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Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Waterville is in the midst of a renaissance. Millions of dollars are pouring into the ghost of a once thriving industrial community with the hopes of stimulating its ailing economy. “In two years, it’s going to be a different street,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Planning for the College. At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival last week […]

Alfond Foundation, Colby, partner to invest $20 million into Downtown Waterville

Alfond Foundation, Colby, partner to invest $20 million into Downtown Waterville

At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival, Gregory W. Powell, Chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and Colby President David A. Greene announced that the two organizations will be establishing a $20 million fund for the revitalization of Downtown Waterville. The Harold Alfond Foundation was established in 1950 and invests in projects in Maine. The Foundation has a long […]

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby recently received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. Founded in 1969, according to their website (mellon.org), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being […]

Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

This year, Colby is welcoming Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 as its first Dean of the College. Burrell-McRae is prioritizing inclusion on campus and enriching campus discussions, using knowledge gained from her professional experience and time as a Colby student to lead the charge. Last week, The Echo sat down with Dean Burrell-McRae to discuss her experiences, goals, and her thoughts on […]

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The story behind hard alcohol violations

As of September 22, 2016, Colby Security has intervened in 25 alcohol related incidents since students have arrived on campus. These incidents range from the confiscation of hard alcohol to the transportation of heavily intoxicated students to Maine General Hospital. Of the 25 recorded alcohol violations, 15 were medical calls – nine of which resulted in a transport. Having been […]

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Diversity and inclusion task force findings released

Last semester, a task force of students, faculty, and staff worked to study the state of “diversity, inclusion, and equity” at Colby. The Task Force aimed to evaluate Colby’s diversity policies and culture, identify problems, and begin looking at possible solutions. Recently, the Task Force released a 53-page comprehensive report that found a variety of issues throughout the Colby campus. […]

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Bon Appétit revamps food options on campus

Bon Appétit revamps food options on campus

On June 31st, dining hall employees prepared their last meal under the management of Sodexo Inc – the College’s long time dining services partner. This came after the College’s decision in April to choose the Bon Appétit Management Company as the new dining services provider. In a statement issued by Executive Assistant Rose Meunier, the College outlined its vision for […]

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 […]

Architectural rendering of the Spa, courtesy of Bon Appétit.

Colby selects Bon Appétit as new dining services provider

The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Apétit 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 […]