Expert Chats

The "Expert Chats" forum at Harvard's Kennedy School has four speakers lined up for a Mar. 18 chat on Conservation Capital in the Americas. Colby sophomore Blair Braverman is one of them.

Lax’s Strong Start

Men's lacrosse coach Jon Thompson's intensity was evident before the season began, and his team started with two wins. He talks of his philosophy in a new insideColby podcast.

Cyber China

An essay coauthored by Jesica Chang '11 about cybernationalism in China is published in US-China Today, a publication of the University of Southern California's US-China Institute.

Facing AIDS

The Face-to-Face AIDS photomosaic created by Ken Wong '83 is on view in the Diamond Building through March 12. Wong's talk about the project can now be heard online.

S.H.O.U.T. Week

The Echo covers "Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together" (S.H.O.U.T.), now underway, with music, talks (including Eve Ensler), and workshops on the theme of freedom.

Fifty Podcasts and Counting

InsideColby celebrates its 50th podcast this week. Fritz Freudenberger '09, a podcasting pioneer, asked students and faculty, "What makes Colby unique?"

Beyond Music

Colby's student-run community radio station, WMHB 89.7FM, will offer new programming this spring, including news broadcasts and debates.

Gilkes’s Steady Beat

Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes delivered a Black History Month address at Michigan State Feb. 26. "Yet With a Steady Beat: The Gift of an Activist Womanhood," can be heard online.

Elite Authors

Professors Cal Mackenzie (government) and Rob Weisbrot (history) are mentioned alongside Rick Russo and Stephen King in an AP story about the book trade.

McCormack Leaves State

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack '86 bids farewell in a blog he helped to create as head of public affairs at Foggy Bottom.

Resettling Refugees

The student-run the Iraqi Refugee Awareness Movement recently held an all-day conference about resettlement challenges.

Embracing Partisanship

In a recent Morning Sentinel op-ed, Professor of Government Joe Reisert argues for partisanship, calling it "the natural and normal state of democratic politics."

Eating Disorder Awareness

A multimedia exhibit created by Aleah Starr '11 that aims to raise awareness about eating disorders is expected to tour Maine colleges and schools, reports WCSH 6-TV.

Rookie Reporter

John Waller '07 was named rookie of the year by the New England Press Association for his work at the Bennington Banner in Vermont.

Basketball Playoffs Begin

Men's and women's basketball teams begin playoffs Saturday, with the men facing Bowdoin at home and the women traveling to play Amherst.

Top Young Historian

History Professor Jason Opal has been named a Top Young Historian by the History News Network. "Studying history is an ethical as well as intellectual journey," he wrote. Read more.

Gilkes Is Honored Guest

Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes will deliver a Black History Month lecture at Michigan State. Others in the series: activist Dick Gregory and Martin Luther King's speechwriter.

Running for Marines

Members of the men's lacrosse team ran a relay from Colby to Bowdoin and back Feb. 13 to benefit Maine-based U.S. Marines, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Unpredictable Love Poems

Professor Adrian Blevins discusses writing challenges in a Poetry Foundation article on "how to write love poems that don't suck."

Economic Politics

Professor of Government Sandy Maisel appeared on WCSH-6 TV to discuss the role of Maine's Senators Snowe and Collins in the economic stimulus package.