Hello, Colgate Community.

We continue to watch the data carefully and maintain the guidelines that will keep us moving in the right direction. Your efforts, commitment, and kindness are helping to bring our numbers down. Thank you. 

Along with my gratitude to everyone for all of this hard work, I want to send a strong reminder to those who have been identified as close contacts or are unvaccinated. You must show up for your required testing on time. This is not negotiable. It takes time and resources to conduct testing — tracking you down and ensuring compliance is just another duty handed to busy staff members. Failure to show up puts yourself and your friends at risk, and it could lead to filing of conduct violations. We couldn’t make the process any easier. We couldn’t make our expectations any clearer. 

Turning from the operational to the recreational, all those planning to cheer on the football team this weekend will be pleased to know that concession stands will be open, and the bookstore shop at Andy Kerr Stadium will also be open.

Outdoors at the stadium or the softball field, masking is strongly recommended for vaccinated attendees unless you’re seated and physically distanced. It is expected for unvaccinated attendees. If you’re heading to the volleyball game, masking is required for everyone.

Check out the full masking guidelines on the Colgate Together website, and I’ll talk to you on Monday.

Laura H. Jack
Vice President for Communications
Acting Chief Diversity Officer

Take Note

The annual Constitution Day debate, sponsored by the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, will take place virtually tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. “Big Tech and Liberal Democracy: Freedom and Responsibility in the Digital Age,” will feature Matthew Feeney, director of the Project on Emerging Technologies at the CATO Institute, and Adam Candeub, professor of law at Michigan State Law School. See the campus event calendar for details and registration.

The Longyear Museum of Anthropology’s “Makers and Materials of the Americas” exhibition provides a glimpse at 40 Canadian and Peruvian works from its collections. This student-curated exhibition centers individual makers through close attention to the materials used and the makers’ stylistic choices. The show also features 17 loaned works, celebrating the artistry, craftsmanship, and creativity of contemporary Haudenosaunee artists and makers.

Worried-well testing is available to students by appointment only — Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please sign up here.