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 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.

Elizabeth Hanson Scholarship

Elizabeth Hanson '02, a CIA agent killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Dec. 30, will be remembered with a scholarship fund at Colby in her name established by her family.

A January Week

In the new Week in the Life video series on, Carla Aronsohn '13 follows Molly Rogers '13 to wilderness training class, through the arboretum on cross-country skis, and more.

Newly Tenured

Five assistant professors were granted tenure at the Jan. 23 Board of Trustees meeting. Click to read about Phil Brown (economics), Walter Hatch (government), Arne Koch (German), Tilar Mazzeo (English), and Philip Nyhus (environmental studies).

Diamond in Davos

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bob Diamond '73, president of Barclays, challenged the notion that "large is bad." Read more in the New York Times or watch the interview at

Robert B. Parker ’54 Dies at 77

Novelist Robert B. Parker '54, author of more than 60 books including the popular mystery series about a Boston private detective named Spenser, died Jan. 19 at age 77.

Students in Haiti OK

Colby seniors Yanica Faustin and Jessica Frick, who were visiting Haiti when the Jan. 12 earthquake struck, have contacted their families and say they are safe.

Professors Publish

New books by Anthropology Professor Catherine Besteman and Art Professor V̩ronique Plesch, along with others by alumni authors, are highlighted in the latest Colby magazine.