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Thomas College Names School of Education for Peter and Paula Lunder

Thomas College Names School of Education for Peter and Paula Lunder

In a ceremony on Sept. 16, Thomas College honored Peter ‘56 and Paula Lunder. The newly minted Peter and Paula Lunder School of Education celebrates the Waterville natives, whose gift of more than five million dollars financed the Center for Innovation in Education. Thomas administrators and students, as well as local education advocates and business leaders, attended the naming ceremony […]

by Matt Rocha· · 0 comments · Features
1,500 visitors for Homecoming Weekend — who’s missing out?

1,500 visitors for Homecoming Weekend — who’s missing out?

From Oct. 4 to 6, Family Homecoming weekend will once again take place at the College. Throughout the three days, 1,500 parents, friends, and alumni will make the trip to Mayflower Hill to spend time with their loved ones, watch them compete in sporting events, and enjoy a closer glimpse into what their daily lives at the College look like. […]

by Dominic Giardini· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

Faces of Colby: Robin Shafer, Health Center nurse

Faces of Colby: Robin Shafer, Health Center nurse

Robin Shafer is a nurse in Colby’s Garrison-Foster Health Center, where she has both served and cared for the students of the College for 21 years.  In an interview with the Echo, Shafer explained that she was born and raised in Puerto Rico and Spanish was her first language. Her father’s accounting job brought her and her four older siblings […]

by Tyler Buckeridge· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

Club Soccer becomes co-ed

Club Soccer becomes co-ed

If you talked to Justin Hegel `22 when he was a sophomore in high school and told him that he would be the president of a soccer club in college, he would probably have been awfully confused. Snappily dressed for a Student Government Association (SGA) meeting as he sits across from me, Hegel explains that it was not until the […]

by Michael Yorsz· · 0 comments · Features
Rare Maine Lobster Makes a Splash

Rare Maine Lobster Makes a Splash

When Capt. Daryl Dunham pulled one of his Penobscot Bay lobster traps Sept 10, he discovered the crustacean of a lifetime. Within the trap, he found a two-toned lobster, split from head to tail into solid orange and black halves. According to scientists’ estimates, the lobster is a one-in-fifty million find.  Capt. Dunham donated the lobster to the Maine Center […]

by Matt Rocha· · 0 comments · Features
Colby student running for Charter Commission

Colby student running for Charter Commission

In anticipation of this November’s elections, Waterville residents hoping to win positions filed their petitions for candidacy Sept 6. One such resident is Lutie Brown ’22. Brown gained the 25 signatures required to run for the Waterville Charter Commission. Brown is running against Robert Patterson for the Ward 3 seat. Among other candidates for the commission from other wards are […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Features
Students react to recent accessibility improvements

Students react to recent accessibility improvements

Last names were omitted at interviewees’ request In the College’s renovation of Olin Science Center’s basement (bright colored chairs, anyone?) Kate McLaughlin, the College’s Associate Director of Student Access and Disability Services, walked into a lecture hall to meet a panel of students who had volunteered that night to explain their accommodations and disabilities at a wellness seminar. One of […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Features, Features
The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

One actvity that captivates college students and faculty alike is eating. Students are picnicking on Johnson Pond when the sun is out, or guiltily opening a granola bar on the third floor of Miller at some ungodly time of night. At 12P.M. in Dana (on the dot), the line seems to stretch almost out the door. The same can be […]