Articles by: Kiernan Somers

Architectural rendering of the Spa, courtesy of Bon Appétit.

Administration announces new food provider

The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Appétit Management Company, was recently announced as the new dining services provider for Colby. The announcement ended a longstanding agreement with current dining service provider, Sodexo. Bon Appétit was selected by a special advisory group which included students, faculty, and administrators. Bon Appétit was founded in 1987 with the mission of […]

The College reports record admissions statistics

The College reports record admissions statistics

The Class of 2020 will be the most diverse and academically qualified class in the College’s history. The College recently received 9,833 applications, the largest applicant pool ever for Colby. Only 17.5 percent of applicants for the Class of 2020 were admitted compared to applicants to the Class of 2017, where only 5,407 students applied and the acceptance rate was […]

Reflections from the EIC

Being a good journalist is different from being a good humorist. I would like to think that the staff of the Echo consists of innovative, curious, talented and exceptional student journalists. However, I have no qualms with saying that no one on our staff is a humorist. We are a platform for student’s thoughts and opinions and are not a […]

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The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

On March 18, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer notified the campus community in an email that the 2016-2017 academic year comprehensive fee will be set at $64,060. In the past five years, the comprehensive fee has grown by more than $10,000. Over the past 15 years, the comprehensive fee for the college has nearly doubled. Tuition and fees […]

Waterville Caucus declares Presidential candidate Bernie Saunders winner

Waterville Caucus declares Presidential candidate Bernie Saunders winner

Over the weekend, the Maine President Caucus was held across the state. On Saturday, Republicans caucused and saw Senator Ted Cruz come away with a victory. The Democrats caucused on Sunday and the majority supported Senator Bernie Sanders. Cruz’s recent campaigning in the state paid off as he garnered 8,550 votes, equivalent to 45.9 percent of the vote. Of the […]

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President Greene delivers State of the College address

President Greene delivers State of the College address

On February 11, the Student Government Association (SGA), in conjunction with the President’s of- fice, hosted the State of the College Address; an open forum intended to help inform the community on overarching goals, missions, and plans for the College. In front of a large student audience, Student Body President, Michael Loginoff ’16, and Vice-President Brittany Chin ’16, began the […]

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Colby looks to purchase sixth property Downtown

As part of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Waterville, the College is seeking to purchase a current parking lot in order to construct a multi-use facility comprised of a dormitory and retail space. The lot is located on the same intersection as two of the buildings the College purchased in late 2015. President of the College David A. Greene has expressed his desire to have a boutique hotel, student dorms, and faculty living space on Main Street or in the downtown Waterville area.

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Police responding to potentially suicidal man at Colby Circle

Police responding to potentially suicidal man at Colby Circle

In a press conference, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said police were informed of a potentially suicidal man en route to the Waterville Police department. The police responded cautiously and have attempted to make contact with the man via cell phone. The man, who in his 50s, has locked himself inside of a pickup truck. Massey reported that there has […]

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

The Maine State Police tactical squad has responded to reports of a armed man in the Colby Circle area of downtown Waterville. Police are potentially engaged in an armed standoff as the incident has occurred for over two hours. Multiple police agencies have responded and on scene Echo reporters have confirmed that Waterville Police crisis negotiator, Sergeant. Jennifer Weaver, is on scene. The area […]

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Waterville revitalization highlights Colby/Thomas relations

Written by Kiernan Somers and Peg Schreiner On October 8, Laurie Lachance, President of Thomas College, and David A. Greene, President of Colby College, spoke together at a Business Breakfast Series event hosted by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. At the event, the two discussed both colleges’ plans for investing in downtown Waterville and how each school would continue to […]

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