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Another Historic Moment for Colby College

October 23, 2017

We have just launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to ensure that our students and faculty have the resources they need to do their very best work in this century and beyond. We launched with a goal that is unprecedented among liberal arts colleges—$750 million.

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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
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New Life for the Wyeth Legacy Five Miles Out to Sea

February 7, 2022
Colby College of Waterville, Maine, around 75 miles inland from the islands, is set to announce it has acquired Allen and Benner from the family’s two foundations, Up East and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Read more
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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
Media Coverage Boston Globe

Maine college invests in once-struggling mill town, hoping rising tide will lift both

October 24, 2021
Bringing trees back to Main Street is not a novel idea, but the ongoing revitalization of this former mill city goes far beyond plantings and sidewalk beautification. It's one small, aesthetic piece of a broad and ambitious plan, driven largely by Colby, to restore vitality and good jobs to a small city that had lost much of both over the decades. And for the private college, which often seemed further removed than the two miles to downtown, it's a chance to give back to the city for the benefit of both, Greene said. Read more
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Why A.I. needs the liberal arts

October 19, 2021
“We in the liberal arts need to be vibrant participants in shaping A.I. and not just spectators.” Earlier this year, Greene signaled that Colby—which enrolls about 2,000 students annually and has an endowment less than 4% the size of Stanford’s $28.9 billion—intends to play a key part in that process. Read more
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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
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Should every B.A. include some AI?

February 16, 2021
Colby is among the first liberal arts colleges to create an artificial intelligence institute to teach students about AI and machine learning through the lenses of subjects like history, gender studies and biology. The college received a $30 million gift from a former student to set up its new institute. Read more
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Colby College doubles down on artificial intelligence … and its hometown

February 8, 2021
David Greene wants to modernize the liberal arts model, and a new $30 million artificial intelligence hub is a big piece of that puzzle. Greene recently spoke with The Business Journals’ Hilary Burns about his high hopes for the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence as well as Colby’s recent investments in its hometown. Read more
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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
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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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