With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.
Natalie Deuschle '11 started the Akun Cambodia project to help women suffering from HIV/AIDS support themselves. The project sells the women's handmade bags to benefit the Salvation Centre school in Battambang, Cambodia.
Seniors spent more than 11,000 hours over four years mentoring in Colby Cares About Kids. But it's not about hours. "They change your life," Tasha De Sherbinin '11 tells insideColby podcaster Emily Fleming '12.
After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.
Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.
Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace
grants: one to make documentary films
about intentional communities, the other to empower women in
Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.
As students scatter for spring break, some have chosen service. An Alternative Spring Break trip takes one group of volunteers to New York, and the Colby Christian Fellowship takes another to New Orleans.
Colby's comprehensive fee covers operations during the school year up to March 10, after which philanthropic dollars take over for the remainder of the academic calendar, the Colby Fund office explains.