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Prof. McFadden named Provost and Dean of Faculty

President David A. Greene announced in a campus-wide email that Margaret McFadden will serve as the next Provost and Dean of Faculty. McFadden, currently a professor of American studies and the Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty, has been a member of the faculty since 1996. Greene praised McFadden’s “exemplary service to the Colby community.” Greene commended her work leading […]

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Pugh Panel discusses Trump’s first 100 days

Colby Conversations On Race hosted an open forum to discuss the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. The forum, part of the continuing series titled “Political Dialogue Not Debate” was led by a panel of students and professors moderated by Professor Atkins. Representing the conservative viewpoint, Professor Reisert and Nile Dixon ‘20 expressed their optimism that the administration would work […]

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Davis family gift replaces traditional career center in favor of a more international focus

Davis family gift replaces traditional career center in favor of a more international focus

The College further demonstrated its commitment to student advancement last week, when Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15 and his family committed $25 million to support global student experiences. The endowment program, called DavisConnects, will replace the current Career Center model at the College with a holistic, internationally focused program. In an email to the community, President David A. Greene said […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News
Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

The Colby College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid received a record high number of applicants for the Class of 2021, leading to a 16 percent acceptance rate, the lowest in school history. The College received 11,190 applications, a 14 percent surge from applications for the Class of 2020. The College has aggressively pursued prospective students from across the country […]

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Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s 141st commencement address next month. At the commencement ceremony, Biden will also be awarded with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the College. Biden attended the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science and later received his law degree from […]

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Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator George J. Mitchell returned to campus last Thursday to be interviewed by the Morning Sentinel’s Amy Calder. Over 300 people including Waterville residents, Colby students and professors filled Lorimer Chapel to see Mitchell in an emotional discussion that would illicit both laughter and tears from the audience. In his introduction, Sandy Maisel, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of […]

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Entrepreneurship Expo at the College

Entrepreneurship Expo at the College

Students, alumni and guests came together to watch the Career Center’s Entrepreneurial Alliance program host their seventh Annual Entrepreneurial Expo and Business Pitch Competition where Colby’s most ingenious entrepreneurs battle it out for a chance to win big for their young businesses. The networking event began early Friday afternoon, where a host of guest speakers including lawyers, business executives, and […]

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Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

As further developments continue to be made in the construction of Colby’s downtown dorm, blueprints and renderings of the residence hall and floor layouts are expected to be released soon. Yet much of the focus for Colby Administration is directed towards aspects for which there can be no blueprints; in determining the specific impact such a move will have on […]

Doghead: a Colby tradition without an origin

Doghead: a Colby tradition without an origin

Prior to the early 2000s Doghead had the possibility of being a weekly occurrence. In the September 20, 1990 issue of The Colby Echo, Doghead was a plural event, described simply as an “early-morning party most notably crafted for the hard-core partier and is named to reference to biting the head of the dog that bit you the night before.” […]

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Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

By Liam Simes and Alessandro Maglione The controversial presidential election of Donald Trump has sparked a vigorous backlash in the country, noticeably on college campuses, and in response, conservative groups have been condemning what they see as an attack on freedom of speech. Colby College professor Aaron Halon, in his New York Times op-ed “Advice for my Conservative Students”, acknowledges […]

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