Providing Health care

A New York Times story about the Portland Community Health Center, which provides health care for low-income people, features nurse practitioner Sarah Andel '00 as she cares for a local man who lives in a shelter.

Gertner to Receive Brody Award

The Hon. Nancy Gertner, a federal judge in Massachusetts, will receive Colby's Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award April 11, when she will deliver the 2010 Brody address.

March Mania Comes to Colby

Colby, Bates, Hamilton, and Trinity, are in a friendly contest to see which college can get more gifts from young alumni (classes of 2000-09) during March. A student video asks faculty and staff, "Why?"

Amy Weston ’10 NASA-bound

Amy Weston '10, a women's, gender, and sexuality studies major who has "quite the r̩sum̩" in astronomy, has a job lined up with NASA's Piper Project when she graduates, the Echo reports.

Colby Ski Area Redux

The Colby Ski Area, closed since the 1970s, came back to life as the Quarry Road Recreation Area this winter, thanks to effort of local alumni, city officials, and others in the community.

Provocative Musical Theater

Student performers in "Next! A Cabaret From the Front Lines" and visiting musical director Jonathan Mastro were featured in a five-minute segment on public radio's Maine Things Considered March 12.

Tuition Runs Out, Philanthropy Begins

While tuition covers much of Colby's budget, funds would run out March 16 without generous donors, the Colby Fund team says. So it's Tuition Runs Out Day. Gifts, grants, and endowment income cover 26 percent of the budget, and 26 percent of the fiscal year remains.

Three All Americans

Emma Linhard '11 took sixth in the mile at the Div. III national track championships, while Vincent Lebrun-Fortin '11 was seventh and Josh Kernan '10 ninth in slalom at the Div. 1 ski championships. All three are All Americans again.

Tappan on Raising Boys

In "Superhero or Slacker: How the Media and Marketers Stereotype Boys," an hour-long radio show from WHYY Philadelphia, hear Education Professor Mark Tappan discuss his research and address callers' questions.

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

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.