Jan Plan Winds Down

Colby's 47th Jan Plan term wrapped up Jan. 29. A new Jan Plan site includes examples of what students did this year.

Research Focuses on Environment

Three National Science Foundation grants support faculty and student research into seawater chemistry, dam construction in China, and Arctic conquest during the Soviet era.

Witness to History

Isaac Opper '10 was among students and faculty who attended the Obama inauguration. An insideColby podcast by Emily Fleming '12 includes his firsthand account.

Nordic Newcomer

Lucy Garrec '12 had never competed in a 15K mass-start Nordic race as a collegian, and Colby had never had a skier win a college carnival race. Until Jan. 24. Watch the interview.

Colby’s Green Buildings

The Maine chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council recognized 27 LEED-certified "green" buildings Jan. 22, including two at Colby.

Hathaway Up and Running

Office tenants have moved into Waterville's Hathaway Creative Center, being developed by Paul Boghossian '76, classmate Doug Rooks '76 reports in Mainebiz.

Political Impresario

A page-one Wall Street Journal article highlights the work of Emmett Beliveau '99, executive director of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Beliveau Leads Inauguration

Emmett Beliveau '99 was a natural political campaigner. Now he's executive director of President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration committee. Read more in the Sun-Journal.

Seeking 600

The Maine Sunday Telegram heralds men's basketball coach Dick Whitmore's impending 600th win. He'll be just the sixth coach in NCAA DIII history to reach that milestone.

Covering the Transition

As Obama's inauguration nears, many journalists are looking to Government Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie, an expert on presidential transitions and appointments, for insight.

Global Reach

Peruvian children with cancer will receive Christmas care packages from fifth graders in Winslow thanks to a connection made by a Colby student, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Champagne Times

Professor Tilar Mazzeo's book The Widow Clicquot is not just about the woman behind Veuve Clicquot's success, but the history of champagne as well, according to a New York Times review.

Rosengren’s “Vital Voice”

Since his 2007 appointment as president of the Boston Fed, Eric Rosengren '79 "has dramatically raised the profile of the institution," the Dec. 17 Boston Globe reports.

Indigenous Voices

Beginning Friday afternoons in January, WMHB will begin broadcasting Indigenous Voices, a public affairs show produced by Rhonda Frey of the Penobscot Nation.

Investment Advice

Alexandra Clegg '09 appeared on NPR's All Things Considered Dec. 10 to discuss how the Colby Student Investment Association outperformed the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500.

Green Colby

How is Colby green? It takes a whole new Web site to try to answer that question. See the Green Colby site launched December 11.

Inspiring Students

A short student-produced video shows how Oak Human Rights Fellow Afsan Chowdhury inspired students to action around climate change.

Pond Protection

Senior environmental science majors who studied Pattee Pond in Winslow this semester told residents Dec. 4 what they need to do to preserve the quality of the pond into the future.

Prestigious Graduate Scholarship

Erin Rhoda '06 has been named a 2009 George J. Mitchell Scholar, and is in a graduate program in creative writing at Trinity College in Dublin.