Duddy Ordered Out

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, is expelling U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy '72 over an alleged plot, according to a New York Times story.

Top Journalists Visit

A former bureau chief and a current writer for the New York Times, Phil Taubman and Felicity Barringer, inaugurate the Lovejoy Journalists-in-Residence program Sept. 7.

Shrinking Footprint

Maine's Department of Environmental Protection has recognized Colby for cutting carbon emissions by using electricity from renewable sources, constructing LEED-certified buildings, and more.

Student Advises on Solar Energy

Interested in solar power? Senior environmental studies major Patrick Roche addresses some of the most common questions about solar systems in a recent column in his hometown paper.

Alumna is Brown U. VP

Brown University has announced that Margaret Klawunn '82 was promoted to vice president for campus life and student services.

Waterville Gets High Rank

The Augusta-Waterville area has been ranked number 17 out of 140 "micropolitan" regions in the country for its high quality of living.

Drinking-Age Debate

In a Morning Sentinel op-ed Professor Alec Campbell (sociology) weighs in on the national intiative to change the legal drinking age to 18.

Orientation Schedule

New students arrived Tuesday, Aug. 26, for orientation activities and trips. The schedule of orientation activities is online and includes a new community-engagement component.

Olympic Proportions

Andrew Cox '10, studying in Hangzhou, China, was pictured in China's Today Morning Express in a story about foreign students in China following the Olympic games online.

2009 Commencement Speaker Announced

Greg Mortenson, subject and coauthor of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, will deliver Colby's 2009 Commencement address.

Colby Poets Featured

A radio program about poetry in Maine that features English professors Adrian Blevins and Ira Sadoff will air on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 14.

Liberal Hour Reviewed

The highly acclaimed new book by Colby professors G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) and Robert Weisbrot (history) is reviewed in the August 13 New York Times.

Folk Art Featured

The Maine Folk Art Trail, which includes 11 museums including the Colby College Museum of Art, was featured recently in the New York Times.

Learning to Conserve

At the Waterville Energy Expo on August 6, intern Joel Pitt '09 will help visitors learn to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Lovejoy Recipient Announced

Anne Hull, one of the Washington Post reporters who broke the Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal, will receive the 2008 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Tasting Waterville

Colby is a sponsor of the 16th annual Taste of Greater Waterville on Weds., August 6. The festival features gourmet and ethnic foods, entertainment, children's activities, and more.

New Pavement

Fresh paving on Mayflower Hill Drive has smoothed the ride through campus. Full reconstruction of the road will begin in 2009.

Breaking News

Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo '00 recently appeared on NBC's Today Show to discuss a story he broke about a buried treasure.

Concerned About Anthropologists

With the recent deaths of two anthropologists in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military's practice of sending social scientists into war zones is being criticized.

Roadwork on Mayflower Hill

Colby is scheduled to pave Mayflower Hill Drive through campus on Friday, July 25, weather permitting. Only one lane will be open.