Assistant Professor of Computer Science Elodie Fourquet teaches an unusual art course. First-year students in FSEM 131 don’t come with paintbrushes or chisels; they come with graph paper, pencils, and computers.
This year has seen some of Midnight Philosophy’s largest and liveliest attendance. People filter in and out over the course of the club’s hours-long debates, but the population is rarely smaller than a full-sized class.
In conjunction with the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, one of the oldest film seminars in North America, Colgate this year hosted its fifth Global Filmmaker-in-Residence, Tan Pin Pin, on the week of October 15–19.
Colgate community members preparing for the university’s Bicentennial kickoff enjoyed a legendary opening act on September 20. Patti Smith, award-winning singer-songwriter and author, launched the weekend with music and readings through the Living Writers series.
When Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen kicked off Colgate’s 2018 Living Writers series on Sept. 13, his talk in Memorial Chapel focused less on the specifics of his award-winning short story collection, The Refugees, and more on its implications.