Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the College’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts that would otherwise have been left on the forest floor.
Goddard-Hodgkins Hall received LEED Gold certification for the 2010 renovation that used local, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials and increased the energy efficiency of the 53-year-old building.
This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
With site work underway, building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art begins in October. The 26,000-square-foot expansion will include 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.
Photography from various periods in American history comes together in
separate but related exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art this
summer. Artists include Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, and Walker Evans.
Colby will hold Reunion Weekend 2011 June 2-5, when graduates, families, and friends of the college—some 1,200 visitors from around the country and as far away as the People’s Republic of China—are expected in Waterville.
From watching a meteor shower at 3 a.m. to creating a market for bags made by Cambodian women with HIV/AIDS, Colby's Class of 2011 balanced playfulness with intellectual gravitas and passion to make the world better, said commencement speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID and class speaker Aleah Starr '11 at the May 22 commencement.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development,
Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and
receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on
May 22. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on
Colby’s campus in Waterville.
The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.
Colby College has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will
replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of
locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually.
Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of Admissions
and Financial Aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec.
14. She will join the Colby administration at the end of the academic year.