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
As high school seniors across the country prepare to make a final decision about what college to attend, Colgate is hopeful that a select group who have demonstrated talent, creativity, intellect, and determination in the face of significant challenges will come to the Chenango Valley next year. These prospective students have been invited to join the Colgate Class of 2018 as scholars in the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS).
Throughout their four years on campus, OUS scholars develop a tight-knit community of some of Colgate’s most active and accomplished students. To highlight the accomplishments of these students, the OUS program has recently tasked its own scholars with telling the compelling stories of their peers.
Their efforts have taken two forms: a professional-grade monthly newsletter produced by Samantha Lee ’14, and a blog of OUS scholar profiles researched and written by Timmera Whaley ’15, Christelle Boursiquot ’15, and Salote Tenisi ’15.
“Writing these profiles has been a great opportunity to showcase the talents and skills of people in the OUS program,” Tenisi explained. Whaley added, “It’s really about highlighting the great things people are doing on campus. They have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the Colgate community.”
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At ALANA’s Spring Soiree, Garfield O. Smith ’85 recognized the contributions of previous Colgate students who have paved the way for current students — including those receiving this year’s multicultural awards. Read more
Members of the Class of 2014 seeking careers in the health sciences are now receiving offers of acceptance to medical schools around the country.
Brian Chernak ’14, of Rochester, N.Y., Nolan Cirillo-Penn ’14, of Bridgewater, N.J., Elizabeth Flory ’14, of Hanover, N.H., and Tue Nguyen ’14, of Vietnam, are just four of the latest students to be accepted into medical school, continuing Colgate’s proven track record of successfully preparing students who want to pursue careers in medicine.
Good news is arriving in the mailboxes of a select group of students invited to join the Colgate Class of 2018 this week.
Applications to Colgate increased by 4.1 percent over last year to 8,713, an-all time high in the era of application fees, according to the Office of Admission. A total of 2,224 applicants, 25.5 percent, were accepted, and of those, 34.2 percent self-identify as multicultural.
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
The Colgate community is mourning the tragic loss of a beloved friend and teammate, Brian Crockett ’13, who died last week after complications related to surgery. He was 22 years old.
“Anyone who had come in contact with Brian knows what a great person he was. He was one of the most unique personalities to ever come to Colgate. He was the emotional leader of the 2012 Patriot League championship team. I know that he has deeply affected me personally in how I live my life,” said Dan Hunt, Raiders football head coach.
Colgate Director of Athletics Victoria M. Chun’91 MA’94 remembered Crockett – known as “Bubbles” by his teammates and friends – for his positive attitude and spirit.
“We lost a very important member of our athletics family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Crockett family. We will never forget the way Bubbles made us feel, his infectious smile or his indomitable spirit. No. 72 will live in our hearts forever. ”
In the last movement of her dance performance titled Wires, April Bailey ’14 (pictured in pink) breaks free from the group and moves independently — just as she’s demonstrated academically. Read more
When Neal Barsch ’14 found out he would be representing Sierra Leone at the National Model African Union in Washington, D.C., he knew he would need to make some fast friends to accomplish his small country’s diplomatic goals.
“If I wrote a resolution based on just what was just good for Sierra Leone, it wouldn’t have passed,” said Barsch, an economics major from Colorado who earned two top honors awarded by his peers at the event.
For Mary Moran, professor of anthropology and Africana and Latin American studies, it is that kind of interaction that makes the Model AU simulation an enriching experience for students of all academic majors.
“We are truly exploring new territory,” wrote Kara Vadman ’14 and Mikhaila Redovian ’15 after the research vessel they boarded in January headed into uncharted waters near Totten Glacier, Antarctica. Read more