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College admits over 200 students for Early Decision Rounds I and II to fill Class of 2024

College admits over 200 students for Early Decision Rounds I and II to fill Class of 2024

On Feb. 14 the College’s Early Decision II (ED2) acceptances came out for the incoming class of 2024. The second of Colby’s two Early Decision options (Early Decision 1 acceptances were published in mid-December) saw approximately 285 students enrolling in the Class of 2024 according to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. There are still no official yield statistics […]

by Conall Butchart· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
Online marketplace for students opens as alternative to the Bookstore

Online marketplace for students opens as alternative to the Bookstore

Feb. 5, the start of the Spring 2020 semester, also marked the launch date of Sklaza. Sklaza is an online marketplace and platform exclusively for college students, created by Josh Kim `22.  Sklaza, which is short for “School Plaza,” allows students to view hundreds of items for sale, from textbooks to rice cookers, on its website.  Kim is competing in […]

by Fiona Huo· · 0 comments · News
Colby students compete in entrepreneurship challenge at Thomas College

Colby students compete in entrepreneurship challenge at Thomas College

On Sat., Nov. 16, three teams of Colby student entrepreneurs competed in the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge, a competition for Maine college students to pitch their business ideas for a grand prize of $25,000 to help jumpstart their company. The Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge is a sub-competition of Greenlight Maine, the televised state-wide pitch competition sponsored going into its fifth […]

by Fiona Huo· · 0 comments · News
Mike D. Wisecup takes over as Athletic Director

Mike D. Wisecup takes over as Athletic Director

On Oct. 16, President Greene announced former Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Jake Okkloka’s departure to Johns Hopkins University. President Greene appointed former Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Mike D. Wisecup to replace Okkloka. Wisecup has no prior experience as an Athletic Director but is no stranger to leadership roles, having served as a Navy SEAL for twenty years. He […]

by Dominic Giardini· · 0 comments · News
Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

The first annual Rock & Roe: A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert took place this past Sat., Nov. 16 in Foss. The concert, a joint effort between Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) and the Colby Music Incubator (CMI), brought student musicians to the stage to raise money for Planned Parenthood New England in light of Maine’s restricted access to abortion services.  […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News, Side Feature
CCAK receives donation to fund new mentor training and education

CCAK receives donation to fund new mentor training and education

Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK), a volunteer initiative that connects Colby students with elementary students in the greater Waterville area, recently received a donation from the Borman family to enhance mentor training and education. CCAK is by far the most popular volunteering experience amongst Colby students. This year alone, the program has 272 returning mentors and 108 new mentors.  In […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News
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 […]

by Fiona Huo· · 0 comments · News
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 place 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 […]

by Dominic Giardini· · 0 comments · News
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 […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News
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 […]