About the Scene

Volume XLVII Number 3

The Colgate Scene is published by Colgate University four times a year (autumn, winter, spring, and summer) without charge to alumni, parents, friends, and students.

From the editor

Dear readers,

Aleta Mayne headshotOutside my Merrill House window, signs of spring have made their debut and construction crews are buttoning up the exterior of Benton Hall. Inside our communications shop, exciting changes are happening as well.

First, the Colgate Scene magazine is undergoing a redesign with the help of renowned design firm Pentagram. There will be no summer issue because we will be working to unveil the reimagined magazine this autumn — when Colgate’s bicentennial year is in full swing.

The new bicentennial website, 200.colgate.edu, is also in the works. It currently serves as an electronic “save the date” but will evolve starting Aug. 13. The site will feature articles on the university’s history, bicentennial courses, and archival materials. In addition to honoring the past, the website will look toward Colgate’s future.

Preview of the new Bicentennial site with an archive photo of campus

How will Colgate University celebrate its 200th birthday? Mark your calendars for the kick-off celebrations Sept. 21–28: concerts, lectures, fireworks, homecoming athletics events, receptions, and more. The bicentennial website will feature a calendar of events; if you’re unable to make it to campus, the site will also offer opportunities for you to participate in the celebration from any location, at any time.

In the autumn magazine, we will highlight several bicentennial projects, including a new history of Colgate, written by James A. Smith ’70; Professor Alice Nakhimovsky’s book on the history of Jewish life at Colgate; and a documentary on students of color, produced by Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10. We will also update you on President Brian W. Casey’s campus beautification efforts.

Your mailbox has never been so excited.

Read on,

Aleta Mayne
Managing editor


Scene Team

We welcome your thoughts about the Colgate Scene. You can contact us at scene@colgate.edu or 315-228-7415

Vice President of  Communications – Laura Jack

Managing Editor Aleta Mayne

Assistant Editor Rebecca Docter

Editorial Director – Mark Walden

Creative DirectorTim Horn

Art Director & Visual Brand ManagerKaren Luciani

Senior Designer – Katherine Laube

Junior Designer – Katriel Pritts

University PhotographerMark DiOrio

Production Assistant Kathy Owen

Contributors: Gordon Brillon, Web Content Specialist; Daniel DeVries, Media Relations Director; Matt Hames, Communications Strategist; David Herringshaw, Digital Production Specialist; Jason Kammerdiener ’10, Web Manager; Brian Ness, Video Journalism Coordinator; John Painter, Director of Athletic Communications

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