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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Terrell Looks at Activism at Colby, Encourages Speaking Out

Trustee Charles Terrell ’70 reflected on Colby’s history of activism—and his own—at a student-organized event in March. One week after a group of students interrupted the ceremonial end to the Bicentennial Address Feb. 27, Charles Terrell ’70—an icon of activism at Colby for his leadership in the chapel takeover—delivered the endnote address for the Pugh […]

Colby Volunteer Center Puts Service in Spring Break

  Ten Colby students helped build the foundation of a small school in Las Cebitas, Nicaragua.   There was a time when thoughts of spring break conjured images of beaches and beer. And they may still—for some. But these days demand for alternative spring break programs exceeds capacity. The Goldfarb Center, which oversees some of […]

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Competing in Pro Leagues

  With his college lacrosse career behind him, Ian Deveau ’13 was planning to head for California, hoping to play for a new league, the LXM Pro Tour. Already competing in LXM is Whit McCarthy ’10, who plays for Team Maverik. Also playing in the pro ranks are Caddy Brooks ’09, who was drafted this […]

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. […]