Of 27 "game changers" listed by Business Insider—including the CEO of Twitter and the president of J. Crew—two Colby alums made the cut: Bob Diamond '73, CEO of Barclays, and Betsy Morgan '90, president of The Blaze. Both are Colby trustees.
On a recent PBS NewsHour program, AP investigative reporter Matt Apuzzo '00 discusses his reporting, and civil liberties questions, regarding the NYPD's use of "mosque crawlers" and "rakers" to monitor Muslims.
Crime novelist Gerry Boyle '78 scored a hat trick in the March/April AAA Northern New England Journey magazine. There's a letter to the editor about his recent toboggan-racing article, he's featured in "A Landscape to Die For" about northern crime writers, and that's him in a fedora (from Colby's theater and dance wardrobe) on the cover.
Alumna Laura Eichelberger '99 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic both made a list of the top-40 favorite cultural anthropology Ph.D. dissertations on the blog Anthropologyworks.
Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).
Karen Heck '74 was sworn in Jan. 3 as Waterville's 52nd mayor. "In order to achieve our dreams, it’s important that we embrace and welcome new ideas,” Heck said in her inaugural address. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.
G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.
President Adams told parents and alumni, "There is nothing like the intensity of the experience we provide here ... nothing like the comprehensiveness ... nothing like it in terms of demonstrable outcomes." (Audio online.)
President Adams finds recent graduates value the intellectual capacities prized at Colby—"the capacity to communicate, to think, to exercise creativity and imagination." His annual report essay goes on to focus on a college dropout.
More than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby will return to Waterville for 2011 Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30. Many scheduled events are open to the general public, most free of charge.
Despite the challenging economy, there is reason for optimism, according to three alumni influential in the financial sector. The Morning Sentinel reports on the Oct. 20 panel featuring Bob Diamond '73, Tom Riley '79, and Eric Rosengren '79.
Mike Daisey '96, a professional storyteller and iconoclast, opens his newest monologue, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Oct. 11. He weighed in on coverage of Jobs's death in this New York Times oped.