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.

Commencement Honorees Named

Sam Deeran '12 of Falmouth, Maine, will address about 470 classmates at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Nicole Sintetos '12, a Winslow, Maine, resident, will be recognized for receiving the Condon Medal for constructive citizenship, and five influential individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees.

2012 Student Awards Presented

An awards ceremony May 1 in Lorimer Chapel recognized students, faculty, and staff with College-wide and departmental awards for contributions to Colby and for outstanding academic achievement. The full list is online.

Students Present Research

At the 13th Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 25-27, students representing 29 departments or programs presented 127 posters and delivered 153 oral presentations. Abstracts are online.

Apuzzo Wins Pulitzer

Matt Apuzzo ’00 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting this week as part of an Associated Press investigative team that revealed the New York Police Department’s secret surveillance of Muslims.

Jenny Chen ’13J Wins Projects for Peace Grant

Jenny Chen ’13J is the latest Colby student to win a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. This year Chen’s successful grant proposal is “Connecting the Dots: Peace Tour 2012.”

Tony Blair to Speak at Commencement

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremonies this spring.

Student’s Original Score Wins Kennedy Center Award

Luke Martin ’14, who wrote a score for the fall Theater and Dance Department play, The Long Christmas Ride Home, won a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region I best original music award.

Alum Behind Big Nate Comics

Lincoln Peirce '85, the author and illustrator behind the Big Nate comic strip, was profiled in the Los Angeles Times March 28. His fourth book was published last week. More in Colby magazine.