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Women Skiers Come Up Big in National Meet Colby’s women alpine skiers rank sixth in the country after the NCAA Skiing Championships in Park City, Utah, in March. Mardi Haskell ’17, Paige Whistler ’16, and Jeanne Barthold ’15 saved some of their strongest skiing for the finale. “The women’s team has been performing all year long, […]

Bonnie’s Diner, a Colby Tradition, Closes Its Doors

Bonnie’s Diner, the cozy restaurant that filled generations of Colby students with pancakes, home fries, and conversation, closed its doors in January. The roadside eatery on the outskirts of Winslow was a magnet for Colbians since the 1970s and a must for returning alumni and visiting Colby parents ever since. “They’d be here from Texas, […]

College Opts to Fund Rugby for Additional Year

When Colby announced last November that it would cease funding club rugby teams after the 2013-14 academic year, students and alumni reacted fiercely. They organized on social media with a “save Colby rugby” hashtag and Facebook group, alerted sports reporters and rugby organizations, and created a petition that garnered more than 4,000 signatures of supporters […]

Most Valuable Player

Konnor Gardner, 7, visits with Colby men’s hockey players and Coach Blaise MacDonald, center, in January. Konnor was born with neurofibromatosis, a spinal disorder. As a member of the team, the newest Mule was issued number 2 and a locker.

Anonymous Alum Funds Nonprofit Course for Local Causes

Tom Morrione ’65 thought he might have shot himself in the foot. For three years, Morrione, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, had taught a popular seminar, Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy, in which students write grants for area nonprofits and donate $10,000 to the nonprofit(s) deemed most deserving. The success of the course at Colby, […]

Concussion Study Expands to Include Alumni

Concussions among National Football League players led to a $765-million settlement earlier this year and have fueled dialogue about head injury. The takeaway—that concussions can cause lifelong problems and lead to degenerative brain disease—has left some with nagging questions about the effects of concussions in less severe cases. A team of researchers from Harvard University […]

After Some 50 Years, Colby Eight Members Release New CD

Members of the Colby Eight from the classes of 1955 to 1963 at a recent rehearsal. There are lots of a cappella groups on campus, but the Colby Eight was the first. Formed in 1947, the Colby Eight quickly achieved popularity and spawned many other groups, including the all-female Colbyettes. In addition to music, the […]

Halfway There

Progress on the new science building is continuing, both inside and out. Masonry and roofing are underway on the exterior of the building. Inside, workers are putting up walls and running plumbing, ductwork, sprinklers, and electrical lines. The building is scheduled for completion in April 2014, with faculty to move in that summer to be […]