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Fall. Is for all. Let’s have a Ball. Grab your friend, paul. You’ve got it all. Fall.

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Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Midterm season is in full swing on Mayflower Hill. As the middle of the fall semester approaches,  Professors are crafting their exams and students are preparing to demonstrate the knowledge they have garnered since the commencement of classes.  For professors, this means deciding both what information to include on their midterms how to assess their students’ comprehension of the material. […]

Center for Small Town Jewish Life to host Fall Shabbaton Oct. 25-26

Center for Small Town Jewish Life to host Fall Shabbaton Oct. 25-26

On Oct. 25-26, the Center for Small Town Jewish Life will host the sixth annual Fall Shabbaton on campus. The Shabbaton celebrates the best of Jewish life and includes a weekend full of song, learning, meals, prayer, and outdoor exploration. Several guests will appear at the Shabbaton.  First, scholar in residence Dr. Ruth Calderon will discuss Israeli culture and society. […]

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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 […]

A Conversation with JJ Jackson, Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Conversation with JJ Jackson, Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This academic year the College welcomed Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  (DEI) JJ Jackson. As the college continues its search for a permanent DEI Dean, JJ Jackson brings 38 years of experience in higher education to investigating the best recommendations for the College’s future. The Echo sat down with her to find out what’s up her sleeve for […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]