Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times critic at large, and co-host of the podcast Still Processing Wesley Morris will provide remarks at Colgate University’s 201st commencement, Sunday, May 22.
Nationally-renowned poet Claudia Rankine, a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement Sunday, May 21, in Sanford Field House. Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of poetry at Yale University, is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me […]
The Class of 2016 became Colgate University’s newest group of alumni last weekend. A series of special events and honored guests hailed the students’ accomplishments and the impact they’ve had on the university’s history. “Colgate has changed over the years, and so will you — sometimes change will be forced upon you, sometimes you may reach […]
Welcome, and congratulations to all of you for your accomplishments. You are about to join a lively community of over 30,000 people who have the special distinction of being alumni of Colgate University. I have learned that among the grandparents here today, there are 13 (of course!) who are themselves Colgate alumni. So let us […]
(Editor’s note: Robert D. Manfred Jr. P’16, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, delivered the following address to the Colgate University Class of 2016 on May 15, 2016.) Good morning everyone. It is an honor and a pleasure for me to be here today. I grew up just down the road in Rome, N.Y.. And, […]
Robert D. Manfred Jr. P’16, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, will deliver the commencement address at Colgate University’s 195th graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Manfred took over as MLB commissioner in January 2015 after serving as the organization’s executive vice president for labor relations and human resources (1998–2012) and chief operating officer (2012–2015). […]
Eliot Spitzer, champion of all things New York, implored Colgate University graduates on Sunday to stay in the Empire State “for the sake of our collective future.” Prior to his 10-minute speech, delivered outside in a steady rain and 45-degree temperature, Spitzer, attorney general of New York and Democratic candidate for governor, received an honorary […]