Gold at Copper Mountain

Billy Pettengill '11, of Guilford, Vt., won a USA Snowboard Association national boardercross championship this month in Colorado. the Echo reports.

Ask the Expert

Government Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie (a finalist for this year's Pulitzer in history) appears in USA Today twice this week, once on page one discussing Obama's approval ratings.

Focus Earth

A Focus Earth special featuring "Six People Saving Our Planet" includes footage of Colby. Activist Soren Hermansen spoke here in March with students and host Bob Woodruff about key issues.

Pulitzer Finalists

Professors G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) and Robert Weisbrot (history) were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in history for their book The Liberal Hour, described as "elegantly written."

Green Energy Champion

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Colby the Individual Conference Champion for purchasing the most green power in the NESCAC.

Lumina Film Fest

A new film festival, Lumina, is being held April 17-19 in Waterville. It will include both feature films from around the world and Maine-based films.

The Echo Investigates

Colby's student newspaper, The Echo, offers in-depth reporting into the events surrounding the April 12 arrests.

Maine’s Gain

A new program, Opportunity Maine, gives financial incentives to college graduates who choose to stay and work in Maine.

Musical Guests

Colby Artist-in-Residence Dhruv Sangari and Department of Music Chair Steven Nuss will be guests on MPBN's Morning Classical Music with Suzanne Nance April 16 at 11 a.m.

Earth Week 2009

Colby celebrates Earth Week 2009 April 18-25 with activities on and around campus.

Sen. Collins on Bipartisanship

Maine Senator Susan Collins spoke of working across the aisle on the stimulus bill when she delivered the Government Department's Goldfarb Lecture April 5, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Mentoring Model

The success of Colby Cares About Kids mentoring program has prompted Maine's governor to direct a $500,000 federal grant to try to replicate the CCAK model at other campuses throughout the state.

College Awareness

Colby students spent spring break visiting Native American children in Maine to encourage them to consider college, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported April 3.

Unconventional Climate Wisdom

A first-of-its-kind conference on climate change, April 1-4 at Colby, heard a keynote suggesting businesses will increase sustainability efforts due to market pressures.

A Banner Climb

Joe Boulos '68, chair of the Board of Trustees, toted a Colby banner to the Uhuru Peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro when he climbed the 19,330-foot mountain in March.

Calling Hathaway Home

A front-page Morning Sentinel article about the Hathaway Creative Center, which opens to residential tenants in April, features Paul Boghossian '76, the driving force behind the project.

Darfur Debate

The warrant for President al-Bashir of Sudan has reignited debate about the genocide, and African scholar Alex de Waal is in the middle of the debate. Hear his side at Colby on April 1.

Mentoring Model

Maine will receive a $500,000 federal grant to create or expand children's mentoring programs, using the Colby Cares About Kids program as the model.

Alum’s Coaching Success

The New York Times calls Greg Cronin '86 "brash, aggressive, intelligent and bursting with self-confidence" in an article about how he led Northeastern to the N.C.A.A. hockey tournament.

Lax Upset

Colby men's lacrosse upset fifth-ranked Endicott with a 12-7 victory March 26. The Mules are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play heading into a March 28 game at Middlebury.