Morning Sentinel
| by Rachel Ohm

The Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in downtown Waterville will soon see students and faculty moving in, reports the Morning Sentinel Aug. 7.“It’s exciting to think about,” said Brian Clark, vice president of planning at Colby. “One week from today, basically, we’re going to see students living here. And one or two weeks after that, the full 200 will be here. It’s exciting to think about what that means for activity on Main Street.” Students living in the commons are required to fulfill a civic engagement project. “This is not a community service program,” Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McCrae told the Sentinel. “That’s different from being civically minded and civically engaged. Incorporating scholarship into the work, looking at how people use facts and research to inform and solve problems—that is the critical piece in this.”

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