Admissions Exceeds Enrollment Goals

It was a record-breaking recruiting year for Colby admissions, but a look into the details tells an even more impressive story.

Four Faculty Members Say Farewell

Professors Harriett Matthews, Barbara Nelson '68, Thane Pittman, and David Simon are retiring from classroom teaching this spring and were recognized at the annual faculty dinner May 24.

Theater and Dance Profs Perform in NYC

Professors Annie Kloppenberg and Todd Coulter will perform an original dance work, “Avalanche,” at the Danspace Project in New York City June 6-8.

Commencement Moved to Gymnasium

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.

President Adams to Graduates: Be Confident and Generous

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.

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

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.

Track and LAX Finish Strong

Spring sports highlights include runners setting Colby records, women's lacrosse making it to the national NCAA tournament, and a men's lacrosse player considering going pro.

Commencement 2013 Honors Alumni

There’s something different about this year’s commencement, May 26. For the first time in a century, all honorary degrees will go to alumni.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

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.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.

David Simon Gives Medieval Forum Keynote

David L. Simon, Colby's Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday, April 19. 

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Zelensky Wins NEH Summer Fellowship

Natalie Zelensky (music) was selected for an NEH summer fellowship at Columbia University to study "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th-Century Migration and Memory." 

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14 Receives Truman Scholarship

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.

Transcript: William G. Bowen | Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture

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.

Gary Green in Portland Biennial

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.