University of Maine professor Howard Segal recalls his visit to Mayflower Hill for the inauguration of President David A. Greene Saturday, Sept. 13.

Comparing Colby’s values and long-range plans to those of the University of Maine System, he noted that while the UMaine System plans to cut full-time faculty through retirement incentives, program and major eliminations, and hiring of adjuncts, President Greene and Chair of the Board Robert Diamond spoke of Colby’s faculty and staff as crucial to Colby’s long-term success and embraced both the liberal arts and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake as invaluable.