Greene Op-Ed on Finding Home in Waterville in Morning Sentinel

President David A. Greene penned an op-ed titled “Finding the essence of home in Waterville” in the Sept. 2 Morning Sentinel. In it, Greene recounts a recent trip to Tipperary, Ireland, for the funeral and burial of his young nephew. Struck by the community’s support of his family, Greene noted that the villagers were “focused on our commonalities,...

President Greene’s MLK Day Speech Covered in Maine Media

A talk by President David A. Greene on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was covered by newspapers and radio across Maine. His talk, titled “Bending Towards Justice” was given at Waterville’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast. Greene argued that “all lives matter—that the value of African-American lives is equal to the lives...

New Osborne House Recognizes Colby History, Progress

A front-page story in The Boston Globe explores Colby’s decision to name the President’s House for the family of “Janitor Sam” Osborne, the College’s beloved custodian in the late 19th century. Samuel Osborne, born into slavery, worked for nearly four decades at Colby and his daughter, Marion Osborne, was the first female African-American graduate in...

Colby Launches Historic Campaign to Support Transformational Education, Innovative Initiatives

Colby College launched the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college Friday, as College leaders announced they had already raised $383 million toward a $750-million goal. The campaign, now entering its public phase after just one year of a leadership phase, will position Colby to continue to redefine the liberal arts, offering...

Colby Acquires Historic World Series Collection

In 1943, baseball World Series programs featured cover photos of soldiers and sailors overseas listening to baseball games. In the 1968 series, Cardinals’ center fielder Curt Flood was blamed for a misplayed ball but went on to change the game forever with his campaign for player free agency. And in 2004, the Cardinals’ loss seemed inevitable...

Colby’s response to DACA announcement

President David A. Greene sent the following to the Colby community on Sept. 5, 2017, regarding the recent announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Dear Campus Community, Last year, as questions about potential changes to federal immigration policy began to surface, I reaffirmed Colby’s commitment to protecting the rights of our...

Generous Gift Names Basketball Arena In New Colby Athletic Complex

A generous gift of $8.3 million from a Colby family will name the basketball arena for the planned new athletic complex and provide important funds to accelerate the pace of progress at the College. The commitment celebrates the connections made at the College and the important role of competitive varsity athletics in preparing Colby students...

Colby Confers Degrees to 478 Graduates During 196th Commencement Ceremony

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, told Colby College graduates on Sunday to help the nation return to basic principles of equality and dignity and to understand each other’s stories to develop a deeper sense of humanity.   “When you know somebody’s mom has breast cancer and you know...

Colby to Hold Groundbreaking Event May 3 for Mixed-Use Development on Main Street, Waterville

Colby College will celebrate groundbreaking on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville this week, when Mayor Nick Isgro joins Colby President David A. Greene in officially marking the construction of Main Street’s most significant building project in the better part of a century—a 100,000-square-foot facility that will include community space, retail locations, and housing...

Colby to Break Ground on All-New Athletic Complex

Colby will soon begin moving earth on the northwest corner of campus, setting in motion the largest single project in its history and positioning Colby to provide its community with first-rate athletic facilities across the board. The all-new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will be among the best Division III facilities in the...

Gift of $25 Million to Colby Creates New Model for Liberal Arts and Guarantees Global Experiences

With a $25-million gift, Colby College will guarantee global experiences to all students and facilitate multiple opportunities to prepare them for lifelong success. Thanks to the generosity of the Davis family and trustee of its charitable foundation, Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15, the College announces the creation of DavisConnects, a re-envisioning of the liberal arts...

Four Distinguished Individuals to be Honored at Colby Commencement; Vice President Joe Biden and Political Analyst Amy Walter to Speak

As it celebrates the Class of 2017 for successful completion of Colby’s rigorous course of study, the College will honor distinguished leaders at its 196th Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 21, 2017. The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will deliver the commencement address, and political analyst Amy Walter, a 1991...

Colby Students Awarded Projects for Peace Grant to Explore Environmental Activism in China

Two Colby College sophomores have been awarded a prestigious Davis Projects for Peace grant to create a documentary about environmental activism in China—another example of how Colby students connect their liberal arts education to world challenges. Lijie (Reggie) Huang ’19 and Long Yung (Grace) Yu ’19 will spend this summer exploring the conflicts and challenges...

Greene Named Maine Nonprofit Leader of the Year

In recognition of his leadership in Colby College’s transformative success, President David A. Greene has been named Maine’s Nonprofit Leader of the Year by MaineBiz magazine. The honor from the state’s premier business publication came as the College prepared to break ground on a mixed-use development in downtown Waterville, as work neared completion on a...

Applications for Admission Surge for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, interest in Colby College from the most talented college applicants has surged. Colby received 11,190 applications for one of the 500 spots in the Class of 2021, up 14 percent from last year and 117 percent from 2014. The academic preparation and diversity of the applicant pool have also been...

Colby to Receive $10-million Gift from Joe and Sheri Boulos

Philanthropists Joe and Sheri Boulos have stepped up again for Maine. The couple, known widely for their generosity to Maine organizations and people, has committed $10 million to Colby—the largest gift in their history. The gift will name the Boulos Family Fitness Center in the College’s new athletics complex, which is slated to open in...

Major Gift to Colby Establishes Lunder Institute For American Art

Colby today announced that it has received another gift of more than $100 million from Peter and Paula Lunder in support of the Colby College Museum of Art. The gift will add nearly 1,150 artworks to the museum’s collection and will launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, establishing Colby as the only liberal arts...

President Greene Affirms Colby’s Commitment to Global Education

Colby President David A. Greene reaffirmed the College’s obligation to support and protect all members of its community, in light of a White House order banning most citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. In an email, Greene stressed the importance of higher education in a democratic society—and the world—citing the leading role of...