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
  • 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 of The Lord of the Flies? No. Would you believe girl’s lacrosse?
    Every Monday and

  • 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 billion dollars worth of computer equipment in use.
    By 1975, that will double, producing substantial

  • 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 of the Love Equation. Dancing, arms waving, and hair flying, she worked her way through

  • 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 is a member of the United Party, and one of two female members of the

  • 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 activities in October not because of who sponsored them, but out of a sincere desire

  • 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 folks don’t know even know yet what people on other planets look like, but you’ve

  • Oct. 29, 1971

    Almost two years ago the college made a commitment to establish some kind of viable Black Studies program on campus. The intervening two years have, for a number of reasons, seen only a small increase in the number

  • 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 or weeks or days are not discussed. I mean to discuss them, briefly, because they

  • 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 about the lack of diversity at our school. Why is it that when a member

  • 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 good letter of March 10 which I will share with the faculty sponsors of the

  • 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 the United States where there are teaching shortages. The teachers will be place in cities

  • 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, in 1966, Carpenter would hire young Hugh Gourley away from Rhode Island School of Design

  • 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 can cover every base, so last spring Jennifer Scott ’91 surveyed students with an eye

  • 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 Pugh ’56, “it is usually not a good idea to surprise Bill Cotter.” But surprised

  • Fall 2010

    Changing Campus: Diamond Building and Athletics
    In the Diamond Building, students are taking advantage of new spaces and opportunities. The state-of-the-art GIS (Geographic Information Systems) lab allows students from disciplines ranging from economics to Jewish studies to use mapping

  • 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 just one story of how you made a difference at Colby. You are one

  • 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 the bigger moments in the overall story of the country,” Broun said. “It’s a spectacular