Basketball Playoffs Begin

Men's and women's basketball teams begin playoffs Saturday, with the men facing Bowdoin at home and the women traveling to play Amherst.

Top Young Historian

History Professor Jason Opal has been named a Top Young Historian by the History News Network. "Studying history is an ethical as well as intellectual journey," he wrote. Read more.

Gilkes Is Honored Guest

Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes will deliver a Black History Month lecture at Michigan State. Others in the series: activist Dick Gregory and Martin Luther King's speechwriter.

Running for Marines

Members of the men's lacrosse team ran a relay from Colby to Bowdoin and back Feb. 13 to benefit Maine-based U.S. Marines, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Unpredictable Love Poems

Professor Adrian Blevins discusses writing challenges in a Poetry Foundation article on "how to write love poems that don't suck."

Economic Politics

Professor of Government Sandy Maisel appeared on WCSH-6 TV to discuss the role of Maine's Senators Snowe and Collins in the economic stimulus package.

Museum on Maine Watch

A recent gift of six Marsden Hartley paintings was recently featured on Maine Watch, the Maine Public Broadscasting Network's public affairs television program.

Three Cups for Kids

Greg Mortensen, Colby's 2009 commencement speaker, adapted his book, Three Cups of Tea, for children. On WashingtonPost.com he answered questions Feb. 2.

Covering History

Central Maine Newspapers' recent Women's Quarterly features history professor, author, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Chair Elizabeth Leonard.

Jan Plan Winds Down

Colby's 47th Jan Plan term wrapped up Jan. 29. A new Jan Plan site includes examples of what students did this year.

Research Focuses on Environment

Three National Science Foundation grants support faculty and student research into seawater chemistry, dam construction in China, and Arctic conquest during the Soviet era.

Witness to History

Isaac Opper '10 was among students and faculty who attended the Obama inauguration. An insideColby podcast by Emily Fleming '12 includes his firsthand account.

Nordic Newcomer

Lucy Garrec '12 had never competed in a 15K mass-start Nordic race as a collegian, and Colby had never had a skier win a college carnival race. Until Jan. 24. Watch the interview.

Colby’s Green Buildings

The Maine chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council recognized 27 LEED-certified "green" buildings Jan. 22, including two at Colby.

Hathaway Up and Running

Office tenants have moved into Waterville's Hathaway Creative Center, being developed by Paul Boghossian '76, classmate Doug Rooks '76 reports in Mainebiz.

Political Impresario

A page-one Wall Street Journal article highlights the work of Emmett Beliveau '99, executive director of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Beliveau Leads Inauguration

Emmett Beliveau '99 was a natural political campaigner. Now he's executive director of President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration committee. Read more in the Sun-Journal.

Seeking 600

The Maine Sunday Telegram heralds men's basketball coach Dick Whitmore's impending 600th win. He'll be just the sixth coach in NCAA DIII history to reach that milestone.

Covering the Transition

As Obama's inauguration nears, many journalists are looking to Government Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie, an expert on presidential transitions and appointments, for insight.

Global Reach

Peruvian children with cancer will receive Christmas care packages from fifth graders in Winslow thanks to a connection made by a Colby student, the Morning Sentinel reports.