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College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

An estimated 34.2 million people in the United States have a disability that results in a functional limitation, including 6.5 million people who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with mobility, and 2.2 million people who depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks. Members of the Colby College community by and large are not confronted with these statistics, […]

The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

Colby recently announced an ambitious, comprehensive campaign called “Dare Northward.” The campaign has already raised over $383 million and has a six-year goal of $750 million, making it the largest pursued fund in liberal arts history. “It’s a singular moment for Colby,” along with all liberal arts institutions, said College President David A. Greene in an interview with The Echo. […]

New off campus housing policy

New off campus housing policy

In an email sent to students and faculty on Sunday, the College announced that all student housing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all student housing, , would be owned and controlled by the College. The notice, sent by Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, the Dean of the College, said that students “shared the need to strengthen the residential experience of students […]

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

  Colby students are engaged and active in social justice issues, but often just on campus. Three members of the class of 2018, Marcques Houston, Angie Peterson, and Adrienne Carmack, are changing that. They are the organizers for Maine’s March for Racial Justice, which will take place on Oc. 1 in Waterville, starting at Colby’s own Pugh Center and ending […]

Outraged community pushes back against KKK fliers

Waterville residents were startled last week by the distribution of fliers from the Ku Klux Klan. Chief of Police Joseph Massey told the Echo that an “unknown person(s) left KKK flyers in plastic bags at residences in the Western Ave area,” and the police believe that the fliers were “probably thrown into the driveways from a moving vehicle.” The posters […]

Sheriff forms task force to combat underage drinking

Sheriff forms task force to combat underage drinking

Following multiple high profile instances of underage drinking involving Colby students in recent months, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office received a grant to stifle the illegal attempts of those under 21. According to Waterville Chief of Police Joseph Massey’s email correspondences with the Echo, the grant will be used to create a “multi-agency task force in Kennebec County to address […]

Doré, Salix, Annick, and Lyse Munézero have been attending many local events, most recently a men’s hockey game at the College.

Local refugee initiative brings hope to nationwide crisis

Amidst vicious debates in Washington, D.C. and a slew of controversial executive orders, the refugee crisis is at the forefront of many Americans’ minds. The one-month old Waterville Area New Mainers Project (WANMP) demonstrates that those in Central Maine are no different. The project, according to Colby Professor of Russian Julie de Sherbinin, aims to, “over time, develop a systematized […]

Community rethinks bar nights after over 20 citations

Community rethinks bar nights after over 20 citations

Thursday nights, dubbed “Bar Nights,” are a revered tradition among students. Each week, students go into town and enjoy what the local restaurants and bars have to offer. Be it dancing, karaoke, or rum buckets, Thursday nights are intended to add variety to the social scene for students over 21. The jovial atmosphere was interrupted, however, last Thursday, March 2, […]