Messages and Updates

Opening of the Spring Semester

February 7, 2022
Dear Colby Community, It has been more than two years since the start of the global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on our community and on individuals and communities around the world. We have adapted as the virus has changed, scientific and medical knowledge have improved, and the tools for addressing the virus ... Read more

Jane Powers ’86 Elected Next Chair of Board of Trustees

November 11, 2021
Dear Colby Community, Last year, Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12, chair of Colby’s Board of Trustees, announced that he would step down from that role at the end of this academic year. He has been a remarkable leader for Colby, overseeing unprecedented growth and improvements at the College. After a thorough search process, the board has ... Read more

Opening of the Academic Year

September 8, 2021
Dear Colby Community, We rang in the new year at convocation yesterday. Representative students from each class took turns ringing the Revere Bell, cast by Paul Revere’s foundry in 1824 and designed for South College on Colby’s original campus. It is one of the few significant relics we have from the old campus, and for ... Read more

A Remarkable Gift to Launch the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence

January 28, 2021
Dear Colby Community,  With profound gratitude for their vision and generosity, I write to share that Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15 and the Davis family have made a remarkable gift to Colby to create a new academic program that will make the College a prominent center for the teaching and research of artificial intelligence and ... Read more

A Remarkable Gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation

October 15, 2020
Dear Colby Community, I write to share that one of Colby’s most generous and steadfast partners, the Harold Alfond Foundation, has made a $101-million contribution to Colby in support of our downtown Waterville revitalization efforts and the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. This is a truly transformative gift that builds on the legacy ... Read more
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