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College hosts inaugural summit on climate change

College hosts inaugural summit on climate change

On Nov. 9, the College hosted the inaugural Maine College Action Summit, a full-day event for college students to discuss the broadening consequences of climate change and how collaboration can be used to mitigate some of those ramifications. The event drew over 100 students from various Maine colleges and universities including Bates, Bowdoin, College of the Atlantic, the University of […]

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Ongoing investigation into Cancun Bar Night incident

Ongoing investigation into Cancun Bar Night incident

On Oct. 31, an alleged  incident of sexual harassment and assault took plance at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, involving Maggie Hamre `20, the bar’s manager, and a security guard, during Colby’s long-standing Thursday Bar Night tradition. The next day, Hamre posted the following on the Colby College Class of 2020 Facebook group: “Hello everyone I highly recommend you do not give […]

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Colby Student Government Association votes to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in response to Isgro

Colby Student Government Association votes to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in response to Isgro

In response to the Mayoral Proclamation put forth by Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted unanimously to pass a statement in support of Indigenous People’s Day. The mayor’s statement declared Oct. 14 as Columbus Day, directly opposing legislation signed by Governor Janet Mills, which officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in Maine. Isgro’s proclamation […]

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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 […]

Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

On Oct. 26, many students heading to the Alfond Commons were shocked to find an injured deer running toward the side of the building. Students on the shuttle and around Main Street witnessed the bleeding deer repeatedly run into the outer walls of the apartments. Mira DiSilvestro `21, a resident of the downtown apartments and witness of the incident described […]

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Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents were contacted a few weeks ago by their CA, Nicole Petherbridge `20, who provided sign-ups for mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) sessions to be held in the building’s common room. These seniors, who had taken SVP sessions during their first and second years, as all Colby students do, had originally been under the impression that the meetings […]

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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 […]

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President Greene delivers State of College address

President Greene delivers State of College address

On Oct. 28, the College held its annual State of the College President’s Address. Members of the Colby community gathered in Page Commons to learn about the College’s progress in the past year as well as future plans. The event, which is in part organized by the Student Government Association (SGA), commenced with opening remarks from SGA Vice President Thomas […]

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Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

In the fall of 2017, President David Greene established a Presidential Task Force on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry to review and revise the College’s current policies regarding freedom of expression. The formation of the task force was largely motivated by various incidents concerning freedom of speech at colleges around the country. The task force met each week over the […]

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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 […]