• 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
  • Blume-Kohout NSF grant
    Merit-based financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants is intended to ease the burden of a student’s debt load, but is it possible to have too much a good thing? Some studies suggest that students who receive merit-based aid may be deterred from pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) […]
    July 27, 2017
  • Jackson Patterson '17
    The day Jackson Patterson ’17 committed to play lacrosse at Colgate was the same day doctors diagnosed him with cancer. This year, cancer free, he was captain of the team. Watch his story.
    May 11, 2017
  • Editor’s note: Wondering what’s happening in the classroom at Colgate? Here’s a real-time glimpse into academic life on campus — a syllabus from a course underway this semester. ECON 436 Sports Economics Benjamin Anderson, Assistant Professor in Economics T 7:00–9:30 p.m., W 6:00–8:30 p.m., Persson 226 Course Description This seminar is an advanced study of the […]
    February 24, 2017
  • Plastic bag floating in the ocean.
    Does seeing an image of plastic bags floating in the ocean influence people to be more environmentally friendly? That’s what Bob Turner, professor of economics and environmental studies, hopes to find out with his new research. In Turner’s study, participants are asked a set of questions designed by psychologists that assesses their opinions on the […]
    October 5, 2016
  • Professor Chad Sparber sits at a table while giving testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
    Chad Sparber, associate professor of economics, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest on Thursday, February 25. During the hearing, Sparber discussed the significance of foreign-born STEM workers on native-born job opportunities and the role that the H-1B Visa program has had on technology development and job creation in the United […]
    March 8, 2016
  • Colgate University economics professor Chad Sparber
    The immigration debate has caused concern that foreign workers could out-compete U.S.-born applicants, reduce wages, and even discourage Americans from seeking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Using a $128,640 grant from the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor of Economics Chad Sparber and faculty from four colleges will study the impact that foreign-born workers with […]
    August 28, 2015