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 […]
Archive for March, 2016
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.
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.
Men’s Tennis played their first tournament of the season against MIT. The young team put forth a valiant effort.
Four athletes traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado last weekend to compete in the NCAA championships and two skiers earned All-American honors.
The Colby College women’s lacrosse team took a brutal loss against Trinity, who was ranked second in the nation at the time.
Four Colby Mules (three women, one man) travelled to Grinnell, Iowa to compete in the Division III Indoor Track National Championships.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]