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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 […]

Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

Deer shot and killed in downtown Waterville

On Oct. 26, many students heading to the Alfond Commons were shocked to find an injured deer running toward the side of the building. Students on the shuttle and around Main Street witnessed the bleeding deer repeatedly run into the outer walls of the apartments. Mira DiSilvestro `21, a resident of the downtown apartments and witness of the incident described […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News
Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents receive SVP training

Senior Apartment residents were contacted a few weeks ago by their CA, Nicole Petherbridge `20, who provided sign-ups for mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) sessions to be held in the building’s common room. These seniors, who had taken SVP sessions during their first and second years, as all Colby students do, had originally been under the impression that the meetings […]

by Dominic Giardini· · 0 comments · News
College conducts health and safety checks across campus

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

Colby students received an email last week from Campus Life informing them that their rooms would undergo health and safety checks. Starting the week of Nov. 4 and lasting until Nov. 15, students can expect a pair of Colby employees to come into their rooms to conduct a wellness examination.  In the spring of 2019, the Dean of Students, Campus […]

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President Greene delivers State of College address

President Greene delivers State of College address

On Oct. 28, the College held its annual State of the College President’s Address. Members of the Colby community gathered in Page Commons to learn about the College’s progress in the past year as well as future plans. The event, which is in part organized by the Student Government Association (SGA), commenced with opening remarks from SGA Vice President Thomas […]

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Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

Faculty to vote on freedom of expression policies

In the fall of 2017, President David Greene established a Presidential Task Force on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry to review and revise the College’s current policies regarding freedom of expression. The formation of the task force was largely motivated by various incidents concerning freedom of speech at colleges around the country. The task force met each week over the […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News
LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

Paul LePage, two-term Maine governor and former Waterville mayor, spoke in the College’s Ostrove Auditorium on Oct. 23 at the invitation of Colby Republicans. An outspoken social conservative, LePage was met with resistance from many of the College’s faculty and students, who pointed towards some of his past public comments as evidence that his “hateful” rhetoric should not be welcomed […]

Colby students watch debate, discuss politics

Colby students watch debate, discuss politics

On Tues., Oct. 15, the fourth democratic debate was held in Columbus, Ohio. Here on campus, Colby for Warren, a club founded by Josh Goldberg `20 and Carter Wynne `20, hosted a watch party for those looking to watch the debate on a more intimate scale than in the Spa.  Colby for Warren is a new initiative on campus to […]

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Spa redesign committee to be formed in coming weeks

Spa redesign committee to be formed in coming weeks

Talks have been in place between the Student Government Association (SGA) and Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae `94 over potential updates to Cotter Union, colloquially known as the Spa. These conversations are part of Burell-McRae’s initiative to form multiple, specialized SGA committees in an effort to improve lacking areas of campus; this is a very similar situation to the […]

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The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

Over the past several years, the College has worked to increase its investments in Waterville and the greater Maine community. These investments have ranged from the expensive construction of the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons to the implementation of a downtown civic engagement requirement. The College released a report on Oct. 15 detailing this growth and its economic […]