Because the high chance of rain and colder than normal temperatures, commencement will be held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Tickets are required for admission to the gymnasium but not to the field house, where a live stream will be shown on large screens. A live webcast will be available here.
In his baccalaureate address to graduating seniors, President William D. Adams echoed messages from over Colby’s two centuries to remind students that, as much as times have changed, some things remain constant.
Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.
Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”
Uzoma Orchingwa ’14, a philosophy and sociology major from West Hartford, Conn., has received one of 62 Truman Scholarships from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for his leadership potential and commitment to public service.
William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton and a leading voice in higher education, sees a role for online instruction even at places like Colby, he said in a Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture March 18.
William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, former president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, author of 20 books, and a leading voice in American higher education, was Colby's third Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture March 18, 2013. This is a transcript of his lecture.
Photographer Gary Green, assistant professor of art, is one of 28 artists chosen from among almost 900 applicants to exhibit his work in the Portland Museum of Art's 2013 biennial exhibition. The 2013 PMA Biennial, Piece Work, opens Oct. 3. The show, announced by the museum March 15, was also reported in the Portland Press Herald.