Q&A with David A. Greene, Colby’s 20th President

David A. Greene, who has worked in leadership roles at Brown University, Smith College, and the University of Chicago, will take office at Colby July 1. He will be joined on Mayflower Hill by his wife and three children. David A. Greene, currently executive vice president at the University of Chicago, will take office as […]

In Their Footsteps, 1964-2013

From parietal hours to protests to the end of fraternities, the period that began with a maelstrom of change ended with Colby emerging stronger than ever.

In Their Footsteps, 1914-1963

Three wars, a devastating economic depression, and creation of a new campus from scratch: during the years 1914-1963 Colby was up to the challenge.

Colby Leads Way to Net Zero Emissions

Colby’s biomass heating plant, completed in 2012, substantially cut the College’s emissions. When it comes to carbon-neutral campuses, 668 colleges and universities have signed the pledge. On April 4 Colby became the first among NESCAC, Ivy, and comparable colleges to achieve net zero carbon emissions.   Colby is the fourth in the nation and the […]

Steinem Connects With Activism at Colby

by Jacob McMarthy Ms. magazine cofounder Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed house in Lorimer Chapel. Famed activist and political figure Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed Lorimer Chapel Feb. 28, the same day Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act. She served as the keynote speaker of S.H.O.U.T!, a week of multicultural celebration organized […]

Where There Now is a Campus, There Once Were Farms

by Charles Ferguson   Editor’s note: Professor Charles Ferguson (Associate Professor of French, emeritus) spent 28 years in classrooms on the Colby campus before retiring in 1995.  In 2008 he took a very different look at Mayflower Hill—the pastoral land that preceded Colby’s move from downtown Waterville.  What was there? Who farmed the fields that […]

Lectures Look to the Future of the Liberal Arts

William Bowen Martha Nussbaum David Oxtoby Celebrating 200 years since Colby was chartered, a theme often repeated this year was the importance of looking ahead as well as remembering the past. In that spirit the Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture Series brought four leading American intellectuals to campus to talk about the future of the liberal arts. […]

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, […]