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In response to “Mind the Gap: gender disparity in Heights”

Upon reading the article “Mind the Gap: gender disparity in Heights,” published in the Echo, we could not help but feel angered and offended by many of the ideas posited in the article. As current Heights residents, we very much agree with many ideas put forward by the author. Heights, as a college residence, is lacking in a number of […]

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Vision comes together for Arts and Inovation Center

“Arts and Innovation” is one of a number of diverse initiatives making up Colby’s recently announced campaign, Dare Northward. Central to this initiative is the plan to build an extensive performing arts center over the current Mary Low Lot. “The idea for a performing arts center at Colby has really been around for the better part of a decade. It’s […]

Deconstruction + Reconstruction: Chakaia Booker Lecture

Deconstruction + Reconstruction: Chakaia Booker Lecture

Chakaia Booker circumnavigated Given Auditorium with a handheld microphone, tracing her artistic history while images of her work flipped by on the overhead projector. With each image, close to 100 shown, the artist read out the title from memory- often eliciting laughter with titles such as Gynecologist Visit. To a packed auditorium, on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m., artist Chakaia […]

Editorial: calling for student engagement in campus discourse

As the first semester comes to a close, we’d like to reflect on this year’s landscape at Colby, and argue for more dialogue and questioning from the student body. While the Echo is far from a perfect newspaper, it consistently provides space every week for student and faculty opinions, a space often underutilized by this community. When the space fills, […]

Campus Climate survey results released

Campus Climate survey results released

On Nov. 2 Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 announced the results of the Colby All-College Campus Climate Survey (CACCC Survey)  via an email sent to all students, faculty and staff, and linked to the results and executive summary featured on the website. Burrell-McRae also announced that the community will have the opportunity over the next few weeks to […]

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When the wind blows

When the wind blows

How prepared are we for things we cannot control? A devastating storm blew through the Northeast on Sunday night, creating chaos as it came. The storm has had a lingering impact into the late week and its effects are expected to be tangible in the form of damage for weeks to come. The storm came with strong winds and brought […]

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The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

Colby recently announced an ambitious, comprehensive campaign called “Dare Northward.” The campaign has already raised over $383 million and has a six-year goal of $750 million, making it the largest pursued fund in liberal arts history. “It’s a singular moment for Colby,” along with all liberal arts institutions, said College President David A. Greene in an interview with The Echo. […]

New off campus housing policy

New off campus housing policy

In an email sent to students and faculty on Sunday, the College announced that all student housing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all student housing, , would be owned and controlled by the College. The notice, sent by Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, the Dean of the College, said that students “shared the need to strengthen the residential experience of students […]

Dining hall changes positively received by students

When walking into the dining halls for the first time this semester, returning students were greeted with a variety of changes, including Robert Hall’s new taqueria, Dana’s performance bowls, and Foss’s cook-to-order global station. Marietta A. Lamarre, the general manager of the school’s dining services, explained that Bon Appétit’s main strategy is to always switch things up: “We don’t want the students to get bored,” she said.

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Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

This weekend marked the launch of Mayflower Eats, Colby’s new on-campus dining delivery service. May- flowerEats is an entirely student-run business, founded by Michael Logan ’18. Lo- gan spent this past summer working for HubSpot, a software marketing company based in Boston. He lived in Brighton, Mass with 13 other college students, two of whom started an on- campus dining delivery ser- vice at Middlebury College: GrillMe. Logan explained that, “they have a very similar model–it’s a NES- CAC school, it’s an isolated town, and everyone rushes to their version of the Spa.” With these parallels, Logan believed GrillMe’s success could be replicated at Colby.

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features