Barbara Brooks

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  • Eddie Glaude Jr. speaks at a podium
    After combing through many hundreds of commencement soundbites and snippets, editors at The New York Times highlighted the best of the best for their 2015 Cap and Gown blog. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters from Colgate and professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, appeared at the top of the […]
    June 12, 2015
  • Yesterday Barron’s became the latest media outlet to report the good news about Colgate’s #2 ranking for “value-added” with respect to mid-career earnings. Colgate ranked ahead of MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and many other four-year schools, on the first list assessing a broad array of colleges on economic outcomes for graduates. The recent report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program — titled […]
    June 10, 2015
  • Students line up for baccalaureate at Colgate University
    Today, Colgate sends 732 freshly minted alumni into the world. Valedictorian is John Robert Murphy of Bainbridge Island, Wash., graduating with a 4.10, summa cum laude, with high honors in international relations. Salutatorian, with 4.03 GPA is Ariel Elizabeth Sherry of Needham, Mass, a psychology and religion double major. Sherry also earned summa cum laude […]
    May 17, 2015
  • Kevin Danehy and Patty Caprio hug
    When Colgate’s Presidents’ Club was founded, the university’s endowment was approximately $12 million, and the giving society had 93 members whose generosity would help modernize the university. Fifty years later, the coffer holds more than 50 times that amount, and there are 30 times more members. Today the Presidents’ Club is much more than a […]
    May 14, 2015
  • Behind only California Institute of Technology and ahead of MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and many others, Colgate today was ranked second-highest among four-year schools for “value-added” with respect to mid-career earnings. A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, titled Beyond College Rankings, a Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four-Year Schools, is the first […]
    April 29, 2015
  • One of Colgate’s best-known professors will reach more than 3,000 people from more than 100 countries in the university’s first public, open, online course, Greeks at War: Homer at Troy, beginning Monday. Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the classics will teach the university-quality course on the ColgateX platform.
    April 26, 2015
  • Curtis and Drake Halls
    Faculty directors are actively planning, student community leaders are assigned, the housing lottery is underway for current students, and the Class of 2019 is taking shape. That means things are falling into place for this fall, when Colgate will launch the first of four residential learning communities. The pilot community — accommodating 200 sophomores and 200 first-year […]
    April 16, 2015
  • There’s still time to hop in the car! For the fourth time in six years, Colgate is headed to the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championships in Lake Placid. On Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the Raiders — one of the hottest teams in the nation — will face St. Lawrence. The winner will skate again on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for the […]
    March 19, 2015