Business Award to 2010 Grad

Entrepreneur Nick Friedman '10, cofounder with Brandon Pollock '10 of Blue Reserve, a bottleless water cooler company, received an award for being one of the most innovative businesspeople in greater Portland, Maine.

Stuart Rothenberg ’70 and Prof. Maisel on Presidential Nominations

Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg '70 of the Rothenberg Political Report, considering whether members of the House of Representatives can gain the presidential nomination, consults with Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel. "People who work their way up the House ladder tend to be careerists. Most wouldn’t give that up for the mere chance to be president," said Maisel.

Colby On the Move

“This is a moment of tremendous opportunity,” President William D. Adams said June 4 at his annual State of the College address to alumni gathered for Reunion Weekend.

Hip Hop Philosophy

A rap video, "China, Come Back To Me," explaining Chinese philosophies, made by David Havlicek '11 for an East Asian studies course, is highlighted by The Atlantic magazine online.

Philosophy Prof’s Advice: “Plastikos”

Professor James Behuniak Jr. (philosophy) invoked a classic word of advice to seniors heading out into the world: "Plastics." But the Senior Class Bassett Teaching Award winner's counsel came with a philosophical twist.

Symposium Highlights Research

The 12th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27-29, features hundreds of Colby students presenting significant projects as talks, poster presentations, and performances.

Student Entrepreneurs Win Start-up Cash

Three students developing a plan to help Maine farmers connect with consumers online were awarded $10,000 as winners of the first annual Entrepreneurial Alliance Business Competition. A fourth student won $5,000 for an urban garden project.

Wall Street Dealmaking in Classroom

New York Times "DealBook" reports on Christina Feng '08 using Wall Street deals to teach finance in her Synergy M&A class in New York City, with mention of a guest lecture by Bob Diamond '73, head of Barclays.

Rajiv Shah, Head of USAID, Is Commencement Speaker

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.

Competition: Five Minutes, $15K

After members of the Colby Entrepreneurs Alliance make five-minute pitches, angel funders will invest $15,000 to get the most compelling business idea(s) off the ground. The premise and proposals (PDF) for the 2011 Spring Business Competition.

Cinema Studies Minor Offered

Cinema studies is the newest minor offered at Colby. More than 50 courses incorporating the study of film were already being taught as faculty worked to establish the new minor, which will debut in the 2011-12 catalogue.

Projects for Peace Winners

Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace grants: one to make documentary films about intentional communities, the other to empower women in Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.