It was a dream come true. For Inocente filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine '91 and Sean Fine, perhaps. For Professor of English Phyllis Mannocchi, definitely. “My dream has been that, before I died, I’d see a kid from my class win an Oscar,” said Mannocchi.
Colby is a lead supporter of an initiative to make Waterville’s Railroad Square Cinema a nonprofit entity—an effort that means long-term security and expanded programming for the popular movie house and will allow for collaboration with Colby’s cinema studies program. Read more in the Morning Sentinel.
After oceans advocate Carl Safina's initial visit to campus as Mellon Environmental Studies Fellow, he asked Lydia Ball '13, an environmental science major from Havertown, Pa., to draft a blogpost. The two are coauthors of the piece, about Hurricane Sandy, published Nov. 10 on Huffington Post.
Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Class of 1826, is remembered as a martyr to freedom of the press and to the abolitionist cause in a syndicated column by David Shribman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Colby's Lovejoy Award selection committee.
Professors Michael Donihue '79 (economics) and Whitney King (chemistry) discuss a Colby study that is looking at the economic impact of the Belgrade Lakes on the state's economy. Maine Public Broadcasting reports.