• Patti Smith performs in the Colgate Memorial Chapel during Living Writers 2018 and Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend
    Colgate community members preparing for the university’s Bicentennial kickoff enjoyed a legendary opening act on September 20. Patti Smith, award-winning singer-songwriter and author, launched the weekend with music and readings through the Living Writers series.
    October 2, 2018
  • Memorial Wall in Washington, DC
    Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day, Bruce Guernsey ’66 shares his poem titled “The Wall,” which was selected to be published in the American Life in Poetry series started by poet laureate Ted Kooser. Guernsey was an English major at Colgate and is now a distinguished professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University. He has […]
    May 28, 2018
  • View of campus buildings
    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. The Booker Prize: Examining a Prize, Examining an Empire CJ Hauser, Assistant Professor of English MWF 9:20–10:20 AM, Lathrop Hall 314 Course description This class follows the […]
    November 16, 2017
  • 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
  • Joe Berlinger '83 on the set of Intent to Destroy
    When filmmaker Joe Berlinger ’83 appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25 for the premiere of his latest documentary, Intent to Destroy, he had another member of the Colgate community by his side: English and humanities professor Peter Balakian, whose class Berlinger had taken years ago.
    May 24, 2017