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An artist rendering of The Hub
Announcements

Major Gift Creates a New Arts “Hub” For Waterville

Colby College has received a $1-million commitment from Mark W. Hubbert ’79 to name “The Hub,” a dynamic new space at the planned Paul J. Schupf Art Center on Main Street.

Teresa McKinney
Announcements

Arts and Community Leader Named Diamond Family Director of the Arts

A leader in arts programming and community engagement at the Juilliard School in New York, Teresa D. McKinney, has been chosen after a national search to lead the development of an integrated arts experience between Colby and Waterville as the founding Diamond Family Director of the Arts. McKinney comes to…

Bixby Chocolate
Announcements

Maine-Based Chocolatier Expands to Waterville

New retail shop will play a key role in building a vibrant downtown

Kimberly Flowers
Announcements

Goldfarb Center Announces New Leadership

Following a national search, Kimberly Flowers, an experienced leader in international development, humanitarian issues, and strategic communications, has been named executive director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby.

Paul J. Schupf
Announcements

Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06 Dies

Colby College has lost a loyal and generous friend. Art collector, business leader, and Colby Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06 died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. He was 82.

Maya Lin, Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice (Detail), 2013. Vermont Danby marble on granite base (AP 1/1) 48 x 46 x 52 in. (121.92 x 116.84 x 132.08 cm) The Lunder Collection. © Maya Lin, courtesy Pace Gallery.
Environment and Climate

Climate Conversations—In Our Galleries

Encounters with Art Sharon CorwinCarolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art One day last spring, a group of students came to the Colby Museum of Art to study and discuss Maya Lin’s sculpture Disappearing Bodies of Water, Arctic Ice (2013). It was exciting and…

Alyson Churchill '19 (left) and Oriana Battifarano '17
Natural Sciences

Professor Proves Mass Extinction of Land and Sea Biodiversity 250 Million Years Ago Did Not Occur Simultaneously

Vertebrate fossil record from earlier studies is inaccurate.

London financial district skyline
Environment and Climate

Fighting Climate Change Is a Capital Idea

Climate Investments Graham Macmillan ’97Chief Executive Office, Visa Foundation In coming years, action on climate may come from what some would consider the least likely direction—capital markets. Where some people might consider the demands of capital markets to be at the root of social and…

Lauren Bon, Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy. Glass neon, metal brackets, 72 x 174 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles.
Arts

A New Definition of American Art

With great fanfare, Colby announced the creation of the Lunder Institute for American Art in 2017. Established with a gift by Life Trustee Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98 and Life Visitor Peter Lunder ’56, D.F.A. ’98, the institute was envisioned as a place for scholarship, creativity,…

CO2 emissions from coal power plant
Environment and Climate

Reduce that Footprint

Philosophy and Action David Farnsworth ’78Regulatory Assistance Project David Farnsworth ’78 travels the world, advising utility regulators and private citizens how to reduce their carbon footprints. But he is less an evangelist than a keen connoisseur of eco-friendly energy options. I learned this the hard way recently when…