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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 on Reopening the Colgate Campus, both of which serve to prepare for instruction during the Fall...

Virtual Conferral of Degrees Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2020

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

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 4:15 p.m., President Brian W. Casey addressed the Class of 2020, friends and family, followed by a digit...

’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 and Shaw Wellness Institute are holding a Virtual Wellness Challenge to motivate students and facu...

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. When news came March 13 that all N.Y. state schools must close by March 17 and transition to remo...

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 23 through May 23. Following the University’s email on March 12 that officially advised student...

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 Hunger Outreach Program (CHOP) and Marlee Senderowitz, an employee of national brand Universit...

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 in the word magazine. Coming from the word fanzine, zines started as independent publications by f...

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 for Shaw Wellness Institute Vicki Coates led and moderated the first Brown Bag lecture of the virt...

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 my formative years of regurgitating sounds and noises verbally plagiarized from Dragon Tales). Whi...

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

Upstate Institute Summer Field School Poster Session 2017

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 campus have been called off. Other summer campus programming and internships remain up in the air, including...

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. Across the world, thousands of people have been laid off and loved ones are dying. For students, the ca...

Colgate Goes Test-Optional for Next Year’s Applicants

Colgate Admissions Building, James B Colgate Hall

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 Aid Gary Ross announced the decision in an email to the University website on April 9. “Th...

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