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Use of endowments discussed at NESCAC schools

This week in NESCAC News, students congregate in support of just distributions of college funds. This week Divest Amherst, a student-organized advocacy group at Amherst College, led “Divest Week of Action.” According to The Amherst Student, the week was designed to cultivate campus awareness and support for the College’s divestment from fossil fuels. Of the College’s $2.2 billion endowment, the […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · News
Lovejoy award presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Lovejoy award presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Alissa Rubin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Paris Bureau Chief for the New York Times, was celebrated at the 64th annual Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism on Monday, Oct. 24. She addressed a packed Lorimer Chapel after receiving an honorary degree from President David A. Greene. The award was established in 1952 to honor Colby alumnus Elijah Parish Lovejoy (valedictorian, […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
Seeing stars: Astronomy  Department gifted telescope

Seeing stars: Astronomy Department gifted telescope

Last Friday, Colby College became home to the largest operational viewing telescope in New England. The Young Observatory, a regional record-breaking .7 meter telescope, is four times more powerful than its predecessor the Collins Observatory. The Young Observatory, made possible by a gift from the Young family, will provide Colby students with pioneering research opportunities that were previously unattainable. Dale […]

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Lovejoy Award to be presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Lovejoy Award to be presented to Times’ Alissa Rubin

Alissa Rubin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, in Lorimer Chapel. The award was established in 1952 to honor Colby alumnus Elijah Parish Lovejoy (valedictorian, Class of 1826), America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. Following three incidences […]

by Louis DeVesto· · 0 comments · News
New women’s ice hockey coach hired from Dartmouth

New women’s ice hockey coach hired from Dartmouth

Holley Tyng, the former Associate Head Coach of the Dartmouth Women’s Ice Hockey program, was hired last week as the interim head coach of the Colby Women’s Ice Hockey team. With only 3 weeks until the Mules begin their season, Tyng certainly has a lot to do to prepare for Colby’s season opener against Bowdoin on November 19. However, she […]

by Brooke Gary· · 0 comments · News
Field hockey facing unsatisfactory field changes

Field hockey facing unsatisfactory field changes

Athletics on Colby’s campus is a large part of student life whether students are on a sports team or not. The level of play at which Colby holds its athletics is consistently growing with the addition of new highly qualified coaches in multiple sports (women’s field hockey, women’s basketball, women’s hockey, and men’s lacrosse just to name a few) while […]

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Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby receives grant from the Mellon Foundation

Colby recently received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. Founded in 1969, according to their website (mellon.org), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being […]

Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

This year, Colby is welcoming Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 as its first Dean of the College. Burrell-McRae is prioritizing inclusion on campus and enriching campus discussions, using knowledge gained from her professional experience and time as a Colby student to lead the charge. Last week, The Echo sat down with Dean Burrell-McRae to discuss her experiences, goals, and her thoughts on […]

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SGA holds second meeting

On October 2, 2016, the Student Government Association (SGA) met for their second formal meeting and the first with full attendance for the year. The SGA Executive Board welcomed the Class 0f 2020’s class council to their first meeting along with Cecil Brooks, Jr. ’17, the newly elected Multicultural Affairs Chair. Space Club, the Colby Chemistry Club, the Harry Potter […]

by Tarini Hardikar· · 0 comments · News

Wesleyan Dean of Students fired for previous sexual misconduct case

On October 1, 2016 the Boston Globe published an article entitled, “Educators accused of sexual misconduct often find new posts.” The article exposed numerous private school faculty members that were involved in concealing sexual misconduct cases. The Boston Globe discovered 31 professors accused of sexual misconduct and assault, who went on to work at other schooling institutions untainted by their […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · News