Articles by: Dominic Giardini

Mike D. Wisecup takes over as Athletic Director

Mike D. Wisecup takes over as Athletic Director

On Oct. 16, President Greene announced former Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Jake Okkloka’s departure to Johns Hopkins University. President Greene appointed former Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Mike D. Wisecup to replace Okkloka. Wisecup has no prior experience as an Athletic Director but is no stranger to leadership roles, having served as a Navy SEAL for twenty years. He […]

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Ongoing investigation into Cancun Bar Night incident

Ongoing investigation into Cancun Bar Night incident

On Oct. 31, an alleged  incident of sexual harassment and assault took place at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, involving Maggie Hamre `20, the bar’s manager, and a security guard, during Colby’s long-standing Thursday Bar Night tradition. The next day, Hamre posted the following on the Colby College Class of 2020 Facebook group: “Hello everyone I highly recommend you do not give […]

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Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents were contacted a few weeks ago by their CA, Nicole Petherbridge `20, who provided sign-ups for mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) sessions to be held in the building’s common room. These seniors, who had taken SVP sessions during their first and second years, as all Colby students do, had originally been under the impression that the meetings […]

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LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

Paul LePage, two-term Maine governor and former Waterville mayor, spoke in the College’s Ostrove Auditorium on Oct. 23 at the invitation of Colby Republicans. An outspoken social conservative, LePage was met with resistance from many of the College’s faculty and students, who pointed towards some of his past public comments as evidence that his “hateful” rhetoric should not be welcomed […]

Spa redesign committee to be formed in coming weeks

Spa redesign committee to be formed in coming weeks

Talks have been in place between the Student Government Association (SGA) and Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae `94 over potential updates to Cotter Union, colloquially known as the Spa. These conversations are part of Burell-McRae’s initiative to form multiple, specialized SGA committees in an effort to improve lacking areas of campus; this is a very similar situation to the […]

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College makes changes to BIPR system and Civil Discourse page

College makes changes to BIPR system and Civil Discourse page

Over the course of the past few months, changes were made to two Colby web pages, Civil Discourse and the Bias Incident Prevention Response (BIPR), that are often the topic of impassioned discussion amongst students. In late June, Dean Karlene Burrell-McRae `94 sent an email to the student body addressing changes spearheaded by the BIPR team to “ensure that we […]

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1,500 visitors for Homecoming Weekend — who’s missing out?

1,500 visitors for Homecoming Weekend — who’s missing out?

From Oct. 4 to 6, Family Homecoming weekend will once again take place at the College. Throughout the three days, 1,500 parents, friends, and alumni will make the trip to Mayflower Hill to spend time with their loved ones, watch them compete in sporting events, and enjoy a closer glimpse into what their daily lives at the College look like. […]

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College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

On Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., the 67th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award, honoring those who have contributed to the country’s achievement in journalism, will be distributed in Lorimer Chapel, just as it has each year since 1952. The award reflects the heroic actions of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, who  graduated from Colby in 1826 America’s first martyr for freedom […]

SPB announces Fall Concert performers

SPB announces Fall Concert performers

On Sept. 8, students received a highly anticipated email from the College’s Student Programming Board (SPB): the announcement for the Fall Concert. The artists’ reveal came considerably earlier than in the past few years, this time boasting the popular co-headliners MadeinTYO and Sage the Gemini, with Caleborate as the opening act. This announcement preserves the strong momentum for SPB, which […]

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