Under clear skies on the lawn of Miller Library, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair advised the 465 members of the Class of 2012 to continue learning with humility, to maintain an open mind, and to serve others.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.