Sports in Transition

All spring teams kick off their 2010 seasons over the next week. Meanwhile five skiers and one distance runner wrap up winter sports seasons March 12 and 13 competing in NCAA national championships.

Clothes Closet Open

The Colby Clothes Closet, a Student Government Association initiative to help students dress for success with a well stocked wardrobe of attire on loan, is open for business, SGA President Jacob Fisher announced.

Starbucks, Guns, and Besteman

In an op-ed slamming Starbucks for allowing patrons to carry unconcealed weapons, Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson cites The Insecure American, a new book co-edited by Anthropology Professor Catherine Besteman.

Still Working Out at 102

Francis Smith, Class of '34, celebrated his 102nd birthday at the Planet Fitness gym. The former concert violinist was profiled in the Naples (Fla.) Daily News.

Basketball Season Ends

Women's basketball battled through two overtimes, but the final three-point shot missed and Babson ended the mules' best season ever in round two of the national tourney. Babson 76, Colby 73.

Women’s Basketball Advances

Colby women's basketball beat Husson 62-59 Friday to advance to round two of the NCAA national tournament. The mules play Babson at 7 p.m. Saturday at home. See video from Friday and Saturday's webcast.

Women’s Basketball Hosts Tourney

Colby and Husson women's basketball play in the NCAA tourney opening round Friday at 7 p.m. The winner plays Babson or Emmanuel at 7 p.m. Saturday. All details, including webcast and live-stat links, are headlines at www.colby.edu/athletics.

African-American Art Exhibit

A new exhibition, Freedom of Expression: Politics and Aesthetics in African American Art, opened March 4 in two galleries of the Colby Museum of Art.

Women’s Basketball in NCAA Tourney

Only 16 schools of some 450 in NCAA Div. III get to host opening-round women's basketball national tournament action. Colby is one, playing Husson in round one March 5.

Radio Station Rallies for Homeless

The second annual free dinner to benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, organized by Colby's student-run radio station, WMHB-89.7, takes place March 4. Visitors are asked to bring canned goods.

Four Playoff Games Saturday

Colby teams in NESCAC playoff games Saturday are all playing away, but webcast links are available for all four games. Both basketball teams are in final-four tourneys; ice hockey teams have first-round games.

Year of the Tiger Expert

As the new Year of the Tiger is celebrated by 1.3 billion Chinese, tiger expert Prof. Philip Nyhus was interviewed by China International Radio about threats to wild tiger populations (10 min.).

Haiti Relief Focused on Friday

Haiti relief efforts include a dinner Friday and a silent auction with online bidding open until noon Feb. 26. Bid on 63 items from Bruins to Boston Ballet tickets; haircuts to furniture; artwork to ski items.

Riled About Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) told an AAAS meeting that those who have fantasized about manipulating the atmosphere include "commercial charlatans and deluded scientists," a Smithsonian blogger reported.

Toxic Cosmetics?

Students seeking more government scrutiny and better labeling of compounds in cosmetics and personal care products were featured in the Kennebec Journal and on Maine Public Radio.

InsideColby App Debut

Almost everything at insideColby.com is now available on iPhone, Touch, or iPad devices with a free app just released through the iTunes store. Student-produced videos, podcasts, stories, photos, and blogs? There's an app for that.

Department of State Under Secretary to Speak at Commencement

The current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and former president of Discovery Communications, Judith McHale, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Commencement May 23.

Maine’s Environment 2009

Coastal and marine management, rivers and dams, organic agriculture, and sustainable communities are topics examined in the State of Maine's Environment 2009 report, completed by students in ES493 in fall 2009.

Helping Haiti

Colby's student-led fundraising initiative for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, which includes T-shirt sales and a benefit dinner later this month, is featured in the Feb. 7 Maine Sunday Telegram.

EcoReps Push Green Agenda

A program to establish EcoReps in residence halls will promote sustainable living and encourage environmentally friendly habits on campus, the Colby Echo reported in November.