13 Bits of Colgate News

Winter 2019


Let there be light: approximately 67,000 twinkling white lights illuminated Willow Path during
the holidays.


When the Colgate vs. Furman football game was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, the Raiders donated their hotel rooms and meals to storm evacuees.

Illustration of tornado with football and helmet

Illustrations by Toby Triumph


The first private institution to host the New York State Sustainability Conference, Colgate also attracted the highest attendance (300).


Defensive end Pat Afriyie ’18 signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.


Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Ellen Percy Kraly was one of WCNY’s 2018 Makers: Women Who Make America. Kraly works with refugees both locally and nationally.


In memory of late professor Bruce Selleck, friends and colleagues raised money for a maple sugaring operation at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, N.Y.

illustration of faucet attached to tree


MyinTuition, a new Colgate website tool, provides prospective students a reliable estimate of what a family will pay toward college costs. 


Colgate’s recent agreements with universities in Switzerland, Italy, and Japan give students new study-abroad opportunities.

Globe and airplane illustration


The Patriot League recently named its Coach of the Year Award for Dick Biddle, who is now retired from Colgate but is still the winningest coach in league history.


Breakfast of champions: Broad Street Diner opened in Hamilton last fall, serving up biscuits and gravy “just like mama makes.”   


An all-star group of jazz musicians performed arrangements by Glenn Cashman, associate professor of music, on Oct. 21.

Saxophone illustration


Amy Leventer, the Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of geology, received the 2018 Goldthwait Polar Medal for outstanding contributions to polar science.


The Borough of Manhattan deemed Oct. 4 Tracey Hucks Appreciation Day in honor of her work as an educator, scholar, and administrator. Hucks ’87, MA ’90, Colgate’s provost and dean of the faculty, is a Harlem native.