High Court Nomination

Joseph Jabar '68 has been nominated by Governor John Baldacci to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the Kennebec Journal reports.

Mules on the Run

A team of current students and alumni runners did Colby proud at the annual Around Mt. Desert Relay last month. They won.

Alum’s San Francisco Run

A standout in women's track while at Colby, Jessica Minty '06 placed third in the San Francisco Marathon's 2nd Half Marathon July 26. Minty runs professionally for ZAP Fitness.

The Politics of Health Care

The challenges of health-care reform are illuminated by Professor of Government Joe Reisert in a recent Morning Sentinel column.

Strong Admissions Season

Colby welcomes its bicentennial class, the Class of 2013, September 1. Colby magazine reports on a strong recruiting season.

The Gravity of Gravity

Colby's anti-gravity stone is featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about Roger W. Babson's quest to combat gravity.

Museum Celebrates 50 Years

A 50th anniversary exhibition at the Colby museum that chronicles the museum's history through its acquisitions opened July 11.

News Literacy Blog Launches

A new blog to promote news literacy, featuring experienced journalists, launched July 8 through the Goldfarb Center at Colby.

Eight All Americans

Eight student athletes from five varsity teams earned All-America honors in 2008-09. An archive of All Americans from previous years also is online.

Math Prof’s Scientific Research

Mathematics professor Jan Holly received a $200,000 grant to continue her research on the inner ear and dizziness and imbalance, the Morning Sentinel reports.

New Classical Music Concert Series

The Atlantic Music Festival, a month-long celebration of classical music, performed by stellar young musicians, will take place at Colby for the first time this year, starting July 4.

Community Market Opens

A new market in downtown Waterville featuring local foods and goods opened June 22. Barrels Community Market got its start through a $15,000 feasibility grant from Colby.

Boyle’s New Book

Colby magazine editor Gerry Boyle '78 discusses his latest book, Port City Shakedown, with WCSH-6 television anchor Rob Caldwell on Maine's statewide news magazine program "207."

A Tiger in Your Bathroom?

A scene in the movie The Hangover prompted National Geographic to ask real-life tiger expert Professor Philip Nyhus (environmental studies) what to do if you find a tiger in your bathroom.

Transforming Education

Education Professor Adam Howard's article "Unlearning the Lessons of Privilege" was recognized for its potential to improve teaching.

Brilliant Strokes

Chris Talbert '09 wasted no time.Two weeks after graduating he painted the Burlington, Vermont, Ronald McDonald House for free, trained his employees, and got some great press.

The State of Colby

The state of the College during a most challenging year was discussed by President William D. Adams June 6 at Reunion Weekend. Audio of the address is online.

Maine Atlas Online

Students in Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing created GIS maps on seven topics from bird migration to wind power in Maine. Maps are now online.

Gilkes on Islam and America

A contributor to the Washington Post's On Faith section June 4 cites connections drawn by sociology Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes between Islam and American culture.

Geology Research Makes News

Research by geology professor Robert Gastaldo and student assistants that undermines a popular theory about the Permean Mass Extinction is making news in science magazines.