13 Bits of Colgate News

Spring 2019


A Day in the Life: 308 alumni offered 528 student job-shadowing experiences across 30 states and in three foreign countries (Canada, France, and Czechia)


Men’s club rugby qualified for their first ever Liberty League Bowl Game, playing against Fairfield University in November.

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Illustrations by Toby Triumph


Students founded the Arabic Culture Club this semester, hosting events with Middle Eastern food and movies.


Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Ellen Kraly is spending the semester at Sweden’s Malmö University, serving as a guest professor in international migration and ethnic relations.


In January, seven students from the Colgate Debate Society competed at the World University Debate Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, the world’s most prestigious speaking competition.


The Experimental Theater Company hosted two student-written, -directed, and -performed shows this semester.

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Haven, Colgate’s sexual violence response center, launched its inaugural ambassador program this spring, training and educating students to better support their peers.


Colgate’s football team won the Lambert Cup for the first time in program history.


Bring your friends — or foes — to the new Vietnamese restaurant in Hamilton, Friends and Pho.

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Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Randy Fuller received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Freshwater Science.


Say goodbye to Parker Commons and hello to the Mat. The venue has been renamed and transformed for the new concert series Music at the Mat.


After a semester of hard work, the Community-based Study of Environmental Issues class recommended a mixed-unit supportive housing complex to combat homelessness in Madison County.


The last time Colgate celebrated Charter Day, in 1944, FDR wrote a letter of support. This year, Colgate received recognition from politicians including Sen. Charles Schumer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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