Mules make impact at People’s Climate March

60 Colby students marched through New York City on Saturday, Sept. 20. Buses brought students to Manhattan so that they could take part in the People’s Climate March, a demonstration composed of citizens concerned with the global  state of the climate. Organizers planned the march for this past weekend specifically because the United Nations met on Sept. 23rd to discuss […]

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California’s “yes-means-yes” consent bill versus College policy

The California State Senate passed a law last month requiring all universities to implement “affirmative consent” language in their sexual assault policies and definitions of consensual sex. The measure is part of a nationwide initiative to reduce sexual assault on college campuses. The state senate voted unanimously in favor of the legislation referred to as the “yes-means-yes” bill,. The bill […]

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Risen to receive Lovejoy award

The College’s Lovejoy selection committee has chosen New York Times investigative reporter James Risen as the recipient of the 2014 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. Risen is currently facing jail time for refusing to reveal sources on a failed CIA operation. He will receive the award and an honorary Colby doctorate at a formal convocation Sunday, Oct. 5 following the […]

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Greene inaugurated as the College’s 20th president

By: Megan Lasher and Sam Leblanc on September 18th, 2014. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the College installed its 20th president, David A. Greene. Rivaling the Bicentennial celebration of 2013, the College’s inaugural celebration filled this past weekend with festivities. The celebration began on September 12th with a series of brief presentations by six of the College’s faculty members. Ranging from […]

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Oak Institute welcomes Ugandan LGBT activist

The College’s Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has brought a human rights fellow to campus for every fall semester since 1998. This year, the Institute selected Clare Byarugaba to teach a seminar and educate students through her own personal experience. A lesbian activist from Uganda, where politicians have been trying to criminalize homosexuality, Byarugaba is the […]

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The Colby Strippers provide support and resources for diabetics on campus

A new club has surfaced at the College with a deceptive name but a clear goal. The Colby Strippers, founded by Erik Douds ’14, is a new club that provides students and faculty with diabetes resources and support. The name refers to the paper strips that diabetics use to test their insulin levels. “Colby Strippers…is a club for diabetes education […]

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