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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

NESCAC Students Respond to Trump’s Executive Orders

NESCAC schools have been reacting to President Trump’s executive actions following his inauguration on January 20. In particular, many campuses have been proclaiming their support for and intentions to protect refugee and immigrant students. After Trump’s election, The Bates Student took immediate action, publishing an article that requested a proclamation from the Bates administration declaring Bates’ protection of undocumented students. […]

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Use of endowments discussed at NESCAC schools

This week in NESCAC News, students congregate in support of just distributions of college funds. This week Divest Amherst, a student-organized advocacy group at Amherst College, led “Divest Week of Action.” According to The Amherst Student, the week was designed to cultivate campus awareness and support for the College’s divestment from fossil fuels. Of the College’s $2.2 billion endowment, the […]

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NESCACs focus on inclusion policies, face setbacks

NESCACs focus on inclusion policies, face setbacks

This week, the NESCAC delivered many examples of colleges working through barriers to create more inclusive communities. At Wesleyan University, according to a report in the Argus, the University’s Equity Task Force held a student forum to “solicit student feedback about the findings and recommendations put forth in its interim report.” Both faculty and students run the task force, which […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News
SGA’s second meeting readdresses Colby Affirmation tenants

SGA’s second meeting readdresses Colby Affirmation tenants

The Student Government Association (SGA) had its second formal meeting of the year last Sunday, February 28. The meeting began with a presentation from Alisa Johnson, the Director of the Career Center. The Career Center is introducing a new web initiative, Campus Tap. This resource is designed to be a LinkedIn of sorts, except that it is aimed specifically at […]

by Tarini Hardikar· · 0 comments · News
NESCACs explore diversity issues

NESCACs explore diversity issues

Schools across the NESCAC hosted lectures and participated in discussions about race, inclusion, and diversity this past week as part of Black History Month. On Monday, February 8, according to the Spectator, Hamilton College welcomed award-winning author Claudia Rankine to speak about her 2014 book Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine’s book is a powerful compilation of poetry, prose, and images […]

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Amherst changes school mascot

Amherst changes school mascot

This week’s NESCAC news was dominated by Amherst College’s decision to abandon their longtime mascot, Lord Jeffery Amherst, the namesake of both the town and the college itself. Amherst College, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, has decided to do away with their current unofficial mascot, the “Lord Jeffs”, named for Lord Jeffery Amherst, a commander during the Seven-Year’s War. Recently, letters […]

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Trinity students shot by paintballs

Trinity students shot by paintballs

Trinity College Campus Safety and the Hartford Police Department are conducting an investigation after several students have been shot by paintballs fired from a moving vehicle in past weeks. It is currently believed that all of shootings have been by the same group of Hartford locals. The attacks have been taking place all around the city, at a student owned […]

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NESCACs work to reform campus-wide policies

NESCACs work to reform campus-wide policies

In the past week, the NESCAC has been full of excitement, ranging from educational reform to campus security issues. At Bowdoin College students are calling for heightened security after a string of break-ins. There have been multiple reported break-ins and sexual assaults at Bowdoin’s senior apartments. The students have taken action starting a Facebook group for members of the Bowdoin […]

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NESCACs respond to Mizzou

NESCACs respond to Mizzou

In response to the protests that took place last week at the University of Missouri, student activism has ignited at colleges and universities across the country. Many schools within the NESCAC have joined the call to action as well, standing in solidarity with Missouri in order to cast a spotlight on issues of race, social class, and sexual violence. According […]

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