Goldfarb Newsletter – December 2015

From The Director As the semester draws to a close and winter slowly nudges a spectacular fall to the side, the staff and I at the Goldfarb Center have been taking stock of recent programs, strategic developments and plans for the coming term. We were pleased with our fall programming, particularly events surrounding the Lovejoy...

Goldfarb Newsletter – October 2015

From The Director The great writer and social commentator H. G. Wells once stated that “democracy’s ceremonial, its feast, its great function, is the election.” Given all the shortcomings in the current system, many may find that hard to believe. But these contests are critically important for shaping public policy and the character of our...

Goldfarb Newsletter – September 2015

From The Director We enter the new academic year refreshed, energized and excited about the opportunities ahead. The Goldfarb team has pulled together an array of events we anticipate our students and the broader College community will find interesting and important. A key component of this planning has been a desire to partner with faculty,...

Goldfarb Newsletter – May 2015

From The Director Nearly like the flip of a switch, spring has transformed Mayflower Hill. Piles of snow have given way to green grass, blooming lilacs, and budding maples. The season also signals transition of another kind — the campus is now lively with preparations for commencement, and we begin the bittersweet process of ushering...

Goldfarb Newsletter – April 2015

In This Issue – From the Director – Students Take on Arsenic in Private Well Water – An Exciting April! – Remaining Spring Events – Goldfarb Summer Jobs Now Available – Goldfarb Events — Recorded and Live Streamed! Letter from the Director The “I’s” have it? Each week, over lunch, the Goldfarb staff and student...

Goldfarb Newsletter – March 2015

In This Issue From the Director Spring Events Alumni Connections: True Life After Colby 2016 Election Initiative Taking Shape Goldfarb Grants for Summer 2015 Now Available From The Director “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Victor Hugo Throughout our busy year we are fortunate to work with a range of...

Goldfarb Newsletter – January 2015

From The Director Happy New Year! One of the best aspects of Jan Plan is the opportunity to pause, reflect, and envision. I have used some of this rare time to noodle on an important component of our work — support for student and faculty scholarship and how we might better link this work to...

Goldfarb Newsletter – December 2014

From the Director Greetings from Mayflower Hill! As the fall semester draws to a close, and as winter nudges away a spectacular autumn, the staff and I have been taking stock of recent programs, some strategic developments, and plans for the coming term. Here are a few highlights. Our new student program centered around the...

Goldfarb Newsletter – October 2014

From The Director Greetings from Mayflower Hill! Do real environmentalists support fracking? Prior to joining Colby, we lived in western Pennsylvania — arguably the epicenter of the Marcellus Shale formation. Debates, often heated, about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were recurrent. Many of my colleagues passionately opposed this technique, distressed about ground water contamination. Most of the...

Goldfarb Newsletter – September 2014

In This Issue From the Director Maine Concussion Management Initiative Announces Research Consortium, $320,000 Grant Goldfarb Center Supports Airing of Ken Burns’ Highly Anticipated Documentary Coming Soon: Goldfarb Center Annual Magazine Upcoming Events   From The Director Greetings from Mayflower Hill. The start of an academic year is always exciting, filled with optimism and anticipation....