Ultimate Frisbee Reaches DIII Nationals

With a spring-season record of 17-2, a win at sectionals, and a close second-place finish at regionals, Colby’s Ultimate Frisbee team, received its first invitation to the national USA Ultimate DIII College Championships this year.

Summer Internships in Asia

Eleven students will spend the summer in Asia thanks to internship awards that provide up to $4,000 toward expenses for students from any discipline.

Student Work Informs Statewide Policy Debate

Proposed legislation to abolish the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which features GIS data provided by Yiyuan Qin '12 (see Map of Proposed 30% Development) in its advocacy.

Strahorn ’02 New Men’s Basketball Coach

Damien Strahorn ’02, who played under Colby’s legendary men’s basketball coach Dick Whitmore and was his assistant, will take over as the new head coach of the Colby men’s basketball team.

Colby’s 190th Commencement Today

Colby's 190th commencement will take place on the lawn of Miller Library at 10 a.m. today, May 22. The public is invited. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will be available on Colby's website and on Facebook shortly before the ceremonies begin.

President Speaks to Seniors

In his May 21 baccalaureate address, President William D. Adams tells the Class of 2011, "Be confident. You're good and you're ready." He advises them to balance their rational and emotional selves, and he offers a special deal on T-shirts. Read the full speech.

Philosophy Prof’s Advice: “Plastikos”

Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.

2011 Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award Last Lecture

As winner of the 2011 Senior Class Charles Bassett Teaching Award, Assistant Professor of Philosophy James Behuniak Jr. presented the "Last Lecture" May 16 in Ostrove Auditorium. Here is a transcript of his talk.

Sculpture in NY Times

The Colby museum’s purchase of a David Smith sculpture at Sotheby’s is featured in the May 13 New York Times Inside Art column. The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of new museum space that will be under construction beginning this fall.

Green Graduation — Again

More than Miller Lawn will be green at Colby May 22. For the third year, commencement is also "Green Graduation" -- a designation that comes from a number of initiatives campus-wide.

Fulbright in South Korea

Graduating senior Daniel Baskerville, an anthropology major with a minor in Japanese, has won a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.

Wiz Khalifa Performs in Wadsworth Gym

Rapper Wiz Khalifa, touring in support of his number-one hip-hop album, played a sold-out concert in Wadsworth Gym May 6, the last day of classes.

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements

The annual student awards ceremony, May 3, recognized students for academic achievements and contributions to campus life. A few professors and administrators received awards from students as well.

Reflecting on the Death of Bin Laden

Khaled Wardak '13, a native of Afghanistan, shares his reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden in a television interview, and history professor John Turner, an expert on Islam, discusses the importance of the event in a Morning Sentinel story.

Symposium Keynote: Frogs, Jockeys, and Old Music

Research described at the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium keynote event Wednesday suggests the smelly secretions of mink frogs have antimicrobial properties and could lead to new antibiotics for humans.

Symposium Highlights Research

The 12th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27-29, features hundreds of Colby students presenting significant projects as talks, poster presentations, and performances.

Students Empowered at Powershift

Colby students were among some 10,000 activists and environmental leaders who attended the third Powershift, a grassroots event In Washington focused on environmental issues, especially climate change.

Colby Dumps Bottled Water on Earth Day

A three-year student-led Take Back the Tap campaign to rid the campus of bottled water culminates on Earth Day, when remaining stock is removed from shelves in the student center.

Student Entrepreneurs Win Start-up Cash

Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.