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Another Historic Moment for Colby College

October 23, 2017

We have just launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to ensure that our students and faculty have the resources they need to do their very best work in this century and beyond. We launched with a goal that is unprecedented among liberal arts colleges—$750 million.

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Reflections on Recent Events

October 28, 2018
Dear Colby Community, I feel the heaviness of our times. The heinous murder and harm inflicted on worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was an unspeakable act of terror, and as devastating as it was, it was not an isolated event. Just in the last week we saw public figures have their […] Read more
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Opening of Spring Semester

February 13, 2018
Dear Campus Community, In my convocation address at the start of the academic year, I spoke of an emerging and serious set of challenges facing American higher education. Some of the challenges are coming from outside the academy, such as eroding public support for higher education, and others have been generated internally. These include a […] Read more
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At Colby College, an honor for a former slave

November 26, 2017
Colby, like many colleges, is grappling with its complicated historical ties to slavery. Other schools have done so only after outcry from students. Here, it took very little prompting for the president to coax his campus to confront this chapter of its history. “This is one of those stories that we never should have buried. It should have been out front for us for a long time,” said president David Greene. Read more
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Opening of the Academic Year

September 5, 2017
Dear Colby Community, The challenges of our world can seem overwhelming: natural disasters, global conflicts, and violence in our communities; anger, ignorance, and bigotry; gross disparities in the human condition; and leaders across sectors acting in narrow self-interest instead of furthering the commonweal. These are challenges that can erode our hope and sense of possibility. […] Read more
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President Greene honored as one of ’50 Mainers Leading by Example’

July 12, 2017
The honor stems from his making the revitalization of downtown Waterville a priority for the college. “Today, while Colby is stronger than ever, Waterville is facing challenges,” Greene told Maine Magazine. "I believe that the city and Colby have found that new direction together, and we are committed to making it a reality.” Read more
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Colby’s Environmental Leadership

June 9, 2017
The College’s solar array is taking shape on Washington Street as you approach Mayflower Hill. This initiative builds on Colby’s extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability on campus and the significant investments we have made to ensure Colby leads liberal arts colleges in the study of the environment and climate change. Read more
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A Remarkable Gift from Jim and Andrea Crook

June 1, 2017
Dear Colby Community, Later today we will publicly announce a gift of $8.3 million to Colby by Trustee Jim Crook ’78, P’11 and his wife, Andrea Crook P’11. This remarkable expression of support for the College’s direction includes a significant contribution to the Colby Fund and will name the basketball arena in the new athletic […] Read more
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