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SGA will now pay for Senior Week, students rejoice

SGA will now pay for Senior Week, students rejoice

The Student Government Association (SGA) will fully cover all costs associated with Senior Week for all participating seniors beginning this year. The decision came after concerns about the accessibility of Senior Week for students from low-income backgrounds were posted in the College’s Civil Discourse forum last spring. Senior Week takes place between the end of the final exam period in […]

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College improves areas outside Roberts, Mary Low

College improves areas outside Roberts, Mary Low

Students returning to the College this year might have been surprised to find several new construction projects on campus. The asphalt road outside of the Mary Low Coffeehouse has been replaced with a brand-new brick pavement. Some small tables for students to relax and study have been added as well. Construction is still in progress outside of Roberts. Although these […]

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New orientation program garners mixed reviews

New orientation program garners mixed reviews

On Aug. 28, first years arrived on campus to begin their Colby experience. Not only were they new to the College campus, the students took part in a fresh iteration of the orientation experience. This new spin on orientation featured returning students as Orientation Leaders (OLs), who were in charge of guiding the first years to orientation events through debriefings […]

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby moves up seven spots in college rankings

Colby College was ranked as the number 11 (tied with Haverford College and Smith College) national liberal arts college in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges Ranking,” released on Sept. 8. The College was ranked number 18 on last year’s list, tied with Harvey Mudd College, the U.S. Military Academy, and Wesleyan College. Some students were excited […]

College works towards increasing campus diversity

College works towards increasing campus diversity

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Colby President David Greene addressed the College’s faculty members and reported some changes implemented by the College to increase diversity and inclusion on campus. Greene reported that the number of students and faculty who identify as people of color has increased significantly since 2014, as well as the percentage of female faculty. […]

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College announces new creative writing program

College announces new creative writing program

On Sept. 24, the College announced the creation of a new creative-writer-in-residence program aimed to begin in the Spring of 2020. The Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence Program in Creative Writing will bring a distinguished writer to work with students across campus in an assortment of ways. In an email to the Echo, Margaret McFadden, provost and dean of faculty, described […]

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College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

College announces recipients of 67th Lovejoy award

On Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., the 67th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award, honoring those who have contributed to the country’s achievement in journalism, will be distributed in Lorimer Chapel, just as it has each year since 1952. The award reflects the heroic actions of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, who  graduated from Colby in 1826 America’s first martyr for freedom […]

Investigative report released on underground fraternities

Investigative report released on underground fraternities

On Aug. 15, 2019 Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae `94 sent an official notice to campus regarding underground fraternities and secret societies. The email explained the proceedings of an independent investigation put forth by the College in the spring of 2019 in order to examine underground fraternity activity at Colby.  The probe began as a result of several allegations […]

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Students shocked to find sushi no longer sold at Spa

Students shocked to find sushi no longer sold at Spa

Returning students were surprised to arrive on campus this semester and find a Spa staple missing from the menu. The sushi usually located in a refrigerated glass display to the right of the counter was nowhere to be found; Instead, sushi lovers were greeted by the takeout boxes of fried rice and spaghetti which now populate the display.  Annie Lee […]

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Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

Task Force Prepares Recommendations on Distribution Requirements

After nearly three years of research and brainstorming, the Task Force on Review of All-College Distribution Requirements (DRTF) is nearing the end of its project and will likely bring a proposal for a revision of the College’s general education requirements to be voted on by the faculty by the end of the current academic year. The DRTF, which is composed […]

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