Colby Receives $2M Gift to Name Head Lacrosse Coaching Post

Colby College, known for its rich sports tradition and commitment to its scholar athletes, has received a $2-million gift to name its men’s lacrosse coaching position in memory of late coach Jack Sandler. Current head coach Guy Van Arsdale, who joined Colby last year from Jacksonville University, will be the first to hold the endowed...

Award-Winning Scholar Highlights MLK Day Events at Colby

Nationally recognized scholar Aldon Morris will be the keynote speaker as Colby commemorates the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with public events Jan. 11-24. Aldon Morris, professor of African-American studies and sociology at Northwestern University, whose recent book explores the social and political underpinnings of the civil rights movement and its...

Colby Tackles Climate Change with New Gift for Environment Lab

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s leadership on environmental issues got stronger this week with the announcement of a gift to support academic research, internships, and global experiences focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The program is part of a larger plan to create funded opportunities for Colby students, giving them valuable tools to help...

Pathbreaking Educator Hired as Colby College’s Dean of Students

WATERVILLE, Maine—María Tucker, a visionary administrator and specialist in student leadership and outcomes, has been named dean of students at Colby College, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 announced today. “I am pleased for our Colby community that María has accepted the offer to become our new dean of students,” said Burrell-McRae. “Her passion,...

Dorros Professor of Chemistry Julie Millard Named AAAS Fellow

WATERVILLE, Maine–Julie Millard, an innovative and accomplished professor of chemistry at Colby, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Millard, a member of Colby’s faculty since 1991, is one of 37 fellows in the chemistry section and one of 391 total fellows to receive the prestigious distinction this year. An...

Gift Endows Research Internships for Colby Students at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

WATERVILLE, Maine–Select Colby College students will have a chance to work with one of the nation’s top cancer researchers, thanks to a generous gift endowing the Paul J. Schupf Colby College/Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Internship. The gift from Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf LL.D.’06 establishes the summer experience at the renowned medical center. “Paul Schupf’s...

Maine as a Laboratory: New Partnerships Bring Colby Students and Faculty to Allen Island, Herring Gut Learning Center

WATERVILLE, Maine—Colby College students, who already have access to unparalleled cross-disciplinary learning, now have more opportunities to enhance their education outside the traditional classroom—on the coast of Maine. New partnerships with the Up East foundation on Allen Island and the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde will turn these Maine treasures into learning laboratories...

Majority of Americans Believe Civility Has Gone Off the Rails

An overwhelming number of Americans believe civility in politics is important, but that things have seriously veered onto the wrong track in the 2016 elections, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll. Moreover, many believe that things have gotten so bad that the United States may lose prestige. The poll, released Thursday, shows that...

Downtown Waterville Event to Celebrate Art and Community Partnership Oct. 18

Harold Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell and Colby College President David A. Greene will make a special announcement Oct. 18 at a community event in downtown Waterville. Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell and Waterville Creates! President and CEO Shannon Haines will also offer remarks. Harvest on the Square will bring the community together in...

Colby Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Innovative Environmental Humanities Initiative

Colby has received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. This award will allow faculty and students in Colby’s arts and humanities programs to bring the perspectives of their disciplines to environmental topics in new ways, in partnership with the College’s...

Downtown Waterville Farmers Market to Move to Castonguay Square

  WATERVILLE, Maine, Sept. 29—The Downtown Waterville Farmers Market will be located in Castonguay Square beginning in the spring of 2017, Colby College and Waterville Main Street announced today. They have worked in partnership with the City of Waterville and business owners on Common Street to secure this new location. The move is the result...

New York Times Correspondent Named 2016 Lovejoy Winner

New York Times Foreign Correspondent to Receive Colby College’s Lovejoy Award Alissa Rubin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Rubin will deliver the 2016 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony,...

Colby Promotes Brian Clark to Vice President of Planning

Colby Promotes Brian Clark to Vice President of Planning   Brian Clark, who has led several strategic priorities at Colby College in his two years as assistant to the president and director of planning, has been promoted to vice president of planning. “Brian has made a significant difference in his first few years at Colby,”...

Maine Electoral Votes Could Split for First Time: Colby-Boston Globe Poll

WATERVILLE, Maine _ For the first time in Maine’s history, the state’s electoral votes may not all go to one candidate, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll. And this could have critical implications for Electoral College voting. In what should be a solid-blue state (Maine went for President Barack Obama in the last...

Progress on Waterville Revitalization to Add Jobs, Parking, and Retail in Historic Downtown

Important progress is being made in the revitalization of downtown Waterville, as Colby College prepares to restore a historic building for up to 200 new high-tech workers and create new sites for future development where vacant and damaged buildings now stand. The College is also working to ease parking challenges on Main Street’s north end...

Alex Katz’s “Ada Vane” Installed at Colby College

WATERVILLE, Maine—A 12.3-foot-tall steel wind vane with a spectacular female portrait is being installed on the campus of Colby College. The “Ada Vane” is the latest in a series of important acquisitions for the College’s world-renowned museum of art. The 2016 sculpture by Alex Katz—informally called the “Ada Vane” because it depicts the artist’s wife, Ada,...

Six College and University Art Museums Form New Media Arts Consortium

A group of six northeast college and university art museums have formed a collaborative partnership, the New Media Arts Consortium, to jointly acquire and share ownership of digital, interactive, and new media works. The partner museums are the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine; the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine;...

Colby Receives $1M Gift to Fund Environmental Studies Research and Resident Lectureship

Colby College’s commitment to providing its students universal access to research experiences will soon be augmented by a $1 million gift honoring Oak Professor of Biological Sciences Russ Cole, who retires this year. The generous gift from Trustee Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and her husband, Ted Wolff ’86, will fund the Russ Cole Research Fellows...

Colby Names Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 Dean of the College

Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94, currently associate dean of students and executive director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion at the University of Chicago, has been named dean of the College at Colby. In this role Burrell-McRae will have broad oversight of the student experience at Colby and will work to fully integrate Colby’s academic and...

Colby to Honor Class of 2016 at 195th Commencement May 22

President David A. Greene will present bachelor of arts degrees to approximately 500 seniors at Colby College’s 195th Commencement Sunday, May 22. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Miller Library and will be webcast at colby.edu. Members of the Class of 2016 came to Colby...