Archive for October, 2015

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

On October 22, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a discussion on multiculturalism between members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Tashia Bradley, and students. In an official notice email, SGA wrote that the talk would engage students about “multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in education” and builds on the College’s commitment to “an inclusive […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured
BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

The College has recently purchased its fourth building in Waterville.

Bill Cosby, An Honorary Colby Degree Recipient

Sexual violence and misconduct are hot topics of discussion at virtually all college campuses in the country these days, and this week’s Colby Board of Trustees Meeting was no exception.

Controversies in the NESCAC

Controversies in the NESCAC

This past week in NESCAC news there have been various controversies, including the social scene at Bates College, a cancellation of a scheduled talk at Williams College, and the discontinuation of the Jefferson Davis award at Bowdoin College. In last week’s issue of The Bates Student, an op-ed ran concerning  the sports culture at the College and its effects on […]

by Elliot Gross· · 1 comment · News

Famed street photographer discusses newest publication

On October 20, the College welcomed esteemed photographer Charles H. Traub to speak as part of the Human/Nature lecture series. Traub, who, according to his website, has received awards from institutions ranging from the New York State Council on the Arts to the Olympic Arts Organization Committee, declared himself a “real world witness photographer” during the talk. According to the […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Author Jo Ann Beard visits campus, mentors students

Author Jo Ann Beard visits campus, mentors students

Last week Jo Ann Beard a celebrated author of both fiction and memoir, visited Colby as part of the Stahl Writer in Residence program (named in memory of Kristina Stahl ’99) through the Creative Writing department. Her visit included multiple appearances in creative writing classes in both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a craft talk and a fiction reading […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Aluna Francis of English electric music duo AlunaGeorge performs in Page Commons as part of SPB’s Fall Concert.

Emerging talent AlunaGeorge draws crowds at Fall Concert

This past Saturday, October 24, the Student Programming Board (SPB) invited English electronic music duo AlunaGeorge to come to campus as the headlining performer for the annual Fall Concert. Held in Page Commons, the concert saw a number of Colby students and members of the public alike, adjust their normal Saturday night plans to attend the show. While there, audience […]

Pen to Paper: “Fishing With  Live Bait,” an excerpt

Pen to Paper: “Fishing With Live Bait,” an excerpt

Doug looked in the rearview mirror. At least ten cars behind him. Only one in front, but it was holding him up. He wanted to fly. His 12AM curfew was thirty minutes away and he knew he could cruise for a bit. Sunset Hill Road was near the town line. It had no streetlights and was a rollercoaster for the […]

COFGA Cultivates Food Security, Farming Relationships

COFGA Cultivates Food Security, Farming Relationships

The Echo recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Pattison ’18, the president of COFGA, about his passion for sustainable crops and his work on organic farms both on campus and in the greater Waterville community.

by Nathaniel Rees· · 0 comments · Featured

Volleyball wins four in a row in an impressive week

The Colby volleyball team started off a successful week with a win against Husson University on Tuesday, October 20. The Mules won in impressive fashion, winning the sets 25-9, 25-9, and 25-15. Elizabeth Noyes ’17 had a team leading nine kills  and finished with a hitting percentage of .500. Setter Molly Manuel ’19 led Colby in assists, accumulating 13 throughout […]

by Henry Dodge· · 0 comments · Sports