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Architectural rendering of the Spa, courtesy of Bon Appétit.

Administration announces new food provider

The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Appétit 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 […]

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 […]

The College reports record admissions statistics

The College reports record admissions statistics

The Class of 2020 will be the most diverse and academically qualified class in the College’s history. The College recently received 9,833 applications, the largest applicant pool ever for Colby. Only 17.5 percent of applicants for the Class of 2020 were admitted compared to applicants to the Class of 2017, where only 5,407 students applied and the acceptance rate was […]

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.

Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

“You will not know what it feels like until it happens to you…but I hope you can try,” said Mattie Wyndham ’19, as she recounted her experiences to members of the Colby community gathered to listen to the experiences detailed by ten different students. Sponsored by the Oak Student Committee—of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights—the […]

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, […]

The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

On March 18, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer notified the campus community in an email that the 2016-2017 academic year comprehensive fee will be set at $64,060. In the past five years, the comprehensive fee has grown by more than $10,000. Over the past 15 years, the comprehensive fee for the college has nearly doubled. Tuition and fees […]

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 […]

College to review five dining services proposals

College to review five dining services proposals

A few weeks ago, Keenan Boscoe ’18 was putting together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in Dana when he noticed a group of men in suits observing the dining hall, watching as students circulated between the salad bar, Simple Servings Station, and pasta station. One of the men introduced himself, explaining that he and his colleagues were representatives of […]

Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

On February 24, dozens of students, faculty members, and locals gathered in Page Auditorium to welcome Academy Award-winning actress, activist, and Bernie Sanders surrogate, Susan Sarandon. The visit came at the tail end of Sarandon’s statewide tour, where she spoke at several Maine colleges, including Bowdoin and University of Maine Orono. The tour came just two weeks before Maine’s caucus […]