Nayeli Germosen

Team Player

But Germosen’s goal wasn’t just to challenge gender stereotypes about basketball in her father’s home country. Through a month-long internship with Mariposa DR Foundation, she hoped to inspire the next generation of girls to find their passions and pursue their dreams. Mariposa, a nonprofit located in the Dominican Republic’s northern coastal town of Cabarete, aims […]

The Art of Surfing

What made this late November moment so sweet was the surfboard Brinkema was riding. It wasn’t the foam board he bought on Craigslist his first year at Colby. This was a wooden board, handcrafted by Brinkema himself in Colby’s sculpture studio and finished just hours earlier. “It was a crazy feeling, this thing I had […]
Mufaddalali Ali

Data Science in Action

That’s what happens at DataFest, a weekend-long competition thrown each year by the American Statistical Association that pits teams of 2-5 students against the clock to make sense of a massive, complex, real-life data set. In March Colby hosted their first-ever regional event virtually with teams from Bates, Bowdoin, and College of the Atlantic. “I […]
Grace Connolly in the art studio

Peer Review

While senior art exhibitions are common at undergraduate institutions, accompanying catalogs are rare. Colby’s version—with essays on the artworks authored by student writers—sets a high bar. The catalog allows for a deeper dive into each piece, a chance to meet the artists and understand their motives. Included are reproductions of the work, artist statements, and, […]
Thinley Wangden

The Path of Least Resistance

As a NASA intern, the Bhutanese native gathered and interpreted NASA Earth observations data to advise premier conservation organizations, including the Bhutan Tiger Center, Bhutan Foundation, and the Bhutan Ecological Society. Her results will contribute to the development of new strategic corridors for the elephants and inform future land policies. During the spring 2021 semester, […]
Spanish Heritage comic strip

With Respect to Heritage

Craig has been one of the students enrolled in a new two-course sequence specifically designed for heritage learners. Like Craig, heritage speakers grow up learning the language at home, usually through their parents. They often have strong speaking abilities but more limited non-spoken ones, such as reading or writing, making their needs vastly different from […]

Fancy Footwork

This spring, the skaters’ final project for the course “The Art of Athletics,” a short film titled Rehearsal: 11/3/2020, earned national recognition from the ACDA, American College Dance Association. Rehearsal was selected as one of the strongest dance films submitted nationwide for the ACDA’s virtual “Screendance” gala on April 10. “I think one of the […]
Regan Bragg, a mathematics and computer science double major, as she works with the coding program that she’s teaching students of Waterville’s public schools.

Early Exposure

A mathematics and computer science double major, Bragg has imagined and implemented a program to boost young Mainers’ interest in programming and computer science. Bragg’s brainchild is the WJHS Coding Club, an afterschool club for students at Waterville Junior High School. It uses a cadre of 20 Colby mentors to teach 12- and 13-year-olds basic […]
Ben Bogorad ’21, Olivia Hochstadt ’21, Minji Ko ’21, Whitney White ’21

Waiting for a Watson

  Ben Bogorad ’21   Olivia Hochstadt ’21   Minji Ko ’21   Whitney White ’21 In the 51 years that Colby has participated in the program, 65 Colby seniors have won a “Watson,” as it’s informally called. They’ve studied nomads in Mongolia, runners in Kenya, river communities in Southeast Asia, children subsisting on trash […]
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Job Ready

The economics and music double major had never presented recommendations with high-stakes implications to a corporate sales team, and certainly not one for a $317-billion company like LVMH, the retail giant that owns iconic brands like Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon, and Tiffany. “It was so cool to see the liberal arts approach to a […]