Remembering September 11

The Colby community will mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a candlelight memorial, a worship service, and a read-in that is the first in a year-long series of interdisciplinary events titled Reflections of Terrorism.

Adams Addresses Assembly for New Students

"Engage, explore, listen," President William D. Adams advised at Colby's 194th Assembly for New Students, a formal academic convocation Sept. 6.

Conservation Partners: Colby in the Belgrade Lakes

The Maine Lakes Resource Center officially opened Sept. 2 with three lead partners participating in the ceremony: Colby, the Belgrade Lakes Association, and the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.

First-Year Students Welcomed

With messages centering on intellectual challenge and community, President William D. Adams and two deans welcomed the Class of 2015 under sunny skies on Miller Library's steps Aug. 30.

Summer Construction Wrap-up

A host of campus construction projects and improvements, some completed and some still in progress, will greet students arriving on campus over the next week.

Orientation Starts Tuesday

Colby's Class of 2015, which was drawn from 5,175 applicants and represents 42 countries, arrives for orientation Tuesday, Aug. 30. Read more about the class.

Storm Causes Minor Damage

Colby's campus sustained only minor damage from Irene, which was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached Maine.

Dean’s Message About Hurricane

With Hurricane Irene expected to hit Maine this weekend, Dean of Students Jim Terhune sent a letter to new students, who arrive for orientation Tuesday. Read the full text.

Dean’s Message About Hurricane

With Hurricane Irene expected to hit Maine this weekend, Dean of Students Jim Terhune sent a letter to new students, who arrive for orientation Tuesday.

Plesch and Libby to Present

Veronique Plesch (art) and Maggie Libby '81 (art, Special Collections) will present "Commemorating Colby Women" at the ninth International Association of Word and Image Studies Conference in Montreal, August 22-26.

Alums Walk Across America

Nick Tucker '11J and Sam Rouleau '10 have begun walking across the country to perform acts of kindness. Track their progress online at

Prize-winning Photos

The photo "Yellow in Ifotaka," taken in Madagascar by anthropology major Jennifer Gemmell '12, won the grand prize in the SIT Study Abroad photo contest. Justin Fahey '05 was runner-up for "Arusha," a photo he took in Tanzania when he studied there on a SIT program. The two Colbians took first- and second-place honors in a photo contest that had more than 900 entries.

Colby Leads in Teach For America

For the second year Colby has made the list of top contributors to Teach For America. Colby ties at eighth among small colleges and universities, with 15 members of the Class of 2011 in the program.

InsideColby Wins Web Award received an eduStyle award for best integration of social media/networking, announced at the eduWEB Conference Aug. 2. The site includes blogs, Twitter feeds, and integrates Facebook functionality.

Bern Porter’s Legacy

Physicist, author, and artist Bern Porter, who was involved in the invention of TV and the Manhattan Project (which he later renounced), is the subject of a symposium in Special Collections at Colby's Miller Library Friday, Aug. 5. Read more in the Portland Daily Sun. Live webcast is available.

A Leader for Africa

Escar Kusema '09 has received a MILEAD Fellowship from the Moremi Initiative in recognition of her "accomplishments as a leader and her passion for education, women, and development" in her native country, Zimbabwe.

Record Participation in Summer Retreat

A record number of students and faculty from 20 academic departments converged to present and learn about research conducted at Colby at the 4th annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) July 21-22 in The Forks, Maine.

Colby-MIFF Connections

The 14th Annual Maine International Film Festival, for which Colby's Given Auditorium is an official venue, takes place July 15-24. Colby sponsors the festival, and many employees are involved.

Corrado on Campaign Cash

When journalists aim to make sense of presidential campaign fundraising, many look to Anthony Corrado (government), a national expert on campaign finance. In recent days he's been featured on NPR and in USA Today, among other reports.