A Better Colgate is proud to join Colgate’s administration, Trustees and Alumni Council members in welcoming Dr. Brian Casey as Colgate’s 17th President. By all measures that we have observed he is everything outlined by the search committee. Continue reading Welcome to Dr. Casey
From the Trustees’ 2014-2019 Strategic Plan “Over the next several years and beyond, we will redesign existing spaces and build additional residence halls in order to create multiyear residential learning communities (RLC) that are faculty and staff-led. “When the Continue reading Residential Learning Communities – mandatory faculty and staff-led student housing
Two professors explain why they’ve quit the Student Conduct Board and Colgate’s version of due process and civil rights for students. By Michael Johston, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science 9/18/2014 “[Colgate] University recognizes the need to protect the Continue reading Watch Yourself at All Times
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Women comprise 55% of Colgate’s student body, yet there are six fraternities and only three sororities. These few sororities are oversubscribed with nearly 200 members per chapter, which limits opportunities for leadership and building life-long friendships. As a group, sorority Continue reading Do you support another sorority at Colgate? 87% say YES!
Published in Winter 2015 Scene On campus protests I was disappointed, nay, appalled, at a couple of items reported in the autumn 2014 Scene. The first is a picture on pg. 6 of students holding up the sign “Hands Up, Continue reading Comments on Student Diversity Sit-in
Colgate alumni – does this sound familiar? Colgate alumni are not alone in understanding the need to reform governance in higher education. Alumni at Trinity College, out of a combination of affection for the College and distress over failed leadership Continue reading A familiar theme of alumni frustration at Trinity College
Excerpted from WSJ By Caroline Porter Nov. 21, 2014 12:12 p.m. ET Already saddled with debt, students in a variety of majors, but especially within liberal-arts subjects, political science and arts programs, are finding that a bachelor’s degree often provides Continue reading Many Graduates Find It Pays to Enhance Their Résumés With Certificates and Coding Boot Camps
The lawsuit accuses Colgate administrators of multiple civil rights violations as well as false imprisonment, breach of contract, and failure to substantially observe the school’s established procedures. The court is currently weighing Colgate’s motion to dismiss the suit. By Peter Continue reading Lawsuit Casts Harsh Light on Due Process at Colgate
Colgate makes its decisions in great secrecy. The Scene, while interesting and somewhat informative, is largely a propaganda machine. The real work and decisions are largely not reported upon until the die has been cast. Thus, we alumni never really Continue reading An alumnus explains why he supports A Better Colgate