Articles by: Anh Uong

History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

On Feb. 27, Colby celebrated turning 204 years old. Colby College is the 12th oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation and was chartered in 1813 in order to provide a local source for educating Baptist ministers. In early colonial towns, families and communities were centered around religion. Churches wished to train their own ministers without having to depend […]

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Colby moves up in numerous national rankings

Colby moves up in numerous national rankings

The value of the Colby College education is greater now than ever. The Class of 2020 was one of the most competitive and diverse applicant pools in the history of the college. For the past two years, high school and transfer applicant interest in the College has greatly increased. This past year, 9,833 students applied for a spot in the […]

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What does it mean to be living in the anthropocene?

Humans are destroying the Earth. This is a popular view of the effects of humans on the land, animals, and overall chemical makeup of the planet. On September 15, I attended a lecture on Human/Nature in the Anthropocene, where Professor Jim Fleming discussed differing definitions of and responses to the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is a term developed by Eugene Stoerner […]

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What I wish I had known before I arrived at Colby

Everything is going to be okay. Just breathe. Coming into college is definitely a scary experience. You are leaving your family, friends, and everything familiar and entering a world full of strangers and responsibilities. Frightening, I know. I’ve been there. But just take everything one step at a time. You will find friends. You will do well in your classes. […]

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