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Admiral James Stavridis to discuss 21st century global security

February 23, 2015
Mardi Gras dinner

The Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance was held last week in the Hall of Presidents.

It is the start of yet another snowy and fun week in February, and here are plenty of events to keep you busy.

On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., there will be an IRC Lecture at Love Auditorium by Admiral James G. Stavridis. The former supreme allied commander of NATO will discuss global security and NATO’s future at the end of its engagement in Afghanistan during this keynote address. Stavridis is now dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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CUTV, Maroon-News, and WRCU undertake digital initiatives

February 18, 2015
WRCU studio

Alumni like to drop in to the WRCU studio from time to time.

This spring, all three of the major student media organizations are undertaking a digital transformation to push them into the next century—adding a new chapter to their long histories at Colgate.

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Black Student Union organizes Release Night, chance for wide-ranging conversation

February 16, 2015
Colgate Vagina Monologues

Cast members of the Vagina Monologues take a bow after a performance last week.

The past week was filled with a lot of snow, and fun. As you linger on the Valentine’s Day celebration of love, come to the ALANA lounge at 6:45 p.m. on Friday for Release Night, a chance to discuss social, political, and economic concerns swirling in your head.

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Colgate Speaking Union offers students ways to learn and grow on a global stage

February 8, 2015
The Colgate Model UN Society competed in Peru last month.

The Colgate Model UN Society competed in Peru last month.

Colgate students earned three awards, including outstanding small delegation, as one of just three schools from the United States to participate in the Harvard National Model United Nations of Latin America in Peru last month.

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Konosioni Senior Honor Society set to induct newest members

February 3, 2015
Konosioni

A block party in the village of Hamilton was one way that Konosioni contributed to the local community.

Since 1934, the Konosioni Senior Honor Society has recognized students who have exhibited outstanding leadership, dedicated service to the community and the preservation of tradition.

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Colgate network gets Jimmy DeCicco ’15 a super spot working at Super Bowl XLIX

February 2, 2015

Jimmy DeCicco ’15 had one of the best seats in the house for Super Bowl XLIX.

Thanks to a Colgate connection, DeCicco worked as an NBC Sports production assistant for the game that will long be remembered for its wild finish that resulted in a 28-24 win by the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks.

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Keynote address by Kori Strother ’15 at opening ceremony for MLK Week

January 24, 2015
Kori Strother ’15

Kori Strother ’15 speaks at the MLK Week opening ceremony on Monday in Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

(Note: This is the student keynote address by Kori Strother ’15 at the January 19, 2015, opening ceremony for MLK Week.)

It was a normal Friday night. Or, rather, it was exactly how you would expect a Friday night to be the week before Christmas. Have you ever thought about how or why everyone is in such high spirits around Christmas? People spend countless hours contemplating what gifts to get for their loved ones and then rush off to every last mall and super sale to snag the perfect gifts. And then money, money is never an issue. People will spend every last penny in their accounts this time of year as if it’s the only way to show people that they care.

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View a digital summary of Sophomore Residential Seminars

January 23, 2015
The image is of a huge table of fresh picked fruits and vegetables

Students in the Hunting, Eating, and Vegetarianism (ENST) seminar visit a co-op. (Photo by Ian Helfant)

Sophomore Residential Seminars provide accepted students with a chance to live and study together, then immerse themselves further in the learning experience through travel with their faculty member. The program, made possible with a significant grant from the Mellon Foundation, is now accepting applications for this coming fall.

During winter break, students in the currently offered seminars were able to travel widely, and some shared their experiences on social media. Here is a quick look at a few of their Instagram photos and tweets, collected by Julia Cooper ’17, social media intern at Colgate.

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Colgate University videographer shares his top 5 videos from past year

December 29, 2014

Brian Ness, video journalism coordinator for the university’s Office of Communications, helps tell the Colgate story by capturing moments —  both big and small — from across campus and beyond. His work appears on the university’s YouTube channel and throughout colgate.edu. He shares his five favorite videos from the past year below: Read more


A step forward for dance at Colgate

December 16, 2014
Colgate Professor Tanya Calamoneri dances during one of her classes

Professor Tanya Calamoneri leads a contemporary dance class. Photo by Andrew Daddio

You wouldn’t expect to walk into a dance class and see 14 men and only two women. But that’s the makeup of Professor Tanya Calamoneri’s Dance Imagery and Improvisation course. Read more


Hope for Colgate’s future is key message at candlelight service

December 11, 2014
President Herbst at candlelight service

President Jeffrey Herbst speaks at the candlelight service in Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Dylan Crouse ’15) SEE MORE PHOTOS

Last night’s Candlelight Service of Reconciliation in Memorial Chapel was as hopeful as it was poignant, capping off a turbulent semester that many believe will make Colgate a more inclusive, safe, and respectful community.

The candle-lit event was pitch perfect, from the opening chords of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” to the Colgate Resolutions’ harmonious rendition of Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes.”

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Colgate Thirteen to perform at Radio City Christmas Spectacular

November 30, 2014
Colgate Thirteen

The Colgate Thirteen perform at Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Janna Minehart)

Christmas is coming early this year for Colgate Thirteen fans.

