Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, an icon in the annals of investigative journalism for his role uncovering the Watergate scandal, will receive Colby's 2012 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism Nov. 11.
For decades American painter Alex Katz has split his time between New York City and Maine. From July 14 through Dec. 30, 2012, the Colby College Museum of Art, which holds the world’s largest collection of Katz’s work, will present an exhibition focusing on the themes of the city and the country in Katz’s work.
Under clear skies on the lawn of Miller Library, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair advised the 465 members of the Class of 2012 to continue learning with humility, to maintain an open mind, and to serve others.
Sam Deeran '12 of Falmouth, Maine, will address about 470 classmates at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Nicole Sintetos '12, a Winslow, Maine, resident, will be recognized for receiving the Condon Medal for constructive citizenship, and five influential individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees.
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.