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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.

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Colby officially broke ground today on the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Made possible by lead donor and life trustee Michael Gordon ’66, it is Colby's largest academic building project yet. http://spr.ly/6014y7uQa

Generous grants created a summer to remember for Nicole Huebner ’23 and Jacob Thousand ’23, whose Jan Plan internships with Panmure Gordon were thwarted by the Delta variant. Learn how support from DavisConnects allowed them to live and work in London for eight weeks, providing experience with ...a new city, culture, and industry all at the same time. #darenorthward #colbycollege


Bob Thompson revisited certain subject matter almost compulsively, testing its formal elasticity with ingenuity. In this work, St. George and the Dragon, Thompson responds to an oil by the Venetian artist Tintoretto. https://bit.ly/2XrZmTV

Despite the pandemic thwarting their original timing, Jacob Thousand ’23 and Nicole Huebner ’23 were able to spend eight weeks this summer interning for @PanmureGordon. Learn more about how the experience gave them an edge in their finance career paths. http://spr.ly/6016yABIC

[1/4]: Sept. 16 is #MayflowerDay, the day in 1620 when the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying 102 people to the "New World". We’re sharing Mayflower, All Flowers, a print by Yinka Shonibare @shonibarestudio depicting the ship that transported these colonists.

Tonight at 6 p.m. ET, join Inside Out: Prints of Mary Cassatt exhibition co-curators Justin McCann & Shalini Le Gall, & Colby College art history professor Daniel Harkett for a virtual conversation diving into the themes of Cassatt's printmaking practice: http://bit.ly/3lrUGVO

When they're not helping to create rich and enjoyable experiences for visitors at the Colby Museum, our Colby student welcome desk attendants make little clay models of each other. Apply by Sept. 24th to join our Welcome Desk team! https://bit.ly/2Xngc5D

[email protected] included the @ColbyMuseum's retrospective on artist Bob Thompson in its list of top 15 exhibitions of the summer that are also on view this fall. The article noted that the show is one of only two retrospectives on Thompson and the first in more than 20 years.

From California to Chicago, Tennessee to Maine, Some of Summer’s Best Museum Exhibitions Remain on View This Fall: Bob Thompson, Alma Thomas, Joseph Yoakum, William Edmondson, Jamal Cyrus (Shown, Jennifer Packer @MOCAlosangeles) | https://www.culturetype.com/2021/09/06/from-california-to-chicago-tennessee-to-maine-some-of-summers-best-museum-exhibitions-remain-on-view-this-fall/ @SikkemaJenkins

Colby’s 10 new tenure-track assistant professors each bear exceptional credentials and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. “These new faculty members are teacher-scholars of tremendous promise,” said Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret T. McFadden. http://spr.ly/6013y40Zx