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Colgate launches Entrepreneur Professional Network during Entrepreneur Weekend 2014

April 18, 2014
Katie Finnegan '05

Katie Finnegan ’05, chair of the Entrepreneur Professional Network, at the group’s launch during Entrepreneur Weekend on April 11.

There are finals, and then there are finales.

Colgate launched its Entrepreneur Professional Network on April 11, the grand finale in a series of network launches that have taken place throughout the academic year.

The reception took place backstage after Colgate’s Entrepreneur Weekend all-star panel, and hundreds of alumni and guests were in attendance.

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Colgate stages celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors

April 18, 2014
Colgate students celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors on April 5, 2014

Photo by Ashlee Eve ’14

As festive music filled the air, so did a rainbow of powder when students and community members celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, on April 5. Dancing on Whitnall Field, participants indiscriminately threw powder on their friends and strangers, covering each other from head to toe. Read more


Tomorrow’s Konosioni Auction will have lasting community impact

April 11, 2014
The 2013 Konosioni Auction at the Palace Theater. Photo by Ashlee Eve '14

The 2013 Konosioni Auction at the Palace Theater. Photo by Ashlee Eve ’14

The Konosioni Senior Honor Society will host its annual charity auction tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater. Konosioni holds the auction to raise funds that they allocate to nonprofit organizations in our community the following year.  Read more


Panel discussion to focus on role of arts and humanities in higher ed

April 8, 2014

Another week at Colgate brings a wide range of lectures, performances, and activities! Check out some of the interesting events you can fill your schedule with this week.

Today (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. an important discussion will be happening on campus, this time focusing on the role of the arts and humanities in higher education.

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Colgate hosts roundtable discussion about 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

April 8, 2014

Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst, Professor Susan Thomson, and special guests David Himbara, Joseph Sebarenzi and Noel Twagiramungu conducted an engaging conversation about the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide Monday night in Love Auditorium. The roundtable discussion can be seen in its entirety above or by clicking here.

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Rebecca Murphy ’14 reflects on the Common Good Professional Network launch

April 7, 2014
Rebecca Murphy ’14

Students at the launch of the Common Good Professional Network in Washington, D.C., on April 1.

Editor’s note: This post was written by Rebecca Murphy ’14

On Tuesday, April 1, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the launch of Colgate’s newest professional network, the Common Good Network. The event, which was held at the LongView Gallery, was a wonderful opportunity to learn about careers in the nonprofit/government sectors and speak to alumni within those fields.

As an intern at Colgate’s Center for Career Services, I had been hearing a lot about the launch. Knowing that I had an interest in the areas within the Common Good Network, my supervisor, Teresa Olsen, invited me to attend the event with members of the Career Services staff. I was thrilled to be given the chance to work at the event.

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Sunday’s performance by Empire Brass will feature composition by Professor Zhou Tian

April 4, 2014
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Han Gan’s Night-Shining White painting depicts a Chinese legend that inspired Professor Zhou Tian’s latest composition. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

Empire Brass, an internationally known quintet, will perform Professor Zhou Tian’s newest composition this Sunday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

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A Dream Play debuts

April 3, 2014
A rehearsal shot from A Dream Play, directed by Simona Giurgea

Rehearsal shot from A Dream Play, directed by Simona Giurgea and produced by English 259: Performance 1 students

How do we interpret and express our dreams? Twelve theater majors have set out to answer this question, among others, with the spring University Theater production of A Dream Play.

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Queerfest features wide range of speakers and activities

March 30, 2014

Campus is in full swing again after spring break, and there’s more going on around campus than
ever! Here are some of the events you won’t want to miss.

This week, take part in Queerfest. The annual event kicks off this year with a keynote address by Kye Allums, a trans man who is a Division I athlete. The talk will take place in the Hall of Presidents at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception for all LGBTQ and Ally students, faculty, friends, and partners.

