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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"[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]..."
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.
Nick Tucker '11J and Sam Roleau '10 are walking across the country, performing acts of kindness along the way. "This is a walk to inspire change and do good deeds across the nation," Tucker wrote in an e-mail.
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.
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.