Colby College exceeded its $370-million capital campaign
goal June 30, raising a total of $376-million in the largest fundraising campaign
in Maine's history. The Reaching the World Campaign, begun in 2005 under Colby
President William D. Adams, was mounted to support financial aid, facilities,
and the academic experience.
“What unites us as humans is far more powerful and important than what divides us,” Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale told graduates of Colby at the College's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. “From Waterville to Moscow to Islamabad, people everywhere share the same aspirations for their families and communities.”
Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and
former president of Discovery Communications Judith A. McHale
will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 189th Commencement
Sunday, May 23. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller
Library on Colby's campus in Waterville.
current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department
of State and former president of Discovery Communications will deliver the
commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 189th
Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 23.
Lori G. Kletzer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Colby College, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 9.
Stressing the role of hope and persistence in peace negotiations, U.S.
special envoy to the Middle East, former Senator George J. Mitchell,
told a standing-room crowd in Colby College's Lorimer Chapel Oct. 22,
that chances for peace in the Mideast have changed. "For the first time
in my adult lifetime we have a president who placed this high on the
agenda right at the beginning of his term, not at the end," he said.
"That's a huge factor."
Just following talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in
Washington, D.C., special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell will
deliver the 2009 Mitchell Lecture at Colby College Thursday, October
22, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. The event is free and open to the
public. Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come,
Reporting from Darfur in 2006, reporter Paul Salopek was imprisoned for
five weeks. He endured beatings and brutal jail conditions but declined
offers of freedom until he knew his Chadian driver and Sudanese
translator would also be freed. A journalist who has reported from more
than 50 countries in the developing world and more than 20 conflict
zones, Salopek will receive the 2009 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for
courageous journalism from Colby College on Sunday, Oct. 18, in
Waterville, Maine, Colby President William D. Adams announced Sept. 10.
Two Colby College residence halls built in the early 1950s and renovated in 2008 received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the College announced August 17. Colby now has more LEED-certified buildings than any private college in Maine and is the first private college in Maine to achieve the gold level. Pierce and Perkins-Wilson, which were once fraternity houses, are now more energy efficient and include local, recycled and sustainably harvested materials.
College Launches Blog to Foster Discussion on News Literacy, the Decline of Newspapers and Rise of New MediaA blog to promote news literacy, written by current and former members of the media, launched July 8 through the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College.The Lovejoy Journalism and News Literacy Blog taps such experts as NPR's Chris Arnold and longtime New York Times reporter Felicity Barringer to educate the next generation of our nation's leaders on current and ever-changing issues in the media.
The Atlantic Music Festival, a month-long celebration of the world's finest classical music, performed by stellar young musicians, will take place at Colby College for the first time this year. The 15-concert season opens July 4. Below is a list of concerts, all of which are free. More information about the calendar and the festival is available at www.atlanticmusicfestival.org.
Two grassroots crusaders for education will speak at Colby College's 188th Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. on the Miller Library lawn. Greg Mortenson, coauthor of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Qiamuddin Amiry '09 of Kabul, Afghanistan, was elected by his class to deliver the student address. The public is invited.