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 […]

Colby lights up the Empire State Building

The College continued celebrations surrounding the October launch of “Dare Northward,” a historical, $750 million comprehensive campaign, in New York City on Dec. 5. The celebration mirrored the size of the campaign goal, revolving around the lighting of the Empire State Building in Colby blue. Like many of the College’s recent efforts, the celebration was unprecedented in college fundraising. Vice […]

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Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby is in the news. Big news, too; the renaming of President Greene’s house to honor a former slave and custodian at Colby named Samuel Osborne recently made the front page of the Boston Globe. The Dare Northward campaign’s goal of $750 million is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by any liberal arts college, and has been widely […]

Waterville Next? The downtown dorm and its impact

As Colby moves to distinguish itself among elite higher education institutions, one of the primary undertakings concerns the revitalization of downtown Waterville. Over the past few years, the College has purchased several properties on Main Street, dedicating the spaces to administrative offices, rental spaces, a boutique hotel, and, perhaps most importantly, a state-of-the-art student apartment complex. The downtown dorm will […]

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Stranger Things: The juxtaposition of the Two Colbys

Stranger Things: The juxtaposition of the Two Colbys

In the September faculty meeting, Provost Margaret McFadden made a brief reference to the existence of ‘the Two Colbys, a term that faculty at the meeting seemed familiar with. Following interviews with faculty and administrators, the Echo has discovered that this concept, little known among students, has been pervasive in faculty conversations for many years. Most  students are not familiar […]

Colby students and their 2018 JanPlans

January has always represented a time for exploration and adventure for Colby students; the classes offered through the JanPlan program are often more creative and exploratory than traditional semester class offerings. Colby’s JanPlan mission statement outlines this focus on innovation, independence, exploration and creativity, and states that “the fundamental purpose of the January Program is to broaden and extend the […]

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Hosts Gretchen O'Brien '18, Lexie Lyons '18, Eliza Adams '18, and Kylie Walters '18 in front of their homemade wall of famous women.

Womens party raises $1,481 for Planned Parenthood

Just a few days after the one year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump and the corresponding Women’s March, Colby students gathered to fundraise for Planned Parenthood. Kylie Walters ’18, Eliza Adams ’18, Gretchen O’Brien ’18, and Lexie Lyons ’18 hosted a party titled The Women’s Party/Planned Parenthood/This is Pussy Grabbing Back in their Facebook event. Walters said […]

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Mind the gap: the gender disparity in Heights

Mind the gap: the gender disparity in Heights

It is a Friday night in Heights, and the scene is not unfamiliar. To the left of the common room, shouts from the men’s baseball team quad fill the hallways; to the right, the same energy from the football and men’s crew teams. At the same time, tucked away on the second floor, the only quad filled with all women […]

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Cote '85 and former Maine Governor Joe Brennan.

Democrat Adam Cote ’95 runs for governor of Maine

There has not been a Colby alumnus as Maine governor since 1908, but, 100 years later, that could change. Adam Cote ’95, a member of the Democratic party, announced his candidacy for governor on April 19 2017. His campaign slogan “New Leadership, Strong Economy,” speaks to his status as an outside candidate and his decision to run for public office […]

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