As a nurse who cares for homeless people in Boston, Catherine McDonough '99 is featured in the film Give Me a Shot of Anything: House Calls to the Homeless, which premiered at the Boston Film Festival Sept. 19.
Veronique Plesch (art) and Maggie Libby '81 (art, Special Collections)
will present "Commemorating Colby Women" at the ninth International
Association of Word and Image Studies Conference in Montreal, August
"[John] Sylvan ['80] quit his job and by the early 1990s was experimenting with single-serving coffee pods in his condo ... 'If you'd been there, you'd have seen things exploding in my kitchen and [the whole place] covered in coffee grinds,' he recalls. To help put together a business plan, Sylvan brought in a former Colby roommate, Peter Dragone ['79]..."
Lauren Shockey recounts her first day as an apprentice at wd~50, the "cutting edge" restaurant by Wylie Dufresne '92 that "helped transform
New York's gritty Lower East Side into a playground for hipsters."
Escar Kusema '09 has received a MILEAD Fellowship from
the Moremi Initiative in recognition
of her "accomplishments as a leader and her passion for education,
women, and development" in her native country, Zimbabwe.
Four recent Colby graduates were named Graduate Research Fellows by the
National Science Foundation in a program that provides three years of
support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs.
Entrepreneur Nick Friedman '10, cofounder with Brandon Pollock '10 of
Blue Reserve, a bottleless water cooler company, received an award for
being one of the most innovative businesspeople in greater Portland,
A New York Times story describes the late Colby trustee Edson V. Mitchell '75 as a "pied piper" who recruited leaders who transformed Deutsche Bank. Ten years after his death, "Mr. Mitchell's legacy remains outsize," it says.
Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg '70 of the Rothenberg Political Report, considering whether members of the House of Representatives can gain the presidential nomination, consults with Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel. "People who work their way up the House ladder tend to be careerists.
Most wouldn’t give that up for the mere chance to be president," said Maisel.
Colby will hold Reunion Weekend 2011 June 2-5, when graduates, families, and friends of the college—some 1,200 visitors from around the country and as far away as the People’s Republic of China—are expected in Waterville.