Colby Tackles Climate Change with New Gift for Environment Lab

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s leadership on environmental issues got stronger this week with the announcement of a gift to support academic research, internships, and global experiences focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The program is part of a larger plan to create funded opportunities for Colby students, giving them valuable tools to help...

Maine as a Laboratory: New Partnerships Bring Colby Students and Faculty to Allen Island, Herring Gut Learning Center

WATERVILLE, Maine—Colby College students, who already have access to unparalleled cross-disciplinary learning, now have more opportunities to enhance their education outside the traditional classroom—on the coast of Maine. New partnerships with the Up East foundation on Allen Island and the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde will turn these Maine treasures into learning laboratories...

Greene and Powell Op-Ed on Waterville Investment in Bangor Daily News

President David A. Greene and Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell explain why they’re investing in Waterville in their op-ed “Investing in Maine downtowns—like Waterville’s—restored our sense of possibly.” In the Oct. 24 piece, they highlight their reasons for the $20-million investment to establish a development fund to aid the city in its revitalization efforts. A deep history...

Colby, Alfond Foundation Announce $20M Investment in Downtown Waterville

  The Harold Alfond Foundation and Colby will invest $20 million in the ongoing revitalization of downtown Waterville. The transformative funding includes a $10-million grant from the foundation and a matching investment by Colby. Greg Powell, board chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and David A. Greene, president of Colby, announced the funding at a...

Downtown Waterville Event to Celebrate Art and Community Partnership Oct. 18

Harold Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell and Colby College President David A. Greene will make a special announcement Oct. 18 at a community event in downtown Waterville. Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell and Waterville Creates! President and CEO Shannon Haines will also offer remarks. Harvest on the Square will bring the community together in...

Construction of Center for Postgraduate Success to Begin

Colby has approved plans to convert the Grossman residence hall into a facility tentatively being called the Center for Postgraduate Success, with construction beginning this spring. The new home for Colby’s Career Center was approved by the Board of Trustees in April, and the overhauled and expanded building is expected to open by fall 2017....

“Not Even Comparable,” New Baseball/Softball Complex Opens

When Dan Csaplar ’16 was a freshman infielder, he lined up to play a hard ground ball only to have it hit a divot in the recently thawed Coombs Field infield. “It popped up in my face and I had to take eight stiches in my lip,” he recalled. The following year Csaplar and teammates...

President Greene and Waterville Mayor Sharpen Vision for Downtown

Planning for a more vibrant downtown Waterville continues apace with President David A. Greene and area officials discussing ideas and options, the Morning Sentinel reports. Student housing, new retail stores and art galleries, an improved pedestrian experience, and upgrades to buildings are on the table, and investors are showing interest. “We want to be a catalyst...

Colby Announces Partnership with QuestBridge

As part of its efforts to recruit and enroll exceptional students regardless of their ability to pay, Colby College has partnered with QuestBridge, an organization that aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and universities. “Colby College and QuestBridge share the vision of a global society that embraces...

Greene Invested as President of Colby College

David A. Greene gave his first public address as Colby’s president at his inauguration ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 13. In his speech, he expressed his vision of Colby’s future success and emphasized the importance of the College’s relationship with Waterville.  

Colby Announces Inauguration Details, Honorary Degree Recipients

Colby College will inaugurate its 20th president, David A. Greene, in a formal ceremony Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. on the lawn of Miller Library. At the event, which is open to the public and will be streamed live, Greene will provide his first public address as president. Associated events on Friday, Sept....