Capitol Hill to Mayflower Hill

Just after the budget sequester took effect and as partisanship in Washington seemed elevated, two former congressmen—one Republican and one Democrat—visited campus to clarify how the government got here and where they think it should go next. 

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, […]

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 […]

Winter Construction

The new science building is taking shape. Workers have not let cold, wind, or snow get in the way of erecting its steel frame and roof. The 36,400-square-foot building, which will house the computer science, mathematics and statistics, and psychology departments, is located across Mayflower Hill Drive from the Colby Museum of Art. It is […]

Simpson Speaker for Mitchell Lecture Series

Sen. Alan K. Simpson Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2013 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Series April 10. The lecture series is sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby. Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell will be the special guest […]

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 […]