Who Was Elizabeth Hanson?

Book by Washington Post reporter reveals the secret circumstances surrounding the death of the CIA’s rising star


Natural Colby

In Perkins Arboretum there are birds of all feathers, trees that tell a story, and even romance (especially if you’re a frog)

From the Hill


Senior Presents to Weather Historians

Listen to audio of Canning’s talk at the AMS history symposium Everyone likes to gripe about the weather forecasters. Even historians. But when Robert Canning ’12 addressed the history symposium of the American Meteorological Society’s 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans in January, he took a contrarian stance. Where historians have painted the period between...

Sports Shorts

  WOMEN’S BASKETBALL defeated Williams 61-59 in the NESCAC tourney quarterfinals thanks, in part, to JAYDE BENNETT ’13. The Mules trailed for much of the second half when, with less than a minute left, Bennett drove for a layup and sank a free throw to take the lead. AARIKA RITCHIE ’12 sank two free throws...

Literary Peaks

At Whitefish Review, Colby trio (plus one) gives art and literature a mountain home


Concussion Impact

Colby-based project helps Maine schools reduce sports injuries


The Nation’s Fastest

Dominique Kone ’13 wins NCAA DIII 60-meter dash, coming back from 2011 injury


Finding Community

Projects for Peace documentary explores a different, and for many, more rewarding way of life


Q&A: Tashia Bradley

You came to Colby from Berea College. Are there big differences between the two?  I think there really are distinct differences. The mission of Berea is very targeted toward students from the Appalachia region who have limited economic means but great promise. It has an historical commitment to interracial education. So I think there’s a...

Colby News

Editorial & Opinion


Class: Act

Every new semester reminds me how awkward it is introducing myself.    The first day of class is efficiently predictable since the players know the rules of the game by heart: professors know to distribute a syllabus, offer a course synopsis, and take questions; students know to let professors do their thing so class can...