Peace Corps and National Service

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.

Author Junot Diaz on Activism

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz kicked off S.H.O.U.T. Weekend, which celebrates multiculturalism, with a talk on activism in Lorimer Chapel, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Tourney Time

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.

Admission Applications Set Record

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.

Middle East Forum

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.

Learning Languages

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.

S.H.O.U.T. Weekend

The fourth annual S.H.O.U.T! Weekend of student-organized events focused on multiculturalism begins Thursday, March 3, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz and continues into Sunday.

Science Primer on BPA

Maine Gov. Paul LePage's comments about bisphenol A prompted a response from Environmental Studies Professor Gail Carlson, who explains the science on the Environmental Health Strategy Center's blog.

Women’s Basketball NCAA-bound

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.

Green Alchemy

What do you do with an English major? Marshall Dostal '93 ended up in Entrepreneur magazine for starting a company that turns a byproduct of biodiesel production into high-end soaps.

Winter Carnival Weekend

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.

Men’s Hockey Advances

The men's hockey team set up a Colby-Bowdoin NESCAC semifinal match next Saturday at Williams by upsetting Middlebury 2-1 in the quarterfinal round Feb. 26.

Postseason Mules

Swimming, men's squash, indoor track, ice hockey, and women's basketball teams are all in postseason competition Friday and Saturday, with three games to be webcast Saturday. Follow the Mules online.

Focus on Displaced Workers

Seniors Caitlyn Fleming and Ann Norris presented their research Tuesday on the effectiveness of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program in Maine as part of a panel that included U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. See Morning Sentinel story.

Displaced by Globalization

Seniors Caitlyn Fleming and Ann Norris worked on the Trade Assistance Adjustment program, which helps workers displaced by globalization. Tuesday they'll sit on a panel with U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud to discuss the program's recent demise.

Women Advance

The women's basketball team held off Middlebury Saturday to advance to the final four in the NESCAC tournament. Next Saturday: Colby vs. Bowdoin at Amherst in the semifinals.

Winter Teams Enter Playoffs

Winter sports seasons are winding down, and five teams enter tournament or championship competition this weekend, including women's basketball, seeded second in NESCAC and playing Middlebury at home Saturday.

African Business Conference

Ten Colby students, nine of them from Africa, went to the Harvard Business School Feb. 18-19 for the 13th annual Africa Business Conference, "Your African Legacy: Defining the Contribution of the Next Generation."

Sagaser on “Poetry, the First Milk”

Professor Elizabeth Sagaser (English) writes elegantly in the Chronicle of Higher Education about reading poetry to her girls, "Poems are perpetually ripe to be heard, if they give us pleasure, quell our anxieties, and acknowledge our humanity."

Dutton Named Vice President

Deborah Dutton, Colby's director of development and associate vice president for the past five years, is the new vice president for development and alumni relations, President William D. Adams announced Feb. 14.