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Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence: Nicholson Baker

April 12, 2021 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

Baker is the author of seventeen books, among them "The Mezzanine", "Human Smoke", and "The Anthologist and Baseless: My Search for Secrets Among the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act". He has received a number of awards including a James Madison Freedom of Information Award.

Colby Cancer Consortium

April 13, 2021 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

This event will feature Loren Walensky, attending physician in the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and research presentations by 3 Colby students: Hailey Cerrato '22, Sophie Lee '21, and Sam Donahue '22.

Artful Meditation: Time to Celebrate

April 14, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Experience greater mind-body connection during this meditation session guided by Jing Ye, a meditation teacher and a counselor at Colby.

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You know what it means to Dare Northward, to make a difference that impacts more lives than your own. With every contribution, no matter the size, a little more of what lies beyond our grasp is brought within reach. We are grateful for your help to prove what’s possible.

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Since 2012, Charles A. Dana Prof. of Education Adam Howard has mentored more than 80 Colby students and coauthored with nearly 40, creating key research opportunities for undergraduates interested in his field of study: privilege in elite prep schools. http://spr.ly/6013HLamt

In an interview for @diginomica, Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden spoke to the unique role the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence will play in developing capable, ethical, and well-rounded graduates ready to solve complex issues with the help of AI.

Colby College blazes an AI trail in liberal arts education, with the launch of the Davis Institute - Diginomica http://dlvr.it/RxF5xw

Art + Conversation - Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States, premieres today at 1 p.m. Hear Princeton Sociology Professor Douglas Massey & @ColbyCollege Spanish & Portuguese Professor Priscilla Doel discuss retablos: https://bit.ly/2Rh2ZIB

Don’t miss two great events happening today. The 2021 Grossman Lecture featuring Dr. Trevon D. Logan begins at 4:30 p.m., and Baratunde Thurston will deliver the Boundaries and Margins Lecture Series keynote address at 7 p.m. Learn more on True North. https://truenorth.colby.edu/attend

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Baratunde Thurston has worked for The Onion, The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller, "How To Be...

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Hear from New York Times bestselling writer, comedian, and activist @Baratunde Thurston tonight! Register for the Zoom link: https://colby.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ulxXouaSbyYBiMtPKXCnw

Tonight at 7 p.m. EDT: Join the Center for Arts and Humanities for its spring 2021 “Boundaries and Margins” keynote address from Emmy-nominated writer, activist, and comedian Baratunde Thurston. Register here: http://spr.ly/6019HLTWP

Colby will hold an in-person commencement on Sunday, May 23 to honor the Class of 2021, upholding a 200-year-old tradition of students one by one crossing the commencement stage. Each student will be allowed two guests to attend the outdoor ceremony. http://spr.ly/6014HLVWn

The Movement for Black Lives has challenged our sense of what is possible. Tonight at 5:30, join us for the 2nd screening of the Maine Movements for Black Life documentary film series, presenting student films exploring Abolition and Incarceration: https://bit.ly/2Q6tzUs

Tonight at 7 p.m. EDT: Join the Center for Arts and Humanities for its spring 2021 “Boundaries and Margins” keynote address from Emmy-nominated writer, activist, and comedian Baratunde Thurston. Register here: http://spr.ly/6019HLTWP

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.