CCAK Recognizes National Mentoring Month

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Colby Cares About Kids is offering a slate of events for mentors on campus through Jan Plan. Through film screenings, discussion groups, workshops, and more, mentors are learning about issues that impact the students they serve. Topics include family violence, issues for first generation college students, mentoring benefits for at...

Out of the Cold: Colby Volunteer Center Raises Funds for Shelter’s Day Program

Students volunteer at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. In just a few short weeks, the Colby Volunteer Center raised an impressive $15,558 toward the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter’s $35,000 shortfall in funding for its critically needed day shelter program, which allows the shelter to keep its doors open during daylight hours for the duration of the cold winter...

Theater of War Performance Models Interdisciplinary Civic Engagement

Theater of War, a two-hour program held at Colby Nov. 15, blended classical Greek tragedy with a contemporary town-hall style discussion of armed service members’ and veterans’ visible and invisible wounds of war. It also played to some of Colby’s strengths, showcasing the relevance of the humanities in contemporary society, demonstrating the power of literature...

Goldfarb Center Announces Call for Grant Applications, New Engaged Scholarship Opportunities

The Goldfarb Center recently announced fall 2015 grant opportunities with increased funding opportunities through its Engaged Scholarship Initiative. The new program will support the study of multifaceted and interdisciplinary public policy questions by a broad range of participants — from community stakeholders and industry experts to Colby students, faculty, and alumni — in inclusive networks....

Goldfarb Center publishes latest issue of annual magazine

Featuring stories about the newly launched Engaged Scholarship Initiative and programming highlights, the Goldfarb Center has recently published the latest issue of its annual magazine. Issued each fall, the magazine features news and information about upcoming programs as well as a look back on the previous academic year. Click here to check out the latest issue.

Katherine Boo Says Small Stories Inform the Big Story, about Economic and Political Power

In a powerful, multidisciplinary, and multimedia talk about the plight of the trans-global poor in an era when the 100 richest people in the world own more than the 2 billion poorest, journalist Katherine Boo demonstrated her mastery of storytelling, empathy, and deep analysis in the 2015 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation address at Colby College...

Students Confront Journalism in the Digital World

How has technology changed journalism? Students from 10 colleges from across New England and two local high schools explored this question and more Oct. 4 at the Goldfarb Center’s third annual day-long student journalism conference, this year titled “Digital First? How Technology and Multi-Platform Journalism are Disrupting and Reinventing Journalism “. Award-winning journalist Andy Carvin,...

Katherine Boo, Who Gives Voice to Disadvantaged, Is 2015 Lovejoy Award Recipient

New Yorker staff writer and author of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo will receive the 2015 Lovejoy Award Oct. 5 in recognition of the quality of her research, the intensity of her prose, and the critically important theme of inequality that informs her work. Boo will receive an honorary doctoral degree along with the...

Seminar Series Addresses Women’s Workplace Issues

Briana Guillory ’16 practices her networking skills at a “mocktail” event as part of a seminar series addressing issues facing women in the workplace.   The release of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 bestselling book Lean In sparked new conversation surrounding issues women face in the workplace. Data indicate women continue to earn less than...

Goldfarb Students Receive Top Honors

Seniors (left to right) Alexa Williams, Grace DeNoon, Jillian Riendeau, Emily Paulison, Molly Ostrow, Jenny Scharff, Catherine Maguire, and Gus Gluek were awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Awards in recognition of their strong commitment to Colby Cares About Kids. Absent was Kaitlyn O’Connell.   The Goldfarb Center recognized several students at the Student Awards Ceremony May...