Emily Rahhal, News Editor

April 11, 2019

Visiting lecturer Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi discussed and analyzed Middle Eastern Art during a lecture on Wednesday, April 3 and an intimate breakfast with students on Thursday, April 4.In 2010, Al Qassemi founded the Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent art initiative that works to democratize acce...

Editor’s Column: Ready or Not?

Glynnis Harvey, Assistant Commentary Editor

April 11, 2019

After going abroad last semester, and as the end of this one fast approaches, I feel like I have been a junior for about five-and-a-half minutes. I am registered for my senior fall courses already and attempting to close in on my final internship of my college career. People definitely warned me as I ...

The Two-Party System Must Go

Max Goldenberg, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

What, exactly, defines a Democrat? Is it a strong commitment to environmental policy? A desire for a comprehensive socialist welfare system? An interest in a powerful government actively pursuing social justice? Maybe it’s any of these things, but most of the sitting Democratic representatives acti...

What’s Left: On Changing Norms in the U.S. Senate

Eli Cousin, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

Since Donald Trump has taken office, he and the GOP have confirmed judicial nominees at a record rate. To date, Trump has successfully nominated 93 federal judges—many of whom will go on to serve lifetime appointments. This past Wednesday, the Republican-led Senate took the most recent and alarming...

Drunk Safety and Looking Out This SPW

Kara Schindler, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

At 12:17 a.m. on Friday night, a cruiser pulled up to the Bookstore. The lights on the front read “Apartments.” It was going exactly where I was. I hopped on and sat in the front row. A few more kids trickled on. There was light drunk-fueled chatter and some classic rock on the radio. I would be h...

In the Light: Sophie Grayer

Senior Sophie Grayer

Jessica Argento, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

If Sophie Grayer could give any advice to Colgate students, it would be this:“Put yourself in different environments and see how you react. It’s a win-win because you’re going to learn something about yourself either way. If you won’t get arrested and you won’t die, I would say yes to most thi...

Ctrl: Public Enemy #1: The Cruiser Schedule

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

For the past year or so, I’ve sat down once a week to write this very column. Each time, I spend a solid amount of time considering the different things I could write about. While I try to take the column in a different direction, there is one topic that invariably comes to mind each week, begging ...

Jumping Into the Shark Tank with TIA

Colgate hosted the Shark Tank competition on Saturday, April 6 during which TIA students pitched their businesses to notable alumni for prize money.

Rose Corcoran, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

Even though Colgate does not have an official business program, our passionate alumni have found a way to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students through Thought Into Action (TIA), a program that provides mentorship and funding to aspiring entrepreneurs. This weekend, students and alumni gathere...

Grafters X Change Showcases New York EcoArts Network

Grafters X Change Showcases New York EcoArts Network

JP Haley, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

Over the course of two days, March 29 and 30, the Grafters X Change: Branches and Networks event took place at the Paul J. Schupf Studio Arts Center in Hamilton. This event was organized by Margaretha Haughwout, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Colgate. The two-day environmental workshop ...

Examining Sexual Violence Through a Public Health Lens

Examining Sexual Violence Through a Public Health Lens

Lilley Salmon, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2019

On Thursday April 4, Haven and Colgate’s Public Health Initiative hosted Tracia Banuelos, the Program Coordinator of Haven, for a talk on “Examining Sexual Violence Through a Public Health Lens.” The event was part of Colgate’s programming for Sexual Violence Awareness Month.Banuelos opened the ...

Konosioni Senior Honor Society Hosts Charity Auction

April 11, 2019

Konosioni auctioned Colgate merchandise, collectible items and services during their 22nd annual Senior Charity Auction to benefit refugee and immigrant nonprofit organizations on Friday, April 5.Konosioni chose to work with local organizations including the Mohawk Valley Resource Center, Somali Bantu...

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