Traylor ’15 Wins Fellowship in Jordan

Spencer Traylor ’15, a Mitchell Scholar from Brownville, Maine, was one of two college students named 2012 CIEE and Mitchell Institute International Fellows.

Merzaiee ’15 Speaks at Forum

Naimatullah Merzaiee '15 spoke about the Afghan Scholars Initiative at the Waterville Rotary Club's annual Global Forum. "Afghanistan needs people like me, to make a difference, and I think I can do that, so that's my goal," he said.

Seven Students Named 2012 Fulbright Scholars

Seven seniors who graduated May 20 received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to spend the coming academic year abroad as English Teaching Assistants.

Four Professors Receive Fulbrights

Four Colby professors were awarded 2012-13 Fulbright fellowships and will travel abroad to conduct academic research and to teach.

Tony Blair to Speak at Commencement

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremonies this spring.

Yiyuan Qin ’12 Wins Watson Fellowship

Selected as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Yiyuan Jasmine Qin '12 was awarded $25,000 to spend next year traveling to four continents to study river communities.

International Students Discuss American Elections

Students from Afghanistan, China, Germany, and Zimbabwe discussed how they and people from their countries view the American presidential primaries and election at a recent Goldfarb Center event.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Amnesty Chapter Wins Award

Colby's Amnesty International chapter won third place in the organization's Human Rights Ambassador Challenge for actions it took to promote human rights and inspire others in 2011.

Record Applications for Admission

The number of applications for admission to Colby grew again this year, driven by a 19-percent increase in Early Decision applications and setting another all-time record.

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

Mackenzie Receives Fulbright

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.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Int’l Food Fest Saturday

Students will cook traditional foods from 23 different countries for the ninth annual International Food Festival, Nov. 19 at noon in Foss dining hall. See insideColby story about last year's event.

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Lovejoy Award

Despite surviving a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and a warrant for her execution in Iraq, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson concluded, "It’s been worth it, both for myself and those informed by my work." Story, transcript, audio online.

Lovejoy Recipient Reports from Volatile Areas

This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.