|While much has changed over the 50 years since Colby pioneered Jan Plan, much has stayed the same. Two stories online:
1) A Colby senior receives one of dozens of Colby grants so she can afford to do a career-critical unpaid internship in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan.
2) A look back, with alumni who were here recalling the first-ever Jan Plan and how it set one of them on a lifelong career path.
In the final week of fall semester classes, students from various disciplines presented semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.
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The Colby Volunteer Center raised more than $15,000 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter's Rebuilding Lives campaign, exceeding its goal of $10,000. A student-led group, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) collaborated with several organizations on and off campus throughout the month of November selling T-shirts and concert tickets, holding events, and raising awareness of homelessness. InsideColby story »
Is your son or daughter interested in a career in the education or nonprofit fields? The Career Center is offering a new day-long job-shadowing program in the Boston area, Colby on the Road: Connect to Careers in Education and Nonprofit. Learn more »
Students may contact the Career Center directly with any questions.
Six senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall, and their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language. In January Assistant Professor Travis Reynolds, who taught the course, will travel to Ethiopia, where he worked as a graduate student. He will present PowerPoint presentations created by the students to two environmental NGOs and to university scholars. The research was translated into Amharic by Abebu Kassie '14, a Colby student from Ethiopia.
|| At a community gathering of remembrance for Derrik Flahive '13 Nov. 17, friends and teachers spoke of his "infectious smile" and adventurous spirit. Flahive was studying abroad in Chile when he died Nov. 15. The Colby Echo published a special memorial issue for Derrik.
A new partnership aims to improve access to Colby for students from low-income families who are graduates of KIPP charter schools. The program focuses on strategies to help KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) graduates, often first-generation college students, to succeed in higher education. It is part of a broader commitment at Colby to increase access and affordability.
The 14th-ranked Colby women's basketball team heads into winter break at 6-1 after a sweet win over Bowdoin Dec. 3 and a victory Saturday over Emmanuel College. Led by first-year coach Julie Veilleux, the Mules have high hopes for a strong season after reaching the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament last year for the second year in a row. A recent Morning Sentinel article profiled coach Veilleux and offered a season preview. The Mules host Bates Jan. 2.
The armored vehicle in which Capt. Erik Quist '99, USMC, was traveling through Afghanistan's Helmand Province was hit by a roadside bomb. Quist suffered seven fractured vertebrae, broken heel bones in both feet, a broken leg, severe burns, and a severed artery. Now he is working to regain his mobility and rejoin his "brothers." Colby magazine story »
The Colby College Museum of Art has reopened after a month closed for construction. Visitors now must enter through a temporary entrance adjacent to the Paul J. Schupf Wing, beside Roberts parking lot. The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion addition is expected to open in summer 2013 and will add 10,000 feet of new exhibition space to the museum. Morning Sentinel story »
Associate Professor Steve Wurtzler came to Colby in 2010 to be the first professor of cinema studies. He sat down with insideColby writer Jenny Stephens '12 this fall to discuss the joys of studying cinema, his favorite spots on and off the hill, and life in Maine. Asked about his favorite films, he concluded: "If it's got sprocket holes, I like it."
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