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Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

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Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

If you’ve enjoyed a meal at Bob’s or a concert in Bixler this year, you’ve most likely passed by the newly renovated Grossman Hall – home of DavisConnects. The programming for DavisConnects was made possible through the generosity of the Davis Family and the trustee of its charitable foundation Andrew A. Davis, `85, LL.D. `15. The funds are aimed to […]

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Coffee house gets a 2017 update

Coffee house gets a 2017 update

Stepping into the new Mary Low Coffee House takes one’s breath away. It is unlike any other building on campus and was initiated and run all by Colby students. The idea, creation, design, and programming for the space were spearheaded by current and past students at Colby. Maggie Burgos `18, who is a barista at the coffee house, said that […]

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New faces at Colby

New faces at Colby

This academic year, Colby welcomes 41 new faculty members to Mayflower Hill. They represent 23 different departments, come from all over the world, and have had countless experiences that influence where they are today and the work in which they engage. The Echo was lucky enough  to pick the brains of 12 of these professors, each of whom were willing […]

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NESCAC News: Middlebury’s new speaker policy

NESCAC News: Middlebury’s new speaker policy

Campus turmoil and debate over freedom of speech and speakers on campus is not as easily forgotten as last semester’s courses. Middlebury College’s incident with guest speaker Charles Murray and student protesters dominated national news cycles and is often cited in debates on freedom of speech on campuses. In 2016, a Middlebury student group, the American Enterprise Group, which describes […]

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Coffee house gives 2017 update

Coffee house gives 2017 update

Stepping into the new Mary Low Coffee House takes one’s breath away. It is unlike any other building on campus and was initiated and run all by Colby students. The idea, creation, design, and programming for the space were spearheaded by current and past students at Colby. Maggie Burgos `18, who is a barista at the coffee house, said that […]

by Gretchen O'Brien· · 0 comments · News

Prof. McFadden named Provost and Dean of Faculty

President David A. Greene announced in a campus-wide email that Margaret McFadden will serve as the next Provost and Dean of Faculty. McFadden, currently a professor of American studies and the Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty, has been a member of the faculty since 1996. Greene praised McFadden’s “exemplary service to the Colby community.” Greene commended her work leading […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News

Pugh Panel discusses Trump’s first 100 days

Colby Conversations On Race hosted an open forum to discuss the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. The forum, part of the continuing series titled “Political Dialogue Not Debate” was led by a panel of students and professors moderated by Professor Atkins. Representing the conservative viewpoint, Professor Reisert and Nile Dixon ‘20 expressed their optimism that the administration would work […]

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Davis family gift replaces traditional career center in favor of a more international focus

Davis family gift replaces traditional career center in favor of a more international focus

The College further demonstrated its commitment to student advancement last week, when Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15 and his family committed $25 million to support global student experiences. The endowment program, called DavisConnects, will replace the current Career Center model at the College with a holistic, internationally focused program. In an email to the community, President David A. Greene said […]

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