Katherine Boo to Receive 2015 Lovejoy Journalism Award at Colby Oct. 5

For shining a spotlight on poverty and the heartrending inequalities of our era, Katherine Boo has a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a MacArthur genius grant. In October she will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, President David A. Greene announced in August. On Monday, Oct. 5., Boo will...
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Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Appointed Special Advisor to Colby President

Best-selling novelist, leading academic, and nationally known advocate for civil rights Jennifer Finney Boylan has been appointed special advisor to the president, Colby President David A. Greene announced today. In this new role Boylan will organize a visiting-artist-in-residence program, develop internship opportunities for Colby students, consult with the president and senior leadership team on broadening...

Author Lois Lowry to Deliver Maine Conference for Jewish Life Keynote at Colby

Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, will deliver the keynote address, “Telling Our Stories to One Another,” at the second annual Maine Conference for Jewish Life at Colby June 12-14. Other conference highlights will include lectures by rabbis from around the country and by Colby faculty, a panel discussion...

Colby Announces Partnership with QuestBridge

As part of its efforts to recruit and enroll exceptional students regardless of their ability to pay, Colby College has partnered with QuestBridge, an organization that aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and universities. “Colby College and QuestBridge share the vision of a global society that embraces...
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Robert Redford Tells Colby College Graduates to Be Bold

“Don’t be afraid to take a risk, don’t be afraid of failure, be bold,” Robert Redford told graduates at Colby College’s 194th Commencement May 24. Redford spoke to graduates and to a crowd that numbered in the thousands about the value of great teachers, about challenges that graduates face as they leave Mayflower Hill, and...

Colby’s 194th Commencement, May 24, to Feature Speaker Robert Redford

Sunday Road Closure to Enhance Safety To enhance safety during Colby’s commencement, Mayflower Hill Drive through campus will be closed to traffic Sunday, May 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more > Film icon Robert Redford will speak and President David A. Greene will present bachelor of arts degrees to approximately 480 seniors at Colby College’s...
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Colby Names Ruth Jacobs Jackson Vice President for Communications

Ruth Jacobs Jackson, most recently assistant vice president for communications at Colby College, has been promoted to vice president for communications, effective April 15. A longtime employee of the College, Jackson has contributed immeasurably to the success of the communications efforts and has been leading the Communications Office since August of 2014. “Ruth Jackson is...

Colby Announces New Hires in Institutional Research and in Advancement

Two new directors at Colby bring decades of experience to areas of critical importance as the College advances its national and international profile. Rebecca Brodigan, most recently vice president for institutional planning and assessment at Bowdoin College, started at Colby in February as director of institutional research. William Layton, most recently executive director of corporate...

Colby Museum of Art to Present First Museum Survey of Early Work by Alex Katz

The early work of artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art, on view from July 11 through Oct. 18, 2015. Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s explores the first decade of the artist’s career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation...
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Robert Redford Named Commencement Speaker

Robert Redford, the iconic independent filmmaker who founded the Sundance Film Festival, will deliver the commencement address at Colby’s 194th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Redford, who was recently labeled the “Godfather of Indie Film” by TIME magazine, will also receive an honorary degree. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the...

Colby Partners with Civic and Business Leadership for Waterville Development Efforts

A steering committee convened and chaired by President David A. Greene will meet today to begin discussing ways to build on existing efforts to make downtown Waterville into a more vibrant, dynamic destination for residents, visitors, and businesses. The effort is a partnership of Colby College and civic and business leaders in Waterville, all of...

Alfond Foundation Supports Jewish Life at Colby

A gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation will support Jewish life at Colby. The Harold Alfond Foundation will contribute up to $700,000 to complete the endowment of a professorship in Jewish studies at Colby and to launch the Center for Small Town Jewish Life.” Read Colby Magazine coverage of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life...
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Colby College Names Daniel G. Lugo Vice President for College and Student Advancement

Daniel G. Lugo, currently vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., has been named vice president for College and student advancement at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today. “Upon meeting Dan,” said President Greene, “it quickly became clear that he is an institutional...
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Colby Names Matthew T. Proto Next Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Matthew T. Proto, who leads Stanford University’s admissions marketing and communications efforts, has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today. Proto’s appointment follows a national search conducted by Greene and a search committee of faculty, staff, and students. Proto will begin his...

Reid Named Inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid has been named the inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology. The named chair honors a faculty member for outstanding scholarship, and it provides additional resources for the professor’s academic initiatives and research. Reid, a member of the Colby faculty since 2013, is a social psychologist. Her...
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Colby Career Center Announces Partnership with Koru

The Colby Career Center has announced a new partnership to connect seniors and recent graduates with high-growth companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Yelp, REI, and Care.com. Through Koru, a Seattle-based company that helps students transition into the workforce, students pursue an intensive four-week immersion program that teaches them relevant career skills in a work setting....

Harvard’s Tim Wheaton Named Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

Following a national search, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori G. Kletzer announced today the appointment of Tim Wheaton as the next Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby. Wheaton comes from Harvard, where he served as a coach and administrator over the last 30 years. “We saw many qualified candidates,” said Kletzer. “Ultimately, Tim’s...
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Colby to Pilot New Citi Recruiting Program

This fall Citi selected Colby as the pilot institution for a new recruiting program geared toward small, selective colleges. The partnership is one of many internship and research opportunities developed for Colby students to allow them to gain valuable knowledge and career training before entering the full-time workforce. Based in New York City, the program...

Colby Announces 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series

Featuring finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award and winners of the Pushcart and Holmes National Poetry prizes, Colby College’s Visiting Writers Series once again brings acclaimed fiction writers, poets, and essayists to Waterville. Each reading takes place in the Robinson Room, Miller Library, with a book signing and reception following each evening...