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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed legislation to abolish the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which features GIS data provided by Yiyuan Qin '12 (see Map of Proposed 30% Development) in its advocacy.
Colby's 190th commencement will take place on the lawn of Miller Library at 10 a.m. today, May 22. The public is invited. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will be available on Colby's website and on Facebook shortly before the ceremonies begin.
In his May 21 baccalaureate address, President William D. Adams tells the Class of 2011, "Be confident. You're good and you're ready." He advises them to balance their rational and emotional selves, and he offers a special deal on T-shirts. Read the full speech.
Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.
As winner of the 2011 Senior Class Charles Bassett Teaching Award, Assistant Professor of Philosophy James Behuniak Jr. presented the "Last Lecture" May 16 in Ostrove Auditorium. Here is a transcript of his talk.
The Colby museum’s purchase of a David Smith sculpture at Sotheby’s is featured in the May 13 New York Times Inside Art column. The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of new museum space that will be under construction beginning this fall.