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Multicultural Open House

By Heather Graber Stinson on October 26, 2011

This past weekend we welcomed 54 multicultural students and their families to campus for our annual multicultural open house. Students enjoyed a night on campus with a Colgate host, class visits, and events in the ALANA Cultural Center and the Harlem Renaissance Center. Click here for more information about diversity at Colgate.


  • Frank said:

    As a college, tnoehclogy has already been integrated at many, many levels into curriculum as well as the Central experience. Students join a Facebook page for incoming students before attending to discuss majors, housing options, nervousness and excitement. Once at Central, we regularly use Blackboard, Outlook, and EBSCO host database. Our classrooms are filled with document cameras, projectors, and even classroom capture at some locations Students take seminar courses that encourage them to engage with and use tnoehclogy to its full potential.Despite all this, we are still by no means fully technologically integrated. What I feel is holding us back as a college is, first and foremost, our wireless network. While wireless speeds are relatively high in classroom settings, wireless runs much slower within residential areas. This means students using the internet for homework, educational purposes, and social networking are often limited in their pursuits. Considering the size of campus and our tuition, a fast wireless network should be a given; Central should strive to be two steps ahead of its students’ technological needs.Secondly, students should be encouraged to develop portfolios of their work and experiences in an online setting. This could be a blog, professional website, or forum. In applying for jobs and making the most of one’s college career, a portfolio is key. With the volume of writing students produce at Central, there should be an arena in which it can be shared. Photographs, video and discussion could all be incorporated, creating a dynamic online college community.Finally, we have to continue to invest in tnoehclogy. Updating of computer labs, testing of new types of social media in campus communications, creating of online communities and much, much more can ensure that students can truly go farther at Central.

  • Hung Thai said:

    cool!!!, Im happier to hear that there were also Vietnamese students, weren’t there? 🙂

    • Heather Graber Stinson said:

      Hi Hung- All of the students at the open house were from the United States, but they represented a variety of cultural backgrounds. A great time was had by all!

      • Hung Thai said:

        oh, happy to hear that, I cant wait to apply to Colgate. I am from a very small town-Hoi An ancient town in Viet Nam and I really wonder whether my SAT score(maybe not as well as other students in big cities) affects my acceptance to Colgate. Thanks!.

        • Katryna Swartwout Ryan said:

          Hi Hung- SAT is just one factor we will look at in your application. Academic coursework and grades are also very important. As you likely know, there is no application fee for overseas applicants. Good luck with your application this year!

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