Articles by: Claire Borecki

A Conversation with JJ Jackson, Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Conversation with JJ Jackson, Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This academic year the College welcomed Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  (DEI) JJ Jackson. As the college continues its search for a permanent DEI Dean, JJ Jackson brings 38 years of experience in higher education to investigating the best recommendations for the College’s future. The Echo sat down with her to find out what’s up her sleeve for […]

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A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

The Colby Outing Club would like you to wear your seatbelt. Or at least they did in the 1980s. Tucked away in Miller Library’s Special Collections room at the College are a handful of Outing Club logs, ranging mostly from the 1970s-1990s. The logs reveal the recent history of one of the College’s oldest, most prominent, and wide-reaching organizations.  Back […]

Students react to recent accessibility improvements

Students react to recent accessibility improvements

Last names were omitted at interviewees’ request In the College’s renovation of Olin Science Center’s basement (bright colored chairs, anyone?) Kate McLaughlin, the College’s Associate Director of Student Access and Disability Services, walked into a lecture hall to meet a panel of students who had volunteered that night to explain their accommodations and disabilities at a wellness seminar. One of […]

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Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby is in the news. Big news, too; the renaming of President Greene’s house to honor a former slave and custodian at Colby named Samuel Osborne recently made the front page of the Boston Globe. The Dare Northward campaign’s goal of $750 million is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by any liberal arts college, and has been widely […]

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

One actvity that captivates college students and faculty alike is eating. Students are picnicking on Johnson Pond when the sun is out, or guiltily opening a granola bar on the third floor of Miller at some ungodly time of night. At 12P.M. in Dana (on the dot), the line seems to stretch almost out the door. The same can be […]

Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Republican Mayor Nick Isgro was re-elected to another three-year term Tuesday Nov. 7, defeating challengers Erik Thomas, a Democrat and former city councilor, and newcomer John Levesque, an independent candidate. Isgro received 1,737 votes to Thomas’ 1,496 and Levesque’s 258. Elections were also held for several Board of Education positions and three City Councilors. In a statement to the Morning […]

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Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]

Halloween with the folks: awkward or awesome?

As an October chill creeps over campus, Colby students are beginning to prep for winter. With Patagonia fleeces out and the first round of midterms coming to a close, the first cold-weather holiday approaches: Halloween. Colby students have been known to celebrate Halloween with an assortment of creative shenanigans. In 2016, at the height of the attacking-clown crisis, an unknown […]

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Governor LePage threatens Maine Sheriffs who do not comply with ICE demands

On Sept. 26, Republican Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to all 16 county sheriffs demanding that they cooperate with detainer requests from federal immigration authorities or face removal from office. The letter states that if an undocumented immigrant is released from a county jail after a request from immigration and customs enforcement to hold them past a scheduled release […]

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