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College will pay student employees through the end of the semester, postpones graduation and senior week festivities

College will pay student employees through the end of the semester, postpones graduation and senior week festivities

On April 7, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ‘94 sent an email to the Colby community announcing that students with on-campus jobs would be paid for the rest of the semester. This decision comes amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic and the College’s March 12 order that all able students leave Mayflower Hill.  “There were many people involved in thinking […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Headline Article, News
Dear Echo readers

Dear Echo readers

Dear Echo readers, When we first learned that we would be serving as your co-Editors for the 2019-2020 school year, we underestimated the absolute joy it would be to work with the Echo staff, Colby, and the Waterville community. Although stressful at times, the Echo was the most rewarding part of our week, and we felt no greater sense of […]

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Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Mainers voted on March 3 in the Democratic primary ahead of the 2020 presidential election. With the help of New York Times’s reporting, the Echo has provided coverage of the State’s results. Vice President Joe Biden won the state with 34% of the votes (67,272 votes), amounting to nine delegates. His main competition, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, received 32.9% of […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Local, Side Feature
Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Monday kicked off the Pugh Community Board’s annual SHOUT (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) week. The theme of SHOUT week this year is “Art as Politic“. According to the announcement on ColbyNow, “Art has the ability to connect, move, and empower people to imagine, see, and understand the world in different ways. In other words, art is transformational. Art as […]

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

Well, it seems to be the end of the world as we know it. The world is quickly crumbling under the pressure of Corona, and not the fun kind that urges you to find your beach, but the infamous virus that causes breathing problems. All I know is that whenever I play a round of Plague Inc. on my phone, […]

Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Student Response The Echo sent out a survey on the night of March 10 asking students for their opinions on how the College should approach maintaining health and safety in the face of COVID-19.  Over 345 students responded by 11:30 p.m. on March 10. Of students sampled in the survey, 48% of respondents feel that Colby should not shut down. […]

Playoff results: squash, basketball, and ice hockey

Playoff results: squash, basketball, and ice hockey

Men’s Squash  Colby men’s squash kicked off the weekend’s playoff events with matches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Harvard University. Friday’s event was the quarterfinals of the College Squash Association (CSA) National Collegiate Men’s Team Championships. After a successful 11-9 season, the Men’s team was ranked fifth nationally, earning them a match with the fourth ranked Bates in Friday’s championship […]

New furniture to be installed in Dana dining hall over spring break

New furniture to be installed in Dana dining hall over spring break

Students who frequently eat in Dana may have been shocked to find that the beloved booths were removed from the dining hall this past January and replaced with sets of small tables and chairs. This temporary layout will remain in the dining hall until spring break, when Dana will install brand new furniture throughout the space. The Echo spoke with […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students joined thousands of Americans to vote on March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday is the biggest voting day of the Democratic primaries, determining the allocation of 1,344, or 34%, of the Democratic Party’s delegates. A total of 14 states voted for their preferred candidate: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, […]

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

Last Wednesday, President Greene announced that Sharon Corwin, Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, will be leaving the College on June 1 to become CEO of the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art. Corwin was first hired by the College in 2002 as Lunder Curator for American Art, and within four years, she had moved […]