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Colby College Book Club: ‘The Leavers’

August 5, 2021 - September 30, 2021

There will be ongoing weekly discussions featuring different topics on the Colby Book Club’s online forum Aug. 5 - Sep. 30. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with alumni, family and friends and to engage in meaningful discussions about great books. Join anytime to be part of the conversation.

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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.

Colby In Social Media

Creating meaningful connections for Alumni, family and friends of Colby College.

Mike Wisecup, vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, told @newscentermaine that Maine’s only Olympic-sized Myrtha pool, which resides in Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, will be “the fastest pool in New England." ...https://newscentermaine.com/article/sports/olympics/in-swimming-the-pool-is-everything-colbys-new-olympic-sized-swimming-pool-is-poised-to-bring-the-sport-to-the-next-level/97-975508d3-0e2d-4735-b3f8-e17c57dd2cb5

“The team is the most important thing in a startup,” says Mary Biggins ’05.

Just after graduation in June, Trisha Ramdhoni ’21 started her new job as a junior data analyst at MealPal, a company co-founded and led by Biggins and Katie Ghelli ’05. DavisConnects, and its Pay It ...Northward campaign, supports new graduates like Ramdhoni in finding post-graduate success and helps businesses led by Colby alums, like MealPal, find employees with an instinct for collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Pay It Northward Links Talented Colby Graduate with Career Pathway in Data Analytics – TrueNorth

Just after graduation in June, Trisha Ramdhoni ’21 started her new job as a junior data analyst at MealPal, a company co-founded and led by Mary...

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A big congratulations to Trustee and seasoned political analyst Amy Walter ’91, Litt.D. ’17, who will assume the role of owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the @CookPolitical Report, now called “The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.”

Very excited to try and fill the very big shoes of @CharlieCookDC as Editor and Publisher of the venerable @CookPolitical ! But, don’t worry, he’s not going anywhere, he’ll still be contributing to @CookPolitical, and writing weekly for @nationaljournal

Justin Ehrenwerth '01 of @theh2oinstitute is fighting what he calls an “existential land-loss crisis” in Louisiana, where a football-field-size chunk of wetlands is lost every 100 minutes. See how his experiences at Colby paved the way for his career. ...https://www.colby.edu/magazine/boosting-gulf-coast-ecosystem-resiliency/

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow 12-4 p.m. at Community Day!

To help you plan your time, we’re sharing a set of Community Day Safety and Transportation FAQs so you can focus on having fun tomorrow: https://www.colby.edu/museum/2021/06/23/community-day-8/

Make collages with pattern, stamped designs, and paint at today's Art in the Park program, happening 3–5 p.m. at the Head of Falls in Downtown Waterville! Come by for the art activity led by @WTVLCreates and a read-aloud with @WTVLLibrary: https://bit.ly/3l4FtLT

Today, we’re introducing you to another one of our @ColbyCollege summer interns! Kayla Merriweather ‘23 is a junior double majoring in Psychology and Studio Art, serving this summer as the Black Family Curatorial Intern.

Join the Colby College Book Club in reading Lisa Ko’s debut novel ‘The Leavers’. Described as “a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging, it’s the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away—and how a mother learns to live with ...the mistakes of her past.” Share your thoughts and connect with fellow Mules in the Club’s weekly online discussions at this link https://www.pbc.guru/colby

“We’re the most forested state in the United States... It’s the number-one asset that Maine has that places us on a global stage.” Get a glimpse into the life of Steve Tatko ‘10, who manages over 100,000 acres of Maine forest for the @AppMtnClub. http://spr.ly/6018y5RdG