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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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Opening of the Spring Semester

February 7, 2022
Dear Colby Community, It has been more than two years since the start of the global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on our community and on individuals and communities around the world. We have adapted as the virus has changed, scientific and medical knowledge have improved, and the tools for addressing the virus […] Read more
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Jane Powers ’86 Elected Next Chair of Board of Trustees

November 11, 2021
Dear Colby Community, Last year, Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12, chair of Colby’s Board of Trustees, announced that he would step down from that role at the end of this academic year. He has been a remarkable leader for Colby, overseeing unprecedented growth and improvements at the College. After a thorough search process, the board has […] Read more
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Opening of the Academic Year

September 8, 2021
Dear Colby Community, We rang in the new year at convocation yesterday. Representative students from each class took turns ringing the Revere Bell, cast by Paul Revere’s foundry in 1824 and designed for South College on Colby’s original campus. It is one of the few significant relics we have from the old campus, and for […] Read more
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A Remarkable Gift to Launch the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence

January 28, 2021
Dear Colby Community,  With profound gratitude for their vision and generosity, I write to share that Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15 and the Davis family have made a remarkable gift to Colby to create a new academic program that will make the College a prominent center for the teaching and research of artificial intelligence and […] Read more
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A Remarkable Gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation

October 15, 2020
Dear Colby Community, I write to share that one of Colby’s most generous and steadfast partners, the Harold Alfond Foundation, has made a $101-million contribution to Colby in support of our downtown Waterville revitalization efforts and the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. This is a truly transformative gift that builds on the legacy […] Read more
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Opening of the Academic Year

August 27, 2020
Dear Colby Community, We will take many lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has provided us with endless teachings about public health and medicine, the disparate effects of health and economic crises on different groups in our society, and the societal and personal bonds that fortify and fray in times of excessive stress and uncertainty. […] Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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