Articles by: Ellie Donohue

“Years ago now”

Today you rain on me from every corner of the sky. Tomorrow you’ll crown me with amber and ochre, pour honey on my waiting tongue. I’ll pull my braid to pieces, slip off my shoes and we’ll settle into each other’s scars. Was it always like this? I honestly can’t remember a time before we knew so intimately the roadmaps […]

Dolores Huerta delivers S.H.O.U.T! week keynote

Dolores Huerta delivers S.H.O.U.T! week keynote

The Pugh Community Board’s annual S.H.O.U.T! week hosted a series of events over the course of the past week, including a well-attended keynote lecture from legendary activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta. S.H.O.U.T! Week, which stands for “Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together,” is intended to “foster multiculturalism and inclusion in a week of programming about activism,” according to an email […]

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Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Senior year is an unforgettable time for any Colby student, but it was especially memorable for Henry Beck ’09 (D-Waterville), who ran a successful political campaign and was sworn into the Maine House of Representatives while still on campus. Though many seniors do their best to arrange a stress-free spring semester, Beck took as many 8 a.m. classes as possible […]

College to take proposals for new food providers

College to take proposals for new food providers

On January 27, the Colby community received an Official Notice that the College will be re-evaluating its dining service management contract with Sodexo, which is set to expire this year. The email came jointly from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students James Terhune and Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Doug Terp, who wrote, “as […]

Bates Students Engage in Mayoral Election

Bates Students Engage in Mayoral Election

Lewiston’s mayoral race has been a dramatic affair, and it’s not over yet.  Last Tuesday, voters took to the polls to choose from a field of five candidates. As expected, Democratic newcomer Ben Chin and incumbent Republican Robert MacDonald came out on top, earning 44 percent  and 37 percent of the votes, respectively. Since neither candidate garnered the 50 percent […]

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LePage on the offense

Governor Paul LePage has been a controversial figure in Maine politics since he entered office in 2011, and the recent weeks have been no exception. In a series of letters and other communications, LePage has repeatedly called for the recusal of state senator Roger Katz, an Augusta Republican, from the bipartisan Government Oversight Committee (GOC), which is currently running an […]

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Permits no longer required for concealed carry in Maine

Last Thursday, a new gun law took effect in Maine that removed the permit requirement for concealed-carry. Under the former system, which had been in place for 90 years, concealed carry of a firearm was legal only with a police issued permit “which required a background check; fingerprints; six pages of questions about the applicant’s criminal history, domestic violence investigations, […]

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Lewiston mayor seeks to expose names of welfare recipients

The political happenings of the small Maine metropolis of Lewiston have made national headlines the past two weeks after Mayor Robert MacDonald suggested that the names of welfare recipients be made public knowledge. “The public has a right to know how its money is being spent,” MacDonald wrote in a September 24 column that appeared in Lewiston-Auburn’s weekly newspaper, the Twin City Times. He […]

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Staffing updates made to Student Life

In a September 3rd email to the student body, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Terhune outlined several staffing changes that were made over the summer. Dr. Tashia Bradley, Ph.D., was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Bradley came to Colby in 2011 and most recently served as Associate Dean of Students and […]

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Colby’s Write Stuff Contest inspires local students

This week, the Farnham Writers’ Center is hosting the annual “Write Stuff” competition for aspiring middle school writers.  Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Winslow Junior high have already entered hundreds of pieces for judging, ranging from humorous to heartfelt in nature. Managing the contest is Head Tutor in Charge of Communications and Outreach Brooke Fairbanks ’15, who coordinated with […]

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