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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
At a community gathering of remembrance for Derrik Flahive ’13 Nov. 17, friends and teachers spoke of his "infectious smile" and adventurous spirit. Flahive was studying abroad in Chile when he died Nov. 15.
Goddard-Hodgkins Hall received LEED Gold certification for the 2010 renovation that used local, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials and increased the energy efficiency of the 53-year-old building.
Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.