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Get acquainted with student life at Colgate as experienced by our student bloggers:

Sarah Chandler ‘16

Hometown: Westfield, N.J.
High school: Westfield High School
Majors: Undeclared (Planning on English and International Relations)

Colgate involvement:
Writer for the Colgate Maroon-News
Work at the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement
Consultant at Colgate's Writing and Speaking Center
Leader of the Creative Writing Initiative
Students for Students
Sarah Chandler
What are you most looking forward to as a sophomore?
This year I am excited to be a part of the Sophomore Residential Seminar, a new program at Colgate which emphasizes community learning. As a member of this program, I will be traveling to Jerusalem over winter break and living with my classmates in Drake Hall.

Jerod Gibson-Faber '16

Hometown: Canastota, N.Y.
High school
: Canastota High School
Major: Economics
: Psychology

Colgate involvement:
Student Manager of the Men's Varsity Soccer Team
Men's Club Soccer
Benton Scholar
Jerod Gibson-Faber
What is the best academic experience you have had at Colgate?
My favorite academic experience through Colgate thus far has been, without a doubt, the extended study trip I went on this past Spring. The trip was an extension of a class titled Global Perspectives on Emerging Issues. The course was taught by economics professor Nicole Simpson. During the course, we examined different financial crises that led up to the 2001 Argentine crisis. In Argentina, we spent 10 days in the city of Buenos Aires. During that stretch, we attended lectures at Di Tella university (right next to the River Plate stadium!) given by professors and others who had lived through the crisis. They also addressed inflation as it is today, and the peso versus the dollar. After our time in the city was up, we ventured north to Iguazu falls - likely the most beautiful place I have ever been (other than Colgate, of course).  After that, we traveled to the city of Salta, and finally even further north to Tilcara. Having the opportunity to partake in this trip fresh out of my first year at Colgate was amazing, and I could not be happier here!

Susannah Ivory ‘14

Hometown: Lower Merion, Penn.
High school: Friends’ Central School
Majors: Psychology, History

Colgate involvement:
Women’s Club Soccer, Captain (‘13-‘14)
Delta Delta Delta Sorority
Panhellenic Council, Tri Delta delegate
Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
London History off-campus study group, Spring 2013
Susannah Ivory
What is the best academic experience you have had at Colgate?
My time with the psychology department has stood out as one of my greatest academic experiences. Coming into college I did not know anything about psychology, but after one semester of introduction to psychology, I was hooked. The Research Methods class I took in the fall of my sophomore year solidified that interest and turned it into a passion. The class teaches students the basics of psychological research, including writing proposals, conducting research, and completing a final paper (comparable to those are published in academic journals). The class was extremely challenging, but with excellent teaching and collaboration with my peers, I made it through with a real understanding of what it means to do research.

Allie Silverman ‘14

Hometown: West Hartford, Conn.
High school: Conard High School
Major: Religion

Colgate involvement:
Writer for the Colgate Maroon-News
Research assistant in the Department of Religion
Sidekicks mentoring program
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
Allie Silverman
Why did you choose Colgate?
I chose Colgate for the people and the community that is so rich and vibrant here. The same students who are studying in the library for four hours on a Friday afternoon will be cheering the loudest in the student section at a hockey game that evening. The student body is made up of well-rounded students who genuinely want to get involved, be passionate, and make their mark on the Colgate community. This is what drew me to come to Colgate and what has continued to make me so enthusiastic about my life here.

Micky Silverman ‘14

Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High school: The Collegiate School
Major: Psychology
Minor: Writing and Rhetoric

Colgate involvement:
Orientation LINK staff
President, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
President, Konosioni Senior Honor Society
Greek Man of the Year (2013)
Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
Micky Silverman
What is your favorite non-academic experience?
I would say that my experience on Colgate’s LINK staff has been my favorite non-academic experience thus far. The LINK staff serves as first-year mentors throughout students' entire first year at Colgate. We work with our group of first-year students (around 18) and their academic adviser to ensure a smooth transition from high school to college. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with my fellow staff members and first-years to make Colgate a more enjoyable place for all.

Katie Williams ‘15

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.
High school: National Cathedral School
Majors: Geography and History

Colgate involvement:
Swinging Gates female a capella group
Member of Colgate's Campus Master Planning Committee
Work in Case-Geyer Library
Studying in Samoa fall 2013
Katie Williams
What is the best academic experience you have had at Colgate?
Academically, my favorite experience has been my involvement with the Geography department. Introduced initially through my CORE: Communities and Identities course, my class was taught by a Geography professor and thus looked at Peru through a geographic lens.  Now my adviser, that very same professor has encouraged me to explore the department from every angle and helped me figure out my semester in Samoa!  

Shane Wilson ‘14

Hometown: Flemington, N.J.
High school: North Hunterdon High School
Major: History

Colgate involvement:
Varsity Football
Delta Upsilon Fraternity
Uplifting Athletes
Was there a defining aspect of Colgate that helped you decide to enroll?
Football recruitment introduced me to Colgate, but the alumni network convinced me that this was the place for me. When I was still deciding which school would best provide a balance of academics and athletics, I was invited to a Colgate meet-and-greet in Princeton, N.J. There I met an alumnus, Class of 1950, who was so excited about all aspects of the Colgate experience I figured there must be something here for me. Since joining the Colgate community, I have been mentored by more alumni than I can count. The Colgate community only issues life-long memberships, and the commitment to this community from all alumni is truly astounding.