Aleta Mayne

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  • The 2018 midterm elections resulted in a number of firsts for minority and female candidates, including Antonio Delgado ’99 and Mary Gay Scanlon ’80. Delgado, a Democrat, became the first African American member of Congress from upstate New York as well as its first Hispanic representative. An attorney from Rhinebeck, Delgado defeated Republican incumbent John […]
    January 4, 2019
  • Samantha Radocchia '11 at her company, Chronicled Inc.
    It started with sneakers and fine art. Samantha Radocchia ’11 and her colleagues had an idea: to develop a microchip for upscale products, from limited-edition Air Jordans to an original Matisse.
    February 23, 2017
  • Superheroine La Borinqueña in flight, arms spread
    With La Borinqueña, his new Afro-Latina superheroine, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez ’93 is taking the world by storm.
    November 25, 2016
  • Clarissa (Polk) Shah ’10 (Photo by Gerard Gaskin)
    It all started on a St. Louis, Mo., elementary school library shelf. Clarissa (Polk) Shah ’10 discovered her love of Chinese culture at age 10 with a book of short stories. That fascination blossomed into a career, as well as advocacy work. Although she studied Spanish throughout middle and high school, those short stories — […]
    June 15, 2016
  • Chris Kallmyer adjusts sound levels on his computer while students rake leaves
    Last fall, 11 artists conducted experiments with the Colgate and Hamilton communities, posing philosophical questions that included: What is art? Machine Project is a Los Angeles–based organization “that works with artists to develop new projects often involving performance or participation with the public,” explained founder Mark Allen. Its troupe has traveled the world, performing in various […]
    February 4, 2016
  • Hannah Robinson ’11 stands outside a Mayan steam bath in Guatemala.
    From the autumn Colgate Scene: While investigating human rights cases in Guatemala for the past year, attorney Hannah Robinson ’11 felt somewhat safe as an American citizen — but she did “get nervous every time a motorcycle pulled up next to [her].” With good reason: 26 legal professionals have been murdered there since 2013; the most […]
    January 13, 2016
  • Miranda Scott ’18 stands by a poster at the “Real” Elevator Pitch competition in St. Louis, Mo.
    Miranda Scott ’18 launched The Waffle Cookie just last summer, and she’s already learning the ups and downs of running a business. Scott recently participated in the annual “Real” Elevator Pitch competition, where college students present their ideas to investors during elevator rides up the second-tallest building in St. Louis, Mo. Twenty finalists were invited […]
    January 4, 2016
  • Cartoon of puzzled man with a piano in Taylor Lake behind him
    From the outlandish to the perfectly plausible, the Colgate Scene explored 13 Colgate legends in hopes of either verifying or disproving the titillating tales that have been told over the years. Read the feature at, test your knowledge, and prepare to be surprised. For example … Found at the bottom of Taylor Lake: a […]
    December 29, 2015