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Colby's Environmental Leadership

June 9, 2017

Dear Colby Community,

The College’s solar array is taking shape on Washington Street as you approach Mayflower Hill. This initiative builds on Colby’s extraordinary commitment to environmental sustainability on campus and the significant investments we have made to ensure Colby leads liberal arts colleges in the study of the environment and climate change.

These investments include the recent establishment of the Buck Lab for the Environment and Climate Change and the Russ Cole Research Fellows Program and Resident Lectureship, which provide our students with unparalleled opportunities for research, internships, and global experiences related to environmental issues. They include the creation of the Environmental Humanities program, offering exciting scholarly opportunities and attracting environmental leaders from a range of fields to Colby. They also include the hiring this year of five distinguished faculty who work on issues related to environmental science and policy and new partnerships with Allen Island, the Up East Foundation, and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

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Opening of the Academic Year

September 5, 2017
Dear Colby Community, The challenges of our world can seem overwhelming: natural disasters, global conflicts, and violence in our communities; anger, ignorance, and bigotry; gross disparities in the human condition; and leaders across sectors acting in narrow self-interest instead of furthering the commonweal. These are challenges that can erode our hope and sense of possibility. […] Read more
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President Greene honored as one of ’50 Mainers Leading by Example’

July 12, 2017
The honor stems from his making the revitalization of downtown Waterville a priority for the college. “Today, while Colby is stronger than ever, Waterville is facing challenges,” Greene told Maine Magazine. "I believe that the city and Colby have found that new direction together, and we are committed to making it a reality.” Read more
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A Remarkable Gift from Jim and Andrea Crook

June 1, 2017
Dear Colby Community, Later today we will publicly announce a gift of $8.3 million to Colby by Trustee Jim Crook ’78, P’11 and his wife, Andrea Crook P’11. This remarkable expression of support for the College’s direction includes a significant contribution to the Colby Fund and will name the basketball arena in the new athletic […] Read more
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A Remarkable Gift From Joe and Sheri Boulos

February 23, 2017
Dear Colby Community, It is a great pleasure to share the news that Joe ’68 and Sheri Boulos have committed $10 million in support of the new athletics complex. The gift is the largest in the couple’s history and represents their commitment to strengthening the College community and the student experience. The fitness center, which […] Read more
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