Lester ’18 in Boston Globe About Grandfather’s Photo of Castro

A photo of Fidel Castro taken in 1959 by the grandfather of Jake Lester ’18 was the focus of a Nov. 28 Boston Globe article. The Lester family gathered to recall the events surrounding the photo—taken when Castro’s train stopped at their Westwood, Mass., station—at a time when Jake Lester, who developed a sense of adventure through...

Murtha ’17 Writes Bangor Daily News Op-ed on Keeping Maine Babies Alive

Celeste Murtha ’17 cowrote an op-ed, “Here’s a way Maine can keep more babies alive,” about Maine’s high infant mortality rate. Murtha, a biology major from Natick, Mass., has been an intern at the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center at MaineGeneral Medical Center studying sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUIDS). She advocates offering a baby...

President Greene to New Students: Take Intellectual Risks

Slideshow: Orientation 2014 Following a week of orientation activities that included First Class (sessions with professors to set the tone for academic dialogue), Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips (from canoeing to theater improv), and community service, President David A. Greene addressed assembled first-year students at Colby’s 197th First-Year Convocation in Lorimer Chapel Sept. 2. “It’s time...
Chris Krasniak ’16

INBRE Research Grant Ensures Biomedical Collaboration

Thanks in part to a new five-year, $18.4-million grant that funds collaboration between the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) and 13 Maine institutions, a multifaceted relationship between Colby and the lab will continue into the foreseeable future. The grant, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health,...

At Baccalaureate, Adams Empathizes with Graduating Seniors

Delivering his 14th and final Colby baccalaureate address Saturday, May 24, President William D. Adams found common ground with members of Colby’s Class of 2014, who were poised to graduate the following day. “Like you,” he said, “I am getting evicted from my house tomorrow.” Adams, President Barack Obama’s nominee to chair the National Endowment...

Justin Owumi ’14 Wins Condon Medal for Constructive Citizenship

Justin Owumi ’14, winner of the Condon Medal, credits family, mentors, and friends for keeping him on the track toward a career in medicine. The Condon Medal for constructive citizenship is the only student award highlighted at commencement. Read a profile of Owumi in Colby magazine online.

Creating Consent

Jonathan Kalin ’14 was walking to the Alfond Athletic Center to meet his basketball teammates in early April when he received an unusual phone call. It was Time magazine. A reporter wanted to talk with Kalin about Party With Consent, the sexual violence awareness movement he started at Colby in 2012. That led to an...

Colby Museum of Art Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Colby College Museum of Art, which expanded in 2013 with the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, has received $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its role as a teaching museum. The grant will enhance curricular engagement between the museum and faculty, bolster collaborations with other museums, and implement seminars for faculty at Colby...

Welcoming the Class of 2017 with Ceremony, Flags

The Class of 2017, arriving at Colby Aug. 27, comprises students of 41 countries and 34 states—including a Coloradan interested in the flags of all their nations and states. 

In Last Lecture, Peter Harris Considers the Good Life

Peter Harris, Zacamy Professor of English, won the Charles Bassett Teaching Award from the Class of 2013. In what is called the "Last Lecture," he invoked poets and advised graduating seniors on living the good life.

Colby to Hold Bicentennial-Year Commencement Sunday, May 26

Approximately 500 seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees at Colby’s 192nd Commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. In celebration of the College’s bicentennial year, all recipients of honorary degrees including the speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith ’73, are Colby alumni.

Commencement 2013 Honors Alumni

There’s something different about this year’s commencement, May 26. For the first time in a century, all honorary degrees will go to alumni.

Record Participation in Research Symposium

Some 800 students showcased their work in the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 1-3. “This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, “and each year this gets bigger.”

Students Score Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards

Colby students have won four Fulbright awards, a Beinecke Fellowship, two Goldwater Scholarships, a Hollings Scholarship, a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and a Truman Scholarship.

Call for Student Research Papers and Posters

Students who would like to present posters or papers of completed research as part of the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium can submit proposals online through April 19, 2013.

Students Thank Donors in 400 Ways

On Thank a Donor Day, March 13, students expressed gratitude for some predictable—and some unpredictable—things.

Colby Chorale to Perform in New York City

At the start of spring break the Colby College Chorale will spend a weekend performing in New York City in three free concerts that are open to the public.