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.
Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace
grants: one to make documentary films
about intentional communities, the other to empower women in
Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.
As students scatter for spring break, some have chosen service. An Alternative Spring Break trip takes one group of volunteers to New York, and the Colby Christian Fellowship takes another to New Orleans.
Colby's comprehensive fee covers operations during the school year up to March 10, after which philanthropic dollars take over for the remainder of the academic calendar, the Colby Fund office explains.
For many years Colby was among the colleges that sent the most graduates to the Peace Corps. Tonight, March 10, Peace Corps alumnus Ambassador Robert Gelbard '64 moderates a panel on national service in the Corps and elsewhere.
On Saturday men's ice hockey had a NESCAC semifinal match vs. rival Bowdoin in Williamstown, Mass., and women's basketball moved to the second round of the NCAA tourney in New Jersey against William Paterson University.
Applications for admission to the Class of 2015 broke all records this year. They're up 23 percent from a year ago, and the Admissions Office is poring over them to meet the April 1 notification deadline.
History Professor John Turner, who specializes in the history of Islam and the Middle East, shared insights into the situation in Egypt in a Goldfarb Center panel discussion Tuesday. The Morning Sentinel covered the event.
When Molly Bennett '11 returned from Vietnam and wanted to continue studying the language, Colby's independent self-directed Modern Languages 111 provided the framework and Khoa Nguyen '11 and Hieu Phan '14 were the experts, theEcho reports.
Women's basketball will play in the NCAA national tournament beginning Friday, March 4, in New Jersey. A 21-5 record earned an at-large bid to the tournament for the Mules and first-year head coach Christine Clancy.
Winter Carnival arrived with almost a foot of new snow Friday, and the football team, one of several teams participating in the polar bear dip for charity Saturday, showed up on the front page of the Morning Sentinel.