Michaeles Named Head Football Coach

After a national search that garnered more than 100 applicants, Colby assistant coach Jonathan Michaeles has been named the Mules' new head football coach.

Anthropology Dissertations Make Favorites List

Alumna Laura Eichelberger '99 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic both made a list of the top-40 favorite cultural anthropology Ph.D. dissertations on the blog Anthropologyworks.

Spike Lee to Speak

High-profile events this week include filmmaker Spike Lee, Harvard scholar and cultural critic Homi Bhabha, author and sociologist Michael Kimmell, photojournalist Andrea Bruce, and climate-change expert Professor Emeritus Tom Tietenberg.

A Cool Glide Through Maine

Eric Hansen '97 returned to Maine and wrote a Feb. 17 New York Times travel story on skiing the Maine Huts and Trails loop in the Carrabassett Valley, Bigelow, and Flagstaff Lake region.

Lincoln Prize to Leonard

History Professor Elizabeth Leonard has won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky.

Adams as Art Curator

An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."

Tenure Granted to Three

Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).

Amnesty Chapter Wins Award

Colby's Amnesty International chapter won third place in the organization's Human Rights Ambassador Challenge for actions it took to promote human rights and inspire others in 2011.

Adams Addresses College Costs

College costs continue to make headlines, and last week President Obama drew even more attention to the issue in his State of the Union address and, a few days later, in remarks at the University of Michigan. Colby President William D. Adams discusses some of the College's strategies for addressing cost and its commitment to access and affordability in a recent statement.

Record Applications for Admission

The number of applications for admission to Colby grew again this year, driven by a 19-percent increase in Early Decision applications and setting another all-time record.

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

Skiers Put Skills to Use

Fifteen Colby ski team members spent Jan. 8 at Sugarloaf working with trainers for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation learning how to guide skiers who are amputees, are in wheelchairs, or have extreme stability issues.

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Colby observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, with a keynote speech by Professor Walter Fluker of Boston University School of Theology, a community lunch to discuss the Civil Rights movement, film viewings, and a choir performance. Schedule.

New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

Carols and Lights Audio Online

A perennial favorite now in its 42nd year, the Service of Carols and Lights draws hundreds to the chapel for Christmas music. This year, for the first time, downloadable audio is online.

$50K for Waterville Arts

Waterville will receive a Maine Arts Commission grant for a collaboration that includes the Colby Museum of Art. "Waterville is poised to become a destination for arts and creative opportunities in Maine," said Museum Director Sharon Corwin.

Colby Partners with KIPP

A new partnership aims to improve access to Colby for students from low-income families who are graduates of KIPP charter schools. The initiative focuses on strategies to help KIPP graduates, often first-generation college students, to succeed in higher education.

Mackenzie Receives Fulbright

G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.