Whether or not you’re a dancer, are curious about dance, simply need a fun break, or want to support a good cause, Hamilton National Dance Day (July 25–26) will provide the opportunity to join the nation in dance and support future local dance programs. Read more
Students and professors from the chemistry department put their skills to the test this past Tuesday — although this time, the test was more athletic than scientific. For the 9th Annual Tetrahedrathalon, two teams of chemistry summer research students from different floors picnicked on smoked sausages, hot dogs, and hamburgers fresh off the grill and then competed in soccer, softball, basketball, and volleyball.
Colgate’s incoming Class of 2018 continues a trend of out-performing the previous class in overall academic strength, and increasing economic and cultural diversity.
This class also stands out for receiving the most financial aid ever from Colgate, as 43.4 percent is receiving institutional grant funding, up from 41.6 percent in 2017. The university also continues to meet 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need.
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Brett Christensen ’16, a biophysics and philosophy double major from Marilla, N.Y.
This summer, I’m studying barnacles — impressive little organisms that live in the ocean. As a biophysics and philosophy double major, I found an opportunity in the research lab of Professor Rebecca Metzler in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read more
Standing in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), surrounded by fenced-in landmine fields juxtaposed by sundry tourist booths, I was shocked as I considered the countless human rights violations occurring only a few miles away in North Korea. Read more
In 2011, Chris Paine ’83 directed the film Revenge of the Electric Car, chronicling the resurgence of electric vehicles (EVs) following their failure to go mainstream early in the century. In recognition of the electric car’s “revenge,” early this summer Colgate unveiled the university’s first on-campus EV charging station.
It was a development that instantly made environmentally sustainable transportation a more viable option on campus.
More than 30 summer interns conducting research and working on campus got a chance to get their hands dirty last week at a volunteer party for Colgate’s recently relocated community garden.
Community garden interns Alex Schaff ‘16 and Quincy Pierce ‘16, under the guidance of garden manager Beth Roy, are working hard in the summer heat and rain to prepare the garden for the upcoming school year. The two interns organized the June 18 garden party and interns from the sustainability office also provided tours and instruction.
Colgate students are participating in internships in a variety of fields and locations this summer. This post is by Natalie Sportelli ’15, an English major from Jamesville, N.Y., who is working at Forbes magazine.
This summer, I moved to New York City to work for the editorial department at Forbes magazine. Covering business, politics, investing and more, Forbes Inc. is a dual-platform media company that publishes a biweekly magazine, operates a high-traffic website, and hosts summits where the world’s foremost leaders in their fields come together to discuss topics like philanthropy, health care, and entrepreneurship.
Torchlight is one of Colgate’s most time-honored traditions. See it in an all-new light in this time-lapse video by Brian Ness.
(Note: The following was written by John Pumilio, director of sustainability at Colgate.)
When Carly Keller ’13, Sarah Vondracek ’13, and Sarah Cochran ’14 enrolled in Community-Based Study on Environmental Issues (ENST 390) with Professor Christopher Henke during the fall of 2012, they devised a strategy to move Colgate toward a zero-waste commencement. Read more
The end of the academic year means award season at Colgate, where students and faculty receive recognition for their hard work.
At the 4th annual Sustainability Awards, the university celebrated students, staff, and faculty who were recognized for their efforts to make campus a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Read more
(Editors’ note: The following was submitted by Lindsey Skerker ’14, senior class vice president.)
On Sunday, May 4, the Class of 2014 and their torch medal recipients attended the Senior Class Brunch, a time-honored tradition at Colgate. One of the highlights of the brunch each year is the presentation of the Senior Class Award. This year’s award was given to Patti VanVoorhis.
This Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., Colgate’s annual awards convocation will take place in Memorial Chapel. During this ceremony, some of Colgate’s top-performing students will be recognized for their academic achievement.
Honors such as the prestigious 1819 award and national fellowships will be presented by faculty and senior administrators. To help recognize these students for their outstanding endeavors, be sure to stop by the Chapel! If you can’t attend, watch the ceremony live.