President Greene to New Students: Take Intellectual Risks

Slideshow: Orientation 2014 Following a week of orientation activities that included First Class (sessions with professors to set the tone for academic dialogue), Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips (from canoeing to theater improv), and community service, President David A. Greene addressed assembled first-year students at Colby’s 197th First-Year Convocation in Lorimer Chapel Sept. 2. “It’s time...

Welcoming the Class of 2017 with Ceremony, Flags

The Class of 2017, arriving at Colby Aug. 27, comprises students of 41 countries and 34 states—including a Coloradan interested in the flags of all their nations and states. 

President Adams to Graduates: Be Confident and Generous

In his baccalaureate address to graduating seniors, President William D. Adams echoed messages from over Colby’s two centuries to remind students that, as much as times have changed, some things remain constant.

Colby to Hold Bicentennial-Year Commencement Sunday, May 26

Approximately 500 seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees at Colby’s 192nd Commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. In celebration of the College’s bicentennial year, all recipients of honorary degrees including the speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith ’73, are Colby alumni.

Commencement 2013 Honors Alumni

There’s something different about this year’s commencement, May 26. For the first time in a century, all honorary degrees will go to alumni.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.

Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion Opening Date Set

The new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby Museum of Art is set to open in July with an inaugural exhibition showcasing the recently donated Lunder Collection of American Art.

ABC News Debate Coverage Features Two Colby Alums

ABC News Digital's live coverage of the final presidential debate will be anchored by an all-Colby team: ABC News Political Director Amy Walter '91 and Good Morning America Weekend Anchor Dan Harris '93.

Biologist Creates Natural Anesthetic

Working with Colby students, Russell Danner (biology) has developed an all-natural fish anesthetic made of spearmint and wintergreen oils. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Writing Project Set to Begin

A new initiative to improve students’ writing skills across the disciplines—the Colby Writing Project—begins with phase one this academic year.

Economic Impact of Maine Lakes

Professors Michael Donihue '79 (economics) and Whitney King (chemistry) discuss a Colby study that is looking at the economic impact of the Belgrade Lakes on the state's economy. Maine Public Broadcasting reports.

Colby to Launch Center for Arts and Humanities

Colby will launch a center for the arts and humanities this fall thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The center will support the curriculum, lectures and events, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Student Coauthors Science Article

Michael Stephens '13 cowrote a Science magazine article about a surprising discovery in the Arctic, and CNN.com reported on the findings June 11. Stephens made the scientific expedition with Bigelow Laboratory last summer.