Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.

Student Entrepreneurs’ Fresh Idea

My Fresh Maine, a company started by three Colby students with start-up capital from the Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance, connects Maine farmers and artisans directly to consumers. See story and WMTW-8 TV coverage.

Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30, Draws a Crowd

More than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends of Colby will return to Waterville for 2011 Family Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 28-30. Many scheduled events are open to the general public, most free of charge.

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Lovejoy Award

Despite surviving a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan and a warrant for her execution in Iraq, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson concluded, "It’s been worth it, both for myself and those informed by my work." Story, transcript, audio online.

Lovejoy Recipient Reports from Volatile Areas

This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Earthquake Damages Building, Spares People in Kalimpong

An earthquake in northeastern India Sept. 18 prompted concern in the Colby community about the welfare of Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong, where Colby students have taught Jan Plans every year since 2007, and where structural damage is reported.

Corrado Analyzes Campaign Fundraising on NPR

NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday tapped Professor Tony Corrado (government) to explain the effects of the recession and of an accelerated primary schedule on fundraising for the 2012 presidential election.

Colby Community Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with on-campus events aimed at honoring victims and eliciting questions.

NPR Foreign Correspondent to Receive Lovejoy Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, an NPR foreign correspondent who covered the Arab Spring from Cairo and recently reported from Libya, will receive Colby's 2011 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Dean’s Message About Hurricane

With Hurricane Irene expected to hit Maine this weekend, Dean of Students Jim Terhune sent a letter to new students, who arrive for orientation Tuesday. Read the full text.

Construction of Colby Museum Addition to Begin

With site work underway, building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art begins in October. The 26,000-square-foot expansion will include 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.

Alums Walk Across America

Nick Tucker '11J and Sam Rouleau '10 have begun walking across the country to perform acts of kindness. Track their progress online at

Vegetarian Options Abound

Dining hall fare has changed over the years, and vegetarian options have become more common. Colby is one of about 50 colleges that promotes Meatless Mondays -- one day of the week when students are encouraged (but not required) to eliminate meat from their plates.

Prize-winning Photos

The photo "Yellow in Ifotaka," taken in Madagascar by anthropology major Jennifer Gemmell '12, won the grand prize in the SIT Study Abroad photo contest. Justin Fahey '05 was runner-up for "Arusha," a photo he took in Tanzania when he studied there on a SIT program. The two Colbians took first- and second-place honors in a photo contest that had more than 900 entries.

Colby Leads in Teach For America

For the second year Colby has made the list of top contributors to Teach For America. Colby ties at eighth among small colleges and universities, with 15 members of the Class of 2011 in the program.

InsideColby Wins Web Award received an eduStyle award for best integration of social media/networking, announced at the eduWEB Conference Aug. 2. The site includes blogs, Twitter feeds, and integrates Facebook functionality.

Record Participation in Summer Retreat

A record number of students and faculty from 20 academic departments converged to present and learn about research conducted at Colby at the 4th annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) July 21-22 in The Forks, Maine.

Corrado on Campaign Cash

When journalists aim to make sense of presidential campaign fundraising, many look to Anthony Corrado (government), a national expert on campaign finance. In recent days he's been featured on NPR and in USA Today, among other reports.