Are young people today being harmed by well-intentioned parents and teachers who are trying to protect them from adversity and difficult ideas? NYU professor Jonathan Haidt, author of The Coddling of the American Mind, came to Colgate on March 7 and gave some provocative answers to this question.
On Thursday, February 21, the Washington, D.C., Colgate Alumni Network engaged in a panel discussion on “The Press and the Presidency.” In attendance were Colgate alumni, members of the Colgate Model African Union group, and the spring 2019 Washington, D.C., Study Group.
Colgate completed its run to the Patriot League championship Wednesday night with a 94–80 victory over defending champ Bucknell. One year after losing in the title game at Bucknell, the Raiders turned the tables — this time with a capacity Cotterell Court crowd roaring its approval.
Colgate and Bucknell square off in the Patriot League Tournament Championship for the second straight year tonight at Cotterell Court. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will air nationally on CBS Sports Network. The top-seeded Raiders bring the Patriot League showdown to Hamilton for the first time since 1996.
By 5 a.m., three of Colgate’s groundskeepers have already been plowing campus pathways and roads for an hour. They are part of a group of approximately 87 people (18 groundskeepers and 69 custodians) working to remove snow from campus after each snowfall so that students, faculty, and staff can get their days started on time.
Discover magazine writes: At a meeting of the American Physical Society, Colgate University physicist Beth Parks described a new way to wring even more energy from a solar panel — a major development for people with no access to reliable power.
The Greek Parliament has agreed that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – its name for the country to the northwest of Greece since the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991 – can now be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia.
Optical Society members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics are proposed for election to the class of Fellow. Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy Enrique (Kiko) Galvez is among this year’s honorees.
“At first glance,” Assistant Professor of Political Science Sam Rosenfeld writes in the New York Times, “the decision by congressional Republican leaders on Monday to strip Representative Steve King of his committee assignments for remarks last week defending white supremacy appears to be an example of the party stepping in to police its own extremists. But it’s actually the opposite.”
On the Oxford University Press Blog, Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Rutherford writes: Was [Egypt's] January 2011 uprising an aberration, and has Egypt now returned to its historic norm of autocratic rule centered on the military? Or, was the uprising the first wave of a process of change that will resume and continue to shape Egypt and the region?