Organized by the Student Alumni Association, the Life After Colby series aims to help seniors gain practical skills for life after graduation.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, Drag Ball has become one of Pride Week’s most anticipated events.
A group of students organized Save the Date Week to provide a forum in which to discuss and participate in dating culture on campus.
Active since 2008, Colby Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is an outlet for students interested in organic farming and spending time outdoors.
Organized by a group of dedicated students, TEDxColbyCollege is the first event of its kind on campus and in the state of Maine.
A grassroots group on the Hill has received the results from the accountability survey that it had sent out to students last semester.
Students celebrate Valentine's day with a host of on and off-campus events, including movie showings of unconventional love stories.
Eight alumni returned to the campus on Friday, Nov. 30 for a panel concerning why studying foreign languages matters.
Students presented research in the Environmental Policy Update 2012 on Nov. 29.
The College’s new Alumni of Color Mentoring Program recently accepted many applications and will begin in the 2013 spring semester.
This year marks the Pugh Community Board (PCB)'s fourth consecutive Post Secret, an interactive event where students anonymously share secrets with the campus community.
Following a student survey regarding where students feel safe on campus, a large number of organizations co-sponsored a discussion regarding the survey’s findings and what can be done to make students feel safer everywhere on campus.
The Four Winds recently held a screening of the movie A Thief of Time, a 2004 PBS TV movie produced by Robert Redford.
The United States Green Building Council officially awarded Treworgy Hall a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification earlier this month.
Last fall, the discovery that First Lady Michelle Obama has white ancestors prompted New York Times Journalist Rachel Swarns to look deeper into the First Lady’s history.
The Colby Multi-Faith Council hosted an event titled “Stories of Faith,” put on by the Colby Office of Religious and Spiritual Studies.
Student Health on Campus (SHOC) and the College’s chapter of Active Minds created the Mental Health Narratives event to give students an anonymous outlet to share their struggles with the rest of the student body.
The College’s chapter of Students for Education Reform (SFER) held a raffle this week as a part of its continuing fundraising efforts towards the Future of Maine Scholarship Program.
What do professors think about outside of class? This is one question that Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Kurt Nelson and his intern Osman Bah ’16 hope to answer through a new program called “What Matters to Me and Why.”
In recent weeks, especially as a result of the celebration of Halloween, the College’s Office of Campus Life has dealt with a number of allegations of bias on the Hill.
Associate Professor of Journalism at Northwestern University Douglas Foster and his students arrived in South Africa in 2004, 10 years after its liberation “with no intention to write about it at all,” he said. However, after spending a few hours in the country he soon changed his mind.
The College will award Bob Woodward of The Washington Post an honorary doctorate and the 60th Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism this Sunday, Nov. 11 at the annual Lovejoy Convocation.
Each year, graduating seniors from 40 private colleges across the country apply for the Watson Fellowship in the hopes of pursuing a lifelong passion.
This November marks the College’s second annual Transgender Awareness Month, a result of collaboration between students and faculty involved with the Bridge, the Pugh Community Board (PCB), the Gender and Sexual Diversity Program and the Pugh Center.
The S.S. St. Louis left Hamburg, Germany on May 13, 1939 for Havana, Cuba with 939 Jewish refugees on board. As Diane Afoumado of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum explained to a crowd of prospective students, current students and faculty, the voyage did not go as planned.
Joe Tagliente ’13 has launched a new start-up business called Gopinion in order to streamline the consumer survey process, eliminating long forms and increasing response rates.
Students at the College have opposing views about Bob Diamond’s ’73 role as chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Monday, Oct. 22 marked the beginning of Education Equity Week on the Hill.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, students, faculty and members of the College’s Board of Trustees gathered in Lovejoy to hear a panel of four trustees talk about how to transfer leadership skills from the College to post-college life.
Candid, personable, passionate and unbelievably talented, Mojgani explored a range of emotions and experiences, both personal and cultural, in an interesting and complex way.
On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, a Massachusetts man came onto the College campus, climbed to the top of the Pugh Center and threatened to jump off.
Tim Kreider spoke in Miller Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, detailing his experiences as a cartoonist and essayist, as part of the College’s events under the 2012-13 humanities theme “Comedy, Seriously.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, students, faculty and members of the community gathered in Ostrove Auditorium to hear University of Chicago Professor Wendy Doniger give a lecture titled “Comic Folktales about Clever Women and Magic Ring.”
