Robert E. Diamond Jr., who majored in economics at Colby and has become a leader in international finance through his work at Barclays PLC, the London-based financial services firm, will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 187th Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m.
Colby's first-ever solo music artist in residence, Aditya Verma, will present an evening of traditional North Indian music on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. This and all Music at Colby concerts are free, and the public is invited.
Colby's Diamond Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 53,000-square-foot academic building for social sciences and interdisciplinary studies opened in February of 2007.
The One That Gets Slapped -- a "circus-cabaret-drama" -- will be presented at Colby College, Feb. 8-10. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., in Strider Theater. Admission is free.
When Colby College announced last fall that it would eliminate student loans from financial aid packages of Maine students and replace them with grants, applications from Maine residents poured in. For some, a Colby education suddenly seemed within reach.
Colby College President William D. Adams announced January 19 that, beginning in 2008-09, Colby will eliminate loans from students' financial aid packages, replacing those loans with grants, which do not have to be repaid.
Installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis is at it again, placing thousands of pieces into a grid, then asking viewers to interact with her art. Curtis, who is known for her work in abandoned factories around Maine, presents her first-ever museum show this month at the Colby College Museum of Art.
This fall the Colby College Museum of Art introduced a series of new programs-tours, lectures, and children's activities-ongoing throughout the school year. The events aim to attract more visitors from central Maine.
Colby College President William D. Adams announced today that, beginning next fall, Colby will eliminate loans from all financial aid packages for Maine residents, replacing them with grants. The new policy will make it possible for Maine students who earn admission and qualify for financial aid from the College to receive a Colby education and graduate with no debt from student loans.
Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble Chanticleer, called "the world's reigning male chorus," by The New Yorker, will perform at Colby College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in Lorimer Chapel. The Music at Colby concert is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, September 30, John F. Burns, chief foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will receive Colby's annual Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, and three other journalists who have covered the Iraq war will talk about their experiences.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former U.S. counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke, and senior New York Times foreign correspondent John Burns are among guests who will speak at Colby in September and October as part of the fall program of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.