Math Through the Ages by Carter Professor Fernando Gouvêa and former Professor Bill Berlinghoff, remains a perennial bestseller for the Mathematical Association of America 10 years after publication, and now the Brazilian government is distributing almost 20,000 copies of the Portuguese translation to libraries. Subtitled A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, the book was conceived during hallway discussions in the Mudd Building.
Professor Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh (religious studies) told the Vancouver Sun that machismo and warrior mentality, seen widely in modern Sikhism, contradict the egalitarian, inclusive vision of the founder of the religion.
In February head men's and women's squash coach Sakhi Khan was named women's NESCAC Squash Coach of the Year. Khan recently completed his 11th year at Colby, coaching a women's team that finished 21st in the nation. A four-time All-American player at Tufts and two-time World Teaching Professional Champion, Khan has twice been named College Squash Association Chaffee Award winner as coach of the year in sportsmanship while at Colby.
Matt Apuzzo ’00 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting this week as part of an Associated Press investigative team that revealed the New York Police Department’s secret surveillance of Muslims.
Professor and Director of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming recently spoke at Grinnell College about his 2010 book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. The student newspaper conducted this Q&A prior to his talk.
Jenny Chen ’13J is the latest Colby student to win a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. This year Chen’s successful grant proposal is “Connecting the Dots: Peace Tour 2012.”
To illustrate the key points in his Brody Award address April 1, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson invoked the memory of his great-great-great-grandfather, a slave whose owner was a Texas judge.
Luke Martin ’14, who wrote a score for the fall Theater and Dance Department play, The Long Christmas Ride Home, won a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region I best original music award.
Of 27 "game changers" listed by Business Insider—including the CEO of Twitter and the president of J. Crew—two Colby alums made the cut: Bob Diamond '73, CEO of Barclays, and Betsy Morgan '90, president of The Blaze. Both are Colby trustees.