Colby College

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This week, students are beginning to arrive back on campus at colleges across Maine, and many are being greeted with new procedures: increased hygiene, new behavior rules, and lots of COVID-19 tests. In fact, some colleges are testing students as much as two or three times per week in hopes of containing a virus that has already led to outbreaks at other schools across the country.

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Students are returning to campus at Colby College in Waterville.

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A new poll from Colby College shows that while President Trump has received mixed grades for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ policies have garnered support.

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Maine colleges and universities are announcing their plans for the fall as COVID-19 continues to alter campus life and instruction.

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Colby College in Waterville has joined other colleges in the state in announcing that students will head home before spring break next week and finish the semester online because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

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There are still no reported cases of the new coronavirus in Maine, but both the University of Maine system and Bowdoin College announced Wednesday that students will no longer be allowed on campuses after spring break in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both plan to continue classes online for the rest of the semester. Other campuses in the state are watching the situation closely, but are staying open for the time being.

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Colby College is planning to open a new "arts collaborative" housing artists, galleries and other events in downtown Waterville by the end of the year.

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Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges are joining with others across the nation to support a program that attracts international students to their schools.

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As Colby College continues to purchase and develop new building projects in downtown Waterville, officials are touting a new report which indicates that the private college has generated more than $1 billion in economic activity in the Waterville region over the past five years.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby College's president is planning to present findings of an independent study about the economic impact of the college on the community and the state.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine's Colby College will honor the former editor for the Denver Post who published an editorial criticizing the owners of his paper with the 2018 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

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Colby College is following in the footsteps of several other Maine schools and getting rid of standardized testing admissions requirements.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Students and faculty who have moved into a new mixed-unit Colby College building in Maine say they are excited to work with the community.

WATERVILLE, Maine - The downtown area of a Maine city will soon have free wireless internet for all.
 
Due to a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council, the Waterville service is expected to go live at the end of this month. Six hotspots have been dispersed throughout the outdoors downtown district, ensuring high-speed internet at public spaces.
 
The wireless signals will be strongest outdoors and are intended for use in primarily public spaces.
 

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WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby College says it is rescinding the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby in 1992, joining numerous other universities in revoking honors following the comedian's sexual assault conviction.
 

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