Colby College

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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.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

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.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

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.
 

Jacqueline Larma / Associated Press

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.
 

Colby College has received a $2.5 million gift from alumnus Steve Ford and his wife, Mary, to provide financial aid for students from Maine.

Colby Vice President for College Advancement Dan Lugo says currently, about 10 percent of students are from the state.

“Because of this gift, we’ll continue to be able to recruit actively in the state of Maine,” he says. “This year we have 53 Mainers that will graduate with the class of 2018. This is something that the college has a long-standing commitment.”

Annual tuition at Colby is just under $70,000.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

This week, more than 70 teens and young adults from 16 countries around the globe are at Colby College in Waterville. Though they come from different cultures, they all have something in common: the loss of a family member from terrorism or war.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby College President David Greene and Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro are gathering for the groundbreaking on a 100,000-square-foot development on Main Street.

Colby is building the mixed-use complex that'll include community space, retail locations and housing for 200 Colby students, faculty and staff. It's scheduled to open in the summer of 2018 as part of a wider plan to develop both ends of Main Street.

WATERVILLE, Maine - Officials at a Maine college say they're planning the school's biggest project ever _ a $200 million athletic center that will bring dramatic upgrades, including what they believe to be the state's first Olympic-sized swimming pool.

The Waterville Morning Sentinel reports that Colby College announced the project on Wednesday. Colby President David Greene said prep work will start this summer and the 350,000-square-foot center should be open by 2020.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

Colby College has received a $25 million gift that it says it will use to fund overseas experiences for all of its students, regardless of their ability to pay.

WATERVILLE, Maine - The head of a liberal arts college in Waterville is promising to help protect students living in the country lawfully from deportation after Republican President-elect Donald Trump promised he would cancel a program that helps such immigrants.

The Morning Sentinel reports that Colby College President David Greene said Monday the college will do whatever it can to provide safety to everyone in its community, regardless of nationality, immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.

PORTLAND, Maine - A survey done for Colby College and the Boston Globe shows a growing, bi-partisan desire for compromise on political issues.  

Dan Shea, a professor of government at Colby's Goldfarb Center, says the most recent poll results show a shift in attitudes over the last six years:

"Spring of 2010, very few strong conservatives and Republicans wanted to compromise," Shea says. "I think that they thought they were going to win the mid-term election - which, of course, they did.  And they sort of stuck with that for a while.  Now that's changed."

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