In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, former Echo editor Suzanne Merkelson '09 challenges the notion that the Class of 2009 is doomed. "Maybe it was the worst year to graduate college, but at least my peers and I had the privilege to go to college. Maybe we're lucky to have the chance to help remake the nation. Maybe we should all stop freaking out for a second."
Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of Colby's Board of Trustees and president of Barclays, addressed the Council on Foreign Relations Dec. 14 in a talk titled "Too Big to Get Wrong," and CFR posted video of his talk.
Researcher Emily Lyczkowski '08 is featured on the Bigelow Laboratory's home page for her work on board the RSS James Cook, currently sailing from the UK to Chile for "biological, chemical, and physical oceanographic research."
Olympic prospects for U.S. biathletes improved after the U.S. Biathlon Association hired Larry Pugh '56 as its chair. ESPN and AP say the organization liked the corporate and nonprofit r̩sum̩ of the former Colby board chair.
Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills won an Associated Kyoto Program Fellowship for 2010-11. She will teach in Kyoto and research emerging regional patterns of labor mobility in East and Southeast Asia.
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the First Circuit Frank M. Coffin, who received Colby's Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in 2006, died Dec. 8. He received an honorary degree from Colby in 1975.
Gail Carlson (environmental studies) has a letter to Santa in the Dec. 4 Bangor Daily News. She wants federal policies that will regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products, especially those for children.
Rachel Mack '12 led NESCAC in three of eight women's basketball individual stats categories in her first year. With the team's opener Nov. 20, the Morning Sentinel profiled Mack, who's from Augusta, Maine.
With the holidays approaching, students, faculty, and staff thought of local families in need when they collected more than four tons of food in this year's Helping Hands food drive sponsored by Dining Services.
Chinese rock bands performing at Colby Nov. 19 are receiving major press. CNN.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Out New York, and others are covering the American debut tour of P.K. 14, the Carsick Cars, and Xiao He.