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Overcrowding: Limited space in Colby dorms

“Why is my child in a room that is simply too small for three people?” “How is it fair if my child can’t comfortably study in his room without being a foot away from his sleeping roommate at night?” “Why are we paying the same amount for housing as other students whose living situations aren’t compromised?” These are just a […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · News

Community struggles with alcohol related hospitalizations

Overconsumption of alcohol and its dangerous effects  is not a new issue at Colby, but has recently become a hot button issue across campus as a result of a recent slew of hospitalizations. An email regarding alcohol consumption was sent on Sept. 29 from the Faculty in Residence and Assistant Resident Directors to the student body. The email addresses the […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News
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 […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · News
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
Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

As an anthropology student at Colby, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how Colby’s social problems manifest themselves over time and across the campus. This year, in my research off-campus, a Mainer prompted me to think about how living together with a bunch of twenty-somethings might be different than just living in any small community. The first problem […]

by Nicolas Ramirez· · 0 comments · Opinion
Colby defeats Bowdoin, wins Dorm Electricity Competition

Colby defeats Bowdoin, wins Dorm Electricity Competition

Not only did we beat Bowdoin, Colby as a whole saved 13.06% of our electrical load from the baseline, or 18,677 kWh during the 2017 Dorm Electricity Competition. That’s enough energy to power the entire campus for three  days, or about $2,300 worth of electricity. The winners overall winners are: Taylor, who had a 41% reduction in electricity consumption from […]

by Maddie Partridge· · 0 comments · Opinion
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 […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News
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I’m a senior, so excuse me if I’m a bit verklempt

With less than two weeks left of the school year, I’m starting to get nostalgic. It was inevitable. I’m a senior, and graduation is just a couple of research papers away. I see the accepted students in the Spa and it takes me back to when I was just starting out. For about a week straight, I’ve had a Proustian […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion
Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

The Colby College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid received a record high number of applicants for the Class of 2021, leading to a 16 percent acceptance rate, the lowest in school history. The College received 11,190 applications, a 14 percent surge from applications for the Class of 2020. The College has aggressively pursued prospective students from across the country […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 1 comment · Editor Pick News, News
The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

Colby College is known in the world of higher education for its rigorous academics, sports, and prestige. Students come from all around the world for a liberal arts experience complete with  the tools and knowledge to lead them to a successful career and life. It is famous for its professors, philanthropy, and incredible community of caring and intellectual students. It […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Opinion