Illustration by Dan Page.
Colgate’s Middle Campus will bring together design, computer science, digital creativity, the arts, and entrepreneurship. We’ll give you a sneak peek of this physical gateway between west campus and the academic quadrangle. And, while plans take shape, students and professors continue to create. You’re invited to see what’s been happening in TIA, theater and dance, studio art, computer science, and film and media studies.
Symmetry in the name of safety. Colgate arranged for an in-person commencement at Andy Kerr Stadium, which provided space for physical distancing in accordance with New York State guidelines in May. Nearly 700 members of the Class of 2021 graduated; each was allowed two guests, and everyone submitted negative COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination. Photo by Mark DiOrio.
Taylor Lake in the springtime.
A sense of calmness settled on Colgate’s campus following a year
of pandemic-related stress. Photo by Mark DiOrio.
Colgate’s computer center circa 1960–79.
Tom Brackett, who wrote Colgate and the Machine, served as chair of the computer and information science department and director of the computing facility until 1982. He served as a professor of computer science until his retirement in 2000. Brackett wrote this history of the department he helped create because, he says, “It seemed like a story that was going to be lost, and I was the only one who was going to be able to tell it.”
Photo courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives.
Chobani's “Giving Tree” in Grand Central Station
Experience design firm HUSH’s quickest turnaround to date has been for the yogurt company Chobani. The single day “Giving Tree” installation in New York’s Grand Central Station celebrated Chobani’s 10th anniversary with an architectural-scale interactive installation. Viewers could plant a virtual seed and watch it grow, and for every “seed” planted, Chobani donated a case of yogurt to No Child Hungry.
Learn more about HUSH's work, and get to know founder David Schwarz ’99 and talent and people manager Karl Stewart ’91 in Reimagining the Great Indoors.
The San Diego–Coronado Bridge.
This bridge is used as a case study in the new book Repairing Infrastructures: The Maintenance of Materiality and Power (MIT Press, 2020) by Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies Chris Henke and Benjamin Sims, a sociologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Learn more about the bridge and how infrastructure affects social structures in Power to the People.
Photo: Alamy Stock/Joseph S. Giacalone
A rendering showing the proposed Middle Campus quad.
What do technology and theater have in common? At Colgate, more than you’d think. Plans for developing the Middle Campus are underway; find out what’s coming in The Nexus: Innovation, Creation, and Hands-on Exploration.
Allegra Knox ’21 holds her dad’s painting smock, which she displays on her wall as a reminder of him.
After her dad passed away in the summer of her sophomore year, Knox found solace at the easel, a place they had in common. Like her dad and paternal grandmother, Knox has become a painter. “It must run in the family,” she says. Learn about Knox's senior art project (and the projects of other art majors) in An Invitation for Dialogue.
Peter '06 and Wallis Dolan '07 Whitcomb were married in an outdoor ceremony on March 14, 2020, with the Elk Mountains overlooking the couple. The COVID-19 pandemic was just taking hold of the United States, and the intimate wedding in the Colorado snow wasn't Wallis and Peter's original plan.
“Everyone there was just so aware of the situation,” Wallis says. “They went through the changes of plans with us, so there was just a lot of presence of mind, and intent, I think, which ended up being a very special thing.”
Read Wallis and Peter's love story: A Change of Plans, Twice.
Photo by James + Schulze