• Man standing near book shelf
    It has been said that celebrity is as celebrity does. And in some cases, what it does can change the course of presidential politics. In his recent book, Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics, David Blake ’85 analyzes the role of fame in American politics — from the 34th president to […]
    November 10, 2017
  • Retired general David Petraeus stands at Colgate University podium delivering a speech during Family Weekend 2017
    Retired army general David Petraeus, former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and director of the CIA, delivered Colgate’s Family Weekend keynote speech in Memorial Chapel on October 28.
    November 1, 2017
  • Escaping snowy Hamilton for a week in January, four Sophomore Residential Seminar (SRS) classes traveled abroad to London, Crete, India, and Paris.
    March 20, 2017
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays onstage in the Colgate Memorial Chapel
    Democracy — typically applied to politics — has found a place in music. The Grammy Award–winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, famed for its lack of a conductor and uniquely democratic approach to music making, visited Colgate this semester for a performance and discussion about the applications of a collaborative organizational structure. The New York City–based orchestra was […]
    December 1, 2016
  • 3D scan of a cuneiform tablet
    Call it modern Mesopotamian claymation. With the help of the latest Artec3D equipment, archivists and instructional technologists have teamed up to produce 3D scans and models of the university’s collection of 4,000-year-old Sumerian cuneiform tablets. Cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, was developed by the ancient Sumerian people of Mesopotamia. Recognizable for its […]
    November 18, 2016
  • New students moving in
    Thirty minutes before the doors opened to the James C. Colgate Student Union, a line of first-year students and their families began to form in anticipation of new student registration Sunday morning. Huashuo Zhang ’20 and Carrie Zhang ’20 were part of the line, waiting to receive information about the next three days of orientation. […]
    August 26, 2016
  • Children in a massive treehouse.
    Caroline Danehy ’19 never expected to appear on national television. But a stroke of inspiration at a special summer camp offered her the chance to make an appearance on the Animal Planet series Treehouse Masters. Two years ago, Danehy, then a junior in high school, decided to spend a summer day volunteering at Sunrise Day […]
    July 5, 2016
  • Close up of a cow's face
    Veins of neon green trace a path across a stark black background in a photo taken by Claire Kittock ’17 and Noor Anvery ’17, displaying a web of microscopic neurons within the brain of a genetically altered fruit fly. Kittock and Anvery captured the photo through a microscope while researching the cellular architecture of different […]
    July 1, 2016
  • A cappella singers serenading two women seated in lawn chairs
    As summer weather arrived in the Chenango Valley last weekend, so, too, did more than 2,100 visitors to Colgate’s 2016 Reunion. This year’s event drew members of the Colgate community from class years ending in ones and sixes and featured several notable anniversaries: the 20th of Delta Delta Delta sorority, the 30th of the Alumni […]
    June 7, 2016