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 […]

Adams Announces Plans to Retire; Search for Successor Begins

  President William D. Adams will retire in June 2014. President William D. Adams announced in January that he will retire in June 2014. The news set in motion the process of selecting Colby’s 20th president. Adams, president since 2000, guided the College through many significant changes and milestones.  He has overseen the growth of […]

Lincoln Puts Goodwin in Celebrity Spotlight

For Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64, this was a winter for posing with movie stars and moguls. At doriskearnsgoodwin.com there she is with Steven Spielberg, with Sally Field’s arm draped around her shoulders, with Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Tony Kushner mugging for the camera. Goodwin’s award-winning book Team of Rivals was the basis of […]

Dance Party

Members of the Colby African Society perform in Pulver Pavilion as part of the Bicentennial Day festivities Feb. 27. From left, Phile Shongwe ’15, Pamela Alakai ’14, and Annick Hirwa ’15

Marking the Centuries

President William D. Adams gives the Bicentennial Address in Lorimer Chapel on Feb. 27, the 200th anniversary of the signing of Colby’s charter.

Culinary Feat

Students photograph a Miller Library cake, complete with blue light, prepared by Colby Dining Services for Bicentennial Day. In short order, the library was eaten. 

Tharakan and Silverman Nominated as Alumni Trustees

  Joerose Tharakan ’08 Two new alumni trustees have been nominated to join the Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning in May.   Joerose Tharakan ’08 works for Microsoft Corporation’s Academy of College Hires, based in Pittsburgh. Tharakan came to Colby from Cochin in southern India. She studied at the London School of Economics […]

Winter Construction

The new science building is taking shape. Workers have not let cold, wind, or snow get in the way of erecting its steel frame and roof. The 36,400-square-foot building, which will house the computer science, mathematics and statistics, and psychology departments, is located across Mayflower Hill Drive from the Colby Museum of Art. It is […]