The Colgate Maroon-News

How The Colgate Maroon-News Reported on Alcohol During Prohibition

An Editorial from 1925 about Prohibition.

Megan Leo, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2018

If one were to open up any modern issue of The Colgate Maroon-News, they would quickly find one of the most popular sections, The Blotter, which records student infractions of university policy as noted by Colgate’s Campus Safety and, at times, the Hamilton Police Department. In The Colgate Maroon-News...

Striving for Diversity at Colgate: Reporting on 150 Years of History

Celine Turkyilmaz, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

Since its founding, Colgate University has taken measures to establish a sense of diversity through enriching and expanding its student body, and adapting its campus in order to increase inclusivity and create better representations. The university still works toward the goal of achieving higher diversity ...

Colgate and the Military: Reporting on 150 Years of Wars

Students who attended Colgate in times of war noticed a shift in priorities from academics to military preparation, especially during World War II. 25 staff members had left for service by August, 1943.

Lucy Feidelson, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

Inside what students and faculty today call the “Colgate Bubble” – a phrase that emphasizes its isolation atop a hill in rural New York – it’s easy to forget about the world beyond the confines of Hamilton. However, the students who attended Colgate during times of war were intrinsically and inev...

History of The Blotter

Zoe Frishberg, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

Colgate University has numerous student publications since its founding in 1819. The first publication was the Hamilton Student, which ran from November 1846 until March 1847. That publication was then renamed the Hamilton Student and Christian Reformer, which ran from April 1847 until July 1847. Next, t...

The Worth of Women at Colgate

Helen Misiewicz Assistant Commentary Editor

March 29, 2018

The Colgate Maroon-News has voiced student opinions from Colgate University for hundreds of years. Wide ranging topics have taken front page, such as religion, politics, community-based events, academics and more recently, the hookup culture. In the Commentary section, we focus particularly on the latter ...

The Legacy of Colgate Student Activism

Shown here are pages from the special issue of The Colgate Maroon’s coverage of the graduation ceremony, O’Brien’s speech and reactions from faculty, administrators, and fellow students. The commentary covering O’Brien’s speech was largely negative, claiming that the speech was in “bad faith.”  Bishop J. Mosley, who received an honorary degree that day, praised O’Brien and stated, “When a high ranking member of the administration makes an appearance, he must expect that the people will speak out.”

Glynnis Harvey, Assistant Commentary Editor

March 29, 2018

William Rogers ’34 was the Commencement speaker for Colgate’s Class of 1971. I can imagine there was a stir on campus after his selection. Under the Eisenhower administration, he served as deputy Attorney General until being promoted to Attorney General. Rogers went on to serve as Secretary of State und...

From Faculty Wives to Faculty: Women’s History on Campus

Members of the Women’s Caucus gathered in 1975 to organize the activities,  events and speakers for the women’s festival.

Lauren Hutton, Assistant Arts & Features Editor

March 29, 2018

The Colgate Maroon-News’ coverage of women on campus has increased dramatically over the past 150 years – largely, because women weren’t hired as professors until 1962 or admitted as students until 1970. The process of creating a Women’s Studies major and minor was convoluted and long-winded, i...

The Cool AF Origin of Arts & Features

Sasha Balasanov, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

The Colgate Maroon-News started off as two competing newspapers on campus: The Colgate News and The Maroon. The Maroon was printed from 1916 until 1991 and The Colgate News was printed from 1968 until 1991, when it joined forces with The Maroon. The Maroon did not have an Arts section at all, but The ...

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