Three Exceptional Leaders Join Colby Board of Trustees

Colby College is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees. These individuals will bring to the board their unique expertise and perspectives in education, management, and national affairs, bolstering the College’s commitment to deliver a world-class education to an ever-more diverse student body and equip graduates with the...

Faculty Members Receive Promotion and Tenure

President David A. Greene, in consultation with the Committee on Promotion and Tenure and Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden, and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, has recently promoted and awarded tenure to six faculty members. Those receiving tenure and a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor include Bradley Borthwick,...

Colby College Museum of Art Receives Collection of More Than 500 Photographs

  Colby College Museum of Art receives collection of more than 500 photographs, including works by Ansel Adams, James Van Der Zee, Dorothea Lange, Edward Steichen, and Lissette Solórzano   The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection, gift of Colby alumni Dr. William Tsiaras and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras, further solidifies Colby’s Museum as a leading destination for...
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Colby College’s Campaign Surpasses $563 Million from 22,500 Donors

WATERVILLE, Maine, December 7, 2020—Colby College’s Dare Northward fundraising campaign surpassed $563 million from 22,500 donors and positioned Colby within reach of its $750-million goal, the largest in liberal arts college history. In 2019-20 11,200 donors made $86 million in new commitments and provided $72 million in cash and assets, the third highest year-end total...

Multimillion-Dollar Gifts to Name New Home of Colby Ice Hockey the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum

WATERVILLE, ME, Nov. 18, 2020—Colby College is thrilled to announce multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 for the ice arena in Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. Their gifts will name the 38,650-square-foot ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum and also name the venue’s rink in honor...

Colby College Poll Shows Statistical Dead Heat Between Collins and Gideon

With less than one week to go in possibly the country’s most hotly contested campaign – Maine’s United States Senate race – a new poll released today by Colby College found the two leading candidates to be nearly in a dead heat. The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College, showed that the...

Colby Opens New State-of-the-Art Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

350,000-Square-Foot Building is the Most Advanced and Comprehensive NCAA D-III Facility in the Country   As part of its commitment to provide all students with the opportunity to lead healthy and active lifestyles, Colby College announced that it has opened its new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. The 350,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building is the most...

Colby Receives $101 Million From Harold Alfond Foundation

Gift Supports Two Transformative Initiatives   Colby College today announced that it has received a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation in support of two of Colby’s most important recent initiatives: the economic revitalization of downtown Waterville and the development of the most advanced D-III athletics and recreation center in the country. This is...

Colby Poll Shows Maine U.S. Senate Race Closer Than Recent Predictions

  Mainers Don’t Have a Second Choice; Impact of Ranked Choice is Negligible Poll Asks About Ginsburg Replacement and the Collins Vote A new poll of registered Maine voters released today by Colby College revealed that both of the high-profile statewide races are extremely tight.  The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College,...

Colby Poll Shows Maine Democrats in the Lead, for Now

The current speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Democrat Sara Gideon, holds a five-point lead against her Republican opponent, four-term incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins, according to a poll conducted by researchers at Colby College. The new survey found that 44 percent of likely voters would support Gideon, 39 percent would vote for...

Colby Starts Construction for New Arts Collaborative in Downtown Waterville

Colby College today announced that renovations and construction for the new arts collaborative at 14-20 Main Street will begin this week. The $6.5-million project, which is part of an overarching plan to leverage the arts to help drive the resurgence of downtown Waterville, is expected to be completed by April 2021. Peter H. Lunder ’56,...

Colby Launches Campaign To Find Jobs For Every Graduating Senior

To counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the current job market, Colby College today announced the launch of Pay It Northward, a daring and strategic campaign focused on securing postgraduate opportunities for every member in its current senior class. Of Colby’s approximately 500 students who will graduate at the end May, 200...

Colby Names Eric Harlow Head Coach of Alpine Skiing

Eric Harlow, director of alpine programs at Sugar Bowl Academy located in Lake Tahoe, has been named the new head coach of Colby men’s and women’s alpine skiing. In his more than 20 years of coaching elite athletes, he has developed and led teams and individuals who have consistently excelled at junior levels, top-ranked NCAA...

Colby Receives $16-Million Gift to Advance Major Initiatives

Colby College today announced that it has received a $16-million gift from Trustee Marieke Rothschild P’16 and her husband, Jeff Rothschild P’16, in support of three of the College’s highest priorities: financial aid, the arts, and health and wellness. “This is a magical gift,” said President David A. Greene. “It accelerates the implementation of initiatives...

Colby Poll Shows Statistical Dead Heat in Maine’s U.S. Senate Race

Impeachment Vote Resonates Negatively with Voters Sanders Leads in Democratic Primary; Biden Fourth In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal, a new poll of registered Maine voters by Colby College revealed a statistical dead heat between four-term Republican incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins and the leading Democratic front-runner, Sara Gideon, the current...