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.

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 […]

Where There Now is a Campus, There Once Were Farms

by Charles Ferguson   Editor’s note: Professor Charles Ferguson (Associate Professor of French, emeritus) spent 28 years in classrooms on the Colby campus before retiring in 1995.  In 2008 he took a very different look at Mayflower Hill—the pastoral land that preceded Colby’s move from downtown Waterville.  What was there? Who farmed the fields that […]

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 […]