Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Colby observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, with a keynote speech by Professor Walter Fluker of Boston University School of Theology, a community lunch to discuss the Civil Rights movement, film viewings, and a choir performance. Schedule.

New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

Carols and Lights Audio Online

A perennial favorite now in its 42nd year, the Service of Carols and Lights draws hundreds to the chapel for Christmas music. This year, for the first time, downloadable audio is online.

$50K for Waterville Arts

Waterville will receive a Maine Arts Commission grant for a collaboration that includes the Colby Museum of Art. "Waterville is poised to become a destination for arts and creative opportunities in Maine," said Museum Director Sharon Corwin.

Colby Partners with KIPP

A new partnership aims to improve access to Colby for students from low-income families who are graduates of KIPP charter schools. The initiative focuses on strategies to help KIPP graduates, often first-generation college students, to succeed in higher education.

Mackenzie Receives Fulbright

G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Homelessness: Raising Money and Awareness

Raising $10,000 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter is just one part of the Colby Volunteer Center's campaign focused on homelessness. InsideColby's Jenny Stephens '12 reports.

Colby’s Art on West Coast

The Colby Museum of Art has loaned works from the permanent collection to Crown Point Press in San Francisco for a collaborative exhibition featuring works by Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, Alex Katz, and others.

Int’l Food Fest Saturday

Students will cook traditional foods from 23 different countries for the ninth annual International Food Festival, Nov. 19 at noon in Foss dining hall. See insideColby story about last year's event.

Remembering Derrik Flahive

At a community gathering of remembrance for Derrik Flahive ’13 Nov. 17, friends and teachers spoke of his "infectious smile" and adventurous spirit. Flahive was studying abroad in Chile when he died Nov. 15.

Colby Mourns Death of Derrik Flahive ’13

Derrik Flahive '13, a global studies major and lacrosse player who drowned while studying in Chile, is remembered for his service to others and his many talents.

Alum’s Van Gogh Bio Another Bestseller

Gregory White Smith '73, who shared the 1990 Pulitzer for biography, is back on the bestseller lists with Van Gogh: The Life, which suggests the artist's death was not suicide.

A Christmas Ride of Surprises

It features puppets and it's about Christmas, but The Long Christmas Ride Home, which runs Nov. 10-12, is not a children's play.

Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.

Fleming Wins Book Awards

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) recently won best-book prizes in two different disciplines for his book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.

LePage Talk Makes News

Gov. Paul LePage's comments about upcoming referendums on casinos in Maine, delivered at Colby Nov. 3, have made news in Maine and beyond. Audio of the speech is online.

Diamond Delivers Inaugural BBC Lecture

Bob Diamond '73, chief executive of Barclays, was interviewed on the BBC and delivered the inaugural BBC Today Business Lecture Nov. 3 (transcript online).