Megan Lasher ’15 published a column in the Huffington Post on the importance of community discourse at a liberal arts school. The article focused on Colby’s recent conversations on race, a campus-wide response to racist and bigoted comments posted by several students on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak following a campus protest against police brutality and hate crimes.
“The price of a [liberal arts college like Colby] is only worth it for students who want to participate in a tight-knit community, in campus-wide discussions and protests, and in lectures or forums outside of the classroom,” Lasher wrote. “Liberal arts colleges intend to provide a well-rounded, all-inclusive curriculum accompanied by an engaged, small community. … It is nonsensical to choose an LAC and not intend to participate in the broader discourse and community events.”
For more information, see colby.edu/news/2015/04/16/community-convenes-to-condemn-bigotry.