Distinguished Trailbreaker

After getting Colby's distinguished alumnus award, American Indian lawyer Henry Sockbeson '73 is profiled in Indian Country Today.

Appaloosa Author

The new Western Appaloosa, directed by Ed Harris, is based on a book by Colby grad Robert B. Parker '54.

Students Present Geology Research

Three students will present their research at an annual meeting of national geological societies in Houston, Texas, Oct. 5-9.

From Iraq

For Marines 1st Lt. Joseph Berg '06, results speak for themselves in Fallujah.

You Can Afford Colby

In a letter to the Portland Press Herald, Joe Boulos '68, chair of Colby's board of trustees, explains that new aid policies make Colby affordable.

New Field to Open

The new synthetic turf field will be ready for the first home football game of the season, Sat., Sept. 27., vs. Middlebury.

Ski Area Reborn

John Koons '72, D.M.D., and Michael Roy '74 are behind a plan to turn the old Colby ski slope property into a Nordic ski area with other year-round uses.

Diamond Vindicated?

Barclays President Bob Diamond '73 walked away from negotiations over Lehman Brothers. The International Herald Tribune suggests the crisis vindicates what he's been saying since 1996.

RSS Dining Menus

Want to keep up with what's for lunch? Online dining hall menus are all now RSS enabled, which means you can subscribe and get notified when menus change.

Eaton Will Lead Communications

David Eaton, a former ABC News executive, has been named director of communications and marketing at Colby.

Duddy Ordered Out

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, is expelling U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy '72 over an alleged plot, according to a New York Times story.

Top Journalists Visit

A former bureau chief and a current writer for the New York Times, Phil Taubman and Felicity Barringer, inaugurate the Lovejoy Journalists-in-Residence program Sept. 7.

Shrinking Footprint

Maine's Department of Environmental Protection has recognized Colby for cutting carbon emissions by using electricity from renewable sources, constructing LEED-certified buildings, and more.

Student Advises on Solar Energy

Interested in solar power? Senior environmental studies major Patrick Roche addresses some of the most common questions about solar systems in a recent column in his hometown paper.

Alumna is Brown U. VP

Brown University has announced that Margaret Klawunn '82 was promoted to vice president for campus life and student services.

Waterville Gets High Rank

The Augusta-Waterville area has been ranked number 17 out of 140 "micropolitan" regions in the country for its high quality of living.

Drinking-Age Debate

In a Morning Sentinel op-ed Professor Alec Campbell (sociology) weighs in on the national intiative to change the legal drinking age to 18.

Orientation Schedule

New students arrived Tuesday, Aug. 26, for orientation activities and trips. The schedule of orientation activities is online and includes a new community-engagement component.

Olympic Proportions

Andrew Cox '10, studying in Hangzhou, China, was pictured in China's Today Morning Express in a story about foreign students in China following the Olympic games online.

2009 Commencement Speaker Announced

Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, will deliver Colby's 2009 Commencement address.