Articles by: Grant Alenson

New off campus housing policy

New off campus housing policy

In an email sent to students and faculty on Sunday, the College announced that all student housing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all student housing, , would be owned and controlled by the College. The notice, sent by Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, the Dean of the College, said that students “shared the need to strengthen the residential experience of students […]

Alec MacGillis accepts Colby’s prestigious Lovejoy Award

Elijah Lovejoy, the namesake and inspiration behind the Colby Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, was described by President John Quincy Adams as America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. This year’s honoree, Alec MacGillis, a Pultizer Prize winner who currently writes about social issues and domestic policy at ProPublica, embodies the award criteria of integrity, character, intelligence, […]

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NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

If you look up Chelsea Cutler online, half of the articles talk about her achievements at Amherst College both on the soccer field and in the classroom, and the other half talk about her exploding music career. With over 14 thousand followers on Soundcloud and almost two million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s hard to believe Chelsea Cutler has time […]

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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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