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.

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.