Library Renovation To Restore Reading Room

  Substantial renovations in Miller Library will remodel the entrance and the first floor and will restore the historic main-floor reading room over the next two years. The $8.7-million project approved by trustees in April will significantly expand study space for students and will bring together academic support including the Center for Teaching and Learning, […]

Terrell Looks at Activism at Colby, Encourages Speaking Out

Trustee Charles Terrell ’70 reflected on Colby’s history of activism—and his own—at a student-organized event in March. One week after a group of students interrupted the ceremonial end to the Bicentennial Address Feb. 27, Charles Terrell ’70—an icon of activism at Colby for his leadership in the chapel takeover—delivered the endnote address for the Pugh […]

Colby Volunteer Center Puts Service in Spring Break

  Ten Colby students helped build the foundation of a small school in Las Cebitas, Nicaragua.   There was a time when thoughts of spring break conjured images of beaches and beer. And they may still—for some. But these days demand for alternative spring break programs exceeds capacity. The Goldfarb Center, which oversees some of […]

Adams Announces Plans to Retire; Search for Successor Begins

  President William D. Adams will retire in June 2014. President William D. Adams announced in January that he will retire in June 2014. The news set in motion the process of selecting Colby’s 20th president. Adams, president since 2000, guided the College through many significant changes and milestones.  He has overseen the growth of […]

If I Were President…

Students, staff, and faculty packed Page Commons in Cotter Union for a Bicentennial Day student speech contest. The subject: If I Were Colby’s President. Above, Jon Kalin ’14 talks about his plans for the College.

Lincoln Puts Goodwin in Celebrity Spotlight

For Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64, this was a winter for posing with movie stars and moguls. At doriskearnsgoodwin.com there she is with Steven Spielberg, with Sally Field’s arm draped around her shoulders, with Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Tony Kushner mugging for the camera. Goodwin’s award-winning book Team of Rivals was the basis of […]

Dance Party

Members of the Colby African Society perform in Pulver Pavilion as part of the Bicentennial Day festivities Feb. 27. From left, Phile Shongwe ’15, Pamela Alakai ’14, and Annick Hirwa ’15

Marking the Centuries

President William D. Adams gives the Bicentennial Address in Lorimer Chapel on Feb. 27, the 200th anniversary of the signing of Colby’s charter.

Culinary Feat

Students photograph a Miller Library cake, complete with blue light, prepared by Colby Dining Services for Bicentennial Day. In short order, the library was eaten. 

Tharakan and Silverman Nominated as Alumni Trustees

  Joerose Tharakan ’08 Two new alumni trustees have been nominated to join the Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning in May.   Joerose Tharakan ’08 works for Microsoft Corporation’s Academy of College Hires, based in Pittsburgh. Tharakan came to Colby from Cochin in southern India. She studied at the London School of Economics […]