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.

Remembering Derrik Flahive

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.

Colby Mourns Death of Derrik Flahive ’13

Derrik Flahive '13, a global studies major and lacrosse player who drowned while studying in Chile, is remembered for his service to others and his many talents.

A Christmas Ride of Surprises

It features puppets and it's about Christmas, but The Long Christmas Ride Home, which runs Nov. 10-12, is not a children's play.

Another LEED-Certified Building

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.

Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

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.

Student Entrepreneurs’ Fresh Idea

My Fresh Maine, a company started by three Colby students with start-up capital from the Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance, connects Maine farmers and artisans directly to consumers. See story and WMTW-8 TV coverage.

Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30, Draws a Crowd

More than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby will return to Waterville for 2011 Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30. Many scheduled events are open to the general public, most free of charge.

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Lovejoy Award

Despite surviving a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and a warrant for her execution in Iraq, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson concluded, "It’s been worth it, both for myself and those informed by my work." Story, transcript, audio online.

Lovejoy Recipient Reports from Volatile Areas

This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.