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  • Leon Panetta speaks onstage
    Colgate’s Leadership tradition, 200 years in the making, was on full display last weekend as alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends gathered for a series of celebratory events on campus.
    April 11, 2019
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden points his finger while chatting with Colgate President Brian W. Casey
    It was a pivotal policy day in Washington, D.C., as Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who helped the Obama Administration enact health care legislation seven years ago, brought current events to the doorstep of Sanford Field House, where he addressed the Colgate University community during the Kerschner […]
    March 24, 2017
  • Aretha Franklin and her orchestra on the stage in Sanford Field House
    Under the glow of disco ball lights twinkling on the ceiling, many people didn’t stay in their seats when Aretha Franklin took to the stage in Sanford Field House on March 5. Franklin and her orchestra, part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate, pulled in a crowd of more than 4,100 for a […]
    March 17, 2016
  • There may be no direct flights from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Hamilton, New York. But that didn’t prevent Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel, from logging thousands of air miles to engage in conversation with Bob Woodruff ’83, P’13 during the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate. More than 4,000 students, […]
    October 25, 2014
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the latest lecture in the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate tonight in Sanford Field House. More than 5,000 students, parents, alumni, and friends attended the event, which is the highlight of Family Weekend. It was a warm welcome-back for Clinton, who first visited the university […]
    October 25, 2013
  • President Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of 5,000 students and their families, faculty and staff, and community members in Sanford Field House Friday night as part of The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.
    October 29, 2010
  • Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, in what he said was his first speech at an American university, lambasted Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and spelled out his opposition coalition’s efforts to create a “true democracy” in Russia. Kasparov spoke Friday in Memorial Chapel and took part in a panel discussion the next day called […]
    April 12, 2010