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.
When Sen. John McCain issued a floor statement about the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, he cited Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, a national expert on campaign finance.
A campus-wide food collection led by Dining Services ends Thursday, when donations will be displayed in Pulver Pavilion. Last year Colby collected more than four tons of food; this year's goal is to top that.
The Colby museum's 50th anniversary exhibit runs through February, but it doesn't remain the same. More than 40 works have been changed. New artists represented include Christo, Francesco Clemente, and Ed Ruscha.
Lori G. Kletzer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 9.