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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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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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