Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Colby Supports Railroad Square’s Changes

Colby is a lead supporter of an initiative to make Waterville’s Railroad Square Cinema a nonprofit entity—an effort that means long-term security and expanded programming for the popular movie house and will allow for collaboration with Colby’s cinema studies program. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.

Lydia Ball ’13 Cowrites HuffPo Blog With Carl Safina

After oceans advocate Carl Safina's initial visit to campus as Mellon Environmental Studies Fellow, he asked Lydia Ball '13, an environmental science major from Havertown, Pa., to draft a blogpost. The two are coauthors of the piece, about Hurricane Sandy, published Nov. 10 on Huffington Post.

Finance Alumni Give Students a Preview

The Career Center and more than 70 alumni working in finance teamed up this fall to present a networking and informational program in Boston for Colby students.

Students Help With Model After-School Program

Colby biology students working in a Skowhegan Middle School after-school program are helping with the only project in Maine chosen as a model by the 21st Century grant program.

Baratunde Thurston Packs Page Commons

Standup comic, cultural commentator, and social media wonk Baratunde Thurston packed Page Commons Nov. 1 for two hours of rapid-fire observations, quips, and pearls from the world online.

Traylor ’15 Wins Fellowship in Jordan

Spencer Traylor ’15, a Mitchell Scholar from Brownville, Maine, was one of two college students named 2012 CIEE and Mitchell Institute International Fellows.

Students Return, Classes Begin Wednesday

Classes officially begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, following orientation for the Class of 2016, which ends Tuesday.  A profile of the incoming class, which arrives as Colby celebrates its bicentennial.

Students Offer Free SAT Test Prep

MulePrep, a free SAT test-prep program offered by Colby students, is a successful civic engagement project entering its second year, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Biologist Creates Natural Anesthetic

Working with Colby students, Russell Danner (biology) has developed an all-natural fish anesthetic made of spearmint and wintergreen oils. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Writing Project Set to Begin

A new initiative to improve students’ writing skills across the disciplines—the Colby Writing Project—begins with phase one this academic year.

Economic Impact of Maine Lakes

Professors Michael Donihue '79 (economics) and Whitney King (chemistry) discuss a Colby study that is looking at the economic impact of the Belgrade Lakes on the state's economy. Maine Public Broadcasting reports.

Colby to Launch Center for Arts and Humanities

Colby will launch a center for the arts and humanities this fall thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The center will support the curriculum, lectures and events, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Student Coauthors Science Article

Michael Stephens '13 cowrote a Science magazine article about a surprising discovery in the Arctic, and CNN.com reported on the findings June 11. Stephens made the scientific expedition with Bigelow Laboratory last summer.

Kone: Full Speed Ahead

After winning the Division III NCAA national championship in the 100-meter dash in California, environmental studies major Dominique Kone '13 headed to Virginia for an internship working on parasite research. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Seven Students Named 2012 Fulbright Scholars

Seven seniors who graduated May 20 received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to spend the coming academic year abroad as English Teaching Assistants.