The Colgate Maroon-News

An Editorial from 1925 about Prohibition.

How The Colgate Maroon-News Reported on Alcohol During 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...

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...

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.

Colgate and the Military: Reporting on 150 Years of Wars

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...

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...

The Worth of Women at Colgate

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...

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.”

The Legacy of Colgate Student Activism

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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