Presidential Search Committee Now Evaluating Candidates

The committee searching for the next president of Colby is evaluating candidates as the process moves forward, reported Michael Gordon ’66, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. Gordon said he is encouraged by the process so far and confident of an excellent outcome for the College. “The feedback our candidates are sharing … confirms what […]

An Athlete Acts to Protect Women from Sexual Assault

by MacKenzie Riley   Connor Clancy ’15 Football offensive lineman Connor Clancy ’15 is protecting more than his quarterback.   Off the field, Clancy was also involved with a petition in reaction to the Steubenville, Ohio, case in which star high school football players sexually assaulted a young girl in 2012. The assault was documented […]

First the Baton, Then the Diploma for All-American

by Travis Lazarczyk|Photography by David Leaming/Morning Sentinel Brittney Bell ’13 poses with Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer. Bell returned to campus from the NCAA championships too late to take part in the regular commencement. At approximately 3:15 p.m. on May 26, Brittney Bell ’13 walked across the stage in […]

Colby Leads Way to Net Zero Emissions

Colby’s biomass heating plant, completed in 2012, substantially cut the College’s emissions. When it comes to carbon-neutral campuses, 668 colleges and universities have signed the pledge. On April 4 Colby became the first among NESCAC, Ivy, and comparable colleges to achieve net zero carbon emissions.   Colby is the fourth in the nation and the […]

Steinem Connects With Activism at Colby

by Jacob McMarthy Ms. magazine cofounder Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed house in Lorimer Chapel. Famed activist and political figure Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed Lorimer Chapel Feb. 28, the same day Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act. She served as the keynote speaker of S.H.O.U.T!, a week of multicultural celebration organized […]

Deveau Best in NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse

  Ian Deveau ’13 averaged 3.71 points per game, with 52 points in 14 games this season. Ian Deveau ’13 is the top men’s lacrosse player in a very competitive conference. Deveau, a former NESCAC rookie of the year and three-time all-conference midfielder, was named NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year in May. Deveau, […]

Lectures Look to the Future of the Liberal Arts

William Bowen Martha Nussbaum David Oxtoby Celebrating 200 years since Colby was chartered, a theme often repeated this year was the importance of looking ahead as well as remembering the past. In that spirit the Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture Series brought four leading American intellectuals to campus to talk about the future of the liberal arts. […]

Capitol Hill to Mayflower Hill

Just after the budget sequester took effect and as partisanship in Washington seemed elevated, two former congressmen—one Republican and one Democrat—visited campus to clarify how the government got here and where they think it should go next. 

Relay Team Wins New England Championship

Frances Onyilagha ’14 Frances Onyilagha ’14 runs her leg of the 1,600-meter relay as she and Emily Doyle ’16, Emily Tolman ’16, and Brittney Bell ’13 won the event at the New England Division III Track and Field Championships at Colby’s Harold Alfond Stadium May 4. The women’s team took third place overall in a […]

Library Renovation To Restore Reading Room

  Substantial renovations in Miller Library will remodel the entrance and the first floor and will restore the historic main-floor reading room over the next two years. The $8.7-million project approved by trustees in April will significantly expand study space for students and will bring together academic support including the Center for Teaching and Learning, […]