"I think that students at Colby . . . are truly able to take ownership of their college experience and make it into what they want it to be," Jed Wartman told Teko Mmolawa '12 in an insideColby interview. The new assistant dean of students and director of campus life, who came to Colby from MIT, oversees campus programs and leadership, outdoor education, and residential living and education. Full interview »
What is iPlay, and why is broomball a way of life for some Colby students? An insideColby video by Jamison Sawyer '13 shows iPlay intramural sports action and catches students talking seriously and not-so seriously about the significance of intramural sports in their lives.
Margie Weiner '12 loves to tell people about that very special boy she met at Colby—7-year-old Lucas, whom she mentors in the Colby Cares About Kids program. Read about her experience in insideColby. Through the Colby Volunteer Center, about one in four Colby students participates in the CCAK program, working with children who live in the greater Waterville area.
In addition to its regular tweets about Colby and Colbians, Colby's Twitter feed now features an almost-daily "LensPic" from the same folks who produce the Student Lens. A recent photo of a moose by Johnson Pond, taken by Molly Muller '11, went around the world to some 800 people who follow Colby on Twitter and more than 4,000 who "like" the ColbyCollege Facebook page. Check out the moose. Sign up to follow Colby on Twitter and join Colby's Facebook friends.
Dan Vassallo '07 of Wilmington, Mass., took first place in the 17th annual Philadelphia Marathon, just four months after hernia surgery, with a time of 2:21:28. More than 20,000 runners started the marathon and half-marathon. Vassallo wore his Colby sweatshirt during the awards presentation with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. More »
Vladimir Putin convened the International Tiger Conservation Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 21-24, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus was an invited participant. Nyhus, a leading proponent working on the reintroduction of tigers to the wild in China, represented the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society as well as Colby's Environmental Studies Program. Heads of governments of tiger-range countries as well as directors of major international and nongovernmental organizations attended the historic event with the goal of endorsing a St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation and a Global Tiger Recovery Program. Read more about Nyhus in Colby magazine.
Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo has a new biography out, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, which "accounts for the continuing fascination with a product that is nine decades old." The book has gotten attention from various publications, including the Wall Street Journal. Read an interview with Mazzeo in Express Night Out from the Washington Post.
Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin '64 brought context to the midterm election as a guest on the Colbert Report Nov. 3, citing post-shellacking turnarounds by presidents Truman and Roosevelt in the 1940s. Watch the video »
For extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching, Betsy Bowen '76 was named Connecticut's 2010 Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), supported by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. A Fairfield University professor of English and director of the university's writing center, Bowen is in the vanguard of the service learning movement at Fairfield. Hear her views on teaching in an online video.
Colby will receive a $2-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position and to provide support for varsity programs, President Bro Adams announced Nov. 18. More »
Louise Peterson Forsleff attended Colby only during her sophomore year. She had left Bryn Mawr to be with her fiancé, Parviz Chahbazi '53, a Colby senior. After Parviz graduated, the couple married and moved to Massachusetts, where Parviz began graduate school. "Eight years and two kids after starting as a freshman at Bryn Mawr, I finally got my degree at Lake Erie College," said Louise, who went on to earn a master's degree at Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in psychology at Michigan State. She also took classes at Tufts and Cornell along the way. But of all of the schools she's attended, Colby is the one to which she's chosen to make significant gifts. More »
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