Whitmore Honored With Legacy Fund

A celebration of the career of longtime head basketball coach Dick Whitmore was capped by the announcement that alumni and friends had raised more than $1 million to establish a fund in his name to support Colby athletics. The news was reported by Jim Crook '78, who said the donors want to help provide future athletes "with what Whit gave to us."

NSF Recognizes Colby Grads

Four recent Colby graduates were named Graduate Research Fellows by the National Science Foundation in a program that provides three years of support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs.

Fleming in UN Talks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering, June 29-July 1 in London.

Trekkers Stop at Colby

Among the 2,400 bikers stopping at Colby on the Trek Across Maine will be Colby’s president, William D. Adams. The American Lung Association fundraiser takes place June 17-19, with bikers sleeping at Colby Saturday, June 18.

Admitting the Illustrious Class of 2015

After logging a record 5,175 applications for admission to Colby’s Class of 2015—23 percent more than the previous year—the College yielded an academically accomplished and diverse incoming class.

Campus Drive Tops Construction Projects

A million-dollar road construction project on Campus Drive, with work (and traffic delays) slated to continue into August, tops the list of improvements underway on campus this summer.

Colby On the Move

“This is a moment of tremendous opportunity,” President William D. Adams said June 4 at his annual State of the College address to alumni gathered for Reunion Weekend.

Ultimate Frisbee Reaches DIII Nationals

With a spring-season record of 17-2, a win at sectionals, and a close second-place finish at regionals, Colby’s Ultimate Frisbee team, received its first invitation to the national USA Ultimate DIII College Championships this year.

Summer Internships in Asia

Eleven students will spend the summer in Asia thanks to internship awards that provide up to $4,000 toward expenses for students from any discipline.

Student Work Informs Statewide Policy Debate

Proposed legislation to abolish the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which features GIS data provided by Yiyuan Qin '12 (see Map of Proposed 30% Development) in its advocacy.

Strahorn ’02 New Men’s Basketball Coach

Damien Strahorn ’02, who played under Colby’s legendary men’s basketball coach Dick Whitmore and was his assistant, will take over as the new head coach of the Colby men’s basketball team.

Colby’s 190th Commencement Today

Colby's 190th commencement will take place on the lawn of Miller Library at 10 a.m. today, May 22. The public is invited. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will be available on Colby's website and on Facebook shortly before the ceremonies begin.

President Speaks to Seniors

In his May 21 baccalaureate address, President William D. Adams tells the Class of 2011, "Be confident. You're good and you're ready." He advises them to balance their rational and emotional selves, and he offers a special deal on T-shirts. Read the full speech.

Philosophy Prof’s Advice: “Plastikos”

Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.

2011 Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award Last Lecture

As winner of the 2011 Senior Class Charles Bassett Teaching Award, Assistant Professor of Philosophy James Behuniak Jr. presented the "Last Lecture" May 16 in Ostrove Auditorium. Here is a transcript of his talk.

Sculpture in NY Times

The Colby museum’s purchase of a David Smith sculpture at Sotheby’s is featured in the May 13 New York Times Inside Art column. The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of new museum space that will be under construction beginning this fall.

Green Graduation — Again

More than Miller Lawn will be green at Colby May 22. For the third year, commencement is also "Green Graduation" -- a designation that comes from a number of initiatives campus-wide.

Fulbright in South Korea

Graduating senior Daniel Baskerville, an anthropology major with a minor in Japanese, has won a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.

Wiz Khalifa Performs in Wadsworth Gym

Rapper Wiz Khalifa, touring in support of his number-one hip-hop album, played a sold-out concert in Wadsworth Gym May 6, the last day of classes.

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements

The annual student awards ceremony, May 3, recognized students for academic achievements and contributions to campus life. A few professors and administrators received awards from students as well.