13 Bits of Colgate News

Winter 2020
1

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

"Vote" button reading 25.5%
Illustrations by Toby Triumph
2

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.

3

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

4

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

5

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

illustration of microphone with "13" podcast logo
6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

illustration of hand dunking a Colgate C into a hoop
10

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

11

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

12

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

illustration of cocktail resting on stacked books
13

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