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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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James Risen accepts 2014 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous, investigative journalism

By: David DiNicola and Sam LeBlanc on October 8th, 2014. This year’s Lovejoy recipient could have been in jail on the day he received his award. In January of 2006, journalist James Risen published a book that forever altered his life and helped set the tone for future interactions between the free press and the federal government. In State of […]

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Student activists respond to prevalent Hong Kong protests

A banner in support of the Hong Kong student protest was defaced with the words (translated to English from the original Chinese): “Oh, haha.” Hong Kongese Colby students and other activists have come together and created many campus-wide events in an act of solidarity, but their efforts have been met by multiple negative responses, leading to a bias incident report […]

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Sodexo’s use of local Maine products in campus dining halls

On Sept. 22, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth and Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger sent an email announcement to the University stating that Wesleyan’s remaining residential fraternities will be required to co-educate within the next three years. The term “co-educate” stipulates that women are to not only become integrated into residential fraternity houses, but also that they […]

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Wesleyan fraternities: echoing Colby’s history?

On Sept. 22, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth and Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger sent an email announcement to the University stating that Wesleyan’s remaining residential fraternities will be required to co-educate within the next three years. The term “co-educate” stipulates that women are to not only become integrated into residential fraternity houses, but also that they […]

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College revamps protocol for sexual misconduct

It can be seen all over campus. Stuffed into mailboxes, tacked onto doors, plastered on the inside of bathroom stalls, and printed on pamphlets in the hands of Community Advisors is a message: the College is reforming its sexual assault policies. In the wake of a national media storm and increased attention from the Obama administration, nearly 80 colleges and […]

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President Greene addresses Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its second formal meeting of the year on Sept. 28, 2014. The meeting began with an address from newly inaugurated President David A. Greene. Greene talked extensively about his first weeks on the Hill, his plans for the College, and how the SGA could work with the College. “The thing I notice the most […]

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Campus responds to increased presence of security in dorms

In order to bridge relations between the student body and the Department of Security, the College has begun to allow on-campus security guards to roam dorms. This change comes with a specific amendment that prevents Security from entering personal rooms without permission or receiving calls about problems, but students remain wary about Security’s newfound ability to walk through bathrooms, common […]

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Sesame Street comes to campus

In developing and developed countries alike, children are influenced by anything they see on screens, making meaningful and informational TV shows a priority. On Sept. 17, the campus welcomed three presenters from Sesame Street to talk about the impact of children’s television programming. One of the show’s producers began the event by discussing how Sesame Street came to be in […]

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Oak Fellow discusses combatting homophobia

On Sept. 17, this fall’s Oak Human Rights Fellow Clare Byarugaba spoke on the issue of LGBT rights in Uganda. Byarugaba was selected as the Fellow for the campus’s Oak Institute for Human Rights due to her work in leading the movement to overcome her country’s recent controversial legislation, which criminalized homosexuality. Byarugaba presented her work to a large audience […]

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