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Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

The Colby College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid received a record high number of applicants for the Class of 2021, leading to a 16 percent acceptance rate, the lowest in school history. The College received 11,190 applications, a 14 percent surge from applications for the Class of 2020. The College has aggressively pursued prospective students from across the country […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 1 comment · Editor Pick News, News
The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

Colby College is known in the world of higher education for its rigorous academics, sports, and prestige. Students come from all around the world for a liberal arts experience complete with  the tools and knowledge to lead them to a successful career and life. It is famous for its professors, philanthropy, and incredible community of caring and intellectual students. It […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Opinion
Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s 141st commencement address next month. At the commencement ceremony, Biden will also be awarded with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the College. Biden attended the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science and later received his law degree from […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator George J. Mitchell returned to campus last Thursday to be interviewed by the Morning Sentinel’s Amy Calder. Over 300 people including Waterville residents, Colby students and professors filled Lorimer Chapel to see Mitchell in an emotional discussion that would illicit both laughter and tears from the audience. In his introduction, Sandy Maisel, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News
Entrepreneurship Expo at the College

Entrepreneurship Expo at the College

Students, alumni and guests came together to watch the Career Center’s Entrepreneurial Alliance program host their seventh Annual Entrepreneurial Expo and Business Pitch Competition where Colby’s most ingenious entrepreneurs battle it out for a chance to win big for their young businesses. The networking event began early Friday afternoon, where a host of guest speakers including lawyers, business executives, and […]

by Alessandro Maglione· · 0 comments · News
Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

By Liam Simes and Alessandro Maglione The controversial presidential election of Donald Trump has sparked a vigorous backlash in the country, noticeably on college campuses, and in response, conservative groups have been condemning what they see as an attack on freedom of speech. Colby College professor Aaron Halon, in his New York Times op-ed “Advice for my Conservative Students”, acknowledges […]

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Some students don’t mind destroying homes

Some students don’t mind destroying homes

With seven destroyed exit signs, and ceiling tile damages, three puddles of vomit, a broken soap dispenser, shattered glass, a torn window screen, and excessive untidiness in common spaces, this weekend the Alfond Senior Apartments were billed $809.59 for damage repair and fined $3,650.00, bringing vandalism expenses to a total of $4,459.59 in the apartments alone. Residence hall vandalism surged […]

by Sam Kane· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News
Is a Colby education worth the high price tag?

Is a Colby education worth the high price tag?

With $64,000 a year, you could eat lunch and dinner at the Gramercy Tavern every day. You could go on 280 private helicopter tours of NYC. You could give away 178 season passes to Sugarloaf or attend the broadway musical Hamilton 128 times. You could also donate 213 irrigation pumps to families in need of clean water or 24,000 mosquito […]

by Sarah Backstrand· · 0 comments · Opinion
How rich are Colby kids?

How rich are Colby kids?

Lost and found items at the Information Desk are as follows: several unclaimed Apple watches, box of Louis Vuitton stationary, plane ticket to Geneva, Tiffany’s sterling silver drinking straw, pair of Crocs with diamond Jibbitz, Bugatti car keys, smoothie cup. “Dude, my car keys are at the info desk,” I shout to my roommate, who is doing a line of […]

by Sarah Backstrand· · 0 comments · Opinion

Changes made to the Goldfarb center leadership

In a school wide communication on Feb. 15, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer announced that Professor of Government Dan Shea has decided to step down from his directorship of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civil Engagement to return to full time research, writing, and work with students. Shea, a prolific author on the American political process, […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · News