The current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and former president of Discovery Communications, Judith McHale, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Commencement May 23.
Coastal and marine management, rivers and dams, organic agriculture, and sustainable communities are topics examined in the State of Maine's Environment 2009 report, completed by students in ES493 in fall 2009.
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."