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Gate-Town Connection brings together Colgate and community

April 23, 2014

Pie-eating contest at the Gate-town Connection in Hamilton, NY
With their faces covered in whipped cream as they eyed their opponents, Hamilton Mayor Margaret Miller, Colgate students, and local community members sat side by side in a race to finish their pie first.
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Masque and Triangle stages outdoor production of The Taming of the Shrew

April 23, 2014

In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday today, here are some pictures from Colgate’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. The student theater group Masque and Triangle performed the play last weekend on the Merrill House lawn. Photos by Anna Heil ’16

“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.”
― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
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Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani discusses today’s political climate, looks back at 9/11

April 22, 2014
Rudy Giuliani speaks at Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Ashlee Eve '14

Rudy Giuliani speaks at Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Ashlee Eve ’14)

(Editor’s note: This post is by Jacqueline Oshry ’14)

Rudy Giuliani, known as “America’s Mayor” for his leadership during and after the September 11 attacks, discussed the state of American politics and the need for resolute leadership in a lecture Monday at Memorial Chapel.

“A leader has to know what he or she wants to accomplish,” he stated. “You have to have strong beliefs.”

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Student organizations recognized for year’s accomplishments

April 21, 2014
Students playing board games at an event held by The Game's Afoot

The Game’s Afoot was recognized as the Outstanding Group of the Year for 2013-2014.

“If you are willing to be unapologetically yourself, you will find your people here,” Ian Dwyer ’14 told a crowd gathered in the Hall of Presidents for the Student Organization Recognition Banquet.

Dwyer was accepting the evening’s top award for Outstanding Group on behalf of The Game’s Afoot, a student organization that sponsors events featuring activities ranging from board games, to video games, to large-scale Nerf wars.

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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
Night-Shining White_WEB

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