Construction of Colby’s 1.9-Megawatt Solar Electricity Project Gets Started

More than 5,000 solar panels will be installed on Colby’s campus with site work beginning in May as the College launches a 1.9-megawatt photovoltaic energy project. The photovoltaic panels will be arrayed on nine acres of land between Washington Street and Interstate 95 around the storage building and Colby community gardens at the southwest corner...

Innovative Leader in Community Building Joins Colby as Director of Commercial Real Estate

Contact: Kate Carlisle, 207-859-4369 Paul Ureneck, a longtime project manager and developer known for his community-building and place-making achievements, will become Colby College’s first director of commercial real estate, as it partners with Waterville to revitalize Main Street. Ureneck most recently served as partner and senior vice president at CBRE/Boulos Asset Management and has more...

Renowned Artist and Architect Maya Lin to Speak at Colby College

Maya Lin, the world-renowned artist and architect whose work includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala., will give the Miles and Katharine Culberston Prentice Distinguished Lecture at Colby on April 19 at 7 p.m. She is the first in a new artist-in-residence series spearheaded by Colby President David A....

Colby to Honor Distinguished Scholars and Leaders at Commencement

Influential leaders in the fields of digital media, economic dynamics, national policy, and functional genomics will receive honorary degrees from Colby College at the College’s 195th Commencement on Sunday, May 22. Arianna Huffington, cofounder of the Huffington Post, will deliver the commencement address, and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, will speak to...

Cofounder of Huffington Post and Author Arianna Huffington to Speak at Commencement

Arianna Huffington, whose Huffington Post website boldly led the way into the digital media age, will deliver the address at Colby College’s 195th Commencement on Sunday, May 22. She will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the ceremony. Cofounder of the namesake news site, Huffington closely oversees what has become the model...

Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, to Speak Commencement Weekend

Valerie B. Jarrett, who, as senior advisor to President Barack Obama, has shaped national policy and the administration’s legislative agenda, will address Colby seniors at the College’s baccalaureate on May 21, the day before they graduate. She will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Colby during the ceremony. A trusted confidante to...

Boston Fed Chief to Discuss Monetary Policy

President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Eric Rosengren will address the future of U.S. monetary policy in a lecture at Colby College next week. Rosengren, a 1979 alumnus of Colby and chair-elect of its Board of Trustees, will deliver a talk titled “Prospects for Returning to More Conventional Monetary Policy” on...

Colby to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with Events Jan. 13-23

Colby College in Waterville will commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with public events and community service opportunities beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, and including a public keynote address on Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme for the series of events is “Reflecting on the Movement: Mighty Causes...

Rare Audubon Bird Prints on Public Display at Colby

Birds captured more than 150 years ago are coming to life at Colby. A rare 1860 edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America is on public display at Colby College through the summer of 2016. The Bien Edition of the iconic work was published between 1858 and 1860. This large-format edition features life-size portraits...

Colby College Names Position for Legendary Hockey Coach Jack Kelley

OCT. 29, WATERVILLE, MAINE — Colby College announced today the naming of the Jack Kelley Head Coach for Colby Men’s Hockey in honor of the legendary coach who turned Colby men’s hockey into a New England powerhouse in the 1950s and made a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of players. The endowment will...

Colby’s Lovejoy Award Goes to Katherine Boo Oct. 5

Katherine Boo, an award-winning author and New Yorker writer, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Boo will deliver the 2015 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony, which is open to the public. She will receive an honorary doctoral degree along...

Colby Joins Effort to Improve College Admission Process through the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities including Colby College is coming together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students. Colleges and universities participating in the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success hope to recast the college admission process from something that is transactional and limited...

Colby Commits to Access, Programs for Maine Students

WATERVILLE, MAINE, SEPT. 10 — As part of its ongoing efforts to level the playing field for prospective applicants, Colby College has announced a robust, comprehensive program to ensure students who will most benefit from a Colby education are able to apply and enroll. It includes an element to assist Maine students as they consider...

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston CEO Eric Rosengren to Lead Colby College Board of Trustees

WATERVILLE, MAINE, Sept. 4—Eric Rosengren ’79, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has been named the next chair of Colby College’s Board of Trustees. Rosengren will formally assume this volunteer position in May of 2016. Rosengren, a Colby graduate who credits the College for inspiring his interest in economics,...

Katherine Boo to Receive 2015 Lovejoy Journalism Award at Colby Oct. 5

For shining a spotlight on poverty and the heartrending inequalities of our era, Katherine Boo has a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a MacArthur genius grant. In October she will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, President David A. Greene announced in August. On Monday, Oct. 5., Boo will...
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Appointed Special Advisor to Colby President

Best-selling novelist, leading academic, and nationally known advocate for civil rights Jennifer Finney Boylan has been appointed special advisor to the president, Colby President David A. Greene announced today. In this new role Boylan will organize a visiting-artist-in-residence program, develop internship opportunities for Colby students, consult with the president and senior leadership team on broadening...

Author Lois Lowry to Deliver Maine Conference for Jewish Life Keynote at Colby

Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, will deliver the keynote address, “Telling Our Stories to One Another,” at the second annual Maine Conference for Jewish Life at Colby June 12-14. Other conference highlights will include lectures by rabbis from around the country and by Colby faculty, a panel discussion...