Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements

The annual student awards ceremony, May 3, recognized students for academic achievements and contributions to campus life. A few professors and administrators received awards from students as well.

Reflecting on the Death of Bin Laden

Khaled Wardak '13, a native of Afghanistan, shares his reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden in a television interview, and history professor John Turner, an expert on Islam, discusses the importance of the event in a Morning Sentinel story.

Symposium Keynote: Frogs, Jockeys, and Old Music

Research described at the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium keynote event Wednesday suggests the smelly secretions of mink frogs have antimicrobial properties and could lead to new antibiotics for humans.

Symposium Highlights Research

The 12th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27-29, features hundreds of Colby students presenting significant projects as talks, poster presentations, and performances.

Students Empowered at Powershift

Colby students were among some 10,000 activists and environmental leaders who attended the third Powershift, a grassroots event In Washington focused on environmental issues, especially climate change.

Colby Dumps Bottled Water on Earth Day

A three-year student-led Take Back the Tap campaign to rid the campus of bottled water culminates on Earth Day, when remaining stock is removed from shelves in the student center.

Student Entrepreneurs Win Start-up Cash

Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.

Grant Extends Webb’s Malaria Research

Professor James Webb (history) received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine for his research project on malaria in Africa.

Schwalm ’99 Shoots NFL Photo of the Year

Mary Schwalm '99, of North Andover, Mass., took photo-of-the-year honors in the 43rd annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest for a shot from the New England vs. Green Bay game Dec. 19.

Nyhus on Working With Students and Tigers

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus recently sat down with insideColby's Josephine Liang '14 to talk about his work saving tigers and preparing   students for challenges ahead.

Three Fulbright Fellows

Three seniors were awarded prestigious Fulbright fellowships and will put their German language skills to use teaching in Germany and Austria after graduation.

New Works, New Promo

With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.

Akun Cambodia Helps Women

Natalie Deuschle '11 started the Akun Cambodia project to help women suffering from HIV/AIDS support themselves. The project sells the women's handmade bags to benefit the Salvation Centre school in Battambang, Cambodia.

11,100 Hours of CCAK Service

Seniors spent more than 11,000 hours over four years mentoring in Colby Cares About Kids. But it's not about hours. "They change your life," Tasha De Sherbinin '11 tells insideColby podcaster Emily Fleming '12.

Singers Soar in Spain

Sixty members of the Colby College Chorale traveled to southern Spain over spring break to perform in ancient (and resonant) cathedrals and churches.

Hogwarts on the Hill

The Colby Quidditch Club is honing its broom work, and its Harry Potter jargon, with an eye on intercollegiate competition, insideColby reports.

Staging the Full Cycle

This week Dick Sewell (theater and dance, emeritus) realizes a lifelong ambition: directing all five plays in W.B. Yeats's The Cuchulain Cycle in a unified performance.

Competition: Five Minutes, $15K

After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.