Gulf of Maine’s Future Is Conference Focus

Marine conservation leaders will convene at Colby March 8 for a conference on the future of Maine’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and fisheries. Its title: “Changing Oceans and the Future of the Gulf of Maine: Solutions, Success, and Sustainability.”

Nix Fine ’91 Wins Oscar

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 Volunteers Aim High

Colby's commitment to service is evident in many ways, including in a recent Peace Corps announcement. Volunteers, it turns out, gain more than just satisfaction from knowing they've helped others.

Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion Opening Date Set

The new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby Museum of Art is set to open in July with an inaugural exhibition showcasing the recently donated Lunder Collection of American Art.

Marine Science Semester Is Big Success

At Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Dec. 12, students who spent the fall semester learning and working in the labs presented posters on their independent research projects.

Colby Supports Railroad Square’s Changes

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.

Lydia Ball ’13 Cowrites HuffPo Blog With Carl Safina

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.

Finance Alumni Give Students a Preview

The Career Center and more than 70 alumni working in finance teamed up this fall to present a networking and informational program in Boston for Colby students.

Students Help With Model After-School Program

Colby biology students working in a Skowhegan Middle School after-school program are helping with the only project in Maine chosen as a model by the 21st Century grant program.

Baratunde Thurston Packs Page Commons

Standup comic, cultural commentator, and social media wonk Baratunde Thurston packed Page Commons Nov. 1 for two hours of rapid-fire observations, quips, and pearls from the world online.

Traylor ’15 Wins Fellowship in Jordan

Spencer Traylor ’15, a Mitchell Scholar from Brownville, Maine, was one of two college students named 2012 CIEE and Mitchell Institute International Fellows.

Students Return, Classes Begin Wednesday

Classes officially begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, following orientation for the Class of 2016, which ends Tuesday.  A profile of the incoming class, which arrives as Colby celebrates its bicentennial.

Students Offer Free SAT Test Prep

MulePrep, a free SAT test-prep program offered by Colby students, is a successful civic engagement project entering its second year, the Morning Sentinel reports.

Biologist Creates Natural Anesthetic

Working with Colby students, Russell Danner (biology) has developed an all-natural fish anesthetic made of spearmint and wintergreen oils. The Morning Sentinel reports.

Writing Project Set to Begin

A new initiative to improve students’ writing skills across the disciplines—the Colby Writing Project—begins with phase one this academic year.