Internationally Renowned Artist Theaster Gates to Launch Lunder Institute at Colby College

Theaster Gates, an acclaimed social practice installation artist, will hold the first residency at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College, officially opening the institute as its inaugural speaker Sept. 19. Gates, who revitalizes neighborhoods by combining art and urban planning, will engage with Colby students in their classes. Inspired by Gates’s innovative...

ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis to Receive 2017 Lovejoy Award

Alec MacGillis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter known for his deep reporting on social issues and public policy, will be honored with Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. MacGillis, who reports for ProPublica, will deliver the 2017 Lovejoy Convocation address at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel, and receive an...

Outdoor Competition Center at Colby Crowned With New Fields

New and returning Colby College students will be greeted this week by the sight of three gleaming new varsity athletic fields, completing a new, 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that is among the finest in the NCAA’s Division III. The new fields also represent the first complete phase of Colby’s planned new athletic complex and a...

Noted American-Studies Scholar to Lead Faculty at Colby

An acclaimed scholar of American studies with a notable commitment to an inclusive academic environment is now provost and dean of faculty at Colby College. Margaret T. McFadden served as associate provost last year. “Margaret is an extraordinary intellectual and has been an influential teacher to a generation of Colby students,” said President David A....

Colby Museum Presents Marsden Hartley’s Maine

Exhibition Organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Maine Debut Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art starting July 8, offers a unique perspective on an artist whose complex, sometimes contradictory, relationship with his native state shaped his contributions to American modernism. The exhibition, the result of an unprecedented...

Colby Names Jacob Olkkola New Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

Jacob Olkkola, an administrator and former coach who has held leadership roles at the University of Delaware and Harvard University, has been named the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby College following a national search. In this role Olkkola will oversee the continued transformation of Colby athletics into one of the nation’s premier Division...

Colby Confers Degrees to 478 Graduates During 196th Commencement Ceremony

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, told Colby College graduates on Sunday to help the nation return to basic principles of equality and dignity and to understand each other’s stories to develop a deeper sense of humanity.   “When you know somebody’s mom has breast cancer and you know...

Colby to Hold Groundbreaking Event May 3 for Mixed-Use Development on Main Street, Waterville

Colby College will celebrate groundbreaking on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville this week, when Mayor Nick Isgro joins Colby President David A. Greene in officially marking the construction of Main Street’s most significant building project in the better part of a century—a 100,000-square-foot facility that will include community space, retail locations, and housing...

Burns ’79 and Stanton ’92 Nominated for New Alumni Trustees

Two Colby College alumnae have been nominated to serve three-year terms as trustees, adding new strength to the College’s dynamic and active board. They are Sara Burns, a 1979 graduate, and Jessica D’Ercole Stanton, who graduated in 1992. Burns, of Manchester, Maine, has worked at Central Maine Power (CMP) for 30 years, where she’s risen...

Corporate Trustees Bengochea and Williams P’20 Join Colby Board

Two new trustees were elected to the board at Colby’s spring Board of Trustees meeting held April 22. Armando Bengochea and Tanya Williams P’20 will serve four-year terms as corporate trustees. They join a dynamic and active board of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Armando Bengochea joined the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2012...

Colby to Break Ground on All-New Athletic Complex

Colby will soon begin moving earth on the northwest corner of campus, setting in motion the largest single project in its history and positioning Colby to provide its community with first-rate athletic facilities across the board. The all-new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will be among the best Division III facilities in the...

Gift of $25 Million to Colby Creates New Model for Liberal Arts and Guarantees Global Experiences

With a $25-million gift, Colby College will guarantee global experiences to all students and facilitate multiple opportunities to prepare them for lifelong success. Thanks to the generosity of the Davis family and trustee of its charitable foundation, Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15, the College announces the creation of DavisConnects, a re-envisioning of the liberal arts...

Four Distinguished Individuals to be Honored at Colby Commencement; Vice President Joe Biden and Political Analyst Amy Walter to Speak

As it celebrates the Class of 2017 for successful completion of Colby’s rigorous course of study, the College will honor distinguished leaders at its 196th Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 21, 2017. The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will deliver the commencement address, and political analyst Amy Walter, a 1991...

Colby Students Awarded Projects for Peace Grant to Explore Environmental Activism in China

Two Colby College sophomores have been awarded a prestigious Davis Projects for Peace grant to create a documentary about environmental activism in China—another example of how Colby students connect their liberal arts education to world challenges. Lijie (Reggie) Huang ’19 and Long Yung (Grace) Yu ’19 will spend this summer exploring the conflicts and challenges...

Business Leaders to Appear at Colby Entrepreneurship Expo

Students and future entrepreneurs from across Maine can learn about pitching a business idea, debunking startup myths, attracting capital, and many other fundamentals of business success during Colby College’s first ever Entrepreneurship Expo April 7 in the Diamond Building. What began as an annual pitch competition for Colby student teams has grown exponentially thanks to...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine Showcases American Master

Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art July 8 through November 12, will showcase the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state. The exhibition, the result of an unprecedented collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers a unique perspective on a celebrated painter. Organized by the Colby...

Colby to Host Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting

Not every plant or critter in Maine’s forests, fields, and waters is beneficial to the state’s complex ecosystems. Later this month, Colby’s commitment to addressing environmental issues — including invasive species — will be highlighted when the College hosts the annual meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network. Professionals from around the state will come...

Colby Museum Presents Work Of Chinese Master

  A groundbreaking exhibit of a modern Chinese master is drawing crowds at the Colby College Museum of Art. No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first retrospective of the Sino-French artist’s work in the United States. It was on view at Asia Society in New York last fall to glowing reviews. The exhibit, according to...