Articles by: Alison Levitt

Cancun’s new look

Cancun Mexican Restaurant, located downtown, has just completed a major renovation in efforts to create a more vibrant and popular location for Colby students and Waterville residents alike. Cancun, located at 14 Silver Street, has been open in the same place for ten years, which is part of the reason why owner Hector Fuentes decided to revamp the restaurant. While […]

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Ayers Saint Gross architects provided an initial rendering for the student complex on Waterville's Main Street.

Students fear social implications of downtown dorm

Amidst advancements on the downtown dorm and Waterville’s revitalization, students have increasingly been expressing concerns about the effects the dorm will have on Colby culture. Most notably, students have speculated that along with the dorm a ban on students being allowed to independently rent off-campus residences will be introduced as well. In a recent interview with the Echo, Vice President […]

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What will Colby be like in 2020? A thought exercise

What will Colby be like in 2020? A thought exercise

The College’s vision of a revitalized Waterville is becoming more of a reality than a dream, leading students to think in concrete terms about what life for a Colby student will look like in 2020. The plans for downtown include a new boutique hotel, a newly-built river walk, and a transformed Main Street. For the first time in decades, hundreds […]

Celebration of Central Maine to take place downtown

Celebration of Central Maine to take place downtown

One of Waterville’s most anticipated and well-attended events is rapidly approaching. Harvest on the Square is a celebration of Central Maine’s vibrant community. Located in Castonguay Square across from City Hall, Waterville’s vendors and community members will come together for a night of food, entertainment, education, and celebration on October 18 from 4:30 to 8:00 P.M. Among the vendors who […]

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NESCAC News

This week, various NESCAC schools assessed safety policies of students abroad and welcomed a guest faculty member to its community. Students at colleges and universities across the country take time away from their own campuses to study abroad. Unfortunately, especially in Europe, there have been multiple terrorist attacks this year. Most recently, the terror attacks in Brussels have prompted multiple […]

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Midd. bans Red Bull, Bowdoin fights mini-sombreros

Midd. bans Red Bull, Bowdoin fights mini-sombreros

This week at various NESCAC schools a popular energy drink has been banned, politically correct culture has been debated, and a dialogue on race has been opened. The Middlebury College Administration made the executive decision to ban the sale of energy drinks such as Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy on campus. The reasoning behind this ban stems from the administration’s […]

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NESCAC News

NESCAC News

In the past week, various NESCAC schools have evaluated Title IX policies, new and innovative majors, and commitment to political awareness. This week at Wesleyan University, a tenured Classical Studies professor filed a complaint against the University. The professor was allegedly sexually harassed by another professor from 2012 until 2014, who has faced nine counts of sex and disability discrimination […]

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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 […]

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