Engineering Success

Two recent Colby grads in the Colby-Dartmouth dual-degree engineering program are developing a surgical sponge that recently won second prize in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Read more.

Students Seek Career Advice

In a Career Center program this fall, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg shared thoughts about his career and offered advice to students about jobs in government service and foreign affairs. Read more.

Report of the President 2010

President William D. Adams discusses the higher education "cost bubble" and the future of liberal arts education. The President's Report online also has 2010 financial highlights and leadership lists.

Environmental Studies Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby a $600,000 grant to support environmental studies, President William D. Adams announced Jan 4. The grant will provide funds for further development of a marine conservation track within Colby's signature Environmental Studies Program.

Biomass Plant Under Construction

Colby has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually. The initiative takes the College much closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.

Boylan and Pooh in NY Times

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan reminisces about encounters with the real, original Winnie the Pooh in a Wednesday New York Times oped.

Spotlight on Maine Atlas

The Atlas of Maine, developed by environmental studies classes studying GIS and remote sensing, has been featured by developers of Digital Commons as an example of what their product can do.

New Dean of Admissions

Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec. 14. She will join the Colby staff at the end of the academic year.

Nickerson ’05 Skis into World Cups

Warner Nickerson '05, an NCAA Div. I All-American skier at Colby, earned his first FIS World Cup points in a giant slalom in Colorado Dec. 5. He finished 24th, four places ahead of Bode Miller.

On Jews in Higher Ed

Desiree Shayer '12 and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich will give a talk about Jews in higher education in the early 20th century at the Association for Jewish Studies conference Dec. 19-21.

Judges on Screen

A video created for Maine students with the help of the Goldfarb Center explains Maine's judicial system. It is now available for Maine teachers, the Portland Press Herald reports.

International Food Attracts Crowds

Almost 300 people attended the student-run International Food Festival Nov. 13, which featured food from 24 countries. Read more in insideColby.

Student’s Magazine Highlighted

A magazine started by Jenny Chen '12 and her brother to promote social change was recently featured in the Washington Post. JJ Express has won many grants and awards, most recently a first-place prize from Scholastic Media and the Hands On Network.

Ungulate Campus Visitor

Molly Muller '11 looked out her East Quad window at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, to see a cow moose munching branches alongside Colby's Johnson Pond.

’76 Grad Is Prof of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Betsy Bowen '76, a Fairfield University professor of English and and director of the writing center, Connecticut's 2010 Professor of the Year.

Rivlin on Economic Challenges

Alice Rivlin, co-chair of a task force that on Nov. 17 released its plan to reduce America's deficit, delivered the Grossman Lecture in economics at Colby in April. Audio of the talk, "Can Our Political System Handle the Economic Challenges We Face?" is online.

$2 Million Gift Endows Athletic Director Position

Colby will receive a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position and to provide support for varsity programs, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 18. Read more.

Football Seeks CBB

The 122nd Colby-Bowdoin football game decides 2010's CBB title Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The final game for Nick Tucker 11j (Sentinel article) and other seniors continues a historic rivalry and will be webcast.

Remembering the Civil War

To kick off Maine's recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a panel of historians convened at Colby Nov. 10 to discuss the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. Read more in the Sentinel.

Fleming on NPR

Inject sulfur dioxide into the air to lower global temperatures? Grow algae in the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide? Geoengineering may be possible, says Professor James Fleming on NPR's All Things Considered, but it raises more questions than answers.