Colby Bicentennial Seal 1813-1863

Dec. 1946

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After war, liberal arts needed more than ever:
Higher education today is on a crest of popularity. Those who predicted that the war experience would turn boys toward the more immediately useful types of vocational training were only partially correct. Thousands have come away from their military service with a vague feeling that surface education is not enough and that a deeper understanding of “how” and “why” is the need of the day. Consequently, the liberal arts colleges all over the country are besieged by applicants. Our Director of Admissions tells me that applicants for admission to Colby next fall may well exceed by tenfold the number whom we can take.
-President J. Seelye Bixler