Young Alum a MaineBiz “Nexter”

Megan Williams '04, executive director of Hardy Girls Healthy Women, a Waterville nonprofit, was named to the MaineBiz 2009 Next List. She's one of a handful of "young go-getters" recognized for her passion for making Maine a better place.

Mitchell Speech Broadcast

Special Envoy George Mitchell's Oct. 22 speech will air on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. It will also be available as a Goldfarb Center podcast.

Music from Colby Launches

For the first time in decades, the Colby Symphony Orchestra will perform off-campus, Sunday, Nov. 1 at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. This is the first in a series of off-campus concerts called Music from Colby.

Reisert on Referendums

With Election Day approaching and several important referendum questions in Maine, Professor Joseph Reisert writes that, "'The people who drive the referendum process do not necessarily speak for the people of the whole state." Read more in his Morning Sentinel column.

Colby Students Contribute Time

Scores of Colby students have volunteered at the Evening Sandwich Program in Waterville, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.

Merkelson On Point

In an essay for On Point radio, former Echo editor Suzanne Merkelson '09 discusses the challenges of entering the workforce during a recession and how her generation differs from that of her parents.

Mitchell to Speak

Just following talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington, D.C., special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell will deliver the 2009 Mitchell Lecture Thursday, October 22.

Maine Senators Analyzed

After hearing Sen. Olympia Snowe at Colby Friday and attending a conference on Maine senators here, Amy Walter '91 wrote about it in her National Journal blog Oct. 20.

National Football Award

John Gilboy '13 is one of five students chosen by the National Football Foundation from among 400,000 players to be a 2009 National High School Scholar-Athlete for his achievements while attending Thornton Academy.

Maine’s Senators Make News

With Senator Snowe's vote for health-care reform and Senator Collins's indication that she may also vote with Democrats on the issue, Maine's leaders are once again in the national spotlight - this time just before a Goldfarb Center conference titled Senators from Maine: 50 Years of Influencing the Nation.

Snowe’s Influence

When Maine Senator Olympia Snowe became the only Republican on the Senate Finance Committee to support its sweeping health-care bill, journalists looked to Professor L. Sandy Maisel for analysis. Read the Oct. 14 USA Today story.

Inside Everyday Colby

In an effort to show day-to-day life at Colby, the students at insideColby created a new series called A Week in the Life. The first episode, following Mike Reilly '12, is now online.

American Art Explored

A symposium at the Colby Museum of Art this weekend brings together scholars of American art and includes a keynote address by artist Fred Wilson.

Students Help Sustain Mid-Maine

When residents of Waterville wanted to expand the city's sustainability initiatives, they turned to students from for assistance. Five college interns spent the summer working for the new, regional organization Sustain Mid-Maine.

Psychology Award Announced

For her cognitive science research, Nina Gold '09 received the prestigious 2008-09 Erlbaum Award from the international psychology honor society Psi Chi. The abstract of Gold's paper is published in Eye on Psi Chi.

Student Blogs Make News

Colby is among the colleges that ask students to blog about their experiences for the admissions office, a page-one story in the Oct. 2 New York Times reports.

NGOs and Changes in China

The proliferation of NGOs in China will not necessarily result in a strong challenge to the party-state, Professor Walter Hatch (government) said in a lecture about his research Sept. 26.

Health Center Accredited

Garrison-Foster Health Center earned three-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Colby's remains the only AAAHC-accredited college health center in Maine.

New Type of News

Paul Steiger, editor of the nonprofit investigative news outlet Pro Publica, is at Colby this week as a Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence. He discussed the nontraditional business model on Maine Public Broadcasting.

Prize-winning Coauthors

An analysis of Internet pricing by Economics Professor Randy Nelson and two student coauthors won a journal's biennial "best article" prize.