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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 […]

by Sierra Fuller· · 0 comments · News
Dear Hollywood: Asians exist too

Dear Hollywood: Asians exist too

As a kid, I had one role model in the media: Mulan, for obvious reasons. I looked like her, had sassy relatives (I see so many commonalities between my great-aunt and Grandma Fa I could write an entire article about them alone), and most of all, we were both Chinese. I didn’t realize at the time that the only reason […]

by Cally Xi· · 0 comments · Opinion
The echo chamber at Colby

The echo chamber at Colby

The previous edition of the Echo reported that the Class of 2020 is going to be the most diverse group of students in the College’s history. This is indeed an impressive achievement; however, the Administration doesn’t want to stop there. President Greene has also pushed for the diversification of incoming professors. Creating a diverse campus with regards to economic, social, […]

by Ryan Hara· · 0 comments · Opinion

Letters from the editor: 3/17/16

Loyal readers, It’s officially midterm week, which means that it’s officially the middle of the semester, which means we are all drowning in work. We can finally begin to see the light of spring break, whether you’re traveling to sunny Florida or curling up in bed back home for some catch-up on “Netflix-time”. However, as the middle of the semester […]

by Executive Board· · 0 comments · Editorial, Featured, Opinion
Denouncing the Demagogue, Aloud and Together

Denouncing the Demagogue, Aloud and Together

Last night, President Greene emphasized his commitment to an inclusive, diverse, safe, supportive community at Colby where all students can learn and grow without fear. He emphasized that students perpetrating violence or participating in exclusionary organizations will incur severe consequences, and he urged students to trust the college’s reporting process. Some students I spoke with later were disappointed the address […]

NESCACs explore diversity issues

NESCACs explore diversity issues

Schools across the NESCAC hosted lectures and participated in discussions about race, inclusion, and diversity this past week as part of Black History Month. On Monday, February 8, according to the Spectator, Hamilton College welcomed award-winning author Claudia Rankine to speak about her 2014 book Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine’s book is a powerful compilation of poetry, prose, and images […]

by Reed Carpenter· · 0 comments · News
Diversity on campus is an ever present topic

Diversity on campus is an ever present topic

In September of 2015, a new task force was created to construct a set of recommendations on diversity and inclusion to share with President Greene by the end of the academic year. Named the co-chairs of this task force are Associate Professor of Spanish Betty Sasaki and Vice President for College and Student Advancement Dan Lugo. Sasaki and Lugo will […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
College responds to Civil Discourse bias report

College responds to Civil Discourse bias report

On January 22, the College community was made aware of an alleged bias incident via a senior student’s Civil Discourse message. The described event took place inside the Alfond Senior Apartments. The student who wrote the Civil Discourse post said that the conflict arose between himself and a group of male students who reside in the Apartments. The student said […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News
Solidarity with Mizzou: a student uprising

Solidarity with Mizzou: a student uprising

It’s 2015 and I still don’t think we know what freedom is, but we know what it isn’t. Who doesn’t know that we still ain’t free? I don’t just mean “people of color,” which is a formal way of saying “formerly colonized” but not yet free people. I mean all of us, so called “white” people as well. Racism, white […]

by Clayton Brown· · 2 comments · Opinion

Cultural mockery: an open letter to that kid

What follows here is a true account of how a happy Halloween turned into a crappy one. So let’s start from the beginning, the day before. So…it’s Hallows Eve and, like every other day before a festive holiday at college that requires some kind of dressing up, I have nothing. I scavenged through my “costume chest” with no luck. No […]