Hip Hop Philosophy

A rap video, "China, Come Back To Me," explaining Chinese philosophies, made by David Havlicek '11 for an East Asian studies course, is highlighted by The Atlantic magazine online.

Ultimate Frisbee Reaches DIII Nationals

With a spring-season record of 17-2, a win at sectionals, and a close second-place finish at regionals, Colby’s Ultimate Frisbee team, received its first invitation to the national USA Ultimate DIII College Championships this year.

Summer Internships in Asia

Eleven students will spend the summer in Asia thanks to internship awards that provide up to $4,000 toward expenses for students from any discipline.

Student Work Informs Statewide Policy Debate

Proposed legislation to abolish the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which features GIS data provided by Yiyuan Qin '12 (see Map of Proposed 30% Development) in its advocacy.

President Speaks to Seniors

In his May 21 baccalaureate address, President William D. Adams tells the Class of 2011, "Be confident. You're good and you're ready." He advises them to balance their rational and emotional selves, and he offers a special deal on T-shirts. Read the full speech.

Philosophy Prof’s Advice: “Plastikos”

Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.

Green Graduation — Again

More than Miller Lawn will be green at Colby May 22. For the third year, commencement is also "Green Graduation" -- a designation that comes from a number of initiatives campus-wide.

Fulbright in South Korea

Graduating senior Daniel Baskerville, an anthropology major with a minor in Japanese, has won a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.

Wiz Khalifa Performs in Wadsworth Gym

Rapper Wiz Khalifa, touring in support of his number-one hip-hop album, played a sold-out concert in Wadsworth Gym May 6, the last day of classes.

Reflecting on the Death of Bin Laden

Khaled Wardak '13, a native of Afghanistan, shares his reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden in a television interview, and history professor John Turner, an expert on Islam, discusses the importance of the event in a Morning Sentinel story.

Symposium Keynote: Frogs, Jockeys, and Old Music

Research described at the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium keynote event Wednesday suggests the smelly secretions of mink frogs have antimicrobial properties and could lead to new antibiotics for humans.

Symposium Highlights Research

The 12th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27-29, features hundreds of Colby students presenting significant projects as talks, poster presentations, and performances.

Students Empowered at Powershift

Colby students were among some 10,000 activists and environmental leaders who attended the third Powershift, a grassroots event In Washington focused on environmental issues, especially climate change.

Colby Dumps Bottled Water on Earth Day

A three-year student-led Take Back the Tap campaign to rid the campus of bottled water culminates on Earth Day, when remaining stock is removed from shelves in the student center.

Student Entrepreneurs Win Start-up Cash

Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.

Three Fulbright Fellows

Three seniors were awarded prestigious Fulbright fellowships and will put their German language skills to use teaching in Germany and Austria after graduation.

New Works, New Promo

With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.

Farm Projects Win Funding

My Fresh Co., LLC, a website to connect Maine farmers and consumers, won $10,000 in start-up capital at the first Colby Business Competition Saturday, the Sentinel reports. An urban gardening startup in Chicago received $5,000.

Rajiv Shah, Head of USAID, Is Commencement Speaker

The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.