Archive for February, 2017

RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

An eclectic collection of artists and writers grouped into a classroom in Diamond on Tuesday Feb. 21 to listen to Jennifer Liese of the Rhode Island School of Design speak about writing and art and how they connect. It was a discussion of how artists express themselves with both visual and textual components. Liese studies artists’ writing “as a kind […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

For those of us putting off work for two hours on Monday night to collectively sit and watch the infamous Bachelor, the question always arises: how much of this stuff is real? And by “real,” the accurate term would be “produced.” The Bachelor and The Bachelorette attract their fans with a cocktail of catfights, revealing clothing, and lots of drama. […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Changes made to the Goldfarb center leadership

In a school wide communication on Feb. 15, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer announced that Professor of Government Dan Shea has decided to step down from his directorship of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civil Engagement to return to full time research, writing, and work with students. Shea, a prolific author on the American political process, […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · News
Alfond  spearheads Maine student debt solution

Alfond spearheads Maine student debt solution

The efforts of Colby and the Alfond Foundation to revive Waterville extended their boundaries on Tuesday, with the foundation announcing it would pay off some or all of the college loans of anyone who moves to Maine or stays in Maine after graduation to work in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In a lunchtime ceremony downtown […]

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LePage outlines delivers State of the State, addresses wages

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Governor Paul LePage gave his sixth and final State of the State speech in which he addressed his agenda, concerns, and the budget for Maine. In response to new state legislation LePage said, “Our economy and our way of life are under attack.” LePage began the speech by addressing his plans for tax reform. Angered by […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Local
Boston business owner follows through on downtown investment

Boston business owner follows through on downtown investment

Mark McLeod, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, confirmed in an interview with the Echo his intentions to follow through with his downtown purchase and expand his scope in Waterville. McLeod, owner of Boston Eye Design, purchased the former Ken-A-Set store building at 1 College Avenue in August after recognizing the investment potential in Waterville’s revitalization. In an interview with the Kennebec Journal, […]

Attending the Women’s March abroad

Attending the Women’s March abroad

In light of the presidential election, equality, human rights, and the future of America are at the forefront of many people’s minds. This is not isolated to just Americans either. Worldwide, people are coming together to show their support for one another and for those who are being discriminated against for their race, gender, sexuality, or beliefs under the Trump […]

by Merrill Read· · 0 comments · Opinion
Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

In the eyes of a stressed out, extracurricularly-involved, socially-active college student, the task of creating and running a successful business may seem daunting, if not impossible. Maddi Bistrong ’17, a government major at Colby, silences this assumption. Having started her own cookie business, which she cleverly named Maddi’s Macarons, over Jan Plan, Bistrong argues that Colby equips all its students […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

Ever wonder how Colby’s buildings were named? Bixler, Arey, Mudd; they all have different origins. Most, however, are named after significant people. One building in particular, Lovejoy, has an extremely important history behind its name. Not only is this building central to our academics, it commemorates an important part of Colby’s history— The Lovejoy building is named after a founder […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Features