Archive for February, 2015

Fireside Chats Installment III: Athletes and Athletics

Beginning on Oct. 30, 2014, the Echo began releasing a monthly installment featuring an interview with President David A. Greene. Each interview covers a particular topic or issue related to the Colby community. Fireside Chats is aimed at keeping the Colby community, both on and off campus, informed about President Greene’s ideas for the future of the College, as well […]

by Simone Leung· · 0 comments · Features

M. Basketball eighth seed after two close losses

Mules slated to play Trinity in upcoming quarterfinal matchup After falling short to the Jumbos of Tufts University last Friday night and then to the Bates Bobcats in their final league game on Saturday, the Colby men’s basketball team will be the eight seed in the NESCAC league tournament and will play at Trinity College next Saturday.  Both home losses […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Sports

I’m a better analyst than Charles Barkley: An NBA Column by Danny Kossow:

Weirdly enough, this is probably the most fun NBA season I’ve ever watched. With no obvious hegemon in either conference, there are eleven teams that should be considered legitimate contenders. Eleven! That’s one third of the league. Unsurprisingly, eight of those eleven teams are in the Western Conference, making late night NBA games the best show on TV night in […]

by Danny Kossow· · 0 comments · Sports

Football’s oldest trophy: a week of play in the FA Cup

In the absence of the usual Premier League competition this weekend, the fifth round of the 134th FA Cup took center stage. Each seeking a spot in the quarterfinals of football’s oldest competition, the remaining teams from all levels of the football ladder faced off, bringing a weekend of excitement and the giant-killing that has long been a trademark of […]

by Will Levesque· · 0 comments · Sports

W. Hockey pushing for fourth place as season winds down

The women’s hockey team swept their first NESCAC series of the season over the weekend, with consecutive 2-1 victories over Wesleyan University (8-12-1 overall, 3-10-1 NESCAC) at Alfond Arena. The two wins extended the Mules’ run to five in their last six games to put Colby at 13-9 overall and 5-9 in the conference as the Mules continue their push […]

by Andrew D'Anieri· · 0 comments · Sports

Men’s Hockey drops two over weekend in Connecticut

The Colby men’s hockey team traveled down to Connecticut last weekend as they prepared to face the first and last place teams in the NESCAC.  On Friday, Feb. 13, the Mules headed over to Middletown, CT. to face the struggling Wesleyan University Cardinals. Wesleyan has had its troubles this season, as they are at the bottom of the league with […]

by Russ Ollis· · 0 comments · Sports

Baseball hopes to make jump to final four in league standings

“Watch out for the Mules,” says co-captain Scott Goldberg ’15.  Goldberg has high hopes for his team this season and thinks the Mules have what it takes to contend for a NESCAC championship. “The team’s main goal for this season is to win the NESCAC.  The team fell one game short of the final four team playoff last year and […]

by Dan Hyszczak· · 0 comments · Sports
Students suggest increased Dining Services budget

Students suggest increased Dining Services budget

Multiple students have come together to form an activist group called United for Better Dining Services (UBDS). They are demanding higher wages and better support for Sodexo employees at Colby. UBDS, which has been active since the beginning of the fall semester, has generated much administrative attention through their campaigns on behalf of the dining services workers. Earlier this year, […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · News

Six Professors Receive Tenure

In order for a professor to secure their position at the College, they must undergo the rigorous process of gaining tenure. That process culminated last week for six professors, whose demonstrated excellence granted them permanent spots on the Hill. Tenure is typically a six-year process that involves a continuous review by professors, students and various committees, concluding in a final […]

by Anh Uong· · 0 comments · News

New SGA initiatives: Waterville shuttle, Social Activists Lectures

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first formal meeting of the semester on Feb. 15. The meeting, which began with reports from the Executive Board, introduced new members and welcomed returning ones from abroad. Justin Deckert ’15 and Michael Loginoff ’16, SGA Co-Presidents, discussed initiatives they had been working on over JanPlan. Loginoff said that they were continuing to […]

by Tarini Hardikar· · 0 comments · News