10 Tips to Successful Entrepreneurship

When HomeAway founder and CEO Brian Sharples ’82 visited Colby in January he shared with students his insights from years of entrepreneurial experience. 1. Plan Your Attack “A good idea is really not enough. Ideas, in a way, are a dime a dozen. … Being able to execute is probably the most important thing.” 2. […]

A Museum’s Magical Moments

by Pat Sims At a symposium preceding the dedication, a panel of art experts examined the role of the Colby College Museum of Art as a center for teaching that allows unfiltered access to original art and can lead to moments in which students are transformed into teachers. Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown […]

For Colby and the Lunders, a Bold Stroke

Related: For Lunder Collection: A New Home Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, recalls a time when Peter and Paula Lunder began to wonder about the ultimate purpose of their growing collection of American art. Prices were skyrocketing, and the Lunders were questioning whether this was where they should be devoting their […]

From China, Parents Say Colby Is a Success for Their Children

  Related Article: The Secret is Out In many ways they are groundbreakers, sending their talented and high-achieving children not only to American colleges but to colleges less well known than the big name American universities most sought after in China. But these parents say they are very happy that their sons and daughters have […]

An Enduring Legacy

by Paul Schupf LL.D. ’06 Article: Remembering Hugh Gourley In the end a man’s life is often measured by the difference he made. About Hugh it is enough to say that Colby College, its museum and Maine cannot be imagined without his life’s work, nor could the lives of Hugh’s friends who benefited from his […]

Real Problems, Real Solutions

Research Assistant William Supple IV ’12 uses a glass-bottomed bucket to view the shallow-water substrate of Great Pond. Supple and five other students worked this summer with professors Russell Cole, Catherine Bevier, and Herbert Wilson to investigate the impacts of shoreland development on the lake’s shallow-water ecosystem.   Colby has focused its environmental resources on […]

Not Dead Yet

NY Daily News editor Convey points to online growth, increased revenues as positives in tabloid’s future

Meet the Afghan Scholars

by Pat Sims “You can’t believe where these students are at fifteen or sixteen years old,” John Campbell ’09 said of the students from Afghanistan he and Qiamuddin Amiry ’09 are recruiting and tutoring for Afghan Sscholars Initiative scholarships at private high schools including Gould Academy in Maine, the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, Oregon Episcopal […]