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A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

The Colby Outing Club would like you to wear your seatbelt. Or at least they did in the 1980s. Tucked away in Miller Library’s Special Collections room at the College are a handful of Outing Club logs, ranging mostly from the 1970s-1990s. The logs reveal the recent history of one of the College’s oldest, most prominent, and wide-reaching organizations.  Back […]

Your weekend recap with the Colby College Mule

Your weekend recap with the Colby College Mule

Men’s Tennis Colby College hosted the Division III regional tennis tournament over the weekend. Jan Wenger `23 grabbed an easy two set victory over a Springfield College single before battling the Brandeis third-seeder. In an intense match, Wenger fell with a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-7. Scott Altmeyer `20 played singles as well, but he was knocked out in the […]

Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Since Theaster Gates was announced as the Distinguished Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives in a three-year contract with the Colby Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute in April 2018, he’s been as busy as ever. With new exhibitions in museums and galleries across the globe, from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to London, it seems one can hardly go anywhere without […]

Rugby triumphs over UMaine Farmington

Rugby triumphs over UMaine Farmington

On Saturday, Sept 21, the Colby Men’s Rugby Club took on UMaine Farmington at home. Traditionally, the UMF–Colby rivalry has been potent, both representing the two best clubs in Maine rugby. In years past, however, Colby hasn’t come up on top. Two years ago, the game ended in heartbreak as UMF scrambled together two last second tries to take the […]

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

The Common Ground Fair was in full swing in Unity, Maine this weekend. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair was exactly as advertised: “an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”  […]

Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Last Friday, Sept. 20, an estimated four million students set down their pencils, left their classrooms, and marched in the Global Climate Strike. In the first demonstration of its kind, people on every continent, including scientists in Antarctica, demanded lawmakers take steps to heal the environment and preserve it for future generations.  The strike’s organizers believe that an immediate transition […]

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Faces of Colby: Shelby London

Faces of Colby: Shelby London

Shelby London works at the grill in Dana Dining Hall where hundreds of students filter through every day. In an interview with the Echo, London expressed that she loves working at the College because her fellow employees are great people, and she loves interacting with the College’s students.  London relayed the rewarding nature of her role.  “I like it when […]

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby College was ranked as the number 11 (tied with Haverford College and Smith College) national liberal arts college in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges Ranking,” released on Sept. 8. The College was ranked number 18 on last year’s list, tied with Harvey Mudd College, the U.S. Military Academy, and Wesleyan College. Some students were excited […]

Waterville Mayor Isgro discusses hopes for the year

Waterville Mayor Isgro discusses hopes for the year

Since 2014, the mayoral office of the city of Waterville has been held by Nick Isgro. The mayor, an active member of the Maine Republican Party, is known around the city and state for his outspoken social media presence. In the 2018 midterms, for instance, he had a newsworthy involvement in opposing the referendum on banning plastic bags in the […]

Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

After a months long investigation, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McCrae emailed the Colby community on Thur., Aug. 15 to discuss the College’s findings regarding underground fraternity activity. In the message, Burrell-McCrae indicated that approximately four secret Greek organizations were identified through the investigation, and 21 students have been sanctioned based on their involvement within these groups.  “Fraternities and sororities […]