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Pugh Center banner removal shrouded in mystery

For the past two years, a large banner has hung over the Joseph Family Spa, with statements “NO RACISTS, NO HOMOPHOBES, NO RAPISTS, NO AGEISTS” (among other statements) for the entire campus to see in the hub of student life. It was generally well received, a sign of Colby’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. However, this year, the banner was […]

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Overcrowding: Limited space in Colby dorms

“Why is my child in a room that is simply too small for three people?” “How is it fair if my child can’t comfortably study in his room without being a foot away from his sleeping roommate at night?” “Why are we paying the same amount for housing as other students whose living situations aren’t compromised?” These are just a […]

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New off campus housing policy

New off campus housing policy

In an email sent to students and faculty on Sunday, the College announced that all student housing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all student housing, , would be owned and controlled by the College. The notice, sent by Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, the Dean of the College, said that students “shared the need to strengthen the residential experience of students […]

Maribor Uprisings screened

On Oct. 5 and 9, the Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screenings of the Maribor Uprisings, a documentary by Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa and Colby Alumnus Milton Guillén ’15, and the film We the Workers by 2017 Oak Fellow Jinyan Zeng and Chinese filmmaker activist Wen Hai. These two events was co-sponsored with the Center […]

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Alec MacGillis accepts Colby’s prestigious Lovejoy Award

Elijah Lovejoy, the namesake and inspiration behind the Colby Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, was described by President John Quincy Adams as America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. This year’s honoree, Alec MacGillis, a Pultizer Prize winner who currently writes about social issues and domestic policy at ProPublica, embodies the award criteria of integrity, character, intelligence, […]

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Community struggles with alcohol related hospitalizations

Overconsumption of alcohol and its dangerous effects  is not a new issue at Colby, but has recently become a hot button issue across campus as a result of a recent slew of hospitalizations. An email regarding alcohol consumption was sent on Sept. 29 from the Faculty in Residence and Assistant Resident Directors to the student body. The email addresses the […]

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Tonsil hockey season ends early as flu season arrives

Although an unseasonable warmth has caused summer to seemingly persist through the beginning of October, officials from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that flu season has come early to the state. Its official start date is Oct. 1 for the rest of the nation, however, cases began to spring up across Maine much earlier. In […]

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ME march for racial justice draws visitors from across state

The Maine March for Racial Justice, which was organized by three Colby students, Adrienne Carmack ’18, Marcques Houston ’18, and Angie Peterson ’18, began outside Colby’s Pugh Center and moved into downtown Waterville on Sunday, Oct. 1. Carmack, Houston, and Peterson began planning the event in August, but said that the most intensive parts of organizing the march took place […]

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NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

If you look up Chelsea Cutler online, half of the articles talk about her achievements at Amherst College both on the soccer field and in the classroom, and the other half talk about her exploding music career. With over 14 thousand followers on Soundcloud and almost two million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s hard to believe Chelsea Cutler has time […]

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Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

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