A story in the Central Maine Newspapers covered activities at Colby that followed the travel order by President Trump. On Sunday, Colby’s President David A. Greene issued a statement reaffirming the College’s obligation to protect and support faculty, staff, and students from other countries. “I want to be clear about Colby’s values and obligations to our immediate community and to the important role higher education plays in our democratic society and the world at large,” Greene said in the message.
The next day, about 100 students protested at Waterville’s City Hall against Trump’s order. “We are opposed to the executive orders because they are damaging for American national security, break up families, and do not reflect American values,” Lindsay Mayka ’17 told a reporter.