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Reflections on Current Events

November 21, 2016
Dear Colby Community, At our opening convocation this fall, I spoke of the political environment in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s and how the discontent of that period – a time of racial discord, insecurity about our country’s place in the world, widespread economic uncertainty, and distrust of government – was echoing ... Read more

Economic Development and Innovation in Waterville

December 9, 2015
Dear Colby Community, Earlier today, along with key partners, we announced the creation of 200 high-quality jobs in Waterville through the opening of a subsidiary of a Massachusetts-based IT consulting company. This is the result of many months of effort to attract Collaborative Consulting to Waterville as part of our partnership with the city to ... Read more

Thoughts on Recent Events

November 18, 2015
Dear Colby Community, As we look toward a holiday week, my thoughts are very much on the tragic events taking place around the world, on the unrest at many American campuses, and on the strengths and challenges of our community here on Mayflower Hill. This week alone we have had many community gatherings and honest ... Read more

New Initiatives to Strengthen Colby

November 13, 2015
Dear Campus Community, I recently announced that I would be appointing task forces that will recommend ways to strengthen our commitment and programs related to diversity and inclusion as well as to globalism. I write today to provide details on those task forces and to announce a community forum to discuss issues of diversity on ... Read more

Opening of the Academic Year

September 9, 2015
Dear Colby Community, For my family and me, there is no better sight than the Colby campus filled with students, faculty, and staff. The arrival of new and returning members of the community over the last several days has lifted our spirits and filled us with excitement about the year ahead. It also reminds us ... Read more
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