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A Conversation with the Colby Museum’s New Director

January 21, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Join Carolyn Muzzy Director Jacqueline Terrassa and Julia Lo ’14 for a conversation about the vision for the Museum and its interconnected programs, the central role of Colby students across all facets of the Museum, and new developments in the arts in downtown Waterville.

Artful Movements: Time to Face Yourself

February 6, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. These free sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by a series of gentle poses and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga.

Artful Meditation: Time to Face Yourself

February 10, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

Experience greater mind-body connection though our Artful Meditation program. During this session, Jing Ye, a meditation teacher and a counselor at Colby College, will guide participants through a meditation inspired by Glenn Ligon’s Palindrome #1, 2007.

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Colby In Social Media

Psychotherapist and forest therapy guide Zoë Kaplan Presley ’97 was interviewed for @Oregonian's outdoors podcast "Peak Northwest," sharing her thoughts on ways to find healing in the outdoors.

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How to find healing in nature: Peak Northwest podcast

On this week’s episode, a forest therapist helps us discover ways to access healing in the great outdoors.

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Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, was one of eight Mainers asked to share their thoughts on how Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech resonates today.

This year, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, things feel different. To reflect, we asked eight Mainers to read parts of Dr. King's immortal "I Have a Dream" speech, and share their thoughts on how his words resonate with them today. https://bit.ly/2XQf6MT

The Portland @PressHerald tapped Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, to reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Echoes of the past and the long road ahead for racial justice - Portland Press Herald

Black Mainers reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Named one of America's greatest historians of African America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, tonight Dr. Peniel Joseph will deliver a MLK Day keynote address to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He will focus on how Colby's MLK Day theme, “Dr. King’s Beloved Community,” pertains to his... work as a scholar. Register now.

https://colby.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__P9qHPtsQVG81V3Cw-jDDg

Colby All American wall in the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, complete with 2019-20 honorees

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Tonight at 7 p.m. EST: Named one of America's greatest historians of African America by Ibram X. Kendi, Peniel Joseph will deliver a keynote address to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Register for the virtual event here: http://spr.ly/6011HZDKR

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin Goh's research was featured in @UPI and several other media outlets. The study shows that “women who don’t fit female stereotypes of look or personality are perceived as less credible" in sexual harassment cases.

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Sexual harassment claims by less feminine women perceived as less credible

Women who don't fit female stereotypes of look or personality are perceived as less credible when lodging sexual harassment claims, according to a ...

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The first Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence Program in Creative Writing Fellow will be acclaimed novelist @nicholsonbaker8, whose presence on campus will create opportunity for unprecedented interaction and growth among student writers.

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Nicholson Baker Kicks Off Creative Writing Fellowship - News

Novelist Nicholson Baker is first Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence in Creative Writing Fellow, allowing students close and extended...

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Colby's Statement on Diversity

Colby College is dedicated to the education of humane, thoughtful, and engaged persons prepared to respond to the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global society and to the issues of justice that arise therein. The College also is committed to fostering a fully inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, gender identities, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, political beliefs, and spiritual values. We strive to confront and overcome actions and attitudes that discourage the widest possible range of participation in our community, and we seek to deepen our understanding of diversity in our daily relationships and in our dealings as an institution. 

What diversity means to us

Colby has adopted the term “diverse” to describe the kind of community we hope to build and maintain on Mayflower Hill. Our definition of what constitutes diversity may—and probably should—change over time, but when we promote diversity now we are expressing our commitment to an inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and spiritual values; to ensuring equal opportunity for all who work or study here; to sustaining a climate of civility, mutual respect, and tolerance; to promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, including unpopular ideas; to an open and inclusive governing and decision-making process; and to broadly educating students for life in a complex world.