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“Even for me, I couldn’t believe [Khashoggi’s murder] happened.” —Hala Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian human rights activist, the inaugural Jamal Khashoggi Fellow at the Washington Post, and a panelist at the Lovejoy Award ceremony at Colby Oct. 4. Lovejoy Honors journalists killed in 2018 The violent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi […]

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On a High Note The last Colby-Bowdoin hockey contests in Alfond Ice Rink were festive occasions, with former coaches and players gathering on center ice. The games marked the 65th season for the Mayflower Hill arena, which opened in 1955 and will be replaced by the rink in the new Colby athletics center in the […]
Coldness and Lightness theater performance

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“In collaborative performance-making, every performer participates in the authorship of the whole, and the director guides that action. Coldness and Lightness asked me to embody paradox, to be harsh and clear and linear, and to imbue that severity with undercurrents of softness and warmth.” —Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Annie Kloppenberg, shown performing in […]
Schupf Arts Center rendering


The extraordinary generosity of the Colby community brings arts to downtown Waterville, enables high-level biomedical research, creates new opportunities in fine arts and civic engagement, and makes a Colby education more affordable for middle-income families.     Schupf Arts Add the Paul J. Schupf Art Center to the transformative changes coming to downtown Waterville. In […]
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Clues about Benjamin Butler As Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, pieces together the life of Benjamin Franklin Butler—Colby’s Class of 1838, Civil War hero, governor of Massachusetts, and presidential candidate—she’s done research in the Library of Congress, Colby’s Special Collections, and private collections. On her latest journey, accompanied […]

Alumni Attorneys Provide a Different Sort of Law Schooling

“Different places, but definitely a different experience for everyone as well,” said Tracy Nale, who specializes in estate and elderly law. She is now sharing her expertise with Sebastien Philemon ’19. “Wherever I’m going, he’s going,” said Nale. They’re working in the office, attending client meetings, and going to the courthouse. For Philemon, the entire […]
Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder K. Singh

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“Your liberal arts education, your experience at Colby, is more urgent than ever.” —Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder K. Singh, addressing the Class of 2022 at the 201st Convocation Sept. 4. Singh told first-years that as our world becomes more diverse, we become afraid of ourselves, perpetuating intolerance.   Game, Set, Match Scott Altmeyer ’20 beat […]
Lareese Hall

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Lareese Hall, Director of the Colby Libraries Future focused—that’s what Lareese Hall will be as incoming director of the Colby Libraries. Hall says academic libraries can be “creative and dynamic collaborative platforms for curiosity and learning.” She comes to Mayflower Hill from the Rhode Island School of Design.   Too Big to Govern? That’s the […]
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 […]