Articles by: Peg Schreiner

Administrators react to surprising socioeconomic statistics

Following a January 18, 2017 article in the New York Times detailing the socioeconomic statistics of students at Colby and other elite colleges, many students on Mayflower Hill were shocked by the numbers. The statistics compiled by the Times ranked Colby fourth on a list of colleges that enrolled “more students from the top one percent than the bottom 60 […]

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Student, faculty desires reflected in downtown forums

Student, faculty desires reflected in downtown forums

Although nothing was presented for approval to the Board of Trustees at the February 2 and 3 meetings with regard to downtown, the College’s Vice President of Planning Brian Clark said the Board was pleased with the direction the College has been moving. “The Board has been in- credibly supportive of the work we have been doing on Main Street […]

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Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

As of January 30, marijuana is legal for recreational use in Maine. Like several other states that have recently legalized, Maine is now facing the challenges associated with regulating the popular drug. The law passed on the November 8, 2016 ballot by a small 3,995 votes, though marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug federally. According to the City of Waterville […]

Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

“I’m seeing a lot of blurry eyes. I’ve seen all day a lot of sad and anxious faces as well—that’s understandable,” said Dan Shea Director of Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and Professor of Government. The day following the Presidential election the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted an event headed by Shea to […]

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Greene shares thoughts on Spring Board meeting

Greene shares thoughts on Spring Board meeting

“I am consistently encouraged by the support of our trustees, as well as by the efforts I see across campus to ensure the very best intellectual experience for our students and faculty,” President David A. Greene wrote in an Official Notice email to the campus on April 18. That past week, Greene had met with the Board of Trustees for […]

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Greene shares thoughts on Spring Board meeting

“I am consistently encouraged by the support of our trustees, as well as by the efforts I see across campus to ensure the very best intellectual experience for our students and faculty,” President David A. Greene wrote in an Official Notice email to the campus on April 18. That past week, Greene had met with the Board of Trustees for […]

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Architectural rendering of the Spa, courtesy of Bon Appétit.

Colby selects Bon Appétit as new dining services provider

The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Apétit Management Company, was recently announced as the new dining services provider for Colby. The announcement ended a longstanding agreement with current dining service provider, Sodexo. Bon Appétit was selected by a special advisory group which included students, faculty, and administrators. Bon Appétit was founded in 1987 with the mission of […]

Campus Life pilots new event registration policy

Campus Life pilots new event registration policy

In response to long-held concerns about student safety and campus culture, the College has recently announced a new initiative to register student-sponsored parties. In an interview with the Echo, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life Erika Lamarre addressed how this new policy will manifest itself. According to the 2015-2016 Student Handbook provided by the Dean of Students […]

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A discussion of global health

Myaing Myaing Nyunt MD MPH PhD P’16 speaks to enthusiastic crowd at the College about work in global health.

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Dining services companies present to campus

Dining services companies present to campus

Following an announcement from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Terhune earlier this year stating that the College was “inviting proposals from dining services management companies,” three companies presented their proposals to the community this past week. Although six companies initially responded to the College’s Request for Proposal (RFP), the Bon Appétit Management Company, Sodexo USA, […]