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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.

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, […]

The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

The Rising Cost of a Colby Education

On March 18, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer notified the campus community in an email that the 2016-2017 academic year comprehensive fee will be set at $64,060. In the past five years, the comprehensive fee has grown by more than $10,000. Over the past 15 years, the comprehensive fee for the college has nearly doubled. Tuition and fees […]

Greene addresses College at gathering, points out shortcomings of the community

Greene addresses College at gathering, points out shortcomings of the community

On Monday, March 14, 2016 the community gathered to discuss recent events, posts, and incidents on campus that have left some members of the community feeling vulnerable and unsupported. There was an event previously scheduled for the same date and time at which the Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity was supposed to host a forum with members of […]

College to review five dining services proposals

College to review five dining services proposals

A few weeks ago, Keenan Boscoe ’18 was putting together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in Dana when he noticed a group of men in suits observing the dining hall, watching as students circulated between the salad bar, Simple Servings Station, and pasta station. One of the men introduced himself, explaining that he and his colleagues were representatives of […]

Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

    We urge you to vote for the most qualified diplomat, leader, and candidate in recent memory On Sunday, March 6, Mainers have the opportunity to throw their support behind candidates in the Maine Caucus. We urge all Colby students to cast a ballot in favor of the most qualified Presidential candidate in modern history: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Today, […]

The Echo submits to administrative censorship

The Echo submits to administrative censorship

President Greene’s State of the College address was delivered confidently, succinctly, and to great reception. In essence, it seemed to be a proud reflection on his presidency thus far at Colby. But, just moments prior, his administration took a step that greatly undermined that image: they censored the Echo. Even worse, our own newspaper took no initiative to stand up […]

President Greene delivers State of the College address

President Greene delivers State of the College address

On February 11, the Student Government Association (SGA), in conjunction with the President’s of- fice, hosted the State of the College Address; an open forum intended to help inform the community on overarching goals, missions, and plans for the College. In front of a large student audience, Student Body President, Michael Loginoff ’16, and Vice-President Brittany Chin ’16, began the […]

College to take proposals for new food providers

College to take proposals for new food providers

On January 27, the Colby community received an Official Notice that the College will be re-evaluating its dining service management contract with Sodexo, which is set to expire this year. The email came jointly from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students James Terhune and Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Doug Terp, who wrote, “as […]