Archive for May, 2015

Senior artist profile series: Jonah Belk ’15

Senior artist profile series: Jonah Belk ’15

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging in a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening, the Echo has featured each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and processes. […]

Senior artist profile series: Barrie Tovar ’15

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging in a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening, the Echo has featured each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and processes. […]

New College subcommittee refines academic honesty policies

New College subcommittee refines academic honesty policies

A new college committee redefined the academic honesty policy, aiming to make it an intrinsic part of the College community.

Jackson brings journalism experience to the College

Jackson brings journalism experience to the College

Last month, President David A. Greene announced Ruth Jackson’s new position as Vice President of Communications. Jackson began working at the College in 2004, and prior to her current position, she held four positions within the Communications department. When interviewed, Jackson noted that when she was first hired, she only expected to stay for three to five years, since at […]

by Simone Leung· · 0 comments · Featured, Features
Sovereignty order revoked between State and Native American tribes

Sovereignty order revoked between State and Native American tribes

An executive order issued by Governor Paul LePage has unexpectedly changed the nature of the relationship between the State of Maine and four federally recognized Native American tribes. On Sat. April 16, Gov. LePage issued an executive order rescinding an order that he issued in 2011 to facilitate cooperation and communication between state government and individual tribes. The original order, […]

SGA’s Tastes of the Town invites local businesses

SGA’s Tastes of the Town invites local businesses

SGA recently organized Tastes of the Town as part of the initiative to connect Colby students with the greater Waterville community. Local businesses such as Selah Tea, Downtown Smoothie and Grammy Kay’s have come to campus in recent weeks to showcase their food in Bobby Silberman in the hopes of bringing students out of the Colby bubble. Tastes of the […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · Featured, Local
Mr. Buffett’s Maine contribution

Mr. Buffett’s Maine contribution

On the weekend of May 1, I attended the 50th annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska with my Dad. Frequent attendees and first time visitors like myself arrived to a city bursting at its seams. My Dad and I arrived in front of the CenturyLink Center (capacity 17,500) at around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, and stood in […]

Explaining why #BlackLivesMatter

Although I am sure whoever created the hashtag #AllLivesMatter had very good intentions behind it, it quickly became a negative force that undermined the message of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. While it should be a certainty that all lives matter equally, and many of us have been told “all lives are equally valuable” while growing up, this is not reflected in […]

by Filip Montgomery· · 0 comments · Opinion
SGA completes ’14-’15 agenda

SGA completes ’14-’15 agenda

At the most recent Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Dean of Students Jim Terhune put forth a motion on behalf of the College Affairs Committee (CAC) and the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC). The proposal involves a new procedural system for violations of the academic honesty policy. This system aims to redesign the process as a “relational one” as opposed to […]

Oak announces Jodi Koberinski as fellow

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has recently selected Jodi Koberinski of Canada to be the 2015 Oak Human Rights Fellow for the fall semester. According to a press release issued by the institute, “Koberinski’s pioneering work reimagining agriculture and advocating for more equitable food systems, not only in Canada but around the world, puts her […]

by Sam LeBlanc· · 0 comments · News