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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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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