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Balloon forum “pops” the student-trustee partition

This past April, student protesters gathered a variety of questions that they wanted to ask the College administration and wrote them on big balloons. The protest aimed to point out the lack of transparency between students, administrators, and the Board of Trustees. On Friday, Oct. 24, trustees Ann Marie Connolly and Vice Chair Richard Uchida ’79 answered the balloon questions […]

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Waterville PD and Colby Security tackle car fire

Students rushed to the lawn behind Miller library on Sunday afternoon after hearing an explosion from East Quad. “I was reading by the window in the library and heard a loud bang, then noticed some people outside looking toward East,” Cam Copeland ’16 said. “I turned to look out the window to my left and saw the hood of the […]

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Student hit by car, College responds to safety concerns

The College has been re-evaluating its need for improved outdoor lighting and traffic safety, following an incident last month in which a student was hit by a car on school property. Since the opening of the Davis Science Center in July, more students than ever cross Mayflower Hill each day at its four crosswalks between the Diamond Building and Davis, […]

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Dean’s Office proposes long-term Committee

After ten years without the establishment of a new, long-term College committee, various administrators have decided to create a team for a “Committee on Missions and Priorities.” The Student Government Association (SGA) held a formal meeting on Sunday, Oct. 19. Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer and Vice President and Secretary of College Andrew McGadney began the meeting with […]

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Farnham Writer’s Center Celebrates 30th anniversary

The College’s Farnham Writer’s Center, housed on the second floor of Miller Library, acts as a vital tool through which students collaborate to enhance each other’s writing abilities. The Center found its place at Colby after Margaret Farnham ’28 endorsed it 30 years ago. It began in the basement of Lorimer Chapel with only 3 tutors but today they have […]

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Campus Christian ministries react to “God Loves Uganda”

“We need to ask Barack Obama why it’s a human right to eat the poo poo!” A religious minister’s shocking on-screen quote sparked a roar of laughter in Ostrove Auditorium last Wednesday, Oct. 15. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams presented his film, “God Loves Uganda,” to the campus this week in order to continue the ongoing discussion of international […]

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Greene addresses administrative transparency

In the wake of controversial administrative rulings, many students and faculty have been pushing for increased transparency and involvement in major administrative decisions . President David Greene hopes to improve the issue this year by establishing relationships with members of all constituencies on campus and continually assessing the openness of the College’s communication channels. Some members of the Colby community […]

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Faculty hosts school-wide open forum to discuss next phase of Miller Library renovations

After over a year of controversy surrounding phases I and II of the Miller Library renovations, the Colby College community’s frustrations came to a boiling point during a campus-wide open discussion on the future of the College’s “general education” library. Administrators, students, faculty and staff gathered in a Diamond lecture hall on Oct. 9 for an “Open Forum on the […]

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Environmental writer Terry Tempest Williams visits campus

“If a man knew what a woman remembers, he would love her differently,” Terry Tempest Williams read many emotion-packed excerpts during her visit to Colby. Williams, the 2014-15 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies, visited the College with the hope of approaching difficult conversations that many others are not willing to have. An accomplished environmental author, Williams gave […]

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Faculty reforms holiday policy

The College faculty voted last winter to amend the religious holiday policy, now requiring students to inform faculty at the start of the semester of any religious observance that will conflict with coursework. The change took effect at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. The policy change was created in response to the growing religious diversity of the College’s […]

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