• Cartoon illustration of an ancient Athenian in a toga paint a piece of pottery
    Step back in time with Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics Robert Garland as he shares what it was like in a day in the life of an ancient Athenian. This new animated video was produced by Ted-Ed. Garland’s academic work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal […]
    March 16, 2018
  • Welcome! We’ve just enacted a rather odd ritual. You the class of 2021 stood in a circle and looked at us. We the Faculty walked around that circle and looked at you. You’re dressed in smart clothes. We’re dressed in fancy clothes. You have just experienced what social anthropologists call a rite (that’s r-i-t-e) of […]
    September 14, 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
  • One of Colgate’s best-known professors will reach more than 3,000 people from more than 100 countries in the university’s first public, open, online course, Greeks at War: Homer at Troy, beginning Monday. Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the classics will teach the university-quality course on the ColgateX platform.
    April 26, 2015