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New orientation program garners mixed reviews

New orientation program garners mixed reviews

On Aug. 28, first years arrived on campus to begin their Colby experience. Not only were they new to the College campus, the students took part in a fresh iteration of the orientation experience. This new spin on orientation featured returning students as Orientation Leaders (OLs), who were in charge of guiding the first years to orientation events through debriefings […]

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby College was ranked as the number 11 (tied with Haverford College and Smith College) national liberal arts college in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges Ranking,” released on Sept. 8. The College was ranked number 18 on last year’s list, tied with Harvey Mudd College, the U.S. Military Academy, and Wesleyan College. Some students were excited […]

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

On Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., the 67th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award, honoring those who have contributed to the country’s achievement in journalism, will be distributed in Lorimer Chapel, just as it has each year since 1952. The award reflects the heroic actions of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, who  graduated from Colby in 1826 America’s first martyr for freedom […]

Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

After nearly three years of research and brainstorming, the Task Force on Review of All-College Distribution Requirements (DRTF) is nearing the end of its project and will likely bring a proposal for a revision of the College’s general education requirements to be voted on by the faculty by the end of the current academic year. The DRTF, which is composed […]

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Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

After a months long investigation, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McCrae emailed the Colby community on Thur., Aug. 15 to discuss the College’s findings regarding underground fraternity activity. In the message, Burrell-McCrae indicated that approximately four secret Greek organizations were identified through the investigation, and 21 students have been sanctioned based on their involvement within these groups.  “Fraternities and sororities […]

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby is in the news. Big news, too; the renaming of President Greene’s house to honor a former slave and custodian at Colby named Samuel Osborne recently made the front page of the Boston Globe. The Dare Northward campaign’s goal of $750 million is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by any liberal arts college, and has been widely […]

Waterville Next? The downtown dorm and its impact

As Colby moves to distinguish itself among elite higher education institutions, one of the primary undertakings concerns the revitalization of downtown Waterville. Over the past few years, the College has purchased several properties on Main Street, dedicating the spaces to administrative offices, rental spaces, a boutique hotel, and, perhaps most importantly, a state-of-the-art student apartment complex. The downtown dorm will […]

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Stranger Things: The juxtaposition of the Two Colbys

Stranger Things: The juxtaposition of the Two Colbys

In the September faculty meeting, Provost Margaret McFadden made a brief reference to the existence of ‘the Two Colbys, a term that faculty at the meeting seemed familiar with. Following interviews with faculty and administrators, the Echo has discovered that this concept, little known among students, has been pervasive in faculty conversations for many years. Most  students are not familiar […]

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

An estimated 34.2 million people in the United States have a disability that results in a functional limitation, including 6.5 million people who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with mobility, and 2.2 million people who depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks. Members of the Colby College community by and large are not confronted with these statistics, […]