Inspiring Students

A short student-produced video shows how Oak Human Rights Fellow Afsan Chowdhury inspired students to action around climate change.

Pond Protection

Senior environmental science majors who studied Pattee Pond in Winslow this semester told residents Dec. 4 what they need to do to preserve the quality of the pond into the future.

Prestigious Graduate Scholarship

Erin Rhoda '06 has been named a 2009 George J. Mitchell Scholar, and is in a graduate program in creative writing at Trinity College in Dublin.

Good Eats

Colby's student-run radio station, WMHB 89.7 FM, is sponsoring a free holiday meal on Thursday, Dec. 4, to benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.

Colleges Look West

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, Dory Streett, associate director of admissions, represents New England college recruiters turning more attention to California.

Alum Planning Inauguration

Emmett Beliveau '99, an Obama campaign staffer who helped organize the victory celebration in Grant Park, is now working on the inauguration.

Creative Conservation

For her paper describing an innovative example of conservation finance, Blair Braverman '11 has won a trip to Chile to attend a conservation conference.

Thanksgiving Transport

Students headed home for Thanksgiving can make use of a new airport shuttle, a program of the Student Government Association.

On the Run

The Colby women's cross country team finished 17th in the nation in the NCAA Div. III national championship meet Saturday.

Rally for Human Rights

Students in Oak Fellow Afsan Chowdhury's class rallied in Waterville Nov. 15 to create dialogue about climate change as a violation of human rights.

Change Reporters May Dislike

In an NPR report about Obama's accessibility to the press, New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny says Obama is less open than in his state senate days. Zeleny speaks at Colby on Wednesday.

Runners Reach Nationals

Women's cross country, which finished 11th nationally last year, will compete once again as a team in the national NCAA Division III Championships.

Considering Rivals

An admirer of Abraham Lincoln, President-elect Obama cited Team of Rivals, a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin '64, in a CBS interview about his administration.

Somali Exhibit Highlighted

The museum exhibition created by anthropology students that documents lives of Somali Bantu refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, is the subject two recent newspaper articles.

On Media Bias

In the 2008 election the media was pro-Obama, said Tom Edsall of the Huffington Post in a Nov. 11 speech. Morning Sentinel Editor Eric Conrad reacts in his blog.

Raising Awareness

Students will march from campus to downtown Waterville Nov. 15 as part of a rally for climate change justice led by Oak Human Rights Fellow Afsan Chowdhury.

Tons of Food — Literally

The Colby community donated more than 8,000 pounds of food in a national effort to break the world record for food collection in one day.

The Language of Wall Street

NPR's Chris Arnold '92 majored in English at Colby, and these days the economics reporter is explaining Wall Street jargon to radio listeners.

La Victoire d’Obama

The election of Barack Obama was big news in Europe, and Colby students in Dijon, France, became the news hook for a local television station.

A Sparkling Review

A review in the Nov. 5 Wall Street Journal calls English Professor Tilar Mazzeo's new book, The Widow Clicquot, "an intoxicating business biography."