From parietal hours to protests to the end of fraternities, the period that began with a maelstrom of change ended with Colby emerging stronger than ever. Civil rights, the Vietnam War, demands for equality for women and minorities – this rapid cultural evolution created the foundation of the College we know today.

  • Sweeping Change, On Campus and Across the Country
  • Colby women "win once in a while"
  • Strider: eradicate injustices exposed by Dr. M.L. King
  • To the Minority Applicant
  • An Ultimate Showdown
  • Blacks Out of the Chapel
  • A Call for Equality's Aftermath
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  • 1984: Fraternities banned
  • How were they forgotten?
  • Equality in Sports
  • With Ludy's Death, an Era Ends
  • Exceedingly good: defying expectations, Colby's basketball teams won and won
  • Qiam Amiry now ponders Afghanistan's troubles from afar
  • Bicentennial message: Colby's greatest foe is complacency
  • March 21, 1988

    Should CIA Recruit at Colby?   Ms. Helen Moore 175 Temple St. Farmington, MA  01701   Dear Ms. Moore: Thank you so much for your more…

  • March 26, 1987

    To the Editors:   A good deal has been written and said this year at Colby about students who are in the racial minority, and more…

  • Feb. 15, 1990

    Teach for America, New Nationwide Program Teach for America is a new nationwide program recruiting college graduates to teach for two years in areas of more…

  • 1969

    A Graduate School with Real Teeth   Set your sights on this: The computer industry is only fifteen years old and already there is 15 more…

  • Oct. 11, 1968

    LAX Women Romp   Picture twenty-six girls running, screaming, and pounding each other with long sticks. A return of the Beatle era? A female version more…

  • Feb. 21, 1969

    Janis Joplin burst on the scene in Waterville   Janis Joplin burst on the scene at the Waterville Armory last Friday night during the performance more…

  • Oct. 30, 1969

    Blacks Walk out on So. African Speaker   On Thursday, October 30, 1969, another Guy Gannett lecture was delivered by Ms. Catherine Taylor. Mrs. Taylor more…

  • Nov. 14, 1969

    Portland Press Herald   I did not participate in the Vietnam Moratorium activities on October 15. I recognize that many Americans participated in the Moratorium more…

  • Spring 1970

    Some Observations from Visitors   MUHAMMED ALI (Cassius Clay), former heavyweight boxing champion, March 21: “Miss America is always a blonde white girl … You more…

  • Oct. 29, 1971

    Editorial:   Almost two years ago the college made a commitment to establish some kind of viable Black Studies program on campus. The intervening two more…

  • 1981

    Final Rhapsody for Ed Witham   Traditionally, memorial tributes combine a sense of loss with warm personal remembrance; death remains abstract; and the final months more…

  • 1997

    A More Perfect Union Honoring President Cotter was easier than keeping Cotter Union a secret “As everybody around here knows,” said Colby board chair Lawrence more…

  • 1991

    At the time of the Maine exhibition, Professor James Carpenter was serving as the museum’s director while also teaching art history. Three years later, however, more…

  • Aug. 1991

    Packing Parents The Colby Parents Handbook is one of the most complete guides of its kind, a virtual almanac of useful information. But no publication more…

  • Fall 2010

    Changing Campus: Diamond Building and Athletics Diamond In the Diamond Building, students are taking advantage of new spaces and opportunities. The state-of-the-art GIS (Geographic Information more…

  • Winter 2011

    Celebrating Charlie Bassett I know my memory of students past is fading and you might not remember each one of us, but please know this is more…

  • Spring 2013

    Lunder Collection Tells Our Story   “They not only found great paintings and examples of the artists’ work but also works that stand out for more…