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...

Maine Electoral Votes Could Split for First Time: Colby-Boston Globe Poll

For the first time in Maine’s history, the state’s electoral votes may not all go to one candidate, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll. The poll, conducted by the Goldfarb Center in conjunction with the Boston Globe and SurveyUSA, explores myriad issues related to the Maine politics — from the standing of federal...

Shea to Address Annual Warren G. Harding Symposium

Dan Shea, professor of government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, is one of the lecturers at this year’s Harding Symposium. Hosted by Ohio State University at Marion, the symposium includes nationally recognized political experts and is held at the home of former President Warren G. Harding. Shea speaks July 16,...

Shea Addresses 27th Annual Maine Town Meeting

Professor of Government and Goldfarb Center Director Dan Shea gave a talk titled “Dazed and Confused: What We Now Know … and Don’t Know About Presidential Elections” at the 27th Annual Maine Town Meeting at the Margaret Chase Smith Library. Columnist George Smith agreed with Shea’s opening comment, which came from Charlie Cragin, chairman of the Margaret...

Landmark Conference Examines Community, Culture, Conservation

Humanity’s relationship with the natural world is the theme at a landmark conference that brought noted writers, scholars, performers, artists, public officials, and activists to Colby April 7-9. Artist Maggie Libby ’81, in front of her interactive art installation in the Diamond Atrium. The conference, titled Community, Culture and Conservation, was part of a  yearlong...