Colby to reconsider dining contract with Sodexo

The College’s contract with Sodexo is set to expire at the end of 2016, but as of now, it is not yet clear what the future holds for the College’s dining services. Negotiations will take place sometime in August 2016 and a myriad of factors will determine whether Sodexo stays or goes­–including student satisfaction. According to Vice President for Administration […]

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Analysis of club funds in 2014 SGA budget

With an increased budget this year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been able to improve funding for campus clubs and student organizations by either fulfilling all requests in full or, for larger clubs, providing more support than last year. Four years ago, the SGA suffered a budget deficit of nearly $30,000, and treasurers since then have had to gradually […]

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Experts debate the pros and cons of fracking

Natural gas has come to Maine, and it’s here to stay. Pipelines are being laid across Kennebec Valley, providing a cheaper alternative to oil. The method used to extract natural gas, however, remains a controversial topic. Hydraulic fracturing—or “fracking”—involves drilling wells and injecting fluids to break the shale beneath and release gas. Ask an economist, a geologist and an environmentalist […]

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Colby Sodexo’s waste process: environmentally sound?

As you chow down on dinner in your preferred dining hall, do you ever consider how that food ended up on your plate? Or what happens to the leftovers? Beyond what students see on an everyday basis lies a complex system of meal planning and execution. Manager of Foss Dining Hall Terry Landry explained how Sodexo feeds over 1,800 students […]

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This week in NESCAC news

On Sunday, Oct. 26, Trinity College inaugurated President Joanne Berger-Sweeney. A former dean at Wellesley College, Berger-Sweeney will serve as Trinity’s 22nd president, following President Laurence S. Bacow. The widely-attended ceremony gave Berger-Sweeney a platform on which she could address her goals for the College, similar to the speech that Colby College President David A. Greene gave during his inauguration […]

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SGA discusses dorm damage, sociology minor at formal meeting

At a formal meeting on Sunday, Nov. 2, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a motion on the expansion of Counseling Services and discussed progress on SGA programs and initiatives, including action against dorm damage, improvements to campus lighting, and addition of a sociology minor. The SGA Executive Council began the meeting with a report on the status of various […]

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Ebola dinner raises $1045

Although Waterville is thousands of miles from the center of the Ebola epidemic, several Colby students have deep ties with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, the countries worst hit by the virus. These students wanted to take action, so on Oct. 30, Osman Bah ’16, Kumba Seddu ’17, Robert Malongo ’17 and Leah Breen ’15 organized a fundraising dinner to […]

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A look into Title IX progress

By: Megan Lasher and Christina Dong on November 5, 2014. After legal mandates for colleges to reinforce tenets of Title IX, Colby has had a multitude of new policies on reporting and preventing sexual misconduct. Director of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Program Emily Schusterbauer discussed the two most substantial ways in which the College is reforming their policies: mandating […]

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This week in NESCAC news: Bates College cancels Halloween tradition

In the past week, NESCAC schools have made many changes, from improved policies to new campus programs. Following Amherst College’s lead from a few weeks ago, in which the administration implemented strategies to increase awareness of Title IX policies on campus, Bowdoin College announced proposed changes to their own sexual assault policies. The school plans to add a gender-based violence […]

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College panel debates pros and cons of TFA

Students from Harvard University recently asked their President Drew G. Faust to sever Harvard’s ties with Teach for America (TFA) unless TFA agreed to respond to the students’ demands for major changes. According to the Harvard Crimson article published on Sept. 28th, the students want TFA to send teachers only to areas that are experiencing a teacher shortage, to provide […]

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