Archive for February, 2016

The psychology of Art: Sitting down with Katie Southworth ’16

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature profiles of the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

The Moist Bandanas draws crowds at the Coffee House

Amidst all of the weekend hubbub, something exciting was brewing in the Marylow Coffee House Saturday night—and no, it wasn’t just coffee. One of Colby’s favorite jam bands, The Moist Bandanas, graced the stage for their first performance since JanPlan. From 7 to 9 p.m., the coffeehouse was filled with students and a few faculty members, sipping hot drinks and […]

by Emily Malinowski· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Having first debuted at the Colby Museum’s Winter Open House on February 11, “Turning Back” is an expansive exhibition that is currently on display until June 5. The collection features the work of acclaimed photographer Robert Adams, and consists of 164 photographs accompanied by excerpts of the photographer’s personal writing. Spanning both the Lower and Upper Jetté Galleries, the series […]

From independent major to top graduate school: Samantha Jaff ’11

One of the benefits of attending a liberal arts college like Colby is having the open flexibility in one’s studies to create an independent major. Samantha Jaff took advantage of this opportunity, creating and independent major in architecture. Jaff shared with the Echo just how her independent major and her experiences at Colby equipped her with the skills to attend […]

by Wilder Davies· · 0 comments · Features

A fruity IPA beer all lovers can enjoy

We all have our guilty pleasures. For me it’s the movie Clueless and the song “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard, but these two things and their cultural significance are for another time. There are some beer geeks that have guilty pleasures when it comes to the kind of beer they drink. This normally comes in the form of loving beers that […]

by Will Ryan· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Erika Franklin Fowler reflects on campaign finance reform issues

Erika Franklin Fowler reflects on campaign finance reform issues

Since the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United v. FEC in 2010, many Americans have worried that the consequent relaxation  of campaign spending restrictions could have dramatic effects on the American political process. On February 15, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project,  Erika Franklin Fowler, spoke to a packed classroom in Diamond about the effects that her organization has seen […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · News
NESCAC Colleges evaluate academic integrity

NESCAC Colleges evaluate academic integrity

In the past week, various NESCAC schools have demonstrated both their interest in politics and  their commitment to upholding academic integrity. As part of Tufts University’s Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, former moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” David Gregory lectured on the intersection between media and politics in today’s world. In his talk, he articulated that the harsh backlash […]

by Alison Levitt· · 0 comments · News
SGA hosts first meeting of the semester

SGA hosts first meeting of the semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) had their first formal meeting of the Spring semester on February 21. Led by President Michael Loginoff ’16 and Vice President Brittany Chin ’16, SGA reconvened with new Junior Class Presidents, Matt Hawkins ’17, and Eliza Baker-Wacks ’17. The meeting began with reports from the Executive Council. All members of the council encouraged SGA members […]

by Tarini Hardikar· · 0 comments · News
Rosengren ’79 delivers economic policy talk

Rosengren ’79 delivers economic policy talk

On February 16, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and soon-to-be chair of the College’s Board of Trustees Eric Rosengren ’79 P’12 spoke to the College community about domestic monetary policy. The talk, titled “Prospects for Returning to More Conventional Monetary Policy,” drew a large crowd to Ostrove Auditorium. After being introduced by Provost […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News

M. Bball suffers quarterfinal loss

The Colby men’s basketball team enjoyed success in their final weekend of league play, beating Connecticut College and Wesleyan University on last Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Mules had hoped to use the  momentum in their NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal game against Trinity this past Saturday, but fell 71-60 to the Bantams. “While the loss was really disappointing, our seven seniors […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · Sports