Yiyuan Qin ’12 Wins Watson Fellowship

Selected as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Yiyuan Jasmine Qin '12 was awarded $25,000 to spend next year traveling to four continents to study river communities.

International Students Discuss American Elections

Students from Afghanistan, China, Germany, and Zimbabwe discussed how they and people from their countries view the American presidential primaries and election at a recent Goldfarb Center event.

New Director of Goldfarb Center Named

Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.

CCAK Turns 10

Colby celebrated 10 years of Colby Cares About Kids by inviting area students in the program to campus for a day of sledding—and a visit from Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott. WABI-TV captured some highlights.

Spike Lee on Education, Hollywood

In a speech at Colby Feb. 24, Spike Lee repeatedly discussed the value of education, and he called on Hollywood to better reflect America's diversity. The event was part of the student-organized SHOUT! week. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Amnesty Chapter Wins Award

Colby's Amnesty International chapter won third place in the organization's Human Rights Ambassador Challenge for actions it took to promote human rights and inspire others in 2011.

Adams Addresses College Costs

College costs continue to make headlines, and last week President Obama drew even more attention to the issue in his State of the Union address and, a few days later, in remarks at the University of Michigan. Colby President William D. Adams discusses some of the College's strategies for addressing cost and its commitment to access and affordability in a recent statement.

Record Applications for Admission

The number of applications for admission to Colby grew again this year, driven by a 19-percent increase in Early Decision applications and setting another all-time record.

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

Skiers Put Skills to Use

Fifteen Colby ski team members spent Jan. 8 at Sugarloaf working with trainers for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation learning how to guide skiers who are amputees, are in wheelchairs, or have extreme stability issues.

Heck ’74 Is Waterville Mayor

Karen Heck '74 was sworn in Jan. 3 as Waterville's 52nd mayor. "In order to achieve our dreams, it’s important that we embrace and welcome new ideas,” Heck said in her inaugural address. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.

New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

$50K for Waterville Arts

Waterville will receive a Maine Arts Commission grant for a collaboration that includes the Colby Museum of Art. "Waterville is poised to become a destination for arts and creative opportunities in Maine," said Museum Director Sharon Corwin.

Colby Partners with KIPP

A new partnership aims to improve access to Colby for students from low-income families who are graduates of KIPP charter schools. The initiative focuses on strategies to help KIPP graduates, often first-generation college students, to succeed in higher education.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Woodsmen’s Team teaches girls new skills

The women of the Colby Woodsmen's team teamed up with Hardy Girls Healthy Women, a local nonprofit, to teach area girls forestry skills. The event was one in a series by Hardy Girls. "They are coming to see how women are doing in a male-dominated field," said Julia Knoeff '13. "They also are doing rugby and other sports usually associated with a male doing it. They are seeing that women can do it as well and empowering them."

Int’l Food Fest Saturday

Students will cook traditional foods from 23 different countries for the ninth annual International Food Festival, Nov. 19 at noon in Foss dining hall. See insideColby story about last year's event.