Honoring the Honorable

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the First Circuit Frank M. Coffin, who received Colby's Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in 2006, died Dec. 8. He received an honorary degree from Colby in 1975.

Chem-free Christmas

Gail Carlson (environmental studies) has a letter to Santa in the Dec. 4 Bangor Daily News. She wants federal policies that will regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products, especially those for children.

Bryant on Hurston

A talk on the legacy and influence of Zora Neale Hurston by Lee Family Professor of English Cedric Gael Bryant is the first podcast from an October symposium organized by the Maine Humanities Council.

Ocean Spray “Boss” in NY Times

Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis '79, a Colby overseer, was the subject of the New York Times "The Boss" column Nov. 28.

Social Networking Made Even Easier

A new feature links insideColby.com to Facebook, allowing users to share their favorite photos, videos, blogs and more with their Facebook network.

WMHB Leads the List

An international list of favorite college radio stations in the Daily Nebraskan begins with Colby's WMHB-89.7FM, in good company with Berklee, NYU, LSE, and Wesleyan.

Blevins Poem Featured

The poem "First Winter in Maine" from the new book Live from the Homesick Jamboree by Professor of Creative Writing Adrian Blevins was featured on the Poetry Daily Web site Nov. 19.

Mack Dominant on Court

Rachel Mack '12 led NESCAC in three of eight women's basketball individual stats categories in her first year. With the team's opener Nov. 20, the Morning Sentinel profiled Mack, who's from Augusta, Maine.

Ovid on TV

Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner discusses the making of the onstage pool for this weekend's show, Metamorphoses, on Channel 5 news.

Helping Hands

With the holidays approaching, students, faculty, and staff thought of local families in need when they collected more than four tons of food in this year's Helping Hands food drive sponsored by Dining Services.

Hot Music from China

Chinese rock bands performing at Colby Nov. 19 are receiving major press. CNN.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Out New York, and others are covering the American debut tour of P.K. 14, the Carsick Cars, and Xiao He.

Good for Spark

In a recent review, NPR's Alan Cheuse calls creative writing professor Debra Spark's new book, Good for the Jews, "a smart, sprightly, sex-drenched and neatly plotted novel."

Selling Boys Short

Education professors Lyn Mikel Brown and Mark Tappan discuss their new book, Packaging Boyhood, on WCSH-6 TV news. They will hold a book signing in the Colby Bookstore Saturday, Nov. 21.

Corrado in McCain’s Floor Statement

When Sen. John McCain issued a floor statement about the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, he cited Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, a national expert on campaign finance.

Food Drive’s Final Days

A campus-wide food collection led by Dining Services ends Thursday, when donations will be displayed in Pulver Pavilion. Last year Colby collected more than four tons of food; this year's goal is to top that.

Same Exhibit, New Works

The Colby museum's 50th anniversary exhibit runs through February, but it doesn't remain the same. More than 40 works have been changed. New artists represented include Christo, Francesco Clemente, and Ed Ruscha.

Colby Names New Dean of Faculty

Lori G. Kletzer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 9.

Fleming Advises Congress on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming addressed the House Committee on Science and Technology on prospects for climate engineering. "In the end, we could end up creating even more problems than we had before," wrote one reporter.

Football Season Down to Bowdoin

After a tough start, football is now 4-3 and there's just one thing in the way of an outright CBB championship and winning record: Bowdoin, away, Nov. 14.

Reflecting on the Election

Tune into Maine Public Broadcasting's Maine Watch to see Government Professor L. Sandy Maisel analyze results of the Nov. 3 election. The program airs Nov. 6 and 8 and is available online.