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Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population.  So you’re hanging out behind Alfond Commons waiting for the shuttle, finishing off the beer that you took with you from the party you just left. This scene is becoming way too familiar and technically this is against the law.  This […]

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

On Tues., Oct. 8, the College announced that it is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to assist the ongoing revitalization of the arts happening both in Waterville and on campus. The new position, which was made possible by a donation from the Diamond family, is the latest part of the College’s recent campaign to prioritize creativity and […]

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

The College shares Maine financial analysis impact report

Over the past several years, the College has worked to increase its investments in Waterville and the greater Maine community. These investments have ranged from the expensive construction of the Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons to the implementation of a downtown civic engagement requirement. The College released a report on Oct. 15 detailing this growth and its economic […]

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

The Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and passed. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Sept. 29 at sundown and ended on Oct. 1 at sundown. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, was Oct. 8 at sundown and lasted until sundown the next day. All Jewish holidays span from sundown to sundown and are […]

Alfond Youth Center introduces food program

Alfond Youth Center introduces food program

The Alfond Youth and Community Center has added the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to its extensive list of services. The CACFP is a federal program that reimburses child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers for providing healthy meals and snacks. The program provides assistance to afterschool programs, emergency shelters, and adults with disabilities […]

Homecoming Weekend Sports Recap

Homecoming Weekend Sports Recap

Over the Homecoming weekend Colby athletics saw some mixed success overall.  Cross Country  To start off the weekend, Colby Cross Country hosted the Maine State cross country meet at Quarry Road, one of the more difficult routes in the state. Despite the fact that both the men and women’s teams were each missing one of their top runners, Colby finished […]

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

By, The Colby Echo staff On Oct. 1, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro (R) announced his intention to declare Oct. 14 Columbus Day once more. This move was in response to Maine Governor Janet Mills’s (D) April signing of a law that changed Maine’s recognition of Columbus to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Isgro’s official Mayoral Proclamation describes Columbus as having “inspired countless others to […]

Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

“We Have Standards.” That’s the name Colby Jazz Band Director Eric Thomas chose for the group’s upcoming concert.  “I’m a dad, so I tell dad jokes,” Thomas said in an interview with the Echo. “[The concert is] all standard tunes, or contrafacts . . . ” Contrafacts are musical compositions with unique melodies, written over familiar harmonic structures.According to Thomas, […]

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Lovejoy award honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in 2018

Each year, the College awards the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award to a journalist for making courageous contributions to journalism. This year, however, the College decided to give the award to journalists around the world who were killed in 2018. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs held several events last week in conjunction with the award ceremony, including the screening of […]

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

This post was updated on Oct. 3 to reflect accuracy regarding the College’s process of adding Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the calendar.  On Oct. 1, at the Waterville City Council meeting, Mayor Nick Isgro proclaimed Oct. 14 as Columbus Day in the city. This proclamation stands in opposition to a state law passed by Governor Janet Mills in April renaming […]