Interactive Extras
  • President Jeffrey Herbst talks with University of California at Berkeley professor Michael Watts, an expert on the politics of oil in the Niger Delta.
  • The Colgate library has digitized the student newspapers from 1846 to 1997.
  • Live webcasts of public readings by acclaimed authors Michael Cunningham (Nov. 3), Sigrid Nunez (Nov. 10), Joseph O’Neill (Nov. 17), and Jennifer Egan
  • (Dec. 1).
  • Join the discussion about all things Colgate on the university’s Facebook page. Feel free to share your ’gate-related photos, too!


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Linda Maynard
Associate nurse manager, Health Services

How long have you been a host ‘mom’ for international students?
I have worked at Colgate full time for 15 1/2 years and have had at least one student every year. I probably have had about 40 kids over the years. I had 26 last year because there were not enough hosts, and I always take any student who does not have a host parent.

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