Earthquake Damages Building, Spares People in Kalimpong

An earthquake in northeastern India Sept. 18 prompted concern in the Colby community about the welfare of Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong, where Colby students have taught Jan Plans every year since 2007, and where structural damage is reported.

NPR Foreign Correspondent to Receive Lovejoy Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, an NPR foreign correspondent who covered the Arab Spring from Cairo and recently reported from Libya, will receive Colby's 2011 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Oak Fellow Fights India’s Caste System

Fatima Burnad's battle for human rights for the Dalit people of India has led to more than one incarceration -- and to her being named Colby's 2011 Oak Human Rights Fellow.

Prize-winning Photos

The photo "Yellow in Ifotaka," taken in Madagascar by anthropology major Jennifer Gemmell '12, won the grand prize in the SIT Study Abroad photo contest. Justin Fahey '05 was runner-up for "Arusha," a photo he took in Tanzania when he studied there on a SIT program. The two Colbians took first- and second-place honors in a photo contest that had more than 900 entries.

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.

Fleming in UN Talks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering, June 29-July 1 in London.

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.

Summer Internships in Asia

Eleven students will spend the summer in Asia thanks to internship awards that provide up to $4,000 toward expenses for students from any discipline.

Colby Friends Make Impact

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.

Fulbright in South Korea

Graduating senior Daniel Baskerville, an anthropology major with a minor in Japanese, has won a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.

Reflecting on the Death of Bin Laden

Khaled Wardak '13, a native of Afghanistan, shares his reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden in a television interview, and history professor John Turner, an expert on Islam, discusses the importance of the event in a Morning Sentinel story.

Three Fulbright Fellows

Three seniors were awarded prestigious Fulbright fellowships and will put their German language skills to use teaching in Germany and Austria after graduation.

Singers Soar in Spain

Sixty members of the Colby College Chorale traveled to southern Spain over spring break to perform in ancient (and resonant) cathedrals and churches.

Hoshino Wins SFS Research Award

Daniel Hoshino '11 of Newton, Mass., was awarded the School for Field Studies Distinguished Student Researcher Award for marine studies he conducted during spring semester 2010.

Projects for Peace Winners

Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace grants: one to make documentary films about intentional communities, the other to empower women in Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.