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Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

The first annual Rock & Roe: A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert took place this past Sat., Nov. 16 in Foss. The concert, a joint effort between Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) and the Colby Music Incubator (CMI), brought student musicians to the stage to raise money for Planned Parenthood New England in light of Maine’s restricted access to abortion services.  […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News, Side Feature
Student Government Association works to stop overspending

Student Government Association works to stop overspending

After years of overspending, Campus Life is working with the Student Government Association (SGA) to help it reduce expenditures and remain within its approved budget for the 2019-2020 academic year. SGA’s budget is used to support on-campus events, such as class dinners and the State of the College, and to fund clubs across campus. SGA has overspent in each of […]

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

Colby students received an email last week from Campus Life informing them that their rooms would undergo health and safety checks. Starting the week of Nov. 4 and lasting until Nov. 15, students can expect a pair of Colby employees to come into their rooms to conduct a wellness examination.  In the spring of 2019, the Dean of Students, Campus […]

by Fiona Huo· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News, Side Feature
LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

Paul LePage, two-term Maine governor and former Waterville mayor, spoke in the College’s Ostrove Auditorium on Oct. 23 at the invitation of Colby Republicans. An outspoken social conservative, LePage was met with resistance from many of the College’s faculty and students, who pointed towards some of his past public comments as evidence that his “hateful” rhetoric should not be welcomed […]

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

Over the past several years, the College has worked to increase its investments in Waterville and the greater Maine community. These investments have ranged from the expensive construction of the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons to the implementation of a downtown civic engagement requirement. The College released a report on Oct. 15 detailing this growth and its economic […]

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Each year, the College awards the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award to a journalist for making courageous contributions to journalism. This year, however, the College decided to give the award to journalists around the world who were killed in 2018. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs held several events last week in conjunction with the award ceremony, including the screening of […]

New orientation program garners mixed reviews

New orientation program garners mixed reviews

On Aug. 28, first years arrived on campus to begin their Colby experience. Not only were they new to the College campus, the students took part in a fresh iteration of the orientation experience. This new spin on orientation featured returning students as Orientation Leaders (OLs), who were in charge of guiding the first years to orientation events through debriefings […]

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby College was ranked as the number 11 (tied with Haverford College and Smith College) national liberal arts college in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges Ranking,” released on Sept. 8. The College was ranked number 18 on last year’s list, tied with Harvey Mudd College, the U.S. Military Academy, and Wesleyan College. Some students were excited […]

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

On Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., the 67th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award, honoring those who have contributed to the country’s achievement in journalism, will be distributed in Lorimer Chapel, just as it has each year since 1952. The award reflects the heroic actions of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, who  graduated from Colby in 1826 America’s first martyr for freedom […]

Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

After nearly three years of research and brainstorming, the Task Force on Review of All-College Distribution Requirements (DRTF) is nearing the end of its project and will likely bring a proposal for a revision of the College’s general education requirements to be voted on by the faculty by the end of the current academic year. The DRTF, which is composed […]

by Zachary Bergman· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News