13 Bits of Colgate News

Winter 2020

Colgate students’ voting rate increased 25.5% in 2018 compared with 2014. 

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The Ho Tung Visualization Lab played a starring role in Data to Dome, the first iteration of the international planetarium conference to be hosted in the U.S.


Student-athletes maintained their national status as a top-20 program in Graduation Success Rate, with a 97 percent.


Professor Kiko Galvez received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction. 


Listen up! The new podcast, 13, asks a Colgate community member 13 questions. Download it from all major podcast platforms. 

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Flaherty Filmmaker-in-Residence Maryam Tafakory spent five days on campus for screenings, installations, class visits, and lectures. 


Doug Wilson ’57, former director/producer for ABC’s Wide World of Sports, was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.


At the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference, Colgate represented the Union of the Comoros, a small island nation off the coast of Madagascar.  


Basketball forward Jordan Swopshire ’18 was drafted by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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New York Times contributing writer and bestselling author Pamela Druckerman ’91 visited campus Oct. 2 to share her career path.


Shamarcus Doty ’20 will join U.S. Foreign Service with a Rangel Fellowship.


The Colgate Inn’s new speakeasy, The Library, features specialty cocktails like the Atticus Finch and the Leopold Bloom. 

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A historical collection that includes a ledger from the first meeting of Colgate’s 13 founders is now part of University archives