Articles by: Grant Alenson

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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Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby recently received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. Founded in 1969, according to their website (mellon.org), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being […]

Career Center gears up for overhaul in 2016-17

Career Center gears up for overhaul in 2016-17

This weekend, the Board of Trustees concluded its spring meetings, which included important votes as well as discussions about future plans that will be key to the College’s success.

Greene addresses College at gathering, points out shortcomings of the community

Greene addresses College at gathering, points out shortcomings of the community

On Monday, March 14, 2016 the community gathered to discuss recent events, posts, and incidents on campus that have left some members of the community feeling vulnerable and unsupported. There was an event previously scheduled for the same date and time at which the Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity was supposed to host a forum with members of […]

McFadden named as associate provost

McFadden named as associate provost

An email recently sent to the student body on February 18 by Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori G. Kletzer, announced Margaret T. McFadden as the newAssociate Provost and Dean of Faculty for Curricular Planning, effective July 1 of this year. McFadden succeeds Paul Greenwood, who, after five years as Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty, will return to […]

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New role announced for Dean Terhune

New role announced for Dean Terhune

In an email sent to students on February 10 by President David A. Greene, it was announced that this spring Jim Terhune will conclude his tenth year as Colby’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the end of this academic year. In that role, Terhune has overseen  the staff, departments, and programs that comprise the Division […]

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Diversity on campus is an ever present topic

Diversity on campus is an ever present topic

In September of 2015, a new task force was created to construct a set of recommendations on diversity and inclusion to share with President Greene by the end of the academic year. Named the co-chairs of this task force are Associate Professor of Spanish Betty Sasaki and Vice President for College and Student Advancement Dan Lugo. Sasaki and Lugo will […]

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The student-run Colby Café to open in January

The student-run Colby Café to open in January

As was recently announced in a campus-wide email there will soon be a student-run café on Mayflower Hill, set to appear in the coming months. The Colby Café, created by the Colby Coffee Club, will be a student-run café located in the Mary Low Coffeehouse and will be operational from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday nights. […]

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