Oak Fellow Jinyan Zeng

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All Research, All the Time Neuroscientist and J. Warren Merrill Professor of Biology Andrea Tilden is continuing her bioinformatics research during her sabbatical year as a visiting scientist at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Tilden has been conducting research at MDIBL for more than 20 years, both for her own research and guiding […]
Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Commencement—by Biden Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, told graduates to help the nation return to basic principles of equality and dignity and to understand each other’s stories to develop a deeper sense of humanity. “When you know somebody’s mom has breast cancer and you know somebody’s dad just lost […]
Mardi Haskell '17 and coach Danny Noyes '02

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1 The number of Colby computer science majors who were supposed to land a coveted paid summer internship with CGI, the international company that is making Waterville its Maine hub. Instead the company hired four. Rob Durst ’19, Robbie DeAngelo ’19, Christopher Marcello ’19, and Austin Nantkes ’19 so impressed CGI supervisors during Jan Plan […]
Kim Donaldson '16

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“Absurd Success” That’s what Will Barron ’00, track and field throwing coach, said about Kim Donaldson ’16, who picked up the shot just this year and reached the NCAA championships. Donaldson was already a star volleyball player but was reluctant to end her Colby athletic career when the season ended, she said. So she turned […]
Larry and Jean Pugh

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Huffington and Jarrett Speak Commencement Weekend Arianna Huffington, whose Huffington Post website boldly led the way into the digital media age, will deliver the address at Colby College’s 195th Commencement on Sunday, May 22. She will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the ceremony. Cofounder of the namesake news site, Huffington closely […]
Whistler painting

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Rosengren ’79 to Head Trustees Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has been named the next chair of Colby College’s Board of Trustees. Rosengren will formally assume this volunteer position in May of 2016. Rosengren, who credits the College for inspiring his interest in economics, went […]

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Comments at and about a rally held April 16 after anonymous posts on the social media app Yik Yak mocked a protest against recent police shootings of African-American men: “I want to challenge you to be part of the ‘we’ that will not tolerate this.” —Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon “I never […]

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Students Reflect On Six Professors Newly Tenured “Future art students can rest assured that they will have a professor who, in being committed to their education, searches out engaging and creative ways to teach.” —Veronica Vesnaver ’15, about Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan “Professor Brunetaux not only leads students to deepen their understanding of […]

Admissions: A Banner Year for Applications

How did it happen? • Strategic efforts to seek out the most academically qualified students in all parts of the country. • Additional staff to increase the number and effectiveness of high school visits. • Emphasis by admissions officers and in materials on the College’s rigorous, individualized academic experience.    

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Men’s Cross Country Races to No. 6 Ranking Colby men’s cross country was on an early-season roll, besting perennial powers Williams and MIT in September and emerging as the sixth-best team in Division III in the nation and first in New England. The team returned the top six runners of its NCAA team from last […]