A Note From the President

This past semester has been the best of my three and a half years at Colgate. For the first time in recent memory, every member of the junior and senior class lived in 88 Broad Street. This has created a dynamic in the house that is deeply cherished by all. There is a remarkably strong bond of friendship and brotherhood between the juniors and seniors.

In addition to this, we initiated 23 new members. I can honestly say that they are all great and well-rounded young men. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but all have an energy and charisma that you so rarely see. I speak for all the seniors when I say that we truly value the few short months left that we have to spend with them.

Looking forward to the spring semester, we are excited to welcome home the juniors who studied abroad in Spain and South Africa. George "Nick" Laub VII is the newly elected president. I have complete faith and confidence in his ability as a leader; he was an instrumental Rush chair and is known for his sage advice. Also, if you ever visit during a weekend of a tennis match, you will be sure to find George on the court being cheered on by more than 50 of his closest friends.

Finally, I think it is important to note that each pledge class has at least one member whose father was a Beta at Colgate. Bob Gold '80, Charlie Herzog '83, George Laub '85, and David Reynolds '85 can all be proud of their sons, second generation Betas. In closing, I want to give a huge thanks and shout-out to all the dads and father-figures who have raised such great men of principle. We would not be here without you.

Yours in _Kai_,
David Gold '15