Relay Team Wins New England Championship

Frances Onyilagha ’14 Frances Onyilagha ’14 runs her leg of the 1,600-meter relay as she and Emily Doyle ’16, Emily Tolman ’16, and Brittney Bell ’13 won the event at the New England Division III Track and Field Championships at Colby’s Harold Alfond Stadium May 4. The women’s team took third place overall in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Task Force to Consider Student Accountability

by Jenny Chen ’13J Basketball co-captain Jonathan Kalin ’14 knows his teammates don’t need rules to motivate them to work out in the off-season. That motivation stems from a culture where players feel accountable to each other and responsible for the team’s success. This fall Kalin joined the newly created Accountability Task Force to help […]

After Denying Gay Student a Role, Christian Group Opts Out

A campus Christian group that refused a student a leadership role because she is a lesbian opted to decline College funding and status after being found to have violated Colby’s nondiscrimination policy. Colby Christian Fellowship was named in a complaint filed with the Office of Campus Life in September by a student CCF member who […]

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.