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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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Colby students win trophies at hackathon

Colby students win trophies at hackathon

Two Colby teams attended the 3rd annual CBB hackathon, and two teams came back to Waterville with trophies. The hackathon, which took place over a sleepless 36-hour-weekend in February, was hosted by Bowdoin College and sponsored by several companies including L.L. Bean, Adaptive Designs INC, and Raizlabs. The competition welcomes both “first-time” hackers and experienced programmers. Students can build anything […]

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Boulos donation to help fund athletic complex

Boulos donation to help fund athletic complex

Long-time benefactors of Colby, Sheri and Joe Boulos ’68, have committed $10 Million to support the construction of the new athletic center on campus. The gift will continue their tradition of supporting Colby Athletics, as the couple previously donated to name the Boulos Family Fitness Center in the current facility. Joe Boulos is the founder of The Boulos Company, a […]

Changes made to the Goldfarb center leadership

In a school wide communication on Feb. 15, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer announced that Professor of Government Dan Shea has decided to step down from his directorship of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civil Engagement to return to full time research, writing, and work with students. Shea, a prolific author on the American political process, […]

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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 […]

Administrators react to surprising socioeconomic statistics

Following a January 18, 2017 article in the New York Times detailing the socioeconomic statistics of students at Colby and other elite colleges, many students on Mayflower Hill were shocked by the numbers. The statistics compiled by the Times ranked Colby fourth on a list of colleges that enrolled “more students from the top one percent than the bottom 60 […]

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Board of Trustees Winter meeting

On Tuesday, February 14, President of the College David A. Greene sent an email to students and faculty outlining the findings of the winter Board of Trustees Meeting which took place in Boston. Greene highlighted the recently announced $100M gift by Peter and Paula Lunder that will go towards further strengthening the Colby College Museum of Art as well as […]

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Winter storm Orson shuts down classes Monday

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 […]

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Board of Trustee’s winter meeting

On Tuesday, February 14, President of the College David A. Greene sent an email to students and faculty outlining the findings of the winter Board of Trustees Meeting which took place in Boston. Greene highlighted the recently announced $100M gift by Peter and Paula Lunder that will go towards further strengthening the Colby College Museum of Art as well as […]

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