Competitive debate at Colgate is not limited to English. Nine members of the Spanish debate team traveled to Mexico City this summer to compete in the World Universities Debating Championships, an all-Spanish-language tournament. Read more
From colorful posters providing information like “The Stages of Culture Shock” to homemade cookies and giveaways, various campus departments welcomed the incoming international students last Thursday in O’Connor Campus Center (the Coop). Read more
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Shan Wu ’15, a double major in art history and the classics, from Hangzhou, China.
This summer I have been assisting Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript Many Paths to the Divine. It analyzes one of the canonical monuments of Indic architecture: the eighth-century Kailāsanātha temple in Kanchipuram, a city in India’s southern-most state of Tamilnadu. Read more
A Center for Career Services initiative to provide financial support for students on unpaid internships has tripled in size since a 2012 major overhaul to the program.
A total of $472,508 was awarded to 170 students through the Career Services unrestricted internship fund this summer, with an average grant of $2,779. The number of students funded increased 354 percent over 2012, when 48 were awarded a total of $173,192.
The big day for the incoming Class of 2018 is this Saturday, when first-year students arrive on campus to begin their Colgate careers.
Arrival day typically unfolds with juniors and seniors greeting new classmates with a chorus of clanging pots and pans at the entrance to Whitnall Field, where new students and their families unload their possessions and get help moving into the residence halls.
Colgate University students are invited to participate in the fourth annual New York Six Undergraduate Research Conference that will be held Saturday, September 20, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.
The conference is sponsored by the New York Six, a consortium of upstate New York liberal arts institutions that comprises Colgate, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. Read more
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Eli Goberdon ’16, a computer science major from Scranton, Pa.
I have a fascination with storytelling, especially storytelling through the use of computers. One way stories are conveyed through computers is 3D graphics software. Read more
Some students adjust to college easily and naturally, while others struggle and even falter. A new online non-credit “course,” comprised of 13 short videos made by Colgate faculty, is designed to minimize the mystery about what it takes to succeed. The series also includes many student-produced video responses featuring current students and alumni. Read more
Colgate students are participating in internships in a variety of fields and locations this summer. This post is by Paul Sirma ‘15, a mathematical economics major from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania who is interning with Ifakara Health Institute.
This summer, I interned with Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), an independent, non-profit organization that conducts a wide range of health-related research in Tanzania. I first started to develop an interest in public health during my first year at Colgate in my scientific perspectives class, CORE AIDS, taught by Jun Yoshino. I was fascinated by how little I knew about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in my home city, Dar es Salaam.
Taking a tour is one of the best ways for prospective students to get a feel for campus, to learn about the student experience, and to discover what Colgate has to offer both inside and outside the classroom. It’s also a bit of a hike.
As a tour guide and summer intern with the Office of Admission, Katie Williams ’15, a geography and history double major from Washington, D.C., decided there had to be a better way for tour groups to tackle Colgate’s legendary hillside.
In true Colgate fashion, Williams turned this question into a research project for her Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course with Professor Peter Scull.
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Jane Trask ’16, a history major from Springfield, Ill.
This summer, I’m researching Colgate’s self-image through its own published materials from 1832–1908. I’ve spent most of my time in the University Archives examining the course catalogues, yearbooks, viewbooks, photographs, prints, and other documents from this period to explore how Colgate has understood itself as a place and presented this understanding to the public. Read more
This summer, I interned with the Colgate University Communications Office. The Communications team is responsible for all print and digital publications that represent Colgate to both our campus and global community. What piqued my interest in the internship was the opportunity to learn how Colgate told its story through its written and visual content.
Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Peter Juviler ’15, Mae Staples ’15, and Kelly French ’15, who are being advised by Frank Frey, associate professor of biology and environmental studies.
For centuries, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people have used plants to treat a variety of physical ailments. We are studying those plants that are native to New York State — specifically their ability to kill certain human-infecting bacteria. Read more