Students Take on Arsenic in Private Well Water

Arsenic contamination of drinking water is a major problem in Maine, particularly for households using private wells because they are unregulated. The issue recently garnered statewide attention with a bill before the legislature that would establish a fund for education and remediation. With sponsorship from the Goldfarb Center, students in Assistant Professor Gail Carlson’s Environment...

O’Neill ’15 Wins Green Crab Mitigation Competition

Green crabs are an invasive species wreaking havoc on native species along the Maine coastline. In an effort to help find a solution, the Goldfarb Center hosted a mitigation competition April 3 in which 11 teams presented proposals to a panel of judges. Connor O’Neil ’15, a native of coastal Freeport, Maine and experienced clam...

Alumni Connections: True Life After Colby

Twenty-one students met with Michael Cuzzi ’98 to hear about his career in applied politics as part of the Goldfarb Center’s True Life After Colby event series.   Interacting with alumni gives students opportunities for networking, chances to explore internship and employment opportunities, and insights on what life might be like after their time on...

MCMI’s Concussion Research Consortium Receives Funding to Expand Student Internship Program

Lily Cabour ’14 (right) and Margie Rayford of Tougaloo College were research partners for Summer 2014 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. MCMI‘s Concussion Research Consortium will grow its internship program thanks to generous gifts from Bill ’72 and Joan Alfond and William Goldfarb ’68 P’00. The funds will allow five Colby students to...

Bon Voyage Mentors!

Colby Cares About Kids mentors who are headed abroad this spring had a “Bon Voyage Party” with their mentees.  Along with lunch, these special pairs participated in activities to promote a geographical understanding and maintain a connection until reuniting in the fall.  

Announcing A New Faculty Student Research Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarly initiative for Colby students and faculty. The William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate Research Stipend: Upwards of $10,000 per year will be provided to fund faculty/student collaborative research projects aimed at exploring the broad complexities of pressing public policy questions. This new opportunity, which...

From Passion to Purpose: Writing After Colby

Writing is a crucial component of a liberal arts education, and it is a potent means for creating a public platform for civic engagement and cultural expression. The analytical, interdisciplinary, and humanistic education that students receive at Colby forms a foundation for their future success as writers and public communicators in a wide variety of...

Oak Institute Announces 2014 Oak Fellow

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is pleased to announce the selection of Clare Byarugaba of Uganda as our 2014 Oak Fellow. Byarugaba is the co-coordinator of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, which was founded in 2009 to fight efforts in Uganda to...

Colby College and Maine Association of Nonprofits to Hold 2013 Maine Philanthropy Awards

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College and the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) will hold the 5th Annual Maine Philanthropy Awards ceremony on Friday, April 26 at Colby. At the event, Philanthropist and Business Leader Roxanne Quimby will receive the Maine Philanthropist of the Year Award. The awards ceremony...

Honorable D. Brock Hornby Receives 2014 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement honored Maine U.S. District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby with the 2014 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The award, given biennially, honors an outstanding United States federal or state judge who embodies the same qualities of integrity, compassion, humanity, and...