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Alfond  spearheads Maine student debt solution

Alfond spearheads Maine student debt solution

The efforts of Colby and the Alfond Foundation to revive Waterville extended their boundaries on Tuesday, with the foundation announcing it would pay off some or all of the college loans of anyone who moves to Maine or stays in Maine after graduation to work in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In a lunchtime ceremony downtown […]

Winter storm Orson shuts down classes monday

On February 13, Colby officially closed due to winter storm Orson. This was the fifth time the College has closed and cancelled classes. On Friday, February 10, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 sent an email to students reporting that the administration was tracking a significant winter storm system that might impact the campus late Sunday into Monday with […]

Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Colby joins top 20 in world for large donations

The Colby College Museum of Art has received a transformative gift from Peter and Paula Lunder, valued at over $100 million, that will add almost 1,150 pieces of art to the museum’s collection. The gift will also launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, a global research center dedicated to scholarly and creative exchange across disciplines. With this gift, Colby […]

Walkout against Trump

Walkout against Trump

Over 300 students gathered in Pulver Pavilion last Thursday to protest the election and to take a stand against hate, bigotry and injustice. Students marched from Pulver to Miller Library where they gathered in a show of solidarity and support for undocumented students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Following the election of the Donald Trump, a polarizing and […]

Progressive measures pass in Maine

Progressive measures pass in Maine

For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect.   Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]

An orange flier distributed on the Bates College campus on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Officials at the college have decried it as a clear case of voters suppression.

Voting scandal rocks Bates College

Cases of “voter suppression” aimed at Maine college students surfaced this past Sunday, according to The Portland Press Herald. Fliers circulating around Bates College provided false information regarding voter registration in the state, making the process seem more difficult and more expensive in Lewiston, where Maine governer Paul LePage grew up homeless.  The fliers claimed that anyone wishing to vote […]

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Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Waterville is in the midst of a renaissance. Millions of dollars are pouring into the ghost of a once thriving industrial community with the hopes of stimulating its ailing economy. “In two years, it’s going to be a different street,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Planning for the College. At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival last week […]

Alfond Foundation, Colby, partner to invest $20 million into Downtown Waterville

Alfond Foundation, Colby, partner to invest $20 million into Downtown Waterville

At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival, Gregory W. Powell, Chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and Colby President David A. Greene announced that the two organizations will be establishing a $20 million fund for the revitalization of Downtown Waterville. The Harold Alfond Foundation was established in 1950 and invests in projects in Maine. The Foundation has a long […]

Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

The College is starting to put together its planned vision of a revitalized downtown Waterville. Numerous buildings on Main Street, including the former Elks Building at 13-15 Appleton Street, have already been razed and will serve as parking for future Colby needs. Meanwhile, the northeast corner of The Concourse, will be the location of a new downtown student dormitory. The […]

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby recently received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. Founded in 1969, according to their website (mellon.org), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being […]