Mike Daisey ’96 on Steve Jobs

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.

Alum Featured in Documentary

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.

Bible Scholar Elaine Pagels Gives Inaugural Lecture

Renowned Bible scholar Elaine Pagels took her audience through the Book of Revelation in an animated and illustrated talk Sept. 14—the inaugural Compagna-Sennett Religious Studies Lecture.

Adams Addresses Assembly for New Students

"Engage, explore, listen," President William D. Adams advised at Colby's 194th Assembly for New Students, a formal academic convocation Sept. 6.

Plesch and Libby to Present

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 22-26.

Alums Walk Across America

Nick Tucker '11J and Sam Rouleau '10 have begun walking across the country to perform acts of kindness. Track their progress online at www.makestrides.net.

Keurig Partners Met at Colby

"[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]..."

Colby Leads in Teach For America

For the second year Colby has made the list of top contributors to Teach For America. Colby ties at eighth among small colleges and universities, with 15 members of the Class of 2011 in the program.

Wylie Dufresne ’92 Transforms Food

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."

A Leader for Africa

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.

Alums Plan Walk, Acts of Kindness

Nick Tucker ’11 and Sam Roleau ’10 plan to walk across the country performing voluntary random acts of kindness in every state they visit.

NSF Recognizes Colby Grads

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.

Business Award to 2010 Grad

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, Maine.

Edson Mitchell ’75 Left Outsize Legacy

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.

Admitting the Illustrious Class of 2015

After logging a record 5,175 applications for admission to Colby’s Class of 2015—23 percent more than the previous year—the College yielded an academically accomplished and diverse incoming class.

Stuart Rothenberg ’70 and Prof. Maisel on Presidential Nominations

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 On the Move

“This is a moment of tremendous opportunity,” President William D. Adams said June 4 at his annual State of the College address to alumni gathered for Reunion Weekend.