Lovell ’15 Coauthors Environmental Defense Fund Report on Lead Levels

Samantha Lovell ’15, a policy major from Colby’s Environmental Studies Program, coauthored a study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on lead levels in food supply. The study, summarized here, “analyzed 11 years of data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and found that food, and baby food in particular, is a meaningful—and surprising—source...

Boyle ’78 Wins Literary Award, Featured in Down East Magazine Article

Straw Man, the latest book by Gerry Boyle ‘78, was picked as the top crime fiction book for 2017 at the Maine Literary Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Straw Man is Boyle’s 12th book. Boyle was also included in the article “The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers” in Down East Magazine. “Straw...

Rooney ’10 Rice Farm Featured in Morning Sentinel

Wild Folk Farm, co-owned and managed by Ben Rooney ’10, was featured in the May 25 Morning Sentinel leading up to the farm’s rice paddy transplanting celebration. The farm, which grows 12 varieties of rice, has been sold “across the country, from Hawaii to locally in Maine, and around the world to places such as Croatia and the...

Wiley ’03 Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef

Mike Wiley ’03 and his business partner Andrew Taylor have come up big with a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category. Co-owners and chefs of three restaurants in Portland, Maine—Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, and Hugo’s—won this year following three nominations and making it to the finals twice. “The Portland chefs went...

McCullough ’10 Coauthors Article in PNAS

Ian McCullough ’10 coauthored “Salting our freshwater lakes,” an article in the April 25 issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper reported on the team’s investigation of “long-term chloride trends in 371 freshwater lakes in North America.” McCullough majored in environmental studies with a science concentration at Colby.

Essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine

In “Pivot Point,” a personal essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine, three Colby friends return to Colorado to ski 10 years after their first trip west following graduation. Their friendship anchored their “chick trip,” which, in the ski world, “is and isn’t a big deal—the three of us skiing together feels normal, but it’s also...

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14 Awarded Soros Fellowship

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Born in Illinois to Nigerian immigrants, Orchingwa received a Truman Scholarship in 2013, earned his degree in philosophy and sociology from Colby, and went on to earn an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (England). The Soros Fellowship “honors the contributions of immigrants to the United States...

Justine Ludwig ’08 Featured in Cultured Magazine

“A Champion for Change” is the title of a Cultured magazine profile on Justine Ludwig ’08, senior curator at the Dallas Contemporary art museum. The article describes Ludwig as “critical to establishing the identity of this emerging art capital,” Dallas, her adopted hometown. “The Dallas audience is very unique,” Ludwig says in the article. “There is a...

Yaverbaum ’14 Wins Charter School’s ETHOS Excellence Award

Congratulations to Cole Yaverbaum ’14, who won a Success Academy Charter Schools ETHOS Excellence Award. The award recognizes school staff who best demonstrate the Success community’s values: Excellence, Teamwork, Humor, Ownership, and Students. Yaverbaum, who majored in English and creative writing at Colby, works in special education teacher support services at Success Academy in Crown Heights.

Kearns Goodwin ’64 on The Axe Files Podcast with David Axelrod

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 spoke with host David Axelrod on his show The Axe Files Nov. 28. The conversation covered a range of topics, including Kearns Goodwin’s love of baseball, how she ended up at Colby (at 09:30), and the “winning temperament” of Donald Trump. “I think overcoming adversity is an extraordinarily important trait for a leader,”...

Lawless ’73 Wins Carlson Public Humanities Prize

The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded Maine poet Gary Lawless ’73 with the 2017 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Lawless, who owns and operates Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, “has long encouraged others to find their voice with poetry, working with veterans groups, immigrant communities, and more,” a press release from the...

Newcomb ’15 Well-Prepared for UMaine Ph.D. Program

Andrew Newcomb ’15 secured a Ph.D. research assistant position at the University of Maine to work on the Future of Dams project because of the preparation he received at Colby, a news story from the university reports. “Newcomb believes a good mix of science and humanities and social science courses at Colby prepared him well...

Reunion 2015: “Phenomenal Weekend; Enough Said”

“This is a magical community,” David A. Greene said June 6 during a Reunion 2015 conversation with returning alumni. He said his first year in the Eustis corner office brought pleasant surprises: just how strong and unique Colby’s community is, how collaboration rules on Mayflower Hill, and how special Maine is.

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

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.

Commencement 2013 Honors Alumni

There’s something different about this year’s commencement, May 26. For the first time in a century, all honorary degrees will go to alumni.

Students Thank Donors in 400 Ways

On Thank a Donor Day, March 13, students expressed gratitude for some predictable—and some unpredictable—things.

Nix Fine ’91 Wins Oscar

It was a dream come true. For Inocente filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine '91 and Sean Fine, perhaps. For Professor of English Phyllis Mannocchi, definitely. “My dream has been that, before I died, I’d see a kid from my class win an Oscar,” said Mannocchi.