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...

Major Gift to Colby Establishes Lunder Institute For American Art

Colby today announced that it has received another gift of more than $100 million from Peter and Paula Lunder in support of the Colby College Museum of Art. The gift will add nearly 1,150 artworks to the museum’s collection and will launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, establishing Colby as the only liberal arts...

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...