Plesch Delivers Keynote at International Conference in Brazil

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem / VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image / 6th Intermedia Conference), May 9-13 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting on a Border Zone,”...

Commencement Receives Expansive Media Attention

Colby’s 196th Commencement and its commencement speaker, Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., were covered in the media across the country and around the globe with more than 230 AP pickups in major markets such as Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami, as well as several publications overseas, including in...

Amy Walter Advises Colby Seniors to Define What Matters

National political analyst Amy Walter ’91 told Colby College seniors on Saturday that true success will come from understanding their own values and living by them. Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report, a frequent contributor to the PBS NewsHour, and widely considered one of the most respected political analysts in the country, spoke...

Hennessey ’14 and Dissanayake Article Accepted for Publication

An article by Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake and Meagan Hennessey ’14, focused on understanding the importance of accounting for sea-level rise for coastal conservation, was accepted for publication in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, a journal hosted by Cambridge Press. In their paper, Dissanayake and Hennessey first show that ignoring climate...

Women’s Lacrosse Gets Media Attention Ahead of NCAAs

As the Colby women’s lacrosse team heads to the NCAAs this weekend, they’re getting attention from the media. WABI-TV5 ran a story on the team May 10, interviewing players and head coach Karen Henning. The IWLCA featured Henning on its blog Behind the Whistle, asking Henning three questions, including what traits she sees in student athletes...

Women’s Lacrosse Team Head to NCAAs

Colby women’s lacrosse is headed to the NCAA tournament at Middlebury this weekend, where their first opponent, in Sunday’s second round, will be the hosting Panthers. We checked in with head coach Karen Henning to learn the secrets of their success. Congratulations on a really great season. What’s been the “secret sauce” with this team?...

Chinese Filmmaker Named 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, has been named the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China. “We are thrilled to bring Jinyan Zeng to Colby,”...

Colby Recognizes Student Achievement at Awards Ceremony

As President David A. Greene read the description of the 2017 Condon Medal winner, a nervous senior clutched her friend’s hand and trembled in disbelief as she began to recognize herself. By the time President Greene announced that Michelle Boucher ’17 had won the award, her classmates knew it too and were on their feet....

Singh One of #350SikhWomen

Nikky Guninder Singh, the Crawford Family Professor of Religion, was included in #350SikhWomen, a Twitter project by The Sikh Network. Singh, who is “Day 41” of the project, was noted for lecturing all over the world and airing on television and radio globally.

Yates Talk at Colby Makes Headlines

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates made front page news on the Morning Sentinel following her talk at Colby. Yates “outlined what she thinks still needs to be done in terms of criminal justice reform,” the Sentinel reports May 3. The explosion in the U.S. prison population, caused, in part, by sentencing laws, comes “at a...

Groundbreaking Covered by MaineToday Media

Colby broke ground on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville May 3 and “about 100 Colby and city officials, as well as students, residents and economic development organizations, turned out for the groundbreaking at 150 Main St.,” MaineToday Media reported. The 100,000-sqaure-foot building, slated to open in 2018, will house community space, retail locations, and...

Josephson Contributes to Rachel Carson Center Blog

Professor of History Paul Josephson wrote a blog post on Seeing the Woods, a blog for the Rachel Carson Center. Titled “The Need for Public Environmental History,” Josephson urges historians to “take a much more public voice in describing problems and setting the agenda, and engage a greater number and diversity of audiences through public environmental history.”...

Wiley ’03 Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef

Mike Wiley ’03 and his business partner Andrew Taylor have come up big with a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category. Co-owners and chefs of three restaurants in Portland, Maine—Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, and Hugo’s—won this year following three nominations and making it to the finals twice. “The Portland chefs went...

#CLAS2017: Celebrating Scholarship and Achievement

CLAS is not dismissed! The first two days of CLAS—Colby Liberal Arts Symposium—have come and gone, but its effect remains resonant. Last Wednesday and Thursday, more than 480 Colby students presented or performed during CLAS. And when all the events—presentations in class and projects still wrapping up—end this week, that number will eclipse a remarkable 630. The annual...

Hey-Colón Named Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow

Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, assistant professor of Spanish, has been selected as the 2017-18 Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow in Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, Hey-Colón will be affiliated with the Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies, teaching one course for the center in the spring. Throughout...

Burns ’79 and Stanton ’92 Nominated for New Alumni Trustees

Two Colby College alumnae have been nominated to serve three-year terms as trustees, adding new strength to the College’s dynamic and active board. They are Sara Burns, a 1979 graduate, and Jessica D’Ercole Stanton, who graduated in 1992. Burns, of Manchester, Maine, has worked at Central Maine Power (CMP) for 30 years, where she’s risen...

Corporate Trustees Bengochea and Williams P’20 Join Colby Board

Two new trustees were elected to the board at Colby’s spring Board of Trustees meeting held April 22. Armando Bengochea and Tanya Williams P’20 will serve four-year terms as corporate trustees. They join a dynamic and active board of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Armando Bengochea joined the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2012...

Colby to Break Ground on All-New Athletic Complex

Colby will soon begin moving earth on the northwest corner of campus, setting in motion the largest single project in its history and positioning Colby to provide its community with first-rate athletic facilities across the board. The all-new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will be among the best Division III facilities in the...

Scholarship At Its Best: CLAS 2017

The Colby Liberal Arts Symposium is a celebration of student scholarship and achievement. Each year, the Colby community comes together to recognize and celebrate students’ many forms of scholarly engagement. Last year, more than 750 different students (from virtually every department and program) presented or performed their work. The events this year will begin with Arts@CLAS,...

Essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine

In “Pivot Point,” a personal essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine, three Colby friends return to Colorado to ski 10 years after their first trip west following graduation. Their friendship anchored their “chick trip,” which, in the ski world, “is and isn’t a big deal—the three of us skiing together feels normal, but it’s also...