Winter Storm Hits Waterville

As a weekend nor'easter arrives in Waterville, the College remains open, but some events are canceled.

Terrain Vague: A Gary Green Photo Exhibit

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts presents "Terrain Vague," photos of abandoned, ambiguous, or marginalized urban land, Feb. 7-May 31 at USM's Glickman Family Library in Portland. Green offers an artist's talk at 2 p.m. March 15.

Admission Applications Break Records

Colby has received a record number of applications for the Class of 2017—the class that will matriculate this September—and the pool is stronger and more diverse.

World-Class Nordic Skiing in Waterville

One of Colby’s favorite seasons—WINTER—just got even better. Waterville’s Quarry Road Recreation Area, on the site of the old Colby ski slope, now has an International Ski Federation-certified Nordic racing trail and snowmaking.

Dean Tashia Bradley Speaks at MLK Day Breakfast

"We have a moral obligation to make our country and our world better," Tashia Bradley, associate dean of students, told the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast in Waterville. The Sentinel and Bangor Daily News each covered her talk.

Fleming Elected AAAS Section Chair

Professor James R. Fleming (STS) was elected to chair the section on societal impacts of science and engineering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014-15. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Fleming chaired the AAAS section on history and philosophy of science 2006-09.

Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Adam Howard To Be Fulbright Senior Specialist

Associate Professor Adam Howard (education) was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and will participate in a project titled "Enhancing Social Inclusion in Universities" in Australia in March and April 2013. Currently on sabbatical, Howard studies and writes about educational inequality. He will work with the University of Melbourne and with Monash and Victoria universities to enhance social inclusion practices in an efforty to get more students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to attend universities and to succeed there.

Learning Through Visual Arts

In Colby’s inaugural bicentennial lecture, Dec. 6, artist Wendy Ewald advocated  making the visual arts central to a liberal arts education—and challenged the message on Colby’s official seal. Read more.

Colby Supports Railroad Square’s Changes

Colby is a lead supporter of an initiative to make Waterville’s Railroad Square Cinema a nonprofit entity—an effort that means long-term security and expanded programming for the popular movie house and will allow for collaboration with Colby’s cinema studies program. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.

200th Colby-Bowdoin Men’s Hockey Game

As Colby marks its bicentennial year, the Colby-Bowdoin men's ice hockey rivalry, which began in 1922, hits a milestone Saturday, Dec. 1, when the teams meet for the 200th time. Read about the rivalry in this New York Times blog. Details on the webcast are online.

Lydia Ball ’13 Cowrites HuffPo Blog With Carl Safina

After oceans advocate Carl Safina's initial visit to campus as Mellon Environmental Studies Fellow, he asked Lydia Ball '13, an environmental science major from Havertown, Pa., to draft a blogpost. The two are coauthors of the piece, about Hurricane Sandy, published Nov. 10 on Huffington Post.

Bob Woodward, Watergate Reporter, Receives Lovejoy Award

Investigative reporter Bob Woodward, renowned for his role exposing the Watergate scandal, was honored as a “hero of American journalism” Nov 11., when he received Colby's 2012 Lovejoy Award. (Story and audio.)

Finance Alumni Give Students a Preview

The Career Center and more than 70 alumni working in finance teamed up this fall to present a networking and informational program in Boston for Colby students.

Students Help With Model After-School Program

Colby biology students working in a Skowhegan Middle School after-school program are helping with the only project in Maine chosen as a model by the 21st Century grant program.

Josephson, in Europe, Speaks on Nukes, Nature, Politics

Professor Paul Josephson (history) spoke on nuclear power, nature, and politics in Barcelona Nov. 6 and will speak in Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov. 16. His talks at universities there reflect on Fukushima, the shutdown of nuclear reactors as a result of superstorm Sandy, and continued efforts to rejuvenate nuclear power in Russia, the United States, and elsewhere.

Baratunde Thurston Packs Page Commons

Standup comic, cultural commentator, and social media wonk Baratunde Thurston packed Page Commons Nov. 1 for two hours of rapid-fire observations, quips, and pearls from the world online.

Tortora Essays in New History Volume

Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News, a compendium of reports from that time, was published Nov. 1 with essays by historians including Professor Dan Tortora (history) regarding Native Americans.