Articles by: Peg Schreiner

Maine students rally for climate change in Augusta

Students from across Maine participated in the Generation Climate Rising march on April 11. The event, which took place in Augusta, was a protest against Governor Paul LePage’s environmental policy, specifically in regards to fossil fuels. Maine Students for Climate Justice (MSCJ) organized the rally that spanned from downtown Augusta to the front of the Blaine house, where LePage lives. […]

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Ruth Jackson to take on Vice President role

President David A. Greene announced in an Official Notice on Tuesday that current Assistant Vice President for Communications Ruth Jackson will become the College’s Vice President for Communications, effective April 15. Jackson, a Maine native, began her career at the College in 2003, when she acted as Assistant Director of Communications for news and information, and has led the Communications […]

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International News Brief: Terror attack at Kenyan University

A terrorist attack at Garissa University College in eastern Kenya left 148 people dead and an estimated 79 people injured, officials said. The siege, which began at 5:30 a.m. on April 2, has since been claimed by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. This group was also responsible for a 2013 shooting that left 67 dead. According to the Los Angeles […]

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SGA announces Benching for Waterville charity event

The Student Government Association (SGA) recently revealed plans to introduce a novel charity event to the community, called “Benching for Waterville.” The event, which will take place on April 24 at 4p.m. in the field house, will host several teams of four competing in bench presses in four different weight classes. All profits from event sign-ups will be donated to […]

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SGA develops new plan for coffeehouse

The Student Government Association (SGA) recently announced plans to expand the functions of the Mary Low Coffeehouse. This effort, which has previously been advocated for by many students, is expected to revitalize the community and Colby-Waterville relations. While the cozy space in Mary Low once served as coffeehouse run by a student barista, in recent years it has functioned as […]

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Robert Redford announced as 2015 commencement speaker

Vice President and Secretary of the College C. Andrew McGadney announced in a press release on Tuesday, March 17 that actor and filmmaker Robert Redford will deliver the Class of 2015’s commencement address. The 194th Commencement ceremony is set to take place on Miller Lawn on Sunday, May 24. Redford, 78, is most notable for his film career. After leaving […]

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Bates students stage protest following faculty restructuring

On Feb. 25, the student Representative Assembly at Bates College passed a vote of no confidence towards their administration. The vote, directed specifically at President Clayton Spencer and Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh, comes after an increase in students’ frustration with a lack of transparency in the administration. This issue was brought to the […]

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Former President Bro Adams announces national initiative

Former College President and current Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) William “Bro” Adams recently announced a new national education initiative. The initiative is called ‘The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square’, and aims to deepen the nation’s understanding of the important role that the humanities play in our daily life. According to its website, […]

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Ken-A-Set shop says goodbye

The Ken-A-Set thrift shop, which opened for business in Waterville since the 1970s, permanently ceased operations on Feb. 22. The closing was announced after increasing competition between local thrift stores made the business unsustainable. In recent years, Ken-A-Set began operating in collaboration with Skills Inc. of St. Alban’s, which, according to its website, is a non-profit organization “that helps adults […]

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Wesleyan: DKE Fraternity files lawsuit, ten students hospitalized for Molly overdose

On Feb. 19, members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at Wesleyan University announced a lawsuit against their school. The lawsuit, according to a DKE press release, accuses the University’s administration of “discrimination, misrepresentation, and deceptive practices” in their attempts to coeducate the fraternity’s house. The claims made by the Gamma Phi Chapter came after the administration chose to […]

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