The a cappella crew is pleased to announce that it will kick off the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City on Friday, December 12, taking the stage at 9:10 p.m. — just before the curtain rises on the Rockettes at 9:30 p.m.

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Raider says Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Seeing the Beast plays with relationship between humans and deer

November 21, 2014
Colgate University Seeing the Beast play

Colgate University Theater performed Seeing the Beast (photo by Gerard Gaskin)

Last weekend, University Theater presented Seeing the Beast, an experimental play that was part TEDtalk, part fairytale, and part nature documentary.

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Student bystander training helps prevent sexual assault

November 19, 2014

Seated in a semi-circle, students in a recent Bystander Intervention training session took turns stating the reasons they were there. Some wanted to be better informed for their work building awareness about sexual and relationship violence. One student was trying to make sense of a personal situation. A few others said they simply wanted to be better community members.

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Professors lead discussion to promote self-care at Women’s Studies Center

November 17, 2014

I know we’re all thinking the same thing. One more week until Thanksgiving recess. One more week until we can head home, eat turkey, and watch football.

But while you’re cramming for your last exam before break, or working on that 10-page Shakespeare paper due the day you get back from break like I will be this week, here are some events you don’t want to miss before catching up on some much needed sleep.

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German Club creates Berlin Wall remembrance

November 17, 2014
Two students examine a commemorative Berlin Wall in Lawrence Hall at Colgate University

German Club members Rachel Ernst ’16, of New York City (left), and Sarah Gorayeb ’15, of Morristown, N.J., read writing on a commemorative Berlin Wall.

A symbolic Berlin Wall, set up by the Colgate German Club in the foyer of Lawrence Hall, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the November 9, 1989, conclusion of the separation between East and West Berlin.

Spray-painted with the German words, Kein Ausgang, meaning no exit, and the opposition statement, Wir Sind Ein Volk, meaning, we are one people, students passing by the wall were welcomed to add their own graffiti, as was common on the west side of the actual barrier.

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Polynesian Awareness Week boasts full slate of events

November 10, 2014

From Polynesian Awareness week, to a University Theater production, to a Battle of the Bands, there are a wide variety of things to do around campus this week.

This week, the ALANA Cultural Center, Native American Studies Department, Office of Residential Life, and Hawai’i Club have teamed up to host Colgate’s first Polynesian Awareness Week. Come learn about the culture of places located within the Polynesian Triangle, such as Samoa, Tonga, Aotearoa, Tahiti, and Hawai’i.

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Students, professors to offer analysis of Election Night results

November 3, 2014

From Election Night to a live performance by the Manhattan String Quartet, here are four events I think are particularly exciting this week at Colgate.

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Sexual Climate Forum facilitates open dialogue

November 3, 2014

Last Monday evening, October 27, approximately 300 students filled Memorial Chapel for a two-hour Sexual Climate Forum intended to inspire open dialogue about sexual respect at Colgate and provide knowledge of the resources and support systems available on campus. Read more


Colgate student-athletes rank fourth nationally in graduation success rate

November 1, 2014

Colgate’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate is 98 percent for the third straight year, placing Raiders student-athletes fourth nationally in Division I for the second year in a row, according to data released last week.

The Raiders were joined by Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and Brown universities at the 98-percent mark, just ahead of Columbia, Duke, and Princeton.

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Author Jonathan Franzen visits Colgate as part of Living Writers course

October 30, 2014
Jonathan Franzen at Colgate University

Jonathan Franzen speaks to students in the Living Writers course.

Our class starts the same way it does on any other Thursday, except this week English professors Jennifer Brice and Jane Pinchin walk in with renowned author Jonathan Franzen. They introduce him and say, “He knows the drill,” which we all know means we get to spend the next 75 minutes asking him any questions we want.

Franzen starts by saying, “I am a writer, and I am alive.”

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Lauren Yeary ‘15, Farah Fouladi ‘15 organize trip to NYC with other female computer science majors

October 28, 2014
Colgate Women in Computer Science visit tech firms including Facebook

Colgate Women in Computer Science members visit tech firms, including Facebook. View more photos.

During midterm break, Lauren Yeary ‘15 and Farah Fouladi ‘15 organized a tech trip to New York City with nine other female computer science majors who are members of the Women in Computer Science Club (WiCS) at Colgate.

The trip included visits to Bloomberg, Facebook, Shutterstock, ZocDoc, Google, Twitter, and Foursquare. The two-day immersion trip was the brainchild of Yeary and Fouladi, developed while they were interning at tech companies.

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La Casa to host special Halloween-themed Lounge event

October 27, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is this Friday, and that October is already coming to an end. There are still plenty of events to check out when you’re not channeling your favorite superhero this weekend.

On Thursday, October 30, Lounge: Late Night Arts Event, will be having a special Halloween-themed event hosted at La Casa.

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Konosioni looking to revive Colgate Hello tradition

October 22, 2014

Konosioni, the university’s senior honor society, is working hard this week to bring back the Colgate Hello tradition. Members have distributed nametags through student mailboxes and at tables in the O’Connor Campus Center. You can follow the society’s efforts on its Facebook page and on Twitter by using the #ColgateHello hashtag.
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