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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

South African Reconciliation Advocate is Oak Fellow

Zandile Nhlengetwa, a South African activist who worked toward reconciliation in the midst of violence and retribution, is the 2012 Oak Human Rights Fellow.  Nhlengetwa, a longtime educator in KwaZulu-Natal, is spending first semester at Colby discussing the history of the conflicts that claimed the lives of her husband, brother, and adopted son. She worked […]