Messages and Updates

Changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program

July 10, 2020
Dear Colby Community, Earlier this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program for non-immigrant students on F-1 and M-1 visas for academic and vocational study. The changes would force international students to leave the country or transfer to an institution offering in-person classes if their colleges and universities are ... Read more

Recommitting Ourselves to a More Just and Equitable Colby

July 9, 2020
Each day we listen to and read about protests happening around the world, and we too have joined with so many of you in being engaged in our communities to foster positive change. The drumbeat of pain and suffering isn’t going away. Those in the streets who are sacrificing their time, bodies, and energy want ... Read more

The Plan for Returning to Campus

June 30, 2020
Dear Colby Community, In March, as the global health pandemic emerged in the United States, we made the difficult decision to close the campus, a decision that, in hindsight, was the right one. We said at the time that we would be guided by three principles: protecting the health and safety of the Colby and ... Read more

Matching-Gift Program Supporting Racial Equality Causes

June 10, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, We are writing to invite you to participate in the change we want to see. Last week we encouraged our alumni to support causes that are helping to mitigate the struggles our communities, near and far, are experiencing during this tumultuous time. Today, in concert with our students, we are ... Read more

A Call for Collective Action

June 4, 2020
This is a moment for all of us to contribute to change, but especially those of us who benefit from the systems in place and never experience the daily and sometimes deadly consequences of bigotry, intolerance, and structural inequality. Read more
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