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New WGSS professor encourages  students to tackle social injustices

New WGSS professor encourages students to tackle social injustices

Leaving a university of 50,000 students to teach at a liberal arts college of 1800 was an exciting opportunity for Faculty Fellow in American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Myrl Beam. Coming to teach at a liberal arts school was like returning home for Beam, who is a first-year professor at the College. Beam studied at Oberlin […]

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From the liberal arts to a blossoming career in news

From the liberal arts to a blossoming career in news

Hudson, Maine — It’s a brisk afternoon on Monday in late September, and Caitlin Burchill ’12 has just met her first two-headed snapping turtle. An encounter with an exotic baby animal is just one aspect of the job. Burchill has also explored Lobster Palooza in Rockland and even watched the investigation unfold of the devastating murder of Lynn Arsenault in […]

by Christy Adler· · 0 comments · Features
Students help fundraise to support CCAK mentee

Students help fundraise to support CCAK mentee

The Colby College Football team has a long tradition of giving back to the Waterville community. For the past three years, players from the team have organized a Powder Puff game, the proceeds of which go towards cancer research at Maine General Hospital at Thayer Campus. In addition, football players have participated in the annual Polar Plunge, which raises money […]

by Elisa Rascia· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized
Colby Napping Club brings together sleep-deprived Mules

Colby Napping Club brings together sleep-deprived Mules

Thomas Gregston ’16 is an avid napper, who during the past school year took a nap almost every day. After speaking with several other students who also share a passion for napping, Gregston brought the idea of a napping club to the Student Government Association (SGA) and thus, Colby Napping Club (CNC) was born. “The Colby Napping Club was an […]

by Maddy Placik· · 0 comments · Features
New suites and singles in Roberts to be completed by 2015

New suites and singles in Roberts to be completed by 2015

The Colby community has been undergoing many changes, from the inauguration of President David A. Greene to the installation of the Davis Science Center, but the one great change that has yet to be finished is the renovation of Roberts Hall. Set to open for students in the fall of 2015, what used to be classrooms and offices will become […]

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Horton ’17 starts Mule Mob Rentals

No student at the College enjoys going back to their dorm after a long day’s work, exhausted and desperate for sleep, only to be unable to sleep soundly and comfortably on their small and firm bed. Malik Horton ’17 started Mule Mob rentals in the spring of 2013 as a means of helping students to easily and affordably change their […]

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Student attempts to tackle $100,000 annual cost of residence hall vandalism

Residence hall vandalism (RHV) has been a highly-debated issue on campus for many years. Whether it is a shattered front door or an exit sign on the floor of the apartments, students understand the harmful effects of RHV and recognize the difficulty it poses for Physical Plant Department (PPD) and the custodians who work to keep our living spaces clean […]

by Grace C. Baldwin· · 1 comment · Features

Klitirinos and Lyons named class of 2018 Presidents

September is an exciting time on Mayflower Hill, especially for the class of 2018 as they begin their four-year undergraduate journey. While many are finding their footing and getting lost on their way to class, two first-year students have already settled in: class of 2018 Presidents Lexie Lyons ’18 and Phil Klitirinos ’18. Like many friendships on the Hill, Lyons […]

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Alumnus returns to teach in the Music Department

Alumnus returns to teach in the Music Department

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Kate Heidemann ’04, an alumna of the College, has returned to the Hill as the newest addition to the Music Department. This fall she is teaching “Music Theory III” and “Deconstructing Popular Music”, a class that she proposed. Her story is one that accentuates the values not only of academia, but the importance of music […]

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Mules hit the rapids: summer as a Maine rafting guide

Mules hit the rapids: summer as a Maine rafting guide

Sierra Leavitt and Dylan Markey (both class of 2016) are two adventurous mules who spent their summer working as white water rafting guides in Maine. Leavitt worked for Adventure Bound Rafting on the Kennebec River, while Markey worked for Northeast Whitewater on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Leavitt found the job through Natalie Tortorella ’14 who had worked as a […]

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