The “Doomed” Generation

In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, former Echo editor Suzanne Merkelson '09 challenges the notion that the Class of 2009 is doomed. "Maybe it was the worst year to graduate college, but at least my peers and I had the privilege to go to college. Maybe we're lucky to have the chance to help remake the nation. Maybe we should all stop freaking out for a second."

Too Big to Get Wrong

Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of Colby's Board of Trustees and president of Barclays, addressed the Council on Foreign Relations Dec. 14 in a talk titled "Too Big to Get Wrong," and CFR posted video of his talk.

Bob Diamond ’73 on HuffPo

Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of Colby's Board of Trustees and president of Barclays, writes on Huffington Post that transatlantic relations are "too big to get wrong."

A Vast Oceanic Lab

Researcher Emily Lyczkowski '08 is featured on the Bigelow Laboratory's home page for her work on board the RSS James Cook, currently sailing from the UK to Chile for "biological, chemical, and physical oceanographic research."

Holiday Tradition

The annual Service of Carols and Lights marks its 40th anniversary this weekend. Read about the tradition on

Pugh ’56 Pushes Biathlon

Olympic prospects for U.S. biathletes improved after the U.S. Biathlon Association hired Larry Pugh '56 as its chair. ESPN and AP say the organization liked the corporate and nonprofit r̩sum̩ of the former Colby board chair.

On to Kyoto

Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills won an Associated Kyoto Program Fellowship for 2010-11. She will teach in Kyoto and research emerging regional patterns of labor mobility in East and Southeast Asia.

Grant for Arctic Perspectives

Professor Paul Josephson (history) received a $75,750 NSF grant to convene a research conference in Arctic Russia next June. The agenda: crucial issues concerning the Arctic in the 21st century.

Honoring the Honorable

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the First Circuit Frank M. Coffin, who received Colby's Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in 2006, died Dec. 8. He received an honorary degree from Colby in 1975.

Chem-free Christmas

Gail Carlson (environmental studies) has a letter to Santa in the Dec. 4 Bangor Daily News. She wants federal policies that will regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products, especially those for children.

Bryant on Hurston

A talk on the legacy and influence of Zora Neale Hurston by Lee Family Professor of English Cedric Gael Bryant is the first podcast from an October symposium organized by the Maine Humanities Council.

Ocean Spray “Boss” in NY Times

Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis '79, a Colby overseer, was the subject of the New York Times "The Boss" column Nov. 28.

Social Networking Made Even Easier

A new feature links to Facebook, allowing users to share their favorite photos, videos, blogs and more with their Facebook network.

WMHB Leads the List

An international list of favorite college radio stations in the Daily Nebraskan begins with Colby's WMHB-89.7FM, in good company with Berklee, NYU, LSE, and Wesleyan.

Blevins Poem Featured

The poem "First Winter in Maine" from the new book Live from the Homesick Jamboree by Professor of Creative Writing Adrian Blevins was featured on the Poetry Daily Web site Nov. 19.

Mack Dominant on Court

Rachel Mack '12 led NESCAC in three of eight women's basketball individual stats categories in her first year. With the team's opener Nov. 20, the Morning Sentinel profiled Mack, who's from Augusta, Maine.

Ovid on TV

Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner discusses the making of the onstage pool for this weekend's show, Metamorphoses, on Channel 5 news.

Helping Hands

With the holidays approaching, students, faculty, and staff thought of local families in need when they collected more than four tons of food in this year's Helping Hands food drive sponsored by Dining Services.

Hot Music from China

Chinese rock bands performing at Colby Nov. 19 are receiving major press., the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Out New York, and others are covering the American debut tour of P.K. 14, the Carsick Cars, and Xiao He.

Good for Spark

In a recent review, NPR's Alan Cheuse calls creative writing professor Debra Spark's new book, Good for the Jews, "a smart, sprightly, sex-drenched and neatly plotted novel."