Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.

Diamond Delivers Inaugural BBC Lecture

Bob Diamond '73, chief executive of Barclays, was interviewed on the BBC and delivered the inaugural BBC Today Business Lecture Nov. 3 (transcript online).

Student Entrepreneurs’ Fresh Idea

My Fresh Maine, a company started by three Colby students with start-up capital from the Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance, connects Maine farmers and artisans directly to consumers. See story and WMTW-8 TV coverage.

A Homecoming State of the College

President Adams told parents and alumni, "There is nothing like the intensity of the experience we provide here ... nothing like the comprehensiveness ... nothing like it in terms of demonstrable outcomes." (Audio online.)

President Adams on Steve Jobs and the Liberal Arts

President Adams finds recent graduates value the intellectual capacities prized at Colby—"the capacity to communicate, to think, to exercise creativity and imagination." His annual report essay goes on to focus on a college dropout.

Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30, Draws a Crowd

More than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby will return to Waterville for 2011 Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30. Many scheduled events are open to the general public, most free of charge.

Alumni Discuss Economy

Despite the challenging economy, there is reason for optimism, according to three alumni influential in the financial sector. The Morning Sentinel reports on the Oct. 20 panel featuring Bob Diamond '73, Tom Riley '79, and Eric Rosengren '79.

Corrado Analyzes Campaign Fundraising on NPR

NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday tapped Professor Tony Corrado (government) to explain the effects of the recession and of an accelerated primary schedule on fundraising for the 2012 presidential election.

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.

Colby Community Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with on-campus events aimed at honoring victims and eliciting questions.

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.

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.

Construction of Colby Museum Addition to Begin

With site work underway, building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art begins in October. The 26,000-square-foot expansion will include 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.

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]..."

Boylan in the Times

In the first of a series of op-eds for the New York Times, Jennifer Finney Boylan (creative writing) looks at the effects of the economy on northern Maine as she follows the model solar system created in 2004.

Record Participation in Summer Retreat

A record number of students and faculty from 20 academic departments converged to present and learn about research conducted at Colby at the 4th annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) July 21-22 in The Forks, Maine.

Corrado on Campaign Cash

When journalists aim to make sense of presidential campaign fundraising, many look to Anthony Corrado (government), a national expert on campaign finance. In recent days he's been featured on NPR and in USA Today, among other reports.