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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 […]

Career Center gears up for overhaul in 2016-17

Career Center gears up for overhaul in 2016-17

This weekend, the Board of Trustees concluded its spring meetings, which included important votes as well as discussions about future plans that will be key to the College’s success.

Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

“You will not know what it feels like until it happens to you…but I hope you can try,” said Mattie Wyndham ’19, as she recounted her experiences to members of the Colby community gathered to listen to the experiences detailed by ten different students. Sponsored by the Oak Student Committee—of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights—the […]

Dining services companies present to campus

Dining services companies present to campus

Following an announcement from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Terhune earlier this year stating that the College was “inviting proposals from dining services management companies,” three companies presented their proposals to the community this past week. Although six companies initially responded to the College’s Request for Proposal (RFP), the Bon Appétit Management Company, Sodexo USA, […]