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CLAS presentations

CLAS Showcases Scholarship—Outside the Classroom

One of the largest liberal arts research symposia in the nation grew even larger this week as more than 700 students from all class years and disciplines shared their scholarly work with the Colby community at the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS).

Colby’s Venture Pitch Competition 2019

Student Entrepreneurs Pitch and Connect at Expo

Student teams competed at Colby’s Venture Pitch Competition April 26 for a $15,000 prize, selling their ideas in the allotted seven minutes.

Emmanuel Cheruiyot ’21

Davis Projects for Peace Award to Create Culture of Reading in Kenya

Thanks to a Davis Project for Peace Award, this summer Cheruiyot will take a $10,000 prize to his Rift Valley community—burdened with high illiteracy rates among children and adults—and construct a library to create a culture of reading where none currently exists.

Julia Endicott '18 on the Greek island of Lesvos

No Going Back

Ground-breaking lab sends students to Balkan Route to learn about refugees—and themselves

Jinyan Zeng

Oak Human Rights Fellow Jinyan Zeng interviews artist, activist Ai Weiwei

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei During her semester at Colby, the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, interviewed the renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei to discuss art, politics and exile. This interview was conducted and transcribed in Mandarin and…

Downtown Waterville and Riverwalk

The Revitalization of Downtown Waterville

Colby-led collaboration is revitalizing Waterville’s Main Street and shaping the city and the College for the future