Archive for March, 2016

The Fall of the Cool President

The Fall of the Cool President

In the past few elections, voters elected presidents who projected coolness (Clinton and Obama) or swagger, which George W. Bush had in spades. We saw them play the saxophone at Arsenio Hall, shoot hoops with Michael Jordan, and throw out the first pitch—a strike—in front of sold out Yankee Stadium crowd a month after 9/11. Of the six presidents before […]

Crew completes Ergathon for preservation group

Crew completes Ergathon for preservation group

The Colby College crew team rowed for 48 hours in the Joseph Family Spa to help fundraise for the environmental preservation group, Friends of Messalonskee.

by Grace Bucking· · 0 comments · Sports

Men’s Lacrosse earns first win of the season over UNE

Colby Men’s Lacrosse earned their first win of the season over the University of New England by a score of 17-9. The win is the first in a hopeful season marked by recovery for a team that lost it’s head coach earlier this year.

by Andrew D'Anieri· · 0 comments · Sports

Men’s Tennis begins season

Men’s Tennis played their first tournament of the season against MIT. The young team put forth a valiant effort.

by Jacob Adner· · 0 comments · Sports
Two All-Americans for Skiing

Two All-Americans for Skiing

Four athletes traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado last weekend to compete in the NCAA championships and two skiers earned All-American honors.

W. Lax takes loss at Trinity

The Colby College women’s lacrosse team took a brutal loss against Trinity, who was ranked second in the nation at the time.

by Henry Dodge· · 0 comments · Sports
Success at Indoor Track Nationals

Success at Indoor Track Nationals

Four Colby Mules (three women, one man) travelled to Grinnell, Iowa to compete in the Division III Indoor Track National Championships.

by James Burlage· · 0 comments · Sports
NESCACs focus on inclusion policies, face setbacks

NESCACs focus on inclusion policies, face setbacks

This week, the NESCAC delivered many examples of colleges working through barriers to create more inclusive communities. At Wesleyan University, according to a report in the Argus, the University’s Equity Task Force held a student forum to “solicit student feedback about the findings and recommendations put forth in its interim report.” Both faculty and students run the task force, which […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News
Globe Cartoonist Visits

Globe Cartoonist Visits

On March 8, Colby parent Dan Wasserman P’16, the editorial cartoonist for the Boston Globe, came to campus to discuss his cartoons from current and past election cycles, the role that satire and cartoons play in a democracy, and conflicts with his editors, readers and publishers. His visit was sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for public affairs and civic engagement.  […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News

$250,000 coming to Waterville to combat drug use

On Friday, March 11, the Obama Administration revealed a new initiative that will provide $94 million to 271 substance abuse treatment programs at community health centers in 45 states, four of which are in Maine. The initiative is receiving its funding from grants under the Affordable Care Act. The  announcement came the day after the Senate approved the Comprehensive Addiction […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Local