| by Michael V. Drake and Daniel R. Porterfield

A commentary in Fortune titled “Universities should support their most vulnerable students to champion education equity” mentioned Colby’s new initiative, Pay it Northward, as an example of colleges taking care of their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Smaller institutions, too, illustrate how it is possible to make transformative commitments to equity, even with finite resources,” the authors wrote. “Colby College, with its Pay It Northward initiative, has deployed its full alumni and professional network to connect each and every graduating senior with a postgraduate opportunity.”

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