International Students Discuss American Elections

Students from Afghanistan, China, Germany, and Zimbabwe discussed how they and people from their countries view the American presidential primaries and election at a recent Goldfarb Center event.

Sunil Thakor ’99: Investing in Education

Sunil Thakor '99, who manages a $3-billion global growth fund, explains what he does (e.g. watching Brazilians eat cheeseburgers in the name of research) what's special about Colby grads.

Alums Make Business List

Of 27 "game changers" listed by Business Insider—including the CEO of Twitter and the president of J. Crew—two Colby alums made the cut: Bob Diamond '73, CEO of Barclays, and Betsy Morgan '90, president of The Blaze. Both are Colby trustees.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Renowned Cultural Theorist Advocates Humanities Education

One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.

Boyle ’78 in AAA Magazine, Times Three

Crime novelist Gerry Boyle '78 scored a hat trick in the March/April AAA Northern New England Journey magazine. There's a letter to the editor about his recent toboggan-racing article, he's featured in "A Landscape to Die For" about northern crime writers, and that's him in a fedora (from Colby's theater and dance wardrobe) on the cover.

On Feb. 27, Colby Turns 199

When Colby was founded, in 1813, Maine was still a district of Massachusetts. So we observe the anniversary of the day the Massachusetts Legislature approved our charter, Feb. 27.

Michaeles Named Head Football Coach

After a national search that garnered more than 100 applicants, Colby assistant coach Jonathan Michaeles has been named the Mules' new head football coach.

Anthropology Dissertations Make Favorites List

Alumna Laura Eichelberger '99 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic both made a list of the top-40 favorite cultural anthropology Ph.D. dissertations on the blog Anthropologyworks.

Spike Lee to Speak

High-profile events this week include filmmaker Spike Lee, Harvard scholar and cultural critic Homi Bhabha, author and sociologist Michael Kimmell, photojournalist Andrea Bruce, and climate-change expert Professor Emeritus Tom Tietenberg.

A Cool Glide Through Maine

Eric Hansen '97 returned to Maine and wrote a Feb. 17 New York Times travel story on skiing the Maine Huts and Trails loop in the Carrabassett Valley, Bigelow, and Flagstaff Lake region.

Lincoln Prize to Leonard

History Professor Elizabeth Leonard has won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky.

Adams as Art Curator

An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."

Tenure Granted to Three

Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).

Amnesty Chapter Wins Award

Colby's Amnesty International chapter won third place in the organization's Human Rights Ambassador Challenge for actions it took to promote human rights and inspire others in 2011.

Adams Addresses College Costs

College costs continue to make headlines, and last week President Obama drew even more attention to the issue in his State of the Union address and, a few days later, in remarks at the University of Michigan. Colby President William D. Adams discusses some of the College's strategies for addressing cost and its commitment to access and affordability in a recent statement.

Record Applications for Admission

The number of applications for admission to Colby grew again this year, driven by a 19-percent increase in Early Decision applications and setting another all-time record.

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

Skiers Put Skills to Use

Fifteen Colby ski team members spent Jan. 8 at Sugarloaf working with trainers for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation learning how to guide skiers who are amputees, are in wheelchairs, or have extreme stability issues.