The Reverend Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in Harvard University's Memorial Church, will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on May 27, President William D. Adams announced. Gomes is regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers.
The Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music at Colby College in Waterville will present the musical and Hollywood mystery City of Angels on February 9-11 and 15-17. Performances will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
Bill Kovach, a staunch defender of press freedom and a crusader for high standards of integrity in journalism, was honored on Thursday, November 9, at Colby College as the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Fellow. In his address at the Lovejoy Convocation, Kovach said, "after struggling for centuries to remain free of government control and censorship, public interest journalism now finds itself struggling with similar pressures from private ownership. Independent journalism may be dissolved in the solvent of commercial communication and synergistic self-promotion."
On Thursday, November 9, Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville. Kovach will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel before delivering an address. The convocation is open to the public.
Bill Kovach, who has been called "a newsroom hero" for his unwavering principles as an editor and "the conscience of American journalism" for his uncompromising advocacy of high professional standards, will receive the 48th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on Thursday, November 9.
On Saturday, October 21, Colby College in Waterville will hold the inauguration installation ceremony for President William D. Adams. The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Wadsworth Gymnasium of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. It will be the first inauguration at Colby since 1979 and only the second since 1960. Adams is Colbys 19th president since the college received its charter in 1813.
On August 1 a 90-ton solid steel sculpture by American artist Richard Serra was officially presented to the public at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The three block elements of "4-5-6," designed expressly for the museum's courtyard, are solid, forged steel, and each measures four feet by five feet by six feet. "There's a lot of romantic sensibility-something that has a heroic presence-and people sense it," said New York gallery owner Renato Danese about the sculpture.