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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental health experts at an Oct. 14 conference titled “Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us to Action” said eating too much and exercising too little are not the only causes of a growing obesity epidemic.
Using an intricate 20-foot mural, activist artists from the Beehive Design Collective pointed to social, environmental, and cultural implications of mountaintop removal in southeastern Appalachia at an event in Page Commons Oct. 4
An earthquake in northeastern India Sept. 18 prompted concern in the Colby community about the welfare of Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong, where Colby students have taught Jan Plans every year since 2007, and where structural damage is reported.
As a nurse who cares for homeless people in Boston, Catherine McDonough '99 is featured in the film Give Me a Shot of Anything: House Calls to the Homeless, which premiered at the Boston Film Festival Sept. 19.
Assistant Director of Admissions Bill Jack will receive the highly competitive Rising Star Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling at NACAC's national convention in New Orleans Sept. 24. NACAC is a major organization of admissions professionals, secondary school counselors, and community-based organizations that includes more than 11,000 members worldwide.
The qualities for which Jack was nominated are qualities he also displays at Colby: “He’s ambitious, committed, thorough, motivated, and a team player,” wrote nominator Elizabeth Cheron of Northeastern University, chair of a New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) committee on which Jack serves. Fellow NEACAC member Mary Bellamy, college counselor at Cape Cod Academy, agrees. “In all that he does, Bill attends to the details, goes where he is needed, and gives 100 percent,” she wrote.
Jack has served on NEACAC committees and is the chair of the Communications Services Committee. He joined Colby's Admissions staff in 2008, the year he graduated from Bates College.
Professor Elizabeth Leonard (history) and Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth '70 will appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of The Contenders Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The focus is James Blaine, a Maine senator who was the Republican nominee in 1884.
Online video at http://thecontenders.c-span.org/Contender/3/James-G-Blaine.aspx
The Colby community will mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a candlelight memorial, a worship service, and a read-in that is the first in a year-long series of interdisciplinary events titled Reflections of Terrorism.