Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Homelessness: Raising Money and Awareness

Raising $10,000 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter is just one part of the Colby Volunteer Center's campaign focused on homelessness. InsideColby's Jenny Stephens '12 reports.

Colby’s Art on West Coast

The Colby Museum of Art has loaned works from the permanent collection to Crown Point Press in San Francisco for a collaborative exhibition featuring works by Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, Alex Katz, and others.

Int’l Food Fest Saturday

Students will cook traditional foods from 23 different countries for the ninth annual International Food Festival, Nov. 19 at noon in Foss dining hall. See insideColby story about last year's event.

Remembering Derrik Flahive

At a community gathering of remembrance for Derrik Flahive ’13 Nov. 17, friends and teachers spoke of his "infectious smile" and adventurous spirit. Flahive was studying abroad in Chile when he died Nov. 15.

Colby Mourns Death of Derrik Flahive ’13

Derrik Flahive '13, a global studies major and lacrosse player who drowned while studying in Chile, is remembered for his service to others and his many talents.

Alum’s Van Gogh Bio Another Bestseller

Gregory White Smith '73, who shared the 1990 Pulitzer for biography, is back on the bestseller lists with Van Gogh: The Life, which suggests the artist's death was not suicide.

A Christmas Ride of Surprises

It features puppets and it's about Christmas, but The Long Christmas Ride Home, which runs Nov. 10-12, is not a children's play.

Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.

Fleming Wins Book Awards

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) recently won best-book prizes in two different disciplines for his book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.

LePage Talk Makes News

Gov. Paul LePage's comments about upcoming referendums on casinos in Maine, delivered at Colby Nov. 3, have made news in Maine and beyond. Audio of the speech is online.

Diamond Delivers Inaugural BBC Lecture

Bob Diamond '73, chief executive of Barclays, was interviewed on the BBC and delivered the inaugural BBC Today Business Lecture Nov. 3 (transcript online).

Speakers Seek Equality Through Education

An Oct. 31 panel discussion brought education reformers Bill Ayers, Bonisile Ntlemeza, and Allison Rouse to Colby to discuss combating inequality and oppression by way of innovative teaching strategies.

Student Entrepreneurs’ Fresh Idea

My Fresh Maine, a company started by three Colby students with start-up capital from the Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance, connects Maine farmers and artisans directly to consumers. See story and WMTW-8 TV coverage.

A Homecoming State of the College

President Adams told parents and alumni, "There is nothing like the intensity of the experience we provide here ... nothing like the comprehensiveness ... nothing like it in terms of demonstrable outcomes." (Audio online.)

President Adams on Steve Jobs and the Liberal Arts

President Adams finds recent graduates value the intellectual capacities prized at Colby—"the capacity to communicate, to think, to exercise creativity and imagination." His annual report essay goes on to focus on a college dropout.

Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30, Draws a Crowd

More than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby will return to Waterville for 2011 Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30. Many scheduled events are open to the general public, most free of charge.

Campaign Finance in the News

With the recent release of presidential fundraising numbers, reporters looked to campaign finance expert Anthony Corrado (government) for analysis. This week he appears in the Economist, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and other publications.

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Lovejoy Award

Despite surviving a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and a warrant for her execution in Iraq, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson concluded, "It’s been worth it, both for myself and those informed by my work." Story, transcript, audio online.