Colby to Hold Bicentennial-Year Commencement Sunday, May 26

Approximately 500 seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees at Colby’s 192nd Commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. In celebration of the College’s bicentennial year, all recipients of honorary degrees including the speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith ’73, are Colby alumni.

Expanded Colby College Museum of Art to Open with Seven Exhibitions

The Colby College Museum of Art will celebrate its reopening and inaugurate the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion July 13, 2013. Seven exhibitions will demonstrate the strength and breadth of the museum’s collection and offer new perspectives on the renowned Lunder Collection, one of the most important private collections of American art ever assembled, which was recently given to the museum. 

Gregory White Smith ’73 to Speak at Colby’s Bicentennial Commencement

Gregory White Smith '73, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose recent biography, Van Gogh: The Life, was called “magisterial” by the New York Times, will speak at Colby's 192nd Commencement May 26—the College's Bicentennial Commencement. To mark the occasion, all honorary degrees this year will be presented to alumni.

Gulf of Maine’s Future Is Conference Focus

Marine conservation leaders will convene at Colby March 8 for a conference on the future of Maine’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and fisheries. Its title: “Changing Oceans and the Future of the Gulf of Maine: Solutions, Success, and Sustainability.”

President Adams to Retire in 2014

William D. Adams, who oversaw significant growth in Colby's academic program, led the largest capital campaign in Maine history, and increased the diversity of the student body since arriving in 2000, announced Jan. 9 that he will retire June 30, 2014.

Goldfarb Center Poll: Maine Senators Snowe and King Have It Right

A Goldfarb Center poll released Jan. 3 confirms what Maine voters—who supported retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe and elected Angus King—seem to have  signaled. Americans are tired of partisanship and want Congress to start working together in civil, productive ways.

Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion Opening Date Set

The new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby Museum of Art is set to open in July with an inaugural exhibition showcasing the recently donated Lunder Collection of American Art.

Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture Series Begins Dec. 6

A lecture series beginning in December will focus on the future of the liberal arts tradition from the perspectives of leaders from different areas of the academic spectrum. The series begins with artist and international documentarian Wendy Ewald on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Maine and New York Through Alex Katz’s Eyes

For decades American painter Alex Katz has split his time between New York City and Maine. From July 14 through Dec. 30, 2012, the Colby College Museum of Art, which holds the world’s largest collection of Katz’s work, will present an exhibition focusing on the themes of the city and the country in Katz’s work.

Commencement Honorees Named

Sam Deeran '12 of Falmouth, Maine, will address about 470 classmates at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Nicole Sintetos '12, a Winslow, Maine, resident, will be recognized for receiving the Condon Medal for constructive citizenship, and five influential individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees.