Articles by: Kiernan Somers

NESCACs debate finances

NESCACs debate finances

Across the NESCAC, campuses have been debating the benefits and drawbacks of divestment. Most recently, Middlebury’s campus has been abuzz following multiple op-eds in The Middlebury Campus centered on the issue of divestment. Closer to home, newly inaugurated President Clayton S. Rose announced that Bowdoin’s comprehensive tuition fee will be $61,354, surpassing $60,000 for the first time in the history […]

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Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to 911 calls of a shooting on Belgrade Road in Oakland, nearby the Hume Center, a popular student hangout spot. According to a centralmaine.com report, police were seen nearby the Belgrade Road and Church Street intersection with rifles. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene and sirens could be heard from campus. […]

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

The College has recently purchased its fourth building in Waterville.

Students advocate for divestment of endowment

Students advocate for divestment of endowment

The Colby Alliance for Renewable Energy (CARE) has recently hosted demonstrations and tabled in Pulver Pavilion advocating for the divestment of the Colby Endowment from fossil fuels. Colby is one of the few colleges that is currently 100% carbon neutral. Neutrality surrounds the issue of greenhouse-gas emissions. While Colby does not cause a net impact on greenhouse gas emissions on […]

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Expelled John Doe returns to Middlebury

Expelled John Doe returns to Middlebury

After a five-month investigation, a Middlebury College student was expelled following allegations of sexual assault against a non-college student. The plaintiff has accused the defendant, John Doe, of sexually assaulting her while studying abroad with the School for International Training (SIT). The incident occurred while the student was studying abroad in the fall of 2014. Doe was allowed to return […]

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Colby welcomes Jodi Koberinski

Colby welcomes Jodi Koberinski

In 1984, Jodi Koberinski joined the masses in the streets to protest nuclear arms. Since then, she has not stopped, dedicating her life to activism. “My original focus as a student was around the broad theme of anti-globalization, as I was in university when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was negotiated,” said Koberinski. “I became politicized by the […]

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Take Back the Night sparks campus awareness

The campus echoed with the chant “shatter the silence, end the violence” on Tuesday, May 5 as the college community came together in the largest Take Back the Night at Colby to date. Take Back the Night is an international event and part of a weeklong program by the Colby Feminist Alliance at the College designed to bring awareness to […]

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The College expands administration with three new hires

“This is Colby’s moment, this is Colby’s time,” asserted President David A. Greene in his inaugural address. His inauguration marked the first step in a long process to “move [Colby] to a preeminent position among the world’s liberal arts colleges,” he said at the time. Most recently, the College has demonstrated its commitment to advancing Colby’s national and international profile […]

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M. Lax earns two vital victories, qualifies for playoffs

Following tough losses to Middlebury and Amherst, the Colby men’s lacrosse team bounced back to defeat in-state rival Bowdoin and NESCAC powerhouse Williams in crucial divisional matchups. The victories secured a spot for Colby in the NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Mules currently sit tied for sixth in the conference standings with Williams, and with one game remaining in the season, […]

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