Archive for February, 2015

TFA applications plummet for 2015

You may have seen posters advertising for yet another deadline to join Teach for America (TFA), but while the organization keeps recruiting, other students are being turned away. Even students who have been accepted to the two-year teaching position have recently faced blockades, with two Colby students unable to interview in Maine after those offices closed recently. Having to commute […]

by Elise Ozarowski· · 0 comments · News

Wesleyan: DKE Fraternity files lawsuit, ten students hospitalized for Molly overdose

On Feb. 19, members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at Wesleyan University announced a lawsuit against their school. The lawsuit, according to a DKE press release, accuses the University’s administration of “discrimination, misrepresentation, and deceptive practices” in their attempts to coeducate the fraternity’s house. The claims made by the Gamma Phi Chapter came after the administration chose to […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News

Greene announces plans for a committee to define free speech, protest

At a faculty meeting on Feb. 11, President David A. Greene announced the formation of a committee to examine student protest on campus. The committee will include students, faculty and administrators who will convene to discuss the College’s stance on issues of free speech and dissent. According to Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer, the formation of the committee […]

by Christina Dong· · 0 comments · News

English professors share original works

Students, whether creative writers or not, filed into the Robinson Room and filled the small section of Special Collections that houses the Visiting Writers Series throughout the school year. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Robinson Room hosted the Edwin Kenney Memorial Reading, honoring the past English professor who died at the age of 50 from cancer. Kenney attended Hamilton College […]

by Elise Ozarowski· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

P&W’s Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet

Goodnight Desdemona, Good morning Juliet had some standout performers who were a pleasure to watch, but overall it could have used some editing. Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet follows the story of a young English professor Constance Leadbottom (Olivia Gould ’16), who is in the process of decoding the Gustav Manuscript, a cryptic text that potentially holds information proving that […]

by Wilder Davies· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Investigating gender and aesthetics in French Society

Ever so often, I’m reminded of just how many lectures, events, performances, etc. that are put on at our school and how many of them I miss. Usually I tell myself some self-pitying excuse about all the homework I have or how tired I’ve been lately—weak excuses to try to make myself feel better for not taking advantage of all […]

by Terry O'Connor· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Musings of a young fangirl, an Oscars live blog

Please read this while listening to the song “Roar” by Katy Perry. 7:04 p.m. Ahh, the Red Carpet segment. Where ABC officials poke into the vibrant, intelligent minds of male filmmakers and actors, question them about their art forms and their visions for the future, then turn to their female co-stars and ask about who made their gowns. This year […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Men’s Basketball falls to top-seeded Trinity in finale

The Colby men’s basketball team gave it everything they had last Saturday, coming agonizingly close to upsetting the top-seeded Trinity Bantams in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs on Saturday. The visiting Mules led for long stretches of the game and were unlucky to fall 66-63 in a back-and-forth contest. Colby ends the season at 13-12, while Trinity will […]

by Andrew D'Anieri· · 0 comments · Sports

W. Basketball stopped by record-breaking Amherst

As the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, the Colby women’s basketball 2014-15 season came to a close. Despite showing impressive form, skill, and repeated determination throughout the year, the Mules simply could not overcome one final challenge, and lost to Amherst in the NESCAC tournament, 62-40. Despite putting up an impressive 16-8 record going into the game, holding the sixth […]

by Will Levesque· · 0 comments · Sports

M. Hockey misses NESAC playoffs

Colby Men’s Hockey entered this past weekend hopeful for a pair of wins and a NESCAC playoff berth.  Unfortunately, the team’s regular season Alfond Rink finale did not end favorably as they dropped games against both Tufts University and Connecticut College. On Friday, Feb. 20, the Mules hosted the Jumbos of Tufts University in what was a must-win in order […]

by Russ Ollis· · 0 comments · Sports