| Colby's endowment rose to $611 million as of June 30, 2011, up 22 percent (more than $100 million) from a year ago. In a Maine Public Broadcasting Network report, Vice President for Administration Doug Terp '84 discusses some reasons for the growth »
The Career Center is offering a new job-shadowing program to provide students opportunities to explore fields, industries, and organizations of interest, and the center is seeking alumni and parents interested in participating. More about the program » If you are interested in serving as a job-shadow host, please register a new account and select "Volunteer-Job Shadowing" under "Organization Type" in your profile.
Colby pioneered the outdoor orientation trip in 1974 with Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips (COOT). Last month an Associated Press story published across the country reported that, while such trips have become increasingly popular around the country, COOT is one of the few such programs that's mandatory and offers more-diverse and inclusive options, including painting, meditation, surfing, rock climbing, local foods, and others.
The Class of 2015 has more international students than any of its predecessors. Writer Teko Mmolawa '12, who's from Botswana, looked into what the new class looks like on paper, and photographer Hieu Phan '14, from Vietnam, got a photo at the weekly International Coffee Hour for the fall insideColby magazine »
The Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences, or CAPS, now in its second year, aims to improve retention of underrepresented minorities in the sciences by getting them acquainted with the campus, the science curriculum, and the labs. Student comments suggest it’s succeeding. Read about it in insideColby »
"'So you’re telling me you don’t know how to ride a bike?' David Brancaccio’s eyebrows went up in disbelief. It felt like the fate of my whole summer internship came down to this paralyzing moment of embarrassment." So begins a story by Dash Wasserman '12 about his internship at Marketplace, from American Public Media. Read the full story »
Each year Powder and Wig organizes a full-on musical put together by students, from scratch, in just nine days. Sets need to be designed, songs need to be learned, and dances need to be choreographed. Josephine Liang '14 captures the raw energy of the undertaking in an insideColby story »
|| Will Hochman '14 was disappointed last year when a modest crowd at a home football game clapped politely, as if watching golf. Since then he lined up support from various student organizations and the dean of students and launched the Mule Mob, which was in force again for home games again last weekend. Alex Ojerholm '14 wrote about the phenomenon for insideColby.com »
Mike Daisey '96, a professional storyteller and iconoclast, opened his newest monologue, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Oct. 11. He weighed in on coverage of Jobs's death in this New York Times oped. A Times review Oct. 18 called Daisey’s show, “smart, pointed and often very funny."
Despite surviving a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and a warrant for her execution in Iraq, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson said in her Lovejoy address Oct. 16, "It’s been worth it, both for myself and those informed by my work." Audio of convocation, speech transcript, citation, story online »
Her cover story in The Atlantic, about why some women are choosing not to marry, landed Kate Bolick '95 in the spotlight, including a Today Show interview »
A Maine Sunday Telegram feature calls the upcoming addition of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion to the Colby College Museum of Art "a gleaming expansion" that will "cast its world-class collections in a new—and natural—light." The museum is closed for construction, with select galleries to reopen Nov. 8.
Waterville's Quarry Road Recreation Area, located on the site of the former Colby College Ski Area, recently received gifts from Colby and the Harold Alfond Foundation that will accelerate development of Nordic ski trails. "It's a great thing for young people in Waterville, and it'll be great for us," said President Bro Adams. Read the Morning Sentinel story »
Visit the Parent and Family webpage for the October update from the Office of Student Affairs, this month addressing stress over academics, homesickness, and other issues.
Colby Fund for Parents
Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30