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  • Persson Hall with fall foliage
    Colgate students and faculty played the role of Supreme Court Justices, sans robes, during a debate on the legacy of one of the most controversial cases heard by America’s highest court in recent years. The September 25 forum titled “After Masterpiece Cakeshop: Liberty and Equality in the Mix,” honored Constitution Day by examining the aftermath […]
    October 3, 2018
  • Chemistry professor Ernie Nolen at the chalkboard
    To hear chemistry professor Ernie Nolen talk about it, understanding chemistry is the easiest thing in the world, once you enter the right frame of mind. “That’s who I am,” he says, pointing to a diagram of an organic molecule tacked to his office wall. Technically, he is correct — the molecules Nolen studies make […]
    June 5, 2018
  • Alec Hufford '18 in Case-Geyer
    Religious faith is often described as a personal journey. Throughout life, people drift toward and away from religion, its importance waxing and waning with changing values, life events, and self-knowledge. For Alec Hufford ’17, the journey of faith has been more literal. A religion major and Jewish studies minor, he has traveled the globe, studying […]
    April 27, 2018
  • Christian DuComb writing on blackboard
    On New Year’s Day 2003, Assistant Professor of Theater Christian DuComb saw his first Mummers’ Parade. Garish costumes and raucous noise drew him to the window of his Philadelphia apartment, where he was captivated by a living history of American performance styles that he believed extinct. The Mummer’s Parade has existed in some form since […]
    January 4, 2018
  • Stephanie Wu
    Growing up in Hong Kong, Stephanie Wu ‘18 hardly thought about race at all. When she came to the United States to study psychology at Colgate, she was in for a new experience. “My race was suddenly so salient,” Wu said. That profound shift in the way Wu experienced her racial identity has prompted her […]
    December 6, 2017
  • Wan-chun Liu, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, teaches a class.
    In his lab, neuroscience professor Wan-Chun Liu modifies gene expression in songbirds’ basal ganglia, a region of the brain that plays a vital role in early language learning. The work could further understanding of human communication disorders like autism or Huntington’s disease. Liu’s affection for these tiny twittering birds has driven a varied academic career, […]
    October 18, 2017
  • Students walk along the Colgate Academic Quad during the fall.
    Colgate welcomed a host of new faculty members diverse in background and expertise in August, introducing a fresh group of faces and reintroducing some familiar ones in new roles. Four former visiting professors -— Sally Bonet, educational studies; Jennifer LeMesurier, writing and rhetoric; Andrew Pattison, environmental studies; and Ashley Taylor, educational studies -— have been […]
    September 10, 2017
  • Large group of students posed
    On Sept. 7, the Colgate community gathered at the ALANA Cultural Center for the ALANApalooza academic-year kickoff celebration. Visitors were treated to complimentary food hot off the grill as well as Raider Passion ice cream from Gilligan’s Island in Sherburne; information about programs, organizations, and services for Colgate’s multicultural, LGBTQ, and underserved communities; and entertainment […]
    September 8, 2017
  • Remarks from President Jeffery Herbst Trustees, members of the faculty and staff, students, families, guardians, and friends, welcome to Colgate’s 194th Commencement and our celebration of the Class of 2015. It is a pleasure to speak before you on this special day. Before going further, I ask all parents and grandparents, friends and family of […]
    June 15, 2015