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Colgate to host Innovation + Disruption symposium on May 5 in New York and via Livestream

March 18, 2014

innovation and disruption symposium
On May 5, Colgate University will host Innovation + Disruption, a symposium about technology, the liberal arts, and preparing graduates for the future.

Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School and co-founder of the innovation consulting firm Innosight, will tee up the event with a keynote address titled “The Innovative University.”

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Embracing Real Beauty on campus and beyond

March 18, 2014
Stacy Nadeau (right), one of the six original models in Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, visited campus to discuss body image, using photos like this one and survey results from the campaign.

Stacy Nadeau (right), one of the six original models in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, visited campus to discuss body image, using photos like this one and survey results from the campaign.

Stacy Nadeau, a model for the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, is on a mission to help change people’s perceptions. “I want to challenge you to find your own best, healthy self, where mental health and physical health meet in the middle,” she told the audience in Golden Auditorium on March 6.  Read more


Chamber music, therapy dogs, and medieval-life writing fill calendar this week

March 9, 2014

Colgate has many talented student music groups. Take some time this weekend to check one out!

This Sunday the Colgate Chamber Players will perform their concert Building Blocks in Memorial Chapel at 3:30 p.m. With a program including a Mendelssohn Octet, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, music by Bias Galindo, and featuring the premiere of a newly discovered Sinfonia by Niola Sava, it’s sure to be an outstanding performance.

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Colgate University, Hamilton College announce partnership as new edX members

March 6, 2014
Douglas Hicks (left), Colgate provost and dean of faculty, and Pat Reynolds, Hamilton vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, are helping spearhead the schools' edX partnership.

Douglas Hicks, Colgate provost and dean of faculty (left), and Pat Reynolds, Hamilton vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, are spearheading the schools’ edX partnership. (Photo by Erica Hasenjager)

Colgate University and Hamilton College jointly announced today their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit online learning platform edX.

Founded by Harvard University and MIT, edX currently offers more than 150 courses in many areas of study, including the arts and humanities, public health, law, math, and computer science. Its focus is to to open up access to the world’s best education globally, improve on-campus education, and conduct research to enhance teaching and learning.

Colgate and Hamilton are joining edX along with several major foundations and other global organizations. Among those are Osaka University (Japan), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), International Monetary Fund, Learning by Giving Foundation (Buffet family philanthropy), The Linux Foundation, and The Smithsonian Institution.

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The Hurwitz Admission Center opens to campus visitors

March 4, 2014
The Hurwitz Admission Center is now open for visitors.

The Hurwitz Admission Center is now open for visitors. (photo by Erica Hasenjager)

The former lobby of James B. Colgate Hall has undergone a major transformation in becoming The Hurwitz Admission Center, and the doors to this contemporary and informative welcome space are now open.

Entirely donor-funded and a year-and-a-half in the making, the renovation was possible thanks to a lead gift from Dan ’86 and Ellie Hurwitz P’17, and the generosity of a number of alumni, parents, grandparents, and other friends of Colgate.

“When Ellie and I think about Colgate, we think of an unparalleled standard of excellence. The introduction point for prospective students should appropriately highlight the extraordinary opportunities that are uniquely Colgate. It is an honor for our family to partner with Colgate to achieve this goal,” said Dan Hurwitz.

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Gloria Borger ’74, P’10 is named 2014 commencement speaker

March 3, 2014
Gloria Borger

Gloria Borger ’74, P’10

Gloria Borger ’74, P’10, chief political analyst for CNN and a member of the first coeducational class to graduate from Colgate, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 193rd commencement on Sunday, May 18, in Sanford Field House.

Borger is CNN’s chief political analyst, appearing daily on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and across CNN’s prime time programs.

Since joining the network in 2007, she has reported on a variety of political and breaking news topics ranging from the death of Osama bin Laden to the 2013 government shutdown. She was a prominent  analyst during CNN’s election night coverage. She writes a regular column for CNN.com. Read more