ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis to receive 2017 Lovejoy Award

Alec MacGillis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter known for his deep reporting on social issues and public policy, will be honored with Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. MacGillis, who reports for ProPublica, will deliver the 2017 Lovejoy Convocation address at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel and receive an...

Brody Award Nominations Accepted through Aug. 4

The deadline for the 2018 award nominations is now Friday, August 4 at 5 p.m. The Morton A. Brody Judicial Service Award Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 award. Colby’s Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award is a biennial event established in 2001 that honors an outstanding United States federal or state...

Yates Talk Makes Headlines

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates P’17 made front page news following her talk at Colby, which was sponsored by the Goldfarb Center and the Oak Institute for Human Rights. Yates “outlined what she thinks still needs to be done in terms of criminal justice reform,” the Morning Sentinel reported May 3. The explosion in the U.S....

Goldfarb Center, Career Center Take Students to D.C.

On the Road: The GC Goes to DC Patrick Boland ’09, deputy chief of staff and communications director for Congressman Andrew Schiff, offered students an in-depth look at life on the Hill during a site visit in the Congressman’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building.  The Goldfarb Center and Career Center recently flew 21 students...

Brody Award Program Sponsors Colby Mock Trial Team’s Regional Tournaments

Colby’s mock trial team’s season is off to a promising start with good showings in two regional tournaments this fall. The team won three of four trials against teams such as MIT and Brandeis at the University of New Hampshire. Sam Hamilton ’17 received an individual witness award, which recognizes top performers on a single...

New York Times foreign correspondent Alissa Rubin accepts 2016 Lovejoy Award

New York Times correspondent Alissa Rubin was injured in a 2014 helicopter crash while reporting on the Islamic State in Iraq. Last night, as Colby honored Rubin with the 2016 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, Rubin underscored the importance of accepting risk and overcoming hardship in the search for the truth. Learn more...

Majority of Americans Believe Civility Has Gone Off the Rails

An overwhelming number of Americans believe civility in politics is important, but that things have seriously veered onto the wrong track in the 2016 elections, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll. Moreover, many believe that things have gotten so bad that the United States may lose prestige. The poll, released Thursday, shows that...

New York Times Correspondent Named 2016 Lovejoy Winner

Alissa Rubin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Rubin will deliver the 2016 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony, which is open to the public, and receive an honorary doctoral...