A weekend that began with fireworks and a symposium about art in education concluded with a Community Day celebration that attracted hundreds of visitors for an early look at the expanded museum and the seven exhibitions that opened July 13. See highlights.
Because the high chance of rain and colder than normal temperatures, commencement will be held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Tickets are required for admission to the gymnasium but not to the field house, where a live stream will be shown on large screens. A live webcast will be available here.
In his baccalaureate address to graduating seniors, President William D. Adams echoed messages from over Colby’s two centuries to remind students that, as much as times have changed, some things remain constant.
Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.
Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”
Uzoma Orchingwa ’14, a philosophy and sociology major from West Hartford, Conn., has received one of 62 Truman Scholarships from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for his leadership potential and commitment to public service.
William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton and a leading voice in higher education, sees a role for online instruction even at places like Colby, he said in a Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture March 18.