School Year Begins with Address, New Developments

President William D. Adams welcomed the Class of 2017 at a formal assembly Sept. 3, and several campus construction projects and other developments were completed for the start of the new academic year.

Wilson Attends SABR Conference

Arey Professor of Biosciences Herb Wilson participated in the 43rd annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research Aug. 1-3 in Philadelphia. Wilson serves on the education, science and baseball, and statistics committees of the society. He will teach The Science of Baseball (Biology 123) in the fall and Science and Baseball (Biology 223) next spring. At the convention he met Jeff Schatzki '87, SABR director of operations.

Welcoming the Class of 2017 with Ceremony, Flags

The Class of 2017, arriving at Colby Aug. 27, comprises students of 41 countries and 34 states—including a Coloradan interested in the flags of all their nations and states. 

In D.C. Fleming Speaks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming, a leading scholar of climate geoengineering, will speak at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10. The panel discussion is titled "Blocking the Sun: Will Solar Geoengineering Research Increase or Decrease the Risk of Climate Change."  Update September 2013: The event attracted an audience of 500 and was covered in the Sept. 24 entry of the Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy blog.  Fleming is professor of science, technology, and society at Colby. This Oct. 7-9 he is convening an international conference on technology and public policy at Colby supported by the Goldfarb Center. In 2009 he organized an international conference, Climate and Cultural Anxiety, which brought 32 international scholars to Colby to discuss historical perspectives on climate change.

Spreading Light in Zimbabwe

A grant from the Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance’s 2013 business competition will help Gift Ntuli ’14 bring reading lamps to his native Zimbabwe. 

Colby Museum Celebrates Opening of Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion

A weekend that began with fireworks and a symposium about art in education concluded with a Community Day celebration that attracted hundreds of visitors for an early look at the expanded museum and the seven exhibitions that opened July 13. See highlights. 

Professor Tortora Writes About Fort Halifax

Dan Tortora, assistant professor of history, had help from David Thomas '15 researching this online article about the history of Fort Halifax in Winslow for the Journal of the American Revolution.

Admissions Exceeds Enrollment Goals

It was a record-breaking recruiting year for Colby admissions, but a look into the details tells an even more impressive story.

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

Theater and Dance Profs Perform in NYC

Professors Annie Kloppenberg and Todd Coulter will perform an original dance work, “Avalanche,” at the Danspace Project in New York City June 6-8.

Commencement Moved to Gymnasium

Because the high chance of rain and colder than normal temperatures, commencement will be held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Tickets are required for admission to the gymnasium but not to the field house, where a live stream will be shown on large screens. A live webcast will be available here.

President Adams to Graduates: Be Confident and Generous

In his baccalaureate address to graduating seniors, President William D. Adams echoed messages from over Colby’s two centuries to remind students that, as much as times have changed, some things remain constant.

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.

Track and LAX Finish Strong

Spring sports highlights include runners setting Colby records, women's lacrosse making it to the national NCAA tournament, and a men's lacrosse player considering going pro.

Commencement 2013 Honors Alumni

There’s something different about this year’s commencement, May 26. For the first time in a century, all honorary degrees will go to alumni.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.