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.

Alums Plan Walk, Acts of Kindness

Nick Tucker ’11 and Sam Roleau ’10 plan to walk across the country performing voluntary random acts of kindness in every state they visit.

Whitmore Honored With Legacy Fund

A celebration of the career of longtime head basketball coach Dick Whitmore was capped by the announcement that alumni and friends had raised more than $1 million to establish a fund in his name to support Colby athletics. The news was reported by Jim Crook '78, who said the donors want to help provide future athletes "with what Whit gave to us."

NSF Recognizes Colby Grads

Four recent Colby graduates were named Graduate Research Fellows by the National Science Foundation in a program that provides three years of support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs.

Fleming in UN Talks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering, June 29-July 1 in London.

Trekkers Stop at Colby

Among the 2,400 bikers stopping at Colby on the Trek Across Maine will be Colby’s president, William D. Adams. The American Lung Association fundraiser takes place June 17-19, with bikers sleeping at Colby Saturday, June 18.

Admitting the Illustrious Class of 2015

After logging a record 5,175 applications for admission to Colby’s Class of 2015—23 percent more than the previous year—the College yielded an academically accomplished and diverse incoming class.

Campus Drive Tops Construction Projects

A million-dollar road construction project on Campus Drive, with work (and traffic delays) slated to continue into August, tops the list of improvements underway on campus this summer.

Colby On the Move

“This is a moment of tremendous opportunity,” President William D. Adams said June 4 at his annual State of the College address to alumni gathered for Reunion Weekend.

Ultimate Frisbee Reaches DIII Nationals

With a spring-season record of 17-2, a win at sectionals, and a close second-place finish at regionals, Colby’s Ultimate Frisbee team, received its first invitation to the national USA Ultimate DIII College Championships this year.