Colby College Enrichment Program (CCEP), an initiative by sophomore Alexis Atkinson, hopes to promote conversations on campus culture and help students find their place on the Hill.
As part of the "Topics in Maine's Jewish History" JanPlan class, students conducted research into the history of Jewish students' contributions and relationships to the College.
“You don’t need to travel all around the world to discover new cultures, to discover new ways of thinking. Everything is here,” Colby African Society President Pamela Alakai ’14 said as she reflected on the second annual Africa Week.
Recently in the U.S. Supreme Court, a case has emerged that could challenge the use of affirmative action in college admissions nationwide.
The group wowed the audience with what appeared to be a drum ‘wave,’...from the beginning to the end of the performance, TaikoProject innovated.
Joined by his wife and son, Hammill gave the Colby community a new and insightful perspective on Native American tradition and heritage.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre from Syracuse University came to the College to discuss her hypothesis on “racialized spaces and their effect on society” in a lecture entitled “Mapping Power, Mapping Resistance: A Black Mother’s Photovoice in Syracuse.”
Though created to be a performance, this “Theatre of the Oppressed” was more of an unorthodox community forum on a human rights issue.
Last week, the Colby African Society sponsored “My Africa: Arts and Culture,” a week of events designed to raise awareness about the culture of different African countries and present a different image of Africa than what students might normally see in the media.
The Pugh Community Board, a club aimed toward the promotion of multiculturalism on campus, has grown over the past few years to become one of the driving forces behind events on campus.
When it comes to diversity, I sometimes find myself wishing there was a chair you could plug into and instantly be enlightened.
Diversity has become the go-to buzz word around school over the past few semesters, and with good reason.
Tashia Bradley, the new associate dean of students and director of the Pugh Center, plans to “rebuild the Center and create a vision for the future.”
With the most diverse class to date, Dean of Admissions Steve Thomas discusses the advancements the College has made to recruit a variety of students from different backgrounds and the impact these individuals will have on the future of the College.
Dan Demeritt ’94, director of communications for Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine), resigned from his post on April 16 after facing some personal financial troubles.
The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted an informal, campus-wide meeting to discuss the current state of multicultural affairs at the College on Sunday, November 7. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students James Terhune and Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life Jed Wartman attended the event to help facilitate discussion among students.
The Pugh Community Board (PCB) is the College’s student-run programming board whose mission is to “help the community…become more aware of multiculturalism and all the different issues that fall under that category,” Nicole Murakami ’11, treasurer of PCB said. Its programs “seek to affirm cultural differences and educate the community on multicultural issues,” according to the group’s webpage on the College’s website.
The College’s International Club hosted a Diwali festival in Foss Dining Hall complete with music, dance performances and delicious Indian food to commemorate the traditional five-day celebration of lights, Saturday, November 6.
While the high cost of a Colby education leads many students to make assumptions about the wealth of their peers, the reality is that students on the Hill come from diverse social and economic backgrounds. The silence of this issue on campus has imposed feelings of embarrassment, and even shame, of students' socioeconomic status.
There is a lot to be said in favor of a campus that is characterized as apathetic. In light of recent conversations on diversity and differences, I think that we as a campus need to remove the negative connotation that apathy (perhaps that is a misnomer) has and look at the benefits of experiencing life without politicizing every aspect of it.
Community. Diversity. Community. Diversity. We at the College have been hopelessly repeating these words as if they were a mantra.
Leslie Hutchings ’11 and Heather Pratt ’11 have the same conclusion when it comes to the issue of sexual assault on the Hill: it doesn’t not receive enough attention from students. Hutchings, the Student Government Association (SGA) president, and Pratt, a Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and English double major, aim not only to raise awareness about sexual assault on campus, but also to educate others on the subject and support those affected by it.
LuziCare, a student-run initiative, will be holding its annual silent auction to raise money for health care in Malawi this Thursday, October 28.
The Ralph Bunche Society (RBS) was established in 2006 to honor Bunche’s vision and his achievements. It gives college students of underrepresented social, racial and ethnic groups the opportunity to develop personal and professional leadership skills. RBS at the College is the newest of the eight existent chapters of this organization.
This year's Oak Institute speaker, Tawanda Mutasah who is the International Director of Programs at the Open Society Institute in New York who is critically involved with the Democratization efforts in Zimbabwe, gave a lecture on the Hill September 29. Mutasah spoke about Zimbabwe's currently non-democratic system of government and the authoritarian leader, Robert Mugabe.
We are writing to share our concerns about issues of diversity and social justice on campus.
The ineffective system we have for Multicultural Affairs support is not working and as a result various students, admissions employees and professors have had to work harder to make Colby bearable.
â€œMovement is communicationâ€ Abraham explained, â€œItâ€™s the job of the dancer to re-invent the theme with his or her own interpretation and personal experience."
SHOC warns students on campus of the dangers of sexual assault, what defines sexual assault and how to avoid being a victim of it on campus.
Alfredo Corchado has stared down threats of death and mutilation in the pursuit of a story—an important and timely story.
I have been really bothered by some of the rhetoric that has been thrown around regarding a common sense interpretation of the nation"s laws on separation of church and state.
Alfredo Corchado's life has been threatened more than once. This year's Lovejoy award recipient will come to campus this week to be honored for his "fearlessness and freedom" in reporting on crime in Mexico and covering journalist kidnappings there.
At Tuesday night's State of the College address, President William D. Adams proudly spoke about the Class of 2014's unprecedented diversity.
The annual State of the College address drew about 40 community members to Page Commons on the evening of Tuesday, September 14.
The Pugh Community Board's annual S.H.O.U.T.! weekend is slated to take place this weekend, March 4-6. S.H.O.U.T. stands for "Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together," and the weekend will provide a number of opportunities for students to engage in discussions and workshops related to this year's theme: "Spread the Wealth."
For 1.3 billion-plus people, the New Year festivities for 2010 did not come and go in a single midnight hour, nor did they fizzle out with the drop of a massive, 11,875-pound sparkling ball from high above Times Square in New York (because let's face it, the party's over once the ball drops).
Across the road from Eustis and Lovejoy is a building housing some of the College's most socially involved clubs. It is the Pugh Center, a part of Cotter Union. Its glass doors and windows are aimed at providing students and faculty with an inclusive and welcoming area to hang out and promote multiculturalism.