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
From fun activities to thought-provoking lectures, there’s plenty going on at Colgate this week! Here’s a
few events to check out.
While it’s not surprising that accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have emerged as contradicting
narratives of the violent events as told by historians from different parties, they still raise questions
regarding historians’ motivations.
During winter break I discovered that working on an interdisciplinary research project in a foreign country is one of the most interesting ways to learn about a new culture.
Research that combines natural science, social science, and humanities is rare to find, but Colgate is a university where collaborations like this happen, and I was lucky enough to get involved. Using the Alumni Memorial Scholarship granted to me upon admission, I spent three weeks of my winter break in Ethiopia working with Professors Catherine Cardelus and Carrie Woods from the Department of Biology, Peter Klepeis and Peter Scull from the Department of Geography, and Eliza Kent from the Department of Religion, studying the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Forests.
The legacy of outstanding leadership, dedicated service to the community, and preservation of tradition will continue at Colgate as the newest members of the Konosioni Senior Honor Society will be inducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Memorial Chapel.
The Konosioni Senior Honor Society has had a longstanding historical presence at Colgate — whether it was known or not.
Raider Nation showed up in numbers on Saturday night, filling Starr Rink for the men’s hockey game against No. 8/9 Cornell. The nation was rewarded, as junior captain Spiro Goulakos tallied his first career hat trick in the convincing 6-1 win over the Big Red.
The team also was rewarded, jumping to a No. 19 ranking in the latest USCHO.com Division I rankings.
Colgate (14-11-3, 10-5-1 ECAC) saw Goulakos get all three goals in the third period with two of the three coming on the power play and finished with four points. Senior Mike McCann stepped up for the fourth line with a pair goals as well. Charlie Finn moved to 9-2-1 in league play with 23 saves in net.
Among the many events going on at Colgate this week, here are a few you won’t want to miss!
On Friday, check out magician Joel Meyers, presented by CAB. Head to Donovan’s Pub at 8 p.m. to see this young illusionist who Newsweek magazine says “will capture your imagination.” Meyers was named 2013 Best Rising Star and was nominated for two Campus Magazine awards in 2013. This is one show you won’t want to miss, so stop by and see the magic happen!
Here are a few events that are definitely worth checking out this week, including a lecture by Nikki Giovanni, this year’s Black History Month keynote speaker.
Giovanni will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in Love Auditorium, hosted by the Black Student Union. She is one of America’s most distinguished African-American poets, authors, and essayists. Her work is the product of the 1960s Black Arts Movement.
Classes are once again in full swing, and so are the many activities available around campus. As students return to their studies, be sure to make time in your new schedules to check out the many events, lectures, and information sessions Colgate has to offer this week!
Would you be interested in living and traveling with your classmates in a close-knit learning experience? If you’re a first-year student interested in the opportunity to join the Sophomore Residential Seminars program in the upcoming school year, be sure to stop by the Multipurpose Room at ALANA Cultural Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for an information session. Meet the current faculty and students while learning more about the program and the trips planned for next year!
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the youngest president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, provided listeners with a roadmap for successful organizing during his MLK Week keynote address on Thursday night.
Jealous’s talk at Memorial Chapel was titled “The Rise, Fall and Rise of Social Movements.”
“This is normally a talk I give to organizers, to those who are committed to their cause,” Jealous said.
(Editor’s Note: This speech was given by Marshall Scott ’14 at the opening ceremony in Memorial Chapel for MLK Week. Scott is from Virginia Beach, Va., and majors in sociology.)
Last August, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we take a moment to consider the progress made since the Civil Rights Movement. No longer are people of color being sprayed with hoses by policemen, no longer are people of color being chased and bitten by police dogs, and no longer are people of color being forced to move to the back of the bus.
Yet the fight for equality goes on.
Before last summer, Arielle Sperling ’14 hadn’t so much as gone fishing, never mind touched a fish. But during her internship in Ashton, Idaho, Sperling found herself hip-deep in trout. The environmental studies major from White Plains, N.Y., was the only Colgate student in a group of researchers who were looking at the habitat selection of adult rainbow trout.
Every year, Colgate sends a student to intern with the Henry’s Fork Foundation through a fellowship program funded by the late Jeffry Timmons ’64 and his wife, Sara. This year’s group was trying to gain a better understanding of where the fish feed and to determine the water variables (depth, temperature, flow rate, and substrates) of those spots.
(Editor’s note: Morgan Higgins ’16, of Staten Island, N.Y., who plans on a double major in religion and English, shares 13 photos from a Colgate Newman Community winter break trip to Italy. Higgins was one of 10 students who participated in the trip organized by university chaplain Mark Shiner.)
A group photo (excluding three), from the top of Assisi by the castle. Read more
We asked students, 13 of them, of course, to each share a highlight from the past year at Colgate. The students were in the library finishing papers and prepping for finals before leaving for winter break. (Also see this look back at the Year of ’13.)
Manuel Heredia-Santoyo ‘14
Art and art history major
“Working as an RAC (residential academic coach) for the Office of Undergraduate Studies.”
Bryant Gordon ‘14
“Seeing Big Ben in London during the London study abroad program.”
The technology might change, but the beauty of Colgate’s campus remains the same. We hope you enjoy this video shot with a GoPro 3 camera aboard a DJI Phantom quadcopter, and edited with a vintage flair. Enjoy the holidays!
Colgate student researchers met with community members recently to discuss a problem that affects not only the town and village of Hamilton, but the entire nation — the overpopulation of white-tailed deer.
The students presented their findings from a semester-long research project that was an integral part of the Community-based Study of Environmental Issues course they are taking with Assistant Professor of Biology Catherine Cardelus.
Yesterday, the Colgate community joined South Africans and people across the world in honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Read more
This Friday, December 13, the Colgate community will put an exclamation point on the Year of ’13 with a Colgate Day celebration that reaches into hearts and homes around the world.
The day begins at 6 a.m. Eastern time, when WRCU-FM kicks off a full schedule of special programming. Listeners visiting wrcufm.com or tuning to 90.1 FM in Hamilton will be treated to shows hosted by alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Don’t let the cold keep you at home this week! Here’s some of the events going on around campus.
Recently, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, wreaking havoc on the Filipino people. With millions homeless and in need the Colgate community has been chipping in to help the relief effort.
Phi Delta Theta is sponsoring a relief concert featuring a cappella groups the Colgate Thirteen and the Colgate Resolutions on Monday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.
Where in the world is Madison Grant ’16? From Newport Beach, Calif., to Hamilton, N.Y., to Cairo, Egypt, to Brooklyn, N.Y., there’s no telling where Grant will end up next. One thing is for certain, though — she’ll always feel at home in the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilizations academic program.
While at Colgate and this past summer, she has taken her interest in the Middle East to new heights by fully immersing herself in the region’s language and culture.
It was her Jewish roots and interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that initially attracted Grant to the Middle East, she explained. So, as a first-year, she jumped into the intermediate level of Arabic in preparation for the extended study course called Living Egypt. She got her first taste of Egyptian life over winter break in 2012 when she traveled to Cairo and Alexandria with professors Noor Khan and Nady Abdal-Ghaffar.
The Colgate Ballet Company and 46 children from the Hamilton community embraced the 2013 holiday season early with their annual production of the classic winter favorite The Nutcracker.
This student-directed, student-choreographed, and student-performed ballet produced more than a full house at Brehmer Theater as some audience members had to stand on both performance nights, November 20 and 21.