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The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

A defining moments of one’s college search is that of the campus tour. The Echo recently had the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain of the admissions job process.  Georgia Dettmann `22 and Alec Potts `22 both recently began working for admissions, Dettmann as an Admissions Fellow and Potts as an Admissions Intern. Dettmann was motivated by her […]

A Look at Colby’s Sustainability Efforts

A Look at Colby’s Sustainability Efforts

This article is part of a series on Colby’s sustainability. This year, Colby was ranked number one in the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2019 Sustainable Campus Index. The College was also the fourth such institution to declare net zero carbon emissions. But how did Colby get to this place? “The College has had a long commitment to […]

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Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

The Oak Institute for Human Rights is the College’s hub of human rights activism. Since its inception in 1997, it has brought a front-line human rights activist to the College to serve as the Oak fellow. This role allows for activists to participate in research, writing, and reflection at the College while taking a break from their dangerous yet crucial […]

A Conversation with Colby Republicans

A Conversation with Colby Republicans

Two members of the Colby Republicans sat down with the Echo to discuss their perspectives, hopes, thoughts, and anxieties about former governor Paul LePage’s visit to campus, as well as the club’s plans for the future. Meredith Allen `21 of Dover, Massachusetts, is studying economics and data science. On campus she is the co-president of Colby Republicans, an officer and […]

Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Midterm season is in full swing on Mayflower Hill. As the middle of the fall semester approaches,  Professors are crafting their exams and students are preparing to demonstrate the knowledge they have garnered since the commencement of classes.  For professors, this means deciding both what information to include on their midterms how to assess their students’ comprehension of the material. […]

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

The Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and passed. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Sept. 29 at sundown and ended on Oct. 1 at sundown. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, was Oct. 8 at sundown and lasted until sundown the next day. All Jewish holidays span from sundown to sundown and are […]

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 […]

Faces of Colby: Shelby London

Faces of Colby: Shelby London

Shelby London works at the grill in Dana Dining Hall where hundreds of students filter through every day. In an interview with the Echo, London expressed that she loves working at the College because her fellow employees are great people, and she loves interacting with the College’s students.  London relayed the rewarding nature of her role.  “I like it when […]

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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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 […]