|The head of USAID, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the address, and Aleah Starr '11 of Montpelier, Vt., is the senior class speaker for Colby's 190th commencement Sunday at 10 a.m. This year's commencement will be webcast on Facebook as well as Colby’s commencement page, with live chat capability both places.
The annual student academic awards ceremony, May 3, recognized students for academic achievements and contributions to campus life. Outstanding athletes were recognized May 5 at senior awards ceremony.
Assistant Professor James Behuniak Jr., winner of the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award, spoke May 15 and led graduating seniors through a responsive reading from The Graduate. "One word," he said. ... "Plastikos." Then he spoke on the importance of plasticity—in human brains and in liberally educated people. More »
An eight-minute video by Tarini Manchanda '09 released this spring goes a long way toward capturing the magic of the Contact Zone Jan Plan at the Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong, India. The Contact Zone explores the interchange and tension among language, history, tradition, and authority in colonial and postcolonial cultures, and students often call it a magical experience.
On May 14 at the NCAA Div. III national tournament, the eighth-ranked women's lacrosse team faced number-three Hamilton, the team that eliminated Colby a year earlier. Trailing 4-0 in the first half, the Mules found their stride, and Tess Petesch '13 broke a 5-5 tie with 13 seconds remaining in the game to seal victory. The come-from-behind win put the team into the Sweet Sixteen for the second year, but Cortland State would prove too much the next day. Details »
||In the field and the lab, Presidential Scholar Sarah Flanagan '11 is on a scientific journey of discovery. “I love coming up with questions and then answering them, or trying to,” said Flanagan, whose work has included analyzing butterfly DNA and studying the mating selection of lizards. More »|
Spurred by the success of the Senior Pledge Campaign, which has attained 70 percent participation to date, nearly half of senior parents have made a commitment to the Senior Parent Gift, surpassing all previous participation records. With 43 days remaining until the close of Colby's fiscal year on June 30, the Senior Parent Gift Committee invites remaining senior parents to join them in honoring their students' experience on Mayflower Hill. Every gift matters—make yours today »
The story of Jeronimo Maradiaga '09 getting to and through Colby earned Gerry Boyle '78 a national gold medal for college and university magazine features. Now the saga continues. Maradiaga won a Watson Fellowship to explore the meaning of success in the world's least affluent communities, and Boyle writes about the sometimes-traumatic experiences that transformed the intrepid traveler. Read "What Jeronimo Maradiaga Learned" in the spring Colby magazine.
Mary Schwalm '99 is the first woman to win photo-of-the-year honors in the 43 years of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. Her shot from the Dec. 19 Patriots-Packers game shows Aaron Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone. Schwalm told her paper, the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, how the image was made. More »