More Reason to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

The COVID-19 curve may be emblematic of the global pandemic, but the ubiquitous graphic doesn’t accurately represent the dynamics of the spread of the disease—or the full benefits of slowing its spread. That’s according to Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Moore, an ecologist who studies the distribution and abundance of organisms—and disease, disease ecology, and...

Class of 2024 Admitted to Colby

Colby has offered admission to 1,307 students for the Class of 2024. The admitted students were selected from a pool of 13,922 applications, which translates to a 9-percent admit rate. They hail from 46 states and more than 60 countries, a testament to the global appeal of a Colby education. “We’re thrilled to welcome this...

Professor Robert Gastaldo Published in Nature Communications

Current Ocean Crisis Indicates Land May Be Experiencing Even More Stress New research from an international team of scientists led by Colby College Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo appears this week in Nature Communications, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. Titled “The base of the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone, Karoo Basin, predates the end-Permian marine extinction,”...

Davis Project for Peace Winners to Initiate Menstrual Help for Refugees in Uganda

When premed students Sravya Bahudodda ’21 and Faiza Qazi ’21 think back to Jan Plan of their sophomore year, they immediately recall their Ugandan host sisters. During their short homestay in Kikuube, a village in western Uganda, the girls often stayed up listening to music, dancing, and chatting—conversations that sometimes caught all of them off...

Mules Among Nation’s Best in NCAA Ski Racing Championships

Five of Colby’s own began the prestigious challenge of the NCAA ski racing championships today. Erin Bianco ’21 and Marin Coletta ’21 represent Colby Nordic while Colbey Derwin ’21, Sandy Schoepke ’20, and Rosie Hust ’21 race for Colby alpine. The group had been training in Bozeman, Mont., this week in preparation for the races...

Hockey’s Prünster in Goal for Colby—and Austria

Ice hockey isn’t the most popular sport for girls in Nina Prünster’s native Austria, but that didn’t stop her. She just played with the boys. Goalie Prünster ’22 would go on to play for the all-girls Under 18 Austrian National team—a team she made at age 14.   When she first suited up for the...

Hockey’s Prünster in Goal for Colby—and Austria

Ice hockey isn’t the most popular sport for girls in Nina Prünster’s native Austria, but that didn’t stop her. She just played with the boys. Goalie Prünster ’22 would go on to play for the all-girls Under 18 Austrian National team—a team she made at age 14.   When she first suited up for the...

Colby Junior Ranks in Top 10 Percent Following Math Competition

Qidong “Schu” He ’21 has proven himself a math prodigy. Literally. He’s ability to solve mathematical proofs quickly and reliably earned him a ranking in the top 10 percent in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the foremost undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States and Canada. Colby’s math whiz is in good company....

Alan Hume, Founder of Colby-Hume Center, Dies at 93

Dr. H. Alan Hume, former Colby medical director and friend of the College, has passed away. Dr. Hume’s generosity led to the Colby-Hume Center on Messalonskee Lake, a beautiful setting that holds a special meaning for the Colby community. Dr. Hume died Feb. 19, 2020, in Augusta, Maine, at 93. While serving on Colby’s Board...

First O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership Begin Work in the Community

In November, a gift from Trustee Emerita Anne O’Hanian-Szostak ’72 and Michael J. Szostak ’72 created Colby’s first fund specifically for select students with a significant commitment to civic responsibility. This month, those inaugural fellows began work on projects ranging from documenting the stories of Waterville residents to bringing bereavement support to Waterville schools. These...

Effort to Establish Computing Across the Curriculum Funded by NSF

Writing has long been seen and supported as an essential skill across the Colby curriculum. Computing concepts are next in line.  The Colby Computer Science Department, long a leader in interdisciplinary innovation in the discipline, has, with Mt. Holyoke and Union colleges, received a $344,671 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ways to...

Maine Huts and Trails is New Client for Colby Student Consultants

Colby’s student consulting team has taken on the task of helping a local nonprofit, Maine Huts and Trails. The project follows last year’s successful consulting project in which students, together with Lisa Noble, director of employer engagement and entrepreneurship and DavisConnects advisor for consulting, conducted extensive market research for Skowhegan-based Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.  Next...

Sheehan Awarded Boston Medical Library Fellowship at Harvard

Through the Boston Medical Library, the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine. Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2019-20 fellowship to conduct research for her new book on African-American artists and their engagement...

Al LaPan-Tillson Retires Following Forty Years of Making a Difference

Student Post Office Supervisor Allen “Al” LaPan-Tillson has been at Colby since August 1979. Over the years, some met him when they stopped by for mail. Some got to know him through working with him. Others learned about him through his 1001 Smiles Toy Drive, which he managed for more than two decades. Colby Magazine...
Teresa McKinney

Arts and Community Leader Named Diamond Family Director of the Arts

A leader in arts programming and community engagement at the Juilliard School in New York, Teresa D. McKinney, has been chosen after a national search to lead the development of an integrated arts experience between Colby and Waterville as the founding Diamond Family Director of the Arts. McKinney comes to Colby with an extensive record...
Kimberly Flowers

Goldfarb Center Announces New Leadership

Following a national search, Kimberly Flowers, an experienced leader in international development, humanitarian issues, and strategic communications, has been named executive director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby. A magna cum laude graduate of William Jewell College, Flowers is currently director of both the Global Food Security and the Humanitarian Agenda at...

Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06 Dies

Colby College has lost a loyal and generous friend. Art collector, business leader, and Colby Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06 died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. He was 82. Through his extraordinary generosity, Schupf altered the landscape at Colby with gifts that supported the arts, the sciences, and residential life. The reach of his...

Maine College Students Gather at Colby for Climate Action

Nursing students, leaders of environmental clubs, economics majors—over 100 students from a dozen schools across the state gathered in the Diamond Building for Colby’s Maine College Climate Action Summit on Nov. 9, united by their commitment to combat climate change. “The goal is for this [summit] to have been a starting point for a launch...