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.
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.
With the Theater and Dance Department's New Works Festival coming up this weekend, Tajreen Hedayet '11 introduces a new tool, the video trailer, to promote performances by 65 students and a world premiere dance work.
Natalie Deuschle '11 started the Akun Cambodia project to help women suffering from HIV/AIDS support themselves. The project sells the women's handmade bags to benefit the Salvation Centre school in Battambang, Cambodia.
Seniors spent more than 11,000 hours over four years mentoring in Colby Cares About Kids. But it's not about hours. "They change your life," Tasha De Sherbinin '11 tells insideColby podcaster Emily Fleming '12.
After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.
Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.