Archive for May, 2017

On taking criticism: a professor’s reflection

On taking criticism: a professor’s reflection

Late afternoon on a busy Wednesday I got a message from the producer of the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News.  She wanted me on with Tucker Carlson in a few hours, live, to talk about the free speech controversy at Berkeley, where a planned talk by conservative provocateur Ann Coulter was canceled due to security concerns.  When I heard […]

Prof. McFadden named Provost and Dean of Faculty

President David A. Greene announced in a campus-wide email that Margaret McFadden will serve as the next Provost and Dean of Faculty. McFadden, currently a professor of American studies and the Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty, has been a member of the faculty since 1996. Greene praised McFadden’s “exemplary service to the Colby community.” Greene commended her work leading […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News

Pugh Panel discusses Trump’s first 100 days

Colby Conversations On Race hosted an open forum to discuss the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. The forum, part of the continuing series titled “Political Dialogue Not Debate” was led by a panel of students and professors moderated by Professor Atkins. Representing the conservative viewpoint, Professor Reisert and Nile Dixon ‘20 expressed their optimism that the administration would work […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News
Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

By Tanya Kureishi and Cleo Aukland 13 Reasons Why, the new Netflix series about a girl explaining the 13 reasons behind her suicide, aired in March, yet there is still much controversy surrounding it. The show is based off of the original 2007 book Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher. The show is set in a high school with […]

First creative writing open mic held in pub

Poetry readings, pizza, appetizers, and good conversation graced the English department’s first creative writing gathering and open mic night, hosted this past Monday, May 1, in Colby’s Blue-Light Pub. While ExPRESS poetry often hosts open mic nights in the Mary Low Coffee house, the sponsoring of an open mic night by the English department where students present their own work […]

The Barking Dog

The Barking Dog

Detective Inspector Kalt was not typically in his office on Friday evenings. He preferred to be home with his wife, having a nightcap and reading the paper. On this particular Friday evening, when light from the streetlamps shone on the grubby rug in horizontal lines, Detective Kalt rubbed his temples with tired hands. What a week. He found himself saying […]

Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

As an anthropology student at Colby, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how Colby’s social problems manifest themselves over time and across the campus. This year, in my research off-campus, a Mainer prompted me to think about how living together with a bunch of twenty-somethings might be different than just living in any small community. The first problem […]

by Nicolas Ramirez· · 0 comments · Opinion
Boutique hotel manager boasts strong experiences with college towns

Boutique hotel manager boasts strong experiences with college towns

A newly constructed 40-50 room boutique hotel and upscale-casual farm-to-table restaurant will bookend Main Street in downtown Waterville by the spring of 2019. John Schultzel, Vice President of Hotel Management for the Olympia Companies, confirmed in a phone interview with the Echo that the boutique hotel is set to begin construction following the finalization of a design. Brian Clark, Vice […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 0 comments · Local
Downtown planning group turns focus toward summer

Downtown planning group turns focus toward summer

As students on Mayflower Hill prepare for final exams and solidify plans for summer, the team in charge of the College’s downtown revitalization is also looking ahead. Much progress is slated to be made on the College-owned downtown properties in the coming months, and the advancements will likely be visible to students come September. In an interview with the Echo, […]