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Farnham Writers’ Center runs a program in  conjunction with Kennebec Valley Community College

Farnham Writers’ Center runs a program in conjunction with Kennebec Valley Community College

While the Farnham Writers’ Center (FWC) provides a space in which Colby students can receive feedback on written work, it also is the basis for a relationship that extends beyond the Hill. When walking into the Center, one is usually greeted by the smell of coffee and a couple of tutors lounging in armchairs. The white boards on three sides […]

by Grace C. Baldwin· · 0 comments · Features

Maine native pursues his passion for history and applauds the College’s faculty and leadership

College historian Earl H. Smith loves Colby and all the opportunities it bestows upon the students who attend. Smith has been an involved member of the Colby community for forty years. Smith is a Waterville native who attended the University of Maine at Orono and majored in journalism. After graduating, Smith took a job at Colby as an assistant news […]

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President discusses adjustment to life on campus

Having grown up with six siblings, President David A. Greene understood from a young age the importance of higher education. Greene brings with him not only depth of knowledge but also diverse life experiences and lessons that formalize his central values. A father of two (one daughter and one son), Greene puts his family and work first; the tandem of […]

by Grace Baldwin· · 0 comments · Features
Lehman begins engineering dual-degree at Dartmouth

Lehman begins engineering dual-degree at Dartmouth

For most students, just getting their B.A. (Bachelor of the Arts) from the College is a feat. However, in only five years, students who participate in the Dartmouth dual-degree engineering program, students receive both their B.A. and B.E. (Bachelors in Engineering). For one or both semesters of their junior year, many undergraduates choose to study abroad in a different country. […]

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Students and faculty attend TedMed conference

Students and faculty attend TedMed conference

The final student has received his or her diploma, the graduating class throws their caps into the air, and tearful parents meet their new college graduates with a sense of anticipation, anxiety, and excitement all rolled into one. Once the post office keys have been turned in and the campus is quiet once again, the new alumni must finally ask […]

by Marcques Houston· · 0 comments · Features
Dufton indulges in the rich nature and wildlife of Australia

Dufton indulges in the rich nature and wildlife of Australia

From snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef to visiting the world famous Sydney Opera House, Bridgette Dufton ’16 is having an once-in-a-lifetime semester living halfway around the world. Dufton is currently spending a semester abroad living and studying in Australia. “I chose to study [abroad] in Australia because it is so far away from me…so I knew that if I […]

by Grace Baldwin· · 0 comments · Features

Students restart Sailing Club

In the past, the Sailing Club at the College participated in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA), a network of forty-two schools with both club teams and varsity programs in the area. The club was popular among students, averaging about thirty members each year, and they practiced on the nearby Belgrade Lakes. However, in the Spring semester of 2013, […]

by Simone Leung· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

by Marcques Houston· · 0 comments · Features
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