Migrants’ Rights Activist to be 2020 Oak Human Rights Fellow

The Oak Institute for Human Rights is proud to announce the 2020 Oak Human Rights Fellow: Nasim Lomani, a human rights defender and migrants’ rights activist, who has been working in Greece and across the EU for over a decade, will join the Colby community this fall. As a then 16-year-old Afghanistani, Lomani left for...

Tracy ’19 Co-First Author on Paper in Fish and Shellfish Immunology

Adrienne Tracy ’20, an environmental science and biology double major, was the co-first author as a team member on a recently published paper in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology titled “Genome to phenome tools: In vivo and in vitro transfection of Crassostrea virginica hemocytes” Kiara Reed ’19, who also participated in the “Synthetic Biology” Jan...

Colby’s Class of 2024 Breaks Records

Receiving nearly 14,000 applications for the Class of 2024, Colby had the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, showing yet again the continuously growing demand and enthusiasm for a Colby education. Less than 10 percent of the 13,922 who applied were offered admission, and a record number of those students accepted Colby’s offer. “The...

Dave Angelini Elected to Prestigious Professional Biology Society Executive Committee

Associate Professor of Biology Dave Angelini has been named to the executive committee of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), the largest and most prestigious professional association of its kind. Angelini will serve as chair of the Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology starting in January 2021. An expert in evolutionary developmental biology (EvoDevo),...

Colby Names Eric Harlow Head Coach of Alpine Skiing

Eric Harlow, director of alpine programs at Sugar Bowl Academy located in Lake Tahoe, has been named the new head coach of Colby men’s and women’s alpine skiing. In his more than 20 years of coaching elite athletes, he has developed and led teams and individuals who have consistently excelled at junior levels, top-ranked NCAA...

Colby CAT-scan Machine Used in Effort to Produce Vital COVID-19 Equipment

Colby’s Assistant Professor of Biology Josh Martin is using his expertise and sophisticated scientific equipment to create face shields, respirator masks, and air filter cartridges for local first responders and hospitals in need of equipment that is crucial to treating patients with COVID-19. Martin is part of a network of Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin faculty...

More Reason to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

The COVID-19 curve may be emblematic of the global pandemic, but the ubiquitous graphic doesn’t accurately represent the dynamics of the spread of the disease—or the full benefits of slowing its spread. That’s according to Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Moore, an ecologist who studies the distribution and abundance of organisms—and disease, disease ecology, and...

Class of 2024 Admitted to Colby

Colby has offered admission to 1,307 students for the Class of 2024. The admitted students were selected from a pool of 13,922 applications, which translates to a 9-percent admit rate. They hail from 46 states and more than 60 countries, a testament to the global appeal of a Colby education. “We’re thrilled to welcome this...

Professor Robert Gastaldo Published in Nature Communications

Current Ocean Crisis Indicates Land May Be Experiencing Even More Stress New research from an international team of scientists led by Colby College Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo appears this week in Nature Communications, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. Titled “The base of the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone, Karoo Basin, predates the end-Permian marine extinction,”...

Davis Project for Peace Winners to Initiate Menstrual Help for Refugees in Uganda

When premed students Sravya Bahudodda ’21 and Faiza Qazi ’21 think back to Jan Plan of their sophomore year, they immediately recall their Ugandan host sisters. During their short homestay in Kikuube, a village in western Uganda, the girls often stayed up listening to music, dancing, and chatting—conversations that sometimes caught all of them off...

Mules Among Nation’s Best in NCAA Ski Racing Championships

Five of Colby’s own began the prestigious challenge of the NCAA ski racing championships today. Erin Bianco ’21 and Marin Coletta ’21 represent Colby Nordic while Colbey Derwin ’21, Sandy Schoepke ’20, and Rosie Hust ’21 race for Colby alpine. The group had been training in Bozeman, Mont., this week in preparation for the races...

Hockey’s Prünster in Goal for Colby—and Austria

Ice hockey isn’t the most popular sport for girls in Nina Prünster’s native Austria, but that didn’t stop her. She just played with the boys. Goalie Prünster ’22 would go on to play for the all-girls Under 18 Austrian National team—a team she made at age 14.   When she first suited up for the...

Hockey’s Prünster in Goal for Colby—and Austria

Ice hockey isn’t the most popular sport for girls in Nina Prünster’s native Austria, but that didn’t stop her. She just played with the boys. Goalie Prünster ’22 would go on to play for the all-girls Under 18 Austrian National team—a team she made at age 14.   When she first suited up for the...

Colby Junior Ranks in Top 10 Percent Following Math Competition

Qidong “Schu” He ’21 has proven himself a math prodigy. Literally. He’s ability to solve mathematical proofs quickly and reliably earned him a ranking in the top 10 percent in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the foremost undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States and Canada. Colby’s math whiz is in good company....

Alan Hume, Founder of Colby-Hume Center, Dies at 93

Dr. H. Alan Hume, former Colby medical director and friend of the College, has passed away. Dr. Hume’s generosity led to the Colby-Hume Center on Messalonskee Lake, a beautiful setting that holds a special meaning for the Colby community. Dr. Hume died Feb. 19, 2020, in Augusta, Maine, at 93. While serving on Colby’s Board...

First O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership Begin Work in the Community

In November, a gift from Trustee Emerita Anne O’Hanian-Szostak ’72 and Michael J. Szostak ’72 created Colby’s first fund specifically for select students with a significant commitment to civic responsibility. This month, those inaugural fellows began work on projects ranging from documenting the stories of Waterville residents to bringing bereavement support to Waterville schools. These...

Effort to Establish Computing Across the Curriculum Funded by NSF

Writing has long been seen and supported as an essential skill across the Colby curriculum. Computing concepts are next in line.  The Colby Computer Science Department, long a leader in interdisciplinary innovation in the discipline, has, with Mt. Holyoke and Union colleges, received a $344,671 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ways to...

Maine Huts and Trails is New Client for Colby Student Consultants

Colby’s student consulting team has taken on the task of helping a local nonprofit, Maine Huts and Trails. The project follows last year’s successful consulting project in which students, together with Lisa Noble, director of employer engagement and entrepreneurship and DavisConnects advisor for consulting, conducted extensive market research for Skowhegan-based Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.  Next...