• While Shannon Duffy ’21 listened to a French tour guide describe the atrocities that took place at a site in the southern town of Collioure, she felt an overwhelming sense of “confliction.” The cheerful atmosphere of the region surrounding her starkly contrasted with its tragic, yet rarely discussed, history. An undeclared environmental biology major from […]
    August 31, 2018
  • On December 26, 2004, an earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, set in motion a series of tsunamis that bulldozed areas of southeast Asia and killed more than 220,000 people in 12 countries. Eight years later, Colgate professors on a faculty development trip to India stopped in the Delhi Craft Museum, where a 7-foot–tall scroll depicting the […]
    May 8, 2017
  • Geology professor Karen Harpp stands next to Provost Douglas Hicks
    Last week, Associate Professor of Geology and Peace and Conflict Studies Karen Harpp added a 13th line to her list of teaching accolades when she received the 2015 Jerome Balmuth Award for Teaching and Student Engagement. “I don’t think there’s anyone in any room who has the energy that Karen Harpp has or the passion […]
    April 17, 2015
  • In a Huffington Post story titled “10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education,” marketer Vala Afshar highlights Colgate University’s innovative use of a drone to capture the activity and spirit of the 2013 move-in day, when first-year students arrive on campus. Here’s the video from that day, captured by a GoPro camera attached to a […]
    October 29, 2014
  • From building a bomb to acting as historical figures involved in the Manhattan Project through a “Twitter play,” students in the Advent of the Atomic Bomb class have been embracing science and technology — and connecting with alumni along the way.
    April 2, 2014