Messages and Updates

Reflections on Recent Events

October 28, 2018
Dear Colby Community, I feel the heaviness of our times. The heinous murder and harm inflicted on worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was an unspeakable act of terror, and as devastating as it was, it was not an isolated event. Just in the last week we saw public figures have their ... Read more

Opening of Spring Semester

February 13, 2018
Dear Campus Community, In my convocation address at the start of the academic year, I spoke of an emerging and serious set of challenges facing American higher education. Some of the challenges are coming from outside the academy, such as eroding public support for higher education, and others have been generated internally. These include a ... Read more

Another Historic Moment for Colby College

October 23, 2017
We have just launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to ensure that our students and faculty have the resources they need to do their very best work in this century and beyond. We launched with a goal that is unprecedented among liberal arts colleges—$750 million. Read more

Opening of the Academic Year

September 5, 2017
Dear Colby Community, The challenges of our world can seem overwhelming: natural disasters, global conflicts, and violence in our communities; anger, ignorance, and bigotry; gross disparities in the human condition; and leaders across sectors acting in narrow self-interest instead of furthering the commonweal. These are challenges that can erode our hope and sense of possibility. ... Read more

Colby’s Environmental Leadership

June 9, 2017
The College’s solar array is taking shape on Washington Street as you approach Mayflower Hill. This initiative builds on Colby’s extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability on campus and the significant investments we have made to ensure Colby leads liberal arts colleges in the study of the environment and climate change. Read more
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