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Volume XLVII Number 1 The Scene is published by Colgate University four times a year — in autumn, winter, spring, and summer. The Scene is circulated without charge to alumni, parents, friends, and students.

Natalya Balnova (“Applying themselves” illustration, pg. 30) is a New York–based illustrator, designer, and printmaker. Her clients include the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Village Voice. She has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Art Directors Club, among others.

Clare Owen (“Journey to me” illustration, pg. 12) is an illustrator from Bristol, U.K., with clients including Penguin Random House, Oprah, and EOS lip balm. When she’s not making art, she loves exploring Bristol by bike, binge-watching TV shows, and eating good food.

Renée Olson (“Great ’Gate Gifts,” pg. 24) is a word person for print and digital work and owner of Squint, an award-winning consulting firm. Determined to stay in school as long as possible, she has one too many bachelor’s degrees and a master’s from Indiana University and University of Illinois. She also loves to shop.

What’s online Convocation See photos of new Raiders from the Class of 2021 Founder’s Day Convocation in Memorial Chapel.

Colgate news Keep up with everything happening on campus over at our news blog.

Pure nostalgia Reminisce about your days at school with our Colgate in 13 Seconds video: Quad edition.

Here comes the sun You don’t have to wear special glasses for this one. Watch students view the solar eclipse on campus.

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scene: Autumn 2017

Vice President of Communications Laura Jack Managing Editor Aleta Mayne Communications Director Mark Walden Assistant Editor Rebecca Docter Creative Director Tim Horn Senior Designer and Visual Brand Manager Karen Luciani Senior Designer Katherine Laube Junior Designer Katriel Pritts University Photographer Mark DiOrio Production Assistant Kathy Owen

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Autumn Scene 2017  
Autumn Scene 2017  

The Scene is published by Colgate University four times a year — in autumn, winter, spring, and summer.