Impactful Videos from 2022
These stories made a lasting impact on the Colby community
Colby and its people continued to distinguish themselves this past year. The College opened the Island Campus off the midcoast of Maine, alumni expressed their artistic talents in innovative ways, and current students explored the many ways to make great use of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. Take a look at these videos that highlight the compassion, talent, and excellence of the Colby community.
Colby College became the new steward of two historic islands off the coast of Maine. Allen and Benner Islands were where renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth painted some of his greatest works—inspired and influenced by the landscape and architecture curated by his wife, Betsy Wyeth.
2022 World Maccabiah Games: Where Faith and Sports Intersect
Six Colbians are representing the United States this summer in the 2022 World Maccabiah Games in Israel, which draws Jewish athletes from more than 90 countries. Hear from Josh Wolman ’91 about what the experience means to him.
Innovative Artists: Wiley Holton ’19
This is the first in a three-part series about artists from Colby who are making art imbued with personal meaning while facing the challenges of the pandemic. By necessity and instinct, they and many other artists have taken a more fluid, nimble, and innovative approach in their marketing and promotion. Learn how Wiley Holton ’19 is combining her two passions—mathematics and art—on the canvas.
Innovative Artists: Sam Onche ’22
This is the second in a three-part series about artists from Colby who are making art imbued with personal meaning while facing the challenges of the pandemic. Learn how Sam Onche ’22 works with oil, fabrics, and stylus to make portraits infused with Afrofuturism—the collision of Black culture with science and technology.
Innovative Artists: Matthew Russ ’96
This is the third in a three-part series about artists from Colby who are making art imbued with personal meaning while facing the challenges of the pandemic. Learn how the act of traveling through the landscape becomes part of the creative process itself for plein air artist Matthew Russ ’96.
Recreation at Colby: The Woodsmen Team
From hosting fitness classes, to supporting club sports like the Colby woodsmen team, to facilitating use of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center’s best-in-class amenities, Colby’s Department of Recreation Services has achieved a lot in its first year.
Members of the Colby community are making an impact across the globe.
“Oftentimes technology can outpace our ability to regulate it. To effect change, you have to be in the room where important decisions are being made.” See how Brittany Thomas ’13 is shaping tech policy.
Colby Chronicles: Julie You ’23
Julie You ’23 discusses how a liberal arts education allows her to explore fields of study ranging from economics to music, and how these disparate interests can merge into perfect harmony.
Reaching New Heights in Colorado: Sharde Johnson ’22
Sharde Johnson ’22 was named one of the top 30 honorees for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Recruited to compete on the track and field team at Division I Colorado State University, she’s one of three members of the Class of 2022 to have five years of NCAA eligibility due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Images from the James Webb Space Telescope Explained
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dale Kocevski walks you through exciting new images of galaxies captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope. Colby astronomers are part of an international team receiving data from the JWST during its current initial imaging period.
In a Competitive League, Mules Ski to Win
Colby’s Alpine and Nordic ski teams tackle dramatically different terrain, but they have one thing in common: a culture of success
Watson Fellowship Finalists Anticipate Transformative Experience
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for travel and self-discovery awaits four seniors competing for a prestigious national fellowship
Telling the Story
How journalism has been a grounding force for Assistant Professor of African-