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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Tucker '11J and Sam Roleau '10 are walking across the country, performing acts of kindness along the way. "This is a walk to inspire change and do good deeds across the nation," Tucker wrote in an e-mail.
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.
InsideColby.com 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.
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.
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.