Five assistant professors were granted tenure at the Jan. 23 Board of Trustees meeting. Click to read about Phil Brown (economics), Walter Hatch (government), Arne Koch (German), Tilar Mazzeo (English), and Philip Nyhus (environmental studies).
The death of Elizabeth Hanson '02 was a tragedy felt throughout the Colby community and, most acutely, by her friends and family. President Adams has communicated with her family on behalf of the College and expressed our deepest sorrow and sympathy. College faculty and administrators will discuss in the coming days the most appropriate way for Colby to honor her life and memory.
Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, who is also assistant pastor at Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, Mass., had a sermon published in The African American Pulpit. It originally was delivered at Spelman College's baccalaureate.
Warner Nickerson '05, an All-American skier at Colby, has been chasing the Olympic dream. After a strong fall he recently earned a starting spot for the U.S. team Jan 9-10 at Adelboden, Switzerland. Read more.
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, former Echo editor Suzanne Merkelson '09 challenges the notion that the Class of 2009 is doomed. "Maybe it was the worst year to graduate college, but at least my peers and I had the privilege to go to college. Maybe we're lucky to have the chance to help remake the nation. Maybe we should all stop freaking out for a second."
Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of Colby's Board of Trustees and president of Barclays, addressed the Council on Foreign Relations Dec. 14 in a talk titled "Too Big to Get Wrong," and CFR posted video of his talk.
Researcher Emily Lyczkowski '08 is featured on the Bigelow Laboratory's home page for her work on board the RSS James Cook, currently sailing from the UK to Chile for "biological, chemical, and physical oceanographic research."
Olympic prospects for U.S. biathletes improved after the U.S. Biathlon Association hired Larry Pugh '56 as its chair. ESPN and AP say the organization liked the corporate and nonprofit r̩sum̩ of the former Colby board chair.
Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills won an Associated Kyoto Program Fellowship for 2010-11. She will teach in Kyoto and research emerging regional patterns of labor mobility in East and Southeast Asia.