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Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

On December 9, President of the College David A. Greene announced that Collaborative Consulting, an innovative IT consulting firm, is opening a business and delivery center in Waterville that will create 200 high-quality jobs over the next three to four years. According to an official press release, the facility will be known as the Collaborative Waterville and the facility will […]

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

The Maine State Police tactical squad has responded to reports of a armed man in the Colby Circle area of downtown Waterville. Police are potentially engaged in an armed standoff as the incident has occurred for over two hours. Multiple police agencies have responded and on scene Echo reporters have confirmed that Waterville Police crisis negotiator, Sergeant. Jennifer Weaver, is on scene. The area […]

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Waterville revitalization highlights Colby/Thomas relations

Written by Kiernan Somers and Peg Schreiner On October 8, Laurie Lachance, President of Thomas College, and David A. Greene, President of Colby College, spoke together at a Business Breakfast Series event hosted by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. At the event, the two discussed both colleges’ plans for investing in downtown Waterville and how each school would continue to […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News
Sexual Healing: Senior Girls Want Action

Sexual Healing: Senior Girls Want Action

By Dylan Alles, Amanda Corwin, Mimi Dobelle, Molly Feldstein, Zoe Gaffney, Lindsay Gallo, Lauren Gluck, Sarah Grady, Alex Heisler, Mikaela Johnson, Morgan Larrabee, Emily Malinowski, Kelly McCarthy, Shannon Oleynik, Caroline Vaughan, Caelin Weiss, and Julie Wolpow

CVC, SGA pilot “No-Damage November” program

CVC, SGA pilot “No-Damage November” program

In an email to the campus community on November 1, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) and Student Government Association (SGA) announced a new initiative to combat dorm damage. The program, entitled “No-Damage November” will aim to raise money for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter through donations and awareness. According to the email, students from the Hill have helped out the shelter […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News
Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Since the beginning of the academic year, there have been approximately 40 incidents of fire alarms going off in residence halls, according to Security reports. Some of those have been due to relatively harmless catalysts, such as burnt toast, hair spray, and candles. However, out of those 40 incidents, nearly 20 have been related to pull stations, and deemed “non-accidental” by […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News
Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to 911 calls of a shooting on Belgrade Road in Oakland, nearby the Hume Center, a popular student hangout spot. According to a centralmaine.com report, police were seen nearby the Belgrade Road and Church Street intersection with rifles. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene and sirens could be heard from campus. […]

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

Campus Life has recently begun to roll out a new policy that limits students’ access to dorms other than their own past 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

On October 22, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a discussion on multiculturalism between members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Tashia Bradley, and students. In an official notice email, SGA wrote that the talk would engage students about “multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in education” and builds on the College’s commitment to “an inclusive […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured

Bill Cosby, An Honorary Colby Degree Recipient

Sexual violence and misconduct are hot topics of discussion at virtually all college campuses in the country these days, and this week’s Colby Board of Trustees Meeting was no exception.