Entrepreneur Nick Friedman '10, cofounder with Brandon Pollock '10 of
Blue Reserve, a bottleless water cooler company, received an award for
being one of the most innovative businesspeople in greater Portland,
Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg '70 of the Rothenberg Political Report, considering whether members of the House of Representatives can gain the presidential nomination, consults with Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel. "People who work their way up the House ladder tend to be careerists.
Most wouldn’t give that up for the mere chance to be president," said Maisel.
Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.
Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with
consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.
New York Times "DealBook" reports on Christina Feng '08 using Wall Street deals to teach finance in her Synergy M&A class in New York City, with mention of a guest lecture by Bob Diamond '73, head of Barclays.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.
After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.
Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.
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.