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.
Colby College President
William D. Adams today announced a $2 million gift from the Harold Alfond
Foundation to create and endow the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics position
at the College and to provide support for varsity athletic programs.
Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, the principal
deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will deliver the 2010 Senator
George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture at Colby College October
21. The lecture, titled American Leadership and International Cooperation: A
Strategy for the 21st Century, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium,
Diamond Building, on the Waterville campus. The event is free and open to the
WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College have
entered a strategic partnership that will expand educational and
research opportunities in marine sciences for Bigelow's scientists and
for Colby students and faculty, Colby President William D. Adams and
Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director Graham Shimmield announced today.
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.