Adams Cites Social Media, Key Abilities in Baccalaureate Address

In his May 19 baccalaureate address to graduates, President William D. Adams discussed the significance of social media in the lives of the Class of 2012—and the importance of old-fashioned “social knowledge,” which he said seniors learned at Colby. Read more.

Commencement Weekend Arrives

Commencement 2012 has it all: a distinguished class of 465, a stellar weather forecast, and an address from a former world leader. Those who cannot be on campus can follow #ColbyGrad on Twitter for updates and photos.

Commencement Honorees Named

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.

Students Present Research

At the 13th Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 25-27, students representing 29 departments or programs presented 127 posters and delivered 153 oral presentations. Abstracts are online.

Apuzzo Wins Pulitzer

Matt Apuzzo ’00 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting this week as part of an Associated Press investigative team that revealed the New York Police Department’s secret surveillance of Muslims.

Jenny Chen ’13J Wins Projects for Peace Grant

Jenny Chen ’13J is the latest Colby student to win a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. This year Chen’s successful grant proposal is “Connecting the Dots: Peace Tour 2012.”

Tony Blair to Speak at Commencement

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 191st Commencement ceremonies this spring.

Roots in Slavery Tell Bigger Story

To illustrate the key points in his Brody Award address April 1, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson invoked the memory of his great-great-great-grandfather, a slave whose owner was a Texas judge.

CCAK Turns 10

Colby celebrated 10 years of Colby Cares About Kids by inviting area students in the program to campus for a day of sledding—and a visit from Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott. WABI-TV captured some highlights.

Alums Make Business List

Of 27 "game changers" listed by Business Insider—including the CEO of Twitter and the president of J. Crew—two Colby alums made the cut: Bob Diamond '73, CEO of Barclays, and Betsy Morgan '90, president of The Blaze. Both are Colby trustees.

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Adams Addresses College Costs

College costs continue to make headlines, and last week President Obama drew even more attention to the issue in his State of the Union address and, a few days later, in remarks at the University of Michigan. Colby President William D. Adams discusses some of the College's strategies for addressing cost and its commitment to access and affordability in a recent statement.

Record Applications for Admission

The number of applications for admission to Colby grew again this year, driven by a 19-percent increase in Early Decision applications and setting another all-time record.

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.

New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

$50K for Waterville Arts

Waterville will receive a Maine Arts Commission grant for a collaboration that includes the Colby Museum of Art. "Waterville is poised to become a destination for arts and creative opportunities in Maine," said Museum Director Sharon Corwin.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Int’l Food Fest Saturday

Students will cook traditional foods from 23 different countries for the ninth annual International Food Festival, Nov. 19 at noon in Foss dining hall. See insideColby story about last year's event.