Simpson Speaker for Mitchell Lecture Series

Sen. Alan K. Simpson Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2013 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Series April 10. The lecture series is sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby. Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell will be the special guest […]

Task Force to Consider Student Accountability

by Jenny Chen ’13J Basketball co-captain Jonathan Kalin ’14 knows his teammates don’t need rules to motivate them to work out in the off-season. That motivation stems from a culture where players feel accountable to each other and responsible for the team’s success. This fall Kalin joined the newly created Accountability Task Force to help […]

After Denying Gay Student a Role, Christian Group Opts Out

A campus Christian group that refused a student a leadership role because she is a lesbian opted to decline College funding and status after being found to have violated Colby’s nondiscrimination policy. Colby Christian Fellowship was named in a complaint filed with the Office of Campus Life in September by a student CCF member who […]

If I Were President…

Students, staff, and faculty packed Page Commons in Cotter Union for a Bicentennial Day student speech contest. The subject: If I Were Colby’s President. Above, Jon Kalin ’14 talks about his plans for the College.

Belgrade Lakes EPSCoR Research Has Impact

Colby faculty and student research in the Belgrade Lakes earned widespread attention in Maine this fall—and an extension of the National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant that funded much of the work. Miselis Professor of Chemistry Whitney King learned in September that the grant, received in partnership with the University of Maine and other institutions, is […]

Colby Volunteers Boost SAT Scores for Local Students

Lily Steig ’16 assists a Waterville-area high school student during SAT prep classes at Colby this fall. Maine high school students are boosting their SAT scores thanks to a free test preparation class offered by Colby students. MulePrep was founded by Matt White ’14, an education minor and English major who in high school saw […]

Tobacco Banned on Most of Campus

An ashtray at one of three smoking areas on the Colby campus. The temporary smoking areas will be removed in September. Colby is moving toward becoming tobacco-free. On Sept. 1 use of tobacco was prohibited throughout the campus, with the exception of three designated smoking areas (located in Hillside and Coburn parking lots and near […]

South African Reconciliation Advocate is Oak Fellow

Zandile Nhlengetwa, a South African activist who worked toward reconciliation in the midst of violence and retribution, is the 2012 Oak Human Rights Fellow.  Nhlengetwa, a longtime educator in KwaZulu-Natal, is spending first semester at Colby discussing the history of the conflicts that claimed the lives of her husband, brother, and adopted son. She worked […]

Message in a Box


What should we tell Colbians of the future?


That’s the question facing Professor Jenny Boylan (English) as she ponders the time capsule to be sealed Feb. 27 in conjunction with Colby’s bicentennial celebration.


Let the Celebration Begin

Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 gave the keynote address at the College’s bicentennial kickoff celebration on campus Oct. 19. Photo by Fred Field