Articles by: Grant Alenson

Green Spot owners discuss evolution of cherished business

Green Spot owners discuss evolution of cherished business

For Tanya and Brenda Athanus what started out as a plan to spend one more college summer on the Belgrade Lakes transformed into a business that has now been around for 41 years. The Athanus sisters co-own The Green Spot, located at 818 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland. The yellow and green building with a lobster on the side is […]

Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s 141st commencement address next month. At the commencement ceremony, Biden will also be awarded with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the College. Biden attended the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science and later received his law degree from […]

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Doghead: a Colby tradition without an origin

Doghead: a Colby tradition without an origin

Prior to the early 2000s Doghead had the possibility of being a weekly occurrence. In the September 20, 1990 issue of The Colby Echo, Doghead was a plural event, described simply as an “early-morning party most notably crafted for the hard-core partier and is named to reference to biting the head of the dog that bit you the night before.” […]

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Alfond  spearheads Maine student debt solution

Alfond spearheads Maine student debt solution

The efforts of Colby and the Alfond Foundation to revive Waterville extended their boundaries on Tuesday, with the foundation announcing it would pay off some or all of the college loans of anyone who moves to Maine or stays in Maine after graduation to work in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In a lunchtime ceremony downtown […]

Board of Trustees Winter meeting

On Tuesday, February 14, President of the College David A. Greene sent an email to students and faculty outlining the findings of the winter Board of Trustees Meeting which took place in Boston. Greene highlighted the recently announced $100M gift by Peter and Paula Lunder that will go towards further strengthening the Colby College Museum of Art as well as […]

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Winter storm Orson shuts down classes Monday

Winter storm Orson shuts down classes Monday

On February 13, Colby officially closed due to winter storm Orson. This was the fifth time the College has closed and cancelled classes. On Friday, February 10, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 sent an email to students reporting that the administration was tracking a significant winter storm system that might impact the campus late Sunday into Monday with […]

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Board of Trustee’s winter meeting

On Tuesday, February 14, President of the College David A. Greene sent an email to students and faculty outlining the findings of the winter Board of Trustees Meeting which took place in Boston. Greene highlighted the recently announced $100M gift by Peter and Paula Lunder that will go towards further strengthening the Colby College Museum of Art as well as […]

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Winter storm Orson shuts down classes monday

On February 13, Colby officially closed due to winter storm Orson. This was the fifth time the College has closed and cancelled classes. On Friday, February 10, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 sent an email to students reporting that the administration was tracking a significant winter storm system that might impact the campus late Sunday into Monday with […]

New buildings, new attitude

“I think, in general, Colby has not done a great job of telling its own story and being out in the world much more broadly,” President Greene commented to start off his presentation at the State of the College address on Wednesday, November 2. Greene went on to say that he knew Colby was a terrific place after spending time […]

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Lovejoy award presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Lovejoy award presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Alissa Rubin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Paris Bureau Chief for the New York Times, was celebrated at the 64th annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism on Monday, Oct. 24. She addressed a packed Lorimer Chapel after receiving an honorary degree from President David A. Greene. The award was established in 1952 to honor Colby alumnus Elijah Parish Lovejoy (valedictorian, […]

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