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College closes ahead of Winter Storm Orson

Colby has canceled classes and has closed the College ahead of Winter Storm Orson. The storm is expected to drop over two feet of snow on campus and in the surrounding area. This is just the fifth time since 1952 that Colby has closed due to snow. According to a press release from the College, all non-essential staff have been dismissed […]

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Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

On December 9, President of the College David A. Greene announced that Collaborative Consulting, an innovative IT consulting firm, is opening a business and delivery center in Waterville that will create 200 high-quality jobs over the next three to four years. According to an official press release, the facility will be known as the Collaborative Waterville and the facility will […]

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 […]

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to 911 calls of a shooting on Belgrade Road in Oakland, nearby the Hume Center, a popular student hangout spot. According to a centralmaine.com report, police were seen nearby the Belgrade Road and Church Street intersection with rifles. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene and sirens could be heard from campus. […]

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

Campus Life has recently begun to roll out a new policy that limits students’ access to dorms other than their own past 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

The College has recently purchased its fourth building in Waterville.

Bill Cosby, An Honorary Colby Degree Recipient

Sexual violence and misconduct are hot topics of discussion at virtually all college campuses in the country these days, and this week’s Colby Board of Trustees Meeting was no exception.

The smoke outside of Miller Library on October 27, 2015. Photo Credit: Jake Bleich

The Library is Burning. No Actually…

The fire in the Miller Library was caused by…

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