About the Scene

Volume XLVI Number 4

The Colgate Scene is published by Colgate University four times a year (autumn, winter, spring, and summer) without charge to alumni, parents, friends, and students.


Meredith Dowling ’17

Meredith headshotA longtime student writer for the Scene, Meredith penned several pieces sprinkled throughout this issue. While at Colgate, she double majored in history and English, served as president of the ski and snowboard club, and studied abroad in London. Now a marketing intern at HarperCollins, she plans to continue pursuing a career in publishing.



Amy Nelson ’89

amy headshotAmy (“I ripped my pants and I liked it,”) is communications director for the ecological planning and design firm Biohabitats. She is also the editor of Leaf Litter, an e-publication for people involved in ecological restoration, conservation planning, and regenerative design.



Scene Team

We welcome your thoughts about the Colgate Scene. You can contact us at scene@colgate.edu or 315-228-7415

Vice President of  Communications – Laura Jack

Managing Editor Aleta Mayne

Editorial Director – Mark Walden

Creative DirectorTim Horn

Senior Designer & Visual Brand ManagerKaren Luciani

Senior Designer – Katherine Laube

Junior Designer – Katriel Pritts

University PhotographerMark DiOrio

Production Assistant Kathy Owen

Contributors: Daniel DeVries, Admission Marketing and Media Relations Manager; Matt Hames, Communications Strategist; David Herringshaw, Digital Production Specialist; Jason Kammerdiener ’10, Lead Information and Digital Architect; Brian Ness, Video Journalism Coordinator; John Painter, Director of Athletic Communications

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The Fine Print

Notice of Non-Discrimination:
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Title IX notice

In compliance with requirements under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Colgate University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Colgate’s Title IX Coordinator is Marilyn Rugg, Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346; 315-228-7288; mrugg@colgate.edu.