Goodwin on Colbert Report

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin '64 brought context to the midterm election on the Colbert Report Nov. 3, citing turnarounds by Presidents Truman and Roosevelt in the 1940s.

Political Experts Tapped

With the midterm election imminent, Colby's government professors are once again offering insight, discussing issues ranging from new campaign finance rules to the effectiveness of candidates' signs.

Colby In Top 25 for Fulbrights

With five alums currently abroad as student Fulbrights, Colby is in the top 25 among Fulbright-producing bachelor's-degree institutions.

Borromeo and Bartok

Music at Colby and the Theater and Dance Department perform together Friday, Oct. 29, for a co-production, Bartok Genesis and Bartok Night, that features the highly regarded Borromeo String Quartet.

State of the College

Addressing parents and alumni Oct. 23 at Family Homecoming Weekend, President Bro Adams recapped recent achievements and outlined an ambitious agenda. Audio and video of the talk are online.

Recent Grads Turned Inventors

Devon Anderson '09 and Jonathan Guerrette '09, both graduates of Colby and Dartmouth's dual-degree engineering program, are finalists in the National Collegiate Inventors Competition for their surgical sponge that can harmlessly degrade if left inside a patient's body.

Fleming on Australian Radio

A leading expert on the history of climate engineering, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming discussed his recent book, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control, on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show. Listen here.

Celebrating Campaign’s Conclusion

Colby is celebrating the conclusion of the Reaching the World campaign, which raised $376 million for financial aid, campus improvements, enhancing academics, and more. Photos of the Oct. 15 on-campus celebration are online.

Bassett Memorial Services

A funeral and reception for Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies Charles W. Bassett will be held Saturday, Oct. 23. Click here for details.

Focus on International Diplomacy

Students and community members packed into Ostrove Auditorium Oct. 21 for the annual Mitchell Lecture, this year delivered by Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Remarks from Special Envoy George Mitchell preceded the talk, which was covered by the Morning Sentinel.

Colby Mourns Death of Bassett

Colby is mourning the death of Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies Charles W. Bassett. In a letter to the community, President Adams pointed to Bassett's many contributions to Colby, including his work building the American Studies Program and the impact he had on students.

New Offerings for Jan Plan

New Jan Plan courses on ocean science, live performance and digital media, sustainable agriculture, ecology in the Galapagos, reading and writing graphic novels, and pastoral writing in India are among the offerings for 2011.

Zimbabwean Human Rights Crusader

Oak Fellow Jestina Mukoko, a human rights activist who was detained and tortured by Zimbabwean secret police in 2008, is on campus to teach and raise awareness this semester. The Oak Institute is holding a special event titled Zimbabwe in Maine on Oct. 16. Read more about Mukoko.

Comparison by Cunkelman

Senior Nick Cunkelman, back on campus after studying at Oxford, has an essay in the Sept. 26 Boston Globe Magazine comparing higher education in the U.S and the U.K.

Entrepreneurial Outreach

Colby's new Entrepreneurial Alliance and a collaborative community effort, the Kennebec Valley Entrepreneurial Network, hold promise for students and the area economy, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Mackenzie Testifies in Impeachment

Prof. G. Calvin Mackenzie, an expert on presidential appointments, is set to testify at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of G. Thomas Porteous, a judge from Louisiana. The trial is being covered live by C-SPAN3.

Student Speaks on Sustainable Food

Environmental activist Michelle Russell '11 will join two food-service professionals to speak about creating a sustainability plan using local foods at a national conference in New Orleans Oct. 16-19.

Gordon Judges Judges

Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon was appointed to the Maine Judicial Responsibility and Disability Committee, which investigates complaints of misconduct against Maine judges.

RESCUE Mother Earth

Each fall Colby has a yard sale for incoming students with items left behind the previous spring. The RESCUE program was named an EPA "best practice." This RESCUE video tells the tale.

New Green Guides

New 2010 versions of the Green Living Guide and Green Purchasing Guide from Environmental Studies Program are now available as PDF files on the resources section of the Green Colby site.