• A half-buried funerary figurine from the tomb of the Ming Prince of Qin, outside today's Xi'an, the provincial seat of Shaanxi Province (Photo by David Robinson)
    What happens when empires fall apart? The rise of China’s Ming dynasty in the 14th century is a study in the answer to this particular question. According to David Robinson, Robert H.N. Ho Professor in Asian studies and professor of history, “You pursue one question and it leads to another — it has a kind of […]
    January 9, 2019
  • 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
  • lapis-ship sculpture
    In addition to celebrating Colgate’s Bicentennial, the university will also celebrate its 150-year association with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City with The Beauty of Sculpted Minerals, an exhibit now displayed in the Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum. Founded by professor Albert S. Bickmore in 1869 and led by former […]
    October 2, 2018
  • Colgate University outdoor class in the Quad
    We asked students to tell us about a valuable lesson from the spring semester: “In my electronics class, my partner and I made our own version of Guitar Hero. I went into the class knowing nothing about electronics to creating and programming my own video game.” — Jacob Pilawa ’20, physics and astronomy and French […]
    April 23, 2018
  • An older photo of four African-American college presidents who graduated from Colgate
    As Black History Month came to a close, former Colgate history professor Jason Petrulis took to Twitter with an important fact from Colgate’s past.
    February 28, 2017
  • Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Ho Tung Visualization Lab’s domed screen.
    Some say that the death of a great philosopher in Colgate’s Ho Tung Visualization Lab on October 27 was a miscarriage of justice and a stain on Athenian democracy. Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Vis Lab’s domed screen by actor H.C. Selkirk, didn’t require the response of law enforcement, but it did draw a crowd […]
    November 10, 2016
  • Image of Colgate in the fall and Brian Casey headshot
    This Friday, Colgate inaugurates Brian W. Casey as its 17th president. A full slate of special inauguration-week events kicked off yesterday with a panel discussion focused on Colgate’s historical roots. Participants then turned to the question of how the university’s long journey from Baptist seminary to modern liberal arts institution may inform its path forward. […]
    September 28, 2016
  • Colgate students have fanned out across the globe to apply their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings. They are writing back to campus to keep our community posted on their progress. This article was written by Brynne Becker ’17, an English and history double-major from West Chester, Pa., conducting research in preparation […]
    August 8, 2016