• “At first glance,” Assistant Professor of Political Science Sam Rosenfeld writes in the New York Times, “the decision by congressional Republican leaders on Monday to strip Representative Steve King of his committee assignments for remarks last week defending white supremacy appears to be an example of the party stepping in to police its own extremists. But it’s actually the opposite.”
    January 17, 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
  • portrait of Professor Bruce Rutherford
    On the Oxford University Press Blog, Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Rutherford writes: Was [Egypt’s] January 2011 uprising an aberration, and has Egypt now returned to its historic norm of autocratic rule centered on the military? Or, was the uprising the first wave of a process of change that will resume and continue to shape Egypt and the region?
    October 29, 2018
  • Valerie Morkevicius teaches at the front of a seminar room
    Associate Professor of Political Science Valerie Morkevicius took to Twitter to share her perception of relations between the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom in response to prominent realist Stephen Walt’s latest article in Foreign Policy magazine. She agrees this isn’t Cold War 2.0, but suggests Russia, a declining power, is dangerous. See the full thread […]
    March 19, 2018
  • 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
  • Three candidates for the 22nd Congressional District seat standing at podiums at the debate in the Memorial Chapel at Colgate University
    National and state issues, ranging from gun control to refugee resettlement and the future of job creation in New York State, were front and center at a live debate for the 22nd Congressional District hosted by Time Warner Cable News in the Colgate University Memorial Chapel. If you missed the live hour-long broadcast, with co-moderators […]
    October 21, 2016
  • Colgate Memorial Chapel
    Colgate’s historic Memorial Chapel will be the site of a live televised debate for the hotly-contested 22nd Congressional District seat, October 20, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The hour-long debate with co-moderators Liz Benjamin and Nick Reisman of Capital Tonight will feature Independent Martin Babinec, Democrat Kim Myers, and Republican Claudia Tenney in a […]
    October 14, 2016
  • Members of the Media in the 21st Century panel.
    When asked to talk a bit about the thought process that goes on behind closed doors at some of the nation’s most elite media organizations, CBS 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager ’77 summed it all up in a single sentence: “We try to shed light in dark places.”
    October 6, 2016