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Senior Standouts 2022 portraits

Senior Standouts 2022

These graduating seniors represent the academic breadth and excellence of Colby College’s Class of 2022.

Fulbright winners

Fulbright Grants Will Allow Graduates to Deepen Cultural Competency

Three young scholars win prestigious grants to diverse countries, where they'll teach English and conduct research

Photo of Adrianna Paliyenko, the Arnold Bernhard Professor in Arts and Humanities

A Detective in the Archives

Adrianna Paliyenko’s painstaking work in the Yale archives brings underappreciated French poet Louisa Siefert back to life

William "Bro" Adams

William D. “Bro” Adams makes forceful pitch for a liberal arts education 

In a new book, the former Colby president calls for educational practices “that are thoughtfully aligned” with the lives students will live

Makom Fellowship Will Strengthen Jewish Life in Rural Communities

With funding in place, Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life begins an innovative program for training new leaders

Mouhamedoul Niang

An Alternative Narrative for Africa

In his first novel, Mouhamédoul Niang celebrates rural life while reimagining an urban modernity

A baby discovered in the rubble after an airstrike is lifted in the air by White Helmets and community members. Douma, Syria, January 7, 2014. Photograph by Bassam Khabieh.

Two Decades of Human Rights

Colby’s Oak Fellows shine a spotlight, and are aided in return

Photo of Marianne Boruch

Renowned Poet Marianne Boruch Named Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence in Creative Writing Fellow

Award-winning poet and Purdue University's professor of English, Emerita, Marianne Boruch has been selected as the second Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence Program in Creative Writing Fellow.

four images of faculty and students

Scholarship Stories from 2021

A sampling of our wide-ranging faculty scholarship

four images of students

Impactful Videos from 2021

Animating the excellence, talent, and influence of the Colby community