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Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

“I’m seeing a lot of blurry eyes. I’ve seen all day a lot of sad and anxious faces as well—that’s understandable,” said Dan Shea Director of Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and Professor of Government. The day following the Presidential election the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted an event headed by Shea to […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News

New buildings, new attitude

“I think, in general, Colby has not done a great job of telling its own story and being out in the world much more broadly,” President Greene commented to start off his presentation at the State of the College address on Wednesday, November 2. Greene went on to say that he knew Colby was a terrific place after spending time […]

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Crowd at concert causes backlash from community

Crowd at concert causes backlash from community

On Saturday night, Colby College’s Student Planning Board (SPB) hosted a concert in the Alfond Athletic Center fieldhouse starring pop sensation Kesha with a special appearance from rising Australian star Grace. It was one of the largest events ever hosted on campus, with thousands of tickets sold. The Facebook event created by SPB had over 2,400 individuals invited and over […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News
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 […]