CLAS is not dismissed! The first two days of CLAS—Colby Liberal Arts Symposium—have come and gone, but its effect remains resonant. Last Wednesday and Thursday, more than 480 Colby students presented or performed during CLAS. And when all the events—presentations in class and projects still wrapping up—end this week, that number will eclipse a remarkable 630.

The annual celebration of remarkable student work across the liberal arts drew hundreds to learn about everything from meteorites to memoir.



The breadth of scholarship on display for CLAS is almost too much to capture, so here are some highlights, including the winning Phi Beta Kappa speech from Michelle Boucher ’17.

“Everybody has something,” she begins. “And if they don’t, it either hasn’t happened yet, or they’re lying.” Watch the video to see what’s next.