The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Colby a $600,000 grant to
support environmental studies, President William D. Adams
announced Jan 4. The grant will provide funds for further development
of a marine conservation track within Colby's signature Environmental
Colby has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will
replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand
locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually. The initiative
College much closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.
Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec. 14. She will join the Colby staff at the end of the academic year.
Desiree Shayer '12 and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies David
Freidenreich will give a talk about Jews in higher education in the
early 20th century at the Association for Jewish Studies conference Dec.
A magazine started by Jenny Chen '12 and her brother to promote social change was recently featured in the Washington Post. JJ Express has won many grants and awards, most recently a first-place prize from Scholastic Media and the Hands On Network.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Betsy Bowen '76, a Fairfield University professor of English and and director of the writing center, Connecticut's 2010 Professor of the Year.
Alice Rivlin, co-chair of a task force that on Nov. 17 released its plan to reduce America's deficit, delivered the Grossman Lecture in economics at Colby in April. Audio of the talk, "Can Our Political System Handle the Economic Challenges We Face?" is online.
Colby will receive a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position and to provide support for varsity programs, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 18. Read more.
The 122nd Colby-Bowdoin football game decides 2010's CBB title Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The final game for Nick Tucker 11j (Sentinel article) and other seniors continues a historic rivalry and will be webcast.
Inject sulfur dioxide into the air to lower global temperatures? Grow algae in the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide? Geoengineering may be possible, says Professor James Fleming on NPR's All Things Considered, but it raises more questions than answers.