The Colgate Maroon-News

Torchlight Procession 2018 Decision Announced

Casey outlined coming changes, and included a picture of the final torch.

Jackie Dowling, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, members of the Colgate community received an email from President Casey in the afternoon, communicating the details of this year’s Torchlight procession. The discussions pertaining to this event reached a wide range of audiences among members of both the on and off campus commu...

The Maroon-News Retracts “Torchlight Turmoil” from Volume CXLX, Issue 14

The Editorial Staff of the Colgate Maroon-News

February 10, 2018

On February 8, The Colgate Maroon-News published an article that included factual errors and misleading language regarding the Torchlight tradition and the alumni conversations surrounding it. In an attempt to correct these inaccuracies and take full responsibility for our failure, here are the facts as we...

Torchlight

The senior graduating class of 2010 walks down the hill carrying torches in the traditional Torchlight Ceremony the night before Commencement. The seniors walk down the hill and circle Taylor Lake, whereupon they sing the Alma Mater. The ceremony began in 1930 by Frank M. Williams, class of 1895 and president of the Alumni Corporation, and Bernard P. Taylor, class of 1924 and secretary of the college.

February 18, 2016

The senior graduating class of 2010 walks down the hill carrying torches in the traditional Torchlight Ceremony the night before Commencement. The seniors walk down the hill and circle Taylor Lake, whereupon they sing the Alma Mater. The ceremony began in 1930 by Frank M. Williams, class of 1895 and p...

Class of 2016 Debates New Traditions for Torchlight

Seniors process down the hill in a Colgate tradition that is currently undergoing a process of revisions. 

Jessica Capwell, Commentary Editor

February 11, 2016

On January 26, roughly 40 seniors gathered in Bunche House to discuss the current controversies surrounding Colgate’s Torchlight ceremony. The conversation was led by senior Samantha Hom, who came up with the idea after hearing student concerns pertaining to the ceremony. Hom is proposing purchasi...

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