Colby to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with Events Jan. 13-23

Colby College in Waterville will commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with public events and community service opportunities beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, and including a public keynote address on Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme for the series of events is “Reflecting on the Movement: Mighty Causes...

Rare Audubon Bird Prints on Public Display at Colby

Birds captured more than 150 years ago are coming to life at Colby. A rare 1860 edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America is on public display at Colby College through the summer of 2016. The Bien Edition of the iconic work was published between 1858 and 1860. This large-format edition features life-size portraits...

Colby College Names Position for Legendary Hockey Coach Jack Kelley

OCT. 29, WATERVILLE, MAINE — Colby College announced today the naming of the Jack Kelley Head Coach for Colby Men’s Hockey in honor of the legendary coach who turned Colby men’s hockey into a New England powerhouse in the 1950s and made a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of players. The endowment will...

Colby’s Lovejoy Award Goes to Katherine Boo Oct. 5

Katherine Boo, an award-winning author and New Yorker writer, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Boo will deliver the 2015 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony, which is open to the public. She will receive an honorary doctoral degree along...

Colby Joins Effort to Improve College Admission Process through the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities including Colby College is coming together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students. Colleges and universities participating in the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success hope to recast the college admission process from something that is transactional and limited...

Colby Commits to Access, Programs for Maine Students

WATERVILLE, MAINE, SEPT. 10 — As part of its ongoing efforts to level the playing field for prospective applicants, Colby College has announced a robust, comprehensive program to ensure students who will most benefit from a Colby education are able to apply and enroll. It includes an element to assist Maine students as they consider...

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston CEO Eric Rosengren to Lead Colby College Board of Trustees

WATERVILLE, MAINE, Sept. 4—Eric Rosengren ’79, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has been named the next chair of Colby College’s Board of Trustees. Rosengren will formally assume this volunteer position in May of 2016. Rosengren, a Colby graduate who credits the College for inspiring his interest in economics,...

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...
Jennifer Finney Boylan

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...
Robert Redford

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...
Ruth J. Jackson

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...
Robert Redford

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...