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University Enacts Task Force on Remote Instruction

University Enacts Task Force on Remote Instruction

Ethan Cherry, Assistant News Editor June 10, 2020

University President Brain W. Casey recently announced the formation of the Task Force on Remote Instruction in an email to the Colgate community. The Task Force was announced in tandem with The Task Force...

University President Brian Casey conferred degrees to the Class of 2020 on May 17 over livestream on the University's YouTube.

Virtual Conferral of Degrees Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2020

Lalana Sharma, News Editor May 31, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University held a live streamed Degrees Conferral Ceremony May 17 after in-person celebrations for the Class of 2020 were postponed to May 2021. From 3 p.m. to...

’Gate Recreation and Shaw Wellness Institute Hold Virtual Wellness Challenge

’Gate Recreation and Shaw Wellness Institute Hold Virtual Wellness Challenge

Sara Fraser, Maroon-News Staff May 9, 2020

The Department of Recreation has officially made the switch to online workout classes featuring options like Barre, Zumba, Shred and Cardio Blast. In addition to on-demand workouts, the Department of Recreation...

Colgate Donates Portable WiFi Hotspots to Hamilton School District Families

Colgate Donates Portable WiFi Hotspots to Hamilton School District Families

Natasha Nath, Maroon-News Staff May 9, 2020

Colgate University donated 15 portable wireless hotspot devices to the Hamilton Central School District (HCSD), giving students and teachers internet access for remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

Religious Life Provides Remote Programming for Passover, Easter and Ramadan

Religious Life Provides Remote Programming for Passover, Easter and Ramadan

Lalana Sharma, Assistant News Editor May 9, 2020

University Chaplains have worked to provide virtual services and support to students amid significant holidays over recent weeks, including Passover on April 8-16, Easter on April 12 and Ramadan on April...

Efforts to Support Hamilton Food Cupboard Raise Nearly Three Thousand Dollars

Efforts to Support Hamilton Food Cupboard Raise Nearly Three Thousand Dollars

Kelsey McGeough, News Editor May 4, 2020

Members of the Colgate Community have initiated efforts to raise money in support of the Hamilton Food Cupboard in light of economic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 27, the Colgate...

How and Why You Should Be Zining in Quarantine

How and Why You Should Be Zining in Quarantine

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff April 29, 2020

Punks, sci-fi fanatics, Frank Ocean and Kanye West are just a few names who happen to be zine enthusiasts. What’s a zine? Although it’s similar to a mini-magazine, the word doesn’t have its origin...

Center for Women’s Studies Holds Virtual Brown Bag Series

Center for Women’s Studies Holds Virtual Brown Bag Series

Hanna Murphy, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2020

The Center for Women’s Studies (WMST) moved its planned Spring Brown Bag lecture series to Zoom in an effort to continue their education and engagement with the Colgate community.  Program Coordinator...

Unpopular Opinion: The ‘Translucent Lining’ of Quarantine

Unpopular Opinion: The ‘Translucent Lining’ of Quarantine

Kara Schindler, Commentary Editor April 29, 2020

In a stunning resurrection of the math skills I haven’t used since my first-year seminar (FSEM), I recently observed that I’ve been a student for two decades now (that is, if you’re willing to include...

Upstate Institute Summer Field School Poster Session 2017

Many Summer Campus Programs Canceled, Others Remain Up in the Air

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff April 28, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Upstate Institute’s Summer Field School moved their programs to exclusively online remote platforms, while some student and faculty summer research projects on...

Mental Health and Healthy Habits in Quarantine

Mental Health and Healthy Habits in Quarantine

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff April 27, 2020

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine are already enough to bring anyone down, but for those struggling with mental health issues, this period of isolation is an even more challenging time....

Colgate Admissions Building, James B Colgate Hall

Colgate Goes Test-Optional for Next Year’s Applicants

Ethan Cherry, Maroon-News Staff April 24, 2020

The University will be test-optional for applicants in the Fall of 2021 due to COVID-19’s impact on scheduled standardized testing through the spring and summer. Vice President for Admission and Financial...

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