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.

Message in a Box


What should we tell Colbians of the future?


That’s the question facing Professor Jenny Boylan (English) as she ponders the time capsule to be sealed Feb. 27 in conjunction with Colby’s bicentennial celebration.


Let the Celebration Begin

Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 gave the keynote address at the College’s bicentennial kickoff celebration on campus Oct. 19. Photo by Fred Field

Two Hundred Years Young

Students hit the dance floor by the hundreds at a ball marking the kickoff of Colby’s bicentennial year. Music was by Pearl, an alumni band dating to the late 1970s.   Photo by Fred Field  

Belgrade Lakes EPSCoR Research Has Impact

Colby faculty and student research in the Belgrade Lakes earned widespread attention in Maine this fall—and an extension of the National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant that funded much of the work. Miselis Professor of Chemistry Whitney King learned in September that the grant, received in partnership with the University of Maine and other institutions, is […]

Colby Volunteers Boost SAT Scores for Local Students

Lily Steig ’16 assists a Waterville-area high school student during SAT prep classes at Colby this fall. Maine high school students are boosting their SAT scores thanks to a free test preparation class offered by Colby students. MulePrep was founded by Matt White ’14, an education minor and English major who in high school saw […]

Tobacco Banned on Most of Campus

An ashtray at one of three smoking areas on the Colby campus. The temporary smoking areas will be removed in September. Colby is moving toward becoming tobacco-free. On Sept. 1 use of tobacco was prohibited throughout the campus, with the exception of three designated smoking areas (located in Hillside and Coburn parking lots and near […]