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Colby lights up the Empire State Building

The College continued celebrations surrounding the October launch of “Dare Northward,” a historical, $750 million comprehensive campaign, in New York City on Dec. 5. The celebration mirrored the size of the campaign goal, revolving around the lighting of the Empire State Building in Colby blue. Like many of the College’s recent efforts, the celebration was unprecedented in college fundraising. Vice […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News
Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby is in the news. Big news, too; the renaming of President Greene’s house to honor a former slave and custodian at Colby named Samuel Osborne recently made the front page of the Boston Globe. The Dare Northward campaign’s goal of $750 million is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by any liberal arts college, and has been widely […]

Waterville Next? The downtown dorm and its impact

As Colby moves to distinguish itself among elite higher education institutions, one of the primary undertakings concerns the revitalization of downtown Waterville. Over the past few years, the College has purchased several properties on Main Street, dedicating the spaces to administrative offices, rental spaces, a boutique hotel, and, perhaps most importantly, a state-of-the-art student apartment complex. The downtown dorm will […]

by Sam Kane· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News
College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

An estimated 34.2 million people in the United States have a disability that results in a functional limitation, including 6.5 million people who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with mobility, and 2.2 million people who depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks. Members of the Colby College community by and large are not confronted with these statistics, […]

Deans discuss Pugh Center Banner Removal

After a week of inquiry, the administration finally found the Spa’s “NO RACISTS, NO HOMOPHOBES, NO RAPISTS, NO AGEISTS…” banner in a club room and subsequently issued a work order for the banner to be put back up. The banner—which belongs to the Women of Color Alliance and Feminist Alliance—had previously been taken down from its position hanging  over the […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · News

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