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.
With a spring-season record of 17-2, a win at sectionals, and a
close second-place finish at regionals, Colby’s Ultimate Frisbee team,
received its first invitation to the national USA Ultimate DIII College
Championships this year.
Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.
What began as a freshman-year friendship has become a philanthropic venture in which Qiamuddin Amiry '09 and John Campbell '09 bring Afghan students to the U.S. for high school and college. Read more in the May 13 Boston Globe.
While working at Maine newspapers, Gerry Boyle '78 collected inspiration for the characters he creates. Now the editor of Colby magazine, Boyle simultaneously writes mystery novels which have earned national acclaim.
My Fresh Co., LLC, a website to connect Maine farmers and consumers, won $10,000 in start-up capital at the first Colby Business Competition Saturday, the Sentinel reports. An urban gardening startup in Chicago received $5,000.
New York Times "DealBook" reports on Christina Feng '08 using Wall Street deals to teach finance in her Synergy M&A class in New York City, with mention of a guest lecture by Bob Diamond '73, head of Barclays.
After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.