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Winter storm Orson shuts down classes monday

On February 13, Colby officially closed due to winter storm Orson. This was the fifth time the College has closed and cancelled classes. On Friday, February 10, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 sent an email to students reporting that the administration was tracking a significant winter storm system that might impact the campus late Sunday into Monday with […]

NESCAC Students Respond to Trump’s Executive Orders

NESCAC schools have been reacting to President Trump’s executive actions following his inauguration on January 20. In particular, many campuses have been proclaiming their support for and intentions to protect refugee and immigrant students. After Trump’s election, The Bates Student took immediate action, publishing an article that requested a proclamation from the Bates administration declaring Bates’ protection of undocumented students. […]

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Global Task Force findings

Last Wednesday, President Greene issued a response to the Global Task Force Report. Published in May 2016, the Report made numerous recommendations for the purpose of “strengthening, enhancing, and revolutionizing Colby’s global profile, reach, engagements, and partnerships.” In his response, Greene referenced the importance of such a report given the current state of politics: “As many here and abroad seek […]

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Miller Library’s Future

Miller Library’s Future

le renovations since 2013 and further renovations and improvements were recommended as part of a comprehensive report released on Tuesday. The report, produced by the Library Planning Group, was informed by the group’s own research and research done by Gensler, an architectural consulting firm. In an email to students, faculty, and staff, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Lori Kletzer, released […]

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Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Colby joins top 20 in world for large donations

The Colby College Museum of Art has received a transformative gift from Peter and Paula Lunder, valued at over $100 million, that will add almost 1,150 pieces of art to the museum’s collection. The gift will also launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, a global research center dedicated to scholarly and creative exchange across disciplines. With this gift, Colby […]

Review of Bon Appétit

Review of Bon Appétit

In September, The Echo commissioned an online poll which asked returning students how they felt about the changes to dining services under the direction of Bon Appétit. In December, The Echo reached out to the same group of students in a follow-up poll. 57% of respondents felt that the food quality has improved under Bon Appétit’s management, representing a drop […]

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Young Americans for Liberty, free speech and beach balls

Who was responsible for the lifesize beachball in the Spa this week? Well, it was the campus Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) who created the display to promote free speech, raise awareness of the school’s harassment policy and to advocate for the adoption of the University of Chicago’s free speech principles. The “Chicago Principles” were outlined in in several statements […]

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New buildings, new attitude

“I think, in general, Colby has not done a great job of telling its own story and being out in the world much more broadly,” President Greene commented to start off his presentation at the State of the College address on Wednesday, November 2. Greene went on to say that he knew Colby was a terrific place after spending time […]

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Update on Board of Trustees meeting by President Greene

Update on Board of Trustees meeting by President Greene

Two weeks ago the Board of Trustees and President David Greene convened on campus for the Autumn Board of Trustees meeting. They discussed initiatives to continue their agenda to cement Colby among the world’s best liberal arts colleges. Noting the importance of keeping everyone on campus cohesive and informed as the College implements current projects, SGA is hosted a State […]

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Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Waterville is in the midst of a renaissance. Millions of dollars are pouring into the ghost of a once thriving industrial community with the hopes of stimulating its ailing economy. “In two years, it’s going to be a different street,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Planning for the College. At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival last week […]