Articles by: Bia Malaspina

CCAK receives donation to fund new mentor training and education

CCAK receives donation to fund new mentor training and education

Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK), a volunteer initiative that connects Colby students with elementary students in the greater Waterville area, recently received a donation from the Borman family to enhance mentor training and education. CCAK is by far the most popular volunteering experience amongst Colby students. This year alone, the program has 272 returning mentors and 108 new mentors.  In […]

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Colby Student Government Association votes to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in response to Isgro

Colby Student Government Association votes to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in response to Isgro

In response to the Mayoral Proclamation put forth by Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted unanimously to pass a statement in support of Indigenous People’s Day. The mayor’s statement declared Oct. 14 as Columbus Day, directly opposing legislation signed by Governor Janet Mills, which officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in Maine. Isgro’s proclamation […]

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Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

On Oct. 26, many students heading to the Alfond Commons were shocked to find an injured deer running toward the side of the building. Students on the shuttle and around Main Street witnessed the bleeding deer repeatedly run into the outer walls of the apartments. Mira DiSilvestro `21, a resident of the downtown apartments and witness of the incident described […]

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Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

In the fall of 2017, President David Greene established a Presidential Task Force on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry to review and revise the College’s current policies regarding freedom of expression. The formation of the task force was largely motivated by various incidents concerning freedom of speech at colleges around the country. The task force met each week over the […]

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Cross Country members work together to keep coach

Cross Country members work together to keep coach

In late July, members of the college’s cross-country team received an email from the administration that Jared Beers `01 would no longer be serving as their coach for the winter and spring track seasons. Instead, Beers would hold an administrative position in which he would not interact with or train students. Almost immediately, over 20 students replied to this email […]

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Each year, the College awards the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award to a journalist for making courageous contributions to journalism. This year, however, the College decided to give the award to journalists around the world who were killed in 2018. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs held several events last week in conjunction with the award ceremony, including the screening of […]

College improves areas outside Roberts, Mary Low

College improves areas outside Roberts, Mary Low

Students returning to the College this year might have been surprised to find several new construction projects on campus. The asphalt road outside of the Mary Low Coffeehouse has been replaced with a brand-new brick pavement. Some small tables for students to relax and study have been added as well. Construction is still in progress outside of Roberts. Although these […]

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College works towards increasing campus diversity

College works towards increasing campus diversity

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Colby President David Greene addressed the College’s faculty members and reported some changes implemented by the College to increase diversity and inclusion on campus. Greene reported that the number of students and faculty who identify as people of color has increased significantly since 2014, as well as the percentage of female faculty. […]

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Investigative report released on underground fraternities

Investigative report released on underground fraternities

On Aug. 15, 2019 Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae `94 sent an official notice to campus regarding underground fraternities and secret societies. The email explained the proceedings of an independent investigation put forth by the College in the spring of 2019 in order to examine underground fraternity activity at Colby.  The probe began as a result of several allegations […]

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