The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Colby College the 2007-08 Individual Conference Champion for purchasing more green power than any other school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). EPA has been tracking green power purchasing among collegiate athletic conferences through its College & University Green Power Challenge, which concluded April 28 with 40 schools and 18 conferences participating nationwide.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced that it will award $60 million in grants to 48 of the nation's best undergraduate institutions to help them usher in a new era of science education. Colby College will receive $1 million to improve undergraduate science education by bolstering support to students and reaching out to local schools.
Beginning April 28 Colby's Seaverns Field and Alfond Track area will be closed for construction. The college is rebuilding the track, installing an artificial turf field, putting in lights for the football field and track area, and working on adjacent track-and-field event areas. The facility, which is popular with walkers, will be closed to the public through late August, reopening in late summer in time for Colby's football season.
The Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema, who sentenced 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison, will receive the 2008 Brody Award Sunday, April 6. Brinkema, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, will deliver the Brody address at 7:30 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium of the Diamond Building. The public is invited.
Colby College will conduct a preliminary test of its new emergency siren on Wednesday, March 26, between 10 a.m. and noon. The test will include a loud tone or tones and a voice message that is expected to be audible within about two miles of Colby. It may sound multiple times.
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.