The first Pugh Community Coffee of the year provided a forum for students to learn about Maine and nation-wide gun control laws and debate the issue as it relates to college campuses.
Eddie Benjamin ’11 has created collegeTempo, an interactive calendar for students to keep in touch with eachother and campus events.
In order to help the Colby community cope with the difficult memory of September 11, 2011 and honor the victims and heroes who responded, Kurt Nelson organized an open discourse aimed to address the experience.
On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, members of the College community gathered for the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks to share stories and thoughts about that day.
Susan Conroy, author and talk show host of the “Speaking of Saints” series on the Eternal World Television Network, spoke at the College to students and members of the Waterville community on Thursday, April 19.
There was a new and very popular contest on Saturday, April 21, in Dana Dining Hall. Six four-person teams competed in a dumpling-eating contest organized by the Asian Cultural Society (ACS), all seeking to win bragging rights as the fastest dumpling-eaters.
On Friday April 27, 2012 at 7 p.m., a fundraiser for cancer through Relay For Life will take place at the College.
Yiyuan Qin ’12 will be graduating from Colby this spring, and will spend next year traveling around the world, as a result of winning a prestigious Watson Fellowship.
Students met and compiled questions for the administration at an impromptu meeting this past Sunday, April 22. This came about as a result of a series of posts on the Community Digest for Civil Discourse, calling for change in several administrative arenas.
The 2012 recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Grant of $10,000 is Jenny Chen ’13J, a global studies and English with a creative writing concentration double major.
On Thursday, April 12, Pauleena MacDougall, director of the Maine Folk Center and a professor at the University of Maine, came to campus to give a talk about her book, Revisiting the Penobscot Dance of Resistance: Tradition in the History of a People.
Johns Hopkins Medical School Professor of Psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison visited the College on Thursday, April 12, to discuss her firsthand experience with bipolar disorder.
On Friday, April 13, hordes of Waterville Junior High School seventh-graders overtook Runnals Hill.
The best week of the year is upon us: Pride Week. With a packed schedule of events, this year is bound to please.
On Thursday, April 5, Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia University Robert Paxton delivered the annual Berger Family Holocaust Lecture.
An isolated fire in a first-year triple room in East Quad on Thursday, April 5, reminded the College community that students should consider fire safety a serious issue.
When international students arrive on the Hill thousands of miles away from their families, the College provides them with local host families to help ease the transition.
On Tuesday, March 27, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine Dr. Paul Mayewski discussed the topic of climate change in an event sponsored by the College’s Environmental Studies Department.
On Saturday, March 31, Colby Emergency Response (CER) hosted the first annual Greater Maine Collegiate Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Conference.
As members of the College community dispersed to different parts of the world for spring break, a group of 46 students remained close to the Hill and stayed an hour away at Point Lookout in Lincolnville, Maine to participate in a week-long leadership training program called LeaderShape.
Professor of Ethnic Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley Eveyln Nakano Glenn spoke at the College last Monday on immigrant student's citizenship rights.
On Thursday, March 8, professors from various departments explained multiple types of terrorism in a roundtable setting.
Dining Services Manager Terry Landry responds to rumors that Foss Dining Hall is becoming completely vegetarian.
For students that want to stay fit—whether they are athletes or not—the athletic classes the College offers provide a wide range of variety to help students achieve their goals.
Johnson Pond is one of the most scenic places on campus, and the stories that staff members have of the pond from over the years are worth a read.
According to Bhabha, the humanities give a perspective of the past through the words and ideas of the ancestors that allows us to “learn to fulfill our goals of equality, freedom and well-being,”—common goals of the people of any democratic society.
While the new print release stations may be economical and environmentally friendly, the process is certainly causing frustration for many on the Hill
Brandeis College’s Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences Peter Conrad discussed the medicalization and de-medicalization of various conditions and their implications for society during a talk on Feb. 21. This was a part of the Health, Technology and Society Tuesday Leture Series.
Photojournalist Andrea Bruce came to the Hill to share her experience covering wars and conflict in the Middle East in a talk promoted by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement on Feb. 21.
The International Club at Colby discusses the importance of International Mother Language Day and what meaning it has here on the Hill.
As blogging increases in popularity around the world, students at the College past and present have launched successful blogs of their own. Charlotte Wilder '11, Megumi Sasada '12J and Spencer Phillips '12 discuss their blogs centered around fashion, food and photography, respectively.
In the “Learning by Giving” class taught by Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Thomas Morrione ’65, students must write then assess grants for local philanthropic organizations. The organization which provides the grants is now independent and growing.
As a psychology major at the College, Tom Whidden ’70 was unaware that he was on his way to becoming president and co-owner of North Sails, a company that grosses $320 million every year.
Over JanPlan break, a group of 18 students spent a day with alumni in the education and nonprofit fields in Portland and Boston as part of the Career Center’s new initiative, Colby on the Road.
Now that winter has finally struck the Hill, students seem to be divided into pro- and anti-cold weather. To enjoy the Maine in the snow, student favorite range from skiing and ice skating to cuddling up inside with a cozy blanket and a Netflix account.
Eight pieces of artwork that hung in Miller went missing over the weekend of Dec. 3-4.
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course was scheduled to prepare students for their certification and licensure at the EMT-Intermediate level during JanPlan, an opportunity previously unavailable to students at the College.
Under the leadership of Director Dana Roberts ’12, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) has reached its goal of raising $10,000 in the month of November to donate to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter’s capital campaign for $1.75 million, which will build a new shelter with two-year’s worth of programming.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was introduced in the United States Senate in Aug. 2001 and reintroduced in May this year.
The Diamond Building atrium was packed for the premiere of Trading Places, a photography exhibit exploring gender stereotypes that was on display from Nov. 14-16.
Students find create ways to celebrate the holiday season as the semester winds down.
The Take Back the Body Campaign is currently presenting Body Talk Week.
The phrases “Why” and “Is this art?” were spray-painted on the College Museum of Art’s Sol LeWitt sculpture, “Seven Walls” on Monday, Nov. 7.
Dottie is a familiar face to all who have dined in Roberts' Dining Hall, always with a smile and a remembered name. She recalls the journey that brought her to Colby and her time on the Hill.
While residence hall vandalism remains an issue on the Hill, Bowdoin College has reported a much lower level of damage occurring on its campus.
Karen Heck ’74 is one of three candidates hoping to win the Waterville mayoral election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Everyone is familiar with the royal blue Mule Mob tank tops by now, but how much do we know about the man behind them? Will Hochman '14 discusses his love of school spirit and how he came to create the new generation of Colby super fans.
As Halloween approaches, indulge in the history of the Jack O'Lantern to learn why the tradition still remains around today.
In recent years, those without bikes on campus were able to take advantage of iBike, a student-initiated program that began in the fall of 2008.
The College is in the process of conducting a search to hire a full-time campus chaplain who will serve as the dean for student spiritual and religious life.
For years the Joseph Family Spa in Cotter Union has been one of the most popular places on campus, and while students have had to adjust to the new menu they are taking it as a positive change.
Meet Matthieu Nadeau '12, our talented writer for this week's State of the Arts.
Toward the end of this summer, students received several official notices concerning the presence of stinging insects in various locations on campus.
It has become a trend for the Echo to discuss the Community Digest of Civil Discourse through a fall editorial.
I have already begun to immerse myself in queer and feminist theory with the intent of understanding the ways in which it asserts itself at Colby.
Homesickness: an inevitable epidemic that strikes first-year students.
While Miller Library functions as the central focus of the College, many students on campus know nothing of its history. Follow the library's prominent growth from the donation of funds by Dr. Merton Leland Miller to the addition of 1983, as well as the library's function today.
I may be a bit biased, but I think I’m in love with Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, the two unrelated self-professed plutonic soul mates who just so happen to be absolutely amazing poets.
The unveiling of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is slated to be the final event in the celebration of the College’s bicentennial in summer 2013.
The beginning of the school year comes with many challenges, most importantly how to best maximize your space and create the best dorm room on campus.
Where are you in college? What do you study? What do you want to do with your future?
Welcome back to Colby College. For those of you who are new here or were gone in the spring, let me get you up to speed.
Students gathered for a candlelight service at the flagpole on the academic quad at 9:11 pm for readings, a capella performances and personal reflections ten years after the 9/11 attacks.