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SGA presents community forum on campus drinking culture

The drinking culture at Colby has become an increasingly controversial topic on campus in recent years. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Student Government Association (SGA) presented a community forum to encourage a dialogue on the drinking culture on campus, with Assistant Director of Security Jen Sanderson, Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid, Substance Use Intervention and Health Promotion Coordinator […]

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Campus Climate survey results released

Campus Climate survey results released

On Nov. 2 Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 announced the results of the Colby All-College Campus Climate Survey (CACCC Survey)  via an email sent to all students, faculty and staff, and linked to the results and executive summary featured on the website. Burrell-McRae also announced that the community will have the opportunity over the next few weeks to […]

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Annual Harry Potter night delights in Foss

Last Thursday, Foss was busier than usual during dinnertime. Colby students and professors alike flocked down to the dining hall dressed as witches, wizards, and goblins. However, this wasn’t any ordinary Halloween celebration. This was Foss’s annual Harry Potter-themed dinner. Student Programming Board, Harry Potter Club, and the Dining Hall staff converted the space into Hogwarts’ Great Hall – the […]

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College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

An estimated 34.2 million people in the United States have a disability that results in a functional limitation, including 6.5 million people who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with mobility, and 2.2 million people who depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks. Members of the Colby College community by and large are not confronted with these statistics, […]

Barista Maggie Burgos ’18 talks with students studying in the renovated coffee house.

Newly renovated Mary Low Coffeehouse becomes student life hub

With fall comes radiant foliage, a crisp chill to the air, and, of course pumpkin spice everything. This semester, there is no need to drive downtown to enjoy a hot pumpkin beverage in a cozy café setting: the newly renovated Mary Low Coffeehouse is an inviting spot to hit the books and have a delicious treat. The space not only […]

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Mwangi’s visit coincided with the announcement of Kenya’s presidential election.

Boniface Mwangi, Kenyan activist and political hopeful, visits Colby

In 2007, Boniface Mwangi was a young photojournalist on the front lines of election violence after the presidential elections in Kenya. His photos were circulated worldwide, covering the front pages of the New York Times and The Washington Post. His experience documenting the violence during those two months exposed him to the systemic corruption and incompetent politicians that fill Kenya’s […]

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An aerial perspective of Colby’s brand-new solar fields, which occupy 10 acres and provide 16 percent of Colby’s energy.

New solar fields add to College’s supply of sustainable energy

Colby’s new solar panels at the Annex have been quietly producing power for the College over the past four weeks. The 5,328 solar panels take up 10 acres of land and generate 1.5 megawatts of alternating current power, providing for 16 percent of Colby’s electricity usage. “It’s been what we call a soft start,” said Director of Operations and Maintenance […]

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When the wind blows

When the wind blows

How prepared are we for things we cannot control? A devastating storm blew through the Northeast on Sunday night, creating chaos as it came. The storm has had a lingering impact into the late week and its effects are expected to be tangible in the form of damage for weeks to come. The storm came with strong winds and brought […]

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Alum donates World Series memorabilia collection

Earlier this month, Kurt Cerulli ’78 donated his personal collection of baseball memorabilia containing over 300 signed baseballs and around 350 other items, including game programs, tickets, and photographs, to Colby College’s special collections. The collection is centered around the World Series, and took Cerulli 15 years to put together. Most of the autographed memorabilia was acquired by Cerulli through […]

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Deans discuss Pugh Center Banner Removal

After a week of inquiry, the administration finally found the Spa’s “NO RACISTS, NO HOMOPHOBES, NO RAPISTS, NO AGEISTS…” banner in a club room and subsequently issued a work order for the banner to be put back up. The banner—which belongs to the Women of Color Alliance and Feminist Alliance—had previously been taken down from its position hanging  over the […]

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