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Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

By Liam Simes and Alessandro Maglione The controversial presidential election of Donald Trump has sparked a vigorous backlash in the country, noticeably on college campuses, and in response, conservative groups have been condemning what they see as an attack on freedom of speech. Colby College professor Aaron Halon, in his New York Times op-ed “Advice for my Conservative Students”, acknowledges […]

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Colby food supplier discusses sustainability and local challenges

Colby food supplier discusses sustainability and local challenges

After instituting a new dining services partnership with the Bon Appetit Management Company, the College has begun to receive many locally-sourced ingredients. Among the sourcers is Maine Grains, based in Skowhegan. Echo: What is a general overview of Maine Grains and its products? Amber Lanke: Maine Grains opened in September 2012. We specialize in sourcing locally grown organic grains to […]

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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, […]

Alfond  spearheads Maine student debt solution

Alfond spearheads Maine student debt solution

The efforts of Colby and the Alfond Foundation to revive Waterville extended their boundaries on Tuesday, with the foundation announcing it would pay off some or all of the college loans of anyone who moves to Maine or stays in Maine after graduation to work in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In a lunchtime ceremony downtown […]

Boston business owner follows through on downtown investment

Boston business owner follows through on downtown investment

Mark McLeod, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, confirmed in an interview with the Echo his intentions to follow through with his downtown purchase and expand his scope in Waterville. McLeod, owner of Boston Eye Design, purchased the former Ken-A-Set store building at 1 College Avenue in August after recognizing the investment potential in Waterville’s revitalization. In an interview with the Kennebec Journal, […]

Winter storm Orson shuts down classes monday

On February 13, Colby officially closed due to winter storm Orson. This was the fifth time the College has closed and cancelled classes. On Friday, February 10, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 sent an email to students reporting that the administration was tracking a significant winter storm system that might impact the campus late Sunday into Monday with […]

Miller Library’s Future

Miller Library’s Future

le renovations since 2013 and further renovations and improvements were recommended as part of a comprehensive report released on Tuesday. The report, produced by the Library Planning Group, was informed by the group’s own research and research done by Gensler, an architectural consulting firm. In an email to students, faculty, and staff, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Lori Kletzer, released […]

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Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Colby joins top 20 in world for large donations

The Colby College Museum of Art has received a transformative gift from Peter and Paula Lunder, valued at over $100 million, that will add almost 1,150 pieces of art to the museum’s collection. The gift will also launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, a global research center dedicated to scholarly and creative exchange across disciplines. With this gift, Colby […]

Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

As of January 30, marijuana is legal for recreational use in Maine. Like several other states that have recently legalized, Maine is now facing the challenges associated with regulating the popular drug. The law passed on the November 8, 2016 ballot by a small 3,995 votes, though marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug federally. According to the City of Waterville […]