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Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Student Response The Echo sent out a survey on the night of March 10 asking students for their opinions on how the College should approach maintaining health and safety in the face of COVID-19.  Over 345 students responded by 11:30 p.m. on March 10. Of students sampled in the survey, 48% of respondents feel that Colby should not shut down. […]

Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students joined thousands of Americans to vote on March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday is the biggest voting day of the Democratic primaries, determining the allocation of 1,344, or 34%, of the Democratic Party’s delegates. A total of 14 states voted for their preferred candidate: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, […]

Computer Science department receives prestigious grant from National Science Foundation

Computer Science department receives prestigious grant from National Science Foundation

The Colby Computer Science department recently received a $344,671 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the College explore the idea of “computing across the curriculum.” For the particular grant Colby received, the area of focus was Computing in Undergraduate Education (CUE), specifically expanding the range of computer science into other disciplines. Other institutions awarded the same grant […]

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Colby quarantines students traveling from mainland China

Colby quarantines students traveling from mainland China

The number of cases of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, have been continuously increasing in China since January.  Originating in the city of Wuhan, cases have been found throughout both China and the United States. In late January, the World Health Organization declared the virus a world health emergency, prompting the US to suspend travel and recommend a period of […]

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

The first annual Rock & Roe: A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert took place this past Sat., Nov. 16 in Foss. The concert, a joint effort between Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) and the Colby Music Incubator (CMI), brought student musicians to the stage to raise money for Planned Parenthood New England in light of Maine’s restricted access to abortion services.  […]

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Student Government Association works to stop overspending

Student Government Association works to stop overspending

After years of overspending, Campus Life is working with the Student Government Association (SGA) to help it reduce expenditures and remain within its approved budget for the 2019-2020 academic year. SGA’s budget is used to support on-campus events, such as class dinners and the State of the College, and to fund clubs across campus. SGA has overspent in each of […]

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

Colby students received an email last week from Campus Life informing them that their rooms would undergo health and safety checks. Starting the week of Nov. 4 and lasting until Nov. 15, students can expect a pair of Colby employees to come into their rooms to conduct a wellness examination.  In the spring of 2019, the Dean of Students, Campus […]

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LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

LePage lecture brings up question of dangerous free speech at Colby

Paul LePage, two-term Maine governor and former Waterville mayor, spoke in the College’s Ostrove Auditorium on Oct. 23 at the invitation of Colby Republicans. An outspoken social conservative, LePage was met with resistance from many of the College’s faculty and students, who pointed towards some of his past public comments as evidence that his “hateful” rhetoric should not be welcomed […]

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

Over the past several years, the College has worked to increase its investments in Waterville and the greater Maine community. These investments have ranged from the expensive construction of the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons to the implementation of a downtown civic engagement requirement. The College released a report on Oct. 15 detailing this growth and its economic […]

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Each year, the College awards the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award to a journalist for making courageous contributions to journalism. This year, however, the College decided to give the award to journalists around the world who were killed in 2018. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs held several events last week in conjunction with the award ceremony, including the screening of […]