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New off campus housing policy

New off campus housing policy

In an email sent to students and faculty on Sunday, the College announced that all student housing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all student housing, , would be owned and controlled by the College. The notice, sent by Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, the Dean of the College, said that students “shared the need to strengthen the residential experience of students […]

Dining hall changes positively received by students

When walking into the dining halls for the first time this semester, returning students were greeted with a variety of changes, including Robert Hall’s new taqueria, Dana’s performance bowls, and Foss’s cook-to-order global station. Marietta A. Lamarre, the general manager of the school’s dining services, explained that Bon Appétit’s main strategy is to always switch things up: “We don’t want the students to get bored,” she said.

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features
Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

This weekend marked the launch of Mayflower Eats, Colby’s new on-campus dining delivery service. May- flowerEats is an entirely student-run business, founded by Michael Logan ’18. Lo- gan spent this past summer working for HubSpot, a software marketing company based in Boston. He lived in Brighton, Mass with 13 other college students, two of whom started an on- campus dining delivery ser- vice at Middlebury College: GrillMe. Logan explained that, “they have a very similar model–it’s a NES- CAC school, it’s an isolated town, and everyone rushes to their version of the Spa.” With these parallels, Logan believed GrillMe’s success could be replicated at Colby.

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features
Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

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Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

  Colby students are engaged and active in social justice issues, but often just on campus. Three members of the class of 2018, Marcques Houston, Angie Peterson, and Adrienne Carmack, are changing that. They are the organizers for Maine’s March for Racial Justice, which will take place on Oc. 1 in Waterville, starting at Colby’s own Pugh Center and ending […]

Jinyan Zeng named 2017 Oak Institute fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, is on campus as the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China as their fellow. Zeng gave her first public talk on September 13 in Ostrove Auditorium, during which she spoke about the power of love and creativity in the struggle for liberation. The event was packed with eager students, faculty, and staff who were appreciative of Zeng’s subject matter and approach. “I am so glad someone is at Colby to expose us to these issues,” said Lindsay Wong ’19.

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Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Just as eager freshmen trade out their high school uniforms and Lily Pulitzer for Birkenstocks and flannels, owners of downtown Waterville’s Itali-ah Market and Restaurant have similarly decided to “reinvent” their shop for the upcoming year. Itali-ah caters to all diners, whether they want to have nice sit down meal, need Italian cooking supplies, or simply desire a quick coffee and gelato.

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local

Colby student uses skills in Hurricane Harvey aid

When preparing to face a natural disaster, many focus on their own survival and well-being, but for Nile Dixon ’20, taking action and fighting to aid his community was instinctual. As one of tens of thousands of Houstonians impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey this August, Dixon helped others by using his knowledge of technology and his passion for civic engagement.

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Features
Colby staff move to new downtown offices

Colby staff move to new downtown offices

As of August 17, some Colby staff have moved downtown into the Hains building, marking the first official transition of College staff off-campus.

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Alfond Youth Center begins construction on greenhouse complex

Construction began Sept. 2 on an expansion of Waterville’s Alfond Youth Center. The expansion project will be a 50- foot biodome, or greenhouse complex, which will become the flagship of the Center’s Sustainable Gardening Program.

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Local