While tuition covers much of Colby's budget, funds would run out March 16 without generous donors, the Colby Fund team says. So it's Tuition Runs Out Day. Gifts, grants, and endowment income cover 26 percent of the budget, and 26 percent of the fiscal year remains.
Emma Linhard '11 took sixth in the mile at the Div. III national track championships, while Vincent Lebrun-Fortin '11 was seventh and Josh Kernan '10 ninth in slalom at the Div. 1 ski championships. All three are All Americans again.
In "Superhero or Slacker: How the Media and Marketers Stereotype Boys," an hour-long radio show from WHYY Philadelphia, hear Education Professor Mark Tappan discuss his research and address callers' questions.
The Colby Clothes Closet, a Student Government Association initiative to help students dress for success with a well stocked wardrobe of attire on loan, is open for business, SGA President Jacob Fisher announced.
In an op-ed slamming Starbucks for allowing patrons to carry unconcealed weapons, Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson cites The Insecure American, a new book co-edited by Anthropology Professor Catherine Besteman.
Colby women's basketball beat Husson 62-59 Friday to advance to round two of the NCAA national tournament. The mules play Babson at 7 p.m. Saturday at home. See video from Friday and Saturday's webcast.
Colby and Husson women's basketball play in the NCAA tourney opening round Friday at 7 p.m. The winner plays Babson or Emmanuel at 7 p.m. Saturday. All details, including webcast and live-stat links, are headlines at www.colby.edu/athletics.
Colby teams in NESCAC playoff games Saturday are all playing away, but webcast links are available for all four games. Both basketball teams are in final-four tourneys; ice hockey teams have first-round games.
Haiti relief efforts include a dinner Friday and a silent auction with online bidding open until noon Feb. 26. Bid on 63 items from Bruins to Boston Ballet tickets; haircuts to furniture; artwork to ski items.
Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) told an AAAS meeting that those who have fantasized about manipulating the atmosphere include "commercial charlatans and deluded scientists," a Smithsonian blogger reported.
Almost everything at insideColby.com is now available on iPhone, Touch, or iPad devices with a free app just released through the iTunes store. Student-produced videos, podcasts, stories, photos, and blogs? There's an app for that.
The current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and former president of Discovery Communications, Judith McHale, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Commencement May 23.