Hiding in Plain View

Clare Byarugaba, the 2014 Oak Human Rights Fellow, is a prominent advocate for LGBT rights in Uganda, where a law was recently passed that outlawed homosexuality and “promotion” of it. She continued to work under threat of arrest and violence, and her photograph was published in a popular Ugandan tabloid, identifying her as “a gay […]
David Greene

Called to Action

Doubling applications, which he suggested, would be a dramatic shift for a college that typically sees single-digit growth in applications. The University of Chicago, where Greene recently served as executive vice president, has tripled its number of applicants since Greene’s (and President Robert Zimmer’s) arrival in 2006, resulting in a more diverse student body by […]
Jim Wescott

Running for Jim Wescott

Quiet, supportive, successful, “Coach” inspired his athletes for a lifetime Editor’s note: Jim Wescott, head coach of Colby track and field from 1978 to 2003, died following a medical emergency while rowing on Megunticook Lake in Camden, Maine, May 27. The news prompted an outpouring of sympathy and tributes, including this remembrance from one of […]

Bro Reflects

Slideshow A Career in Images From Pulver to Provence, a Presidency in Pictures Legacy RememberedColleagues and students describe the Bro Adams era.Excerpts Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’73 Chair, Colby Board of Trustees Joe Boulos ’68 Trustee, Board of Trustees Chair 2005-2009 Chih-Chien Hsu ’80 Colby Overseer Michael Rothschild ’69 Paula Lunder, Life Trustee, and Peter […]

Q&A with David A. Greene, Colby’s 20th President

David A. Greene, who has worked in leadership roles at Brown University, Smith College, and the University of Chicago, will take office at Colby July 1. He will be joined on Mayflower Hill by his wife and three children. David A. Greene, currently executive vice president at the University of Chicago, will take office as […]

In Their Footsteps, 1964-2013

From parietal hours to protests to the end of fraternities, the period that began with a maelstrom of change ended with Colby emerging stronger than ever.

In Their Footsteps, 1914-1963

Three wars, a devastating economic depression, and creation of a new campus from scratch: during the years 1914-1963 Colby was up to the challenge.

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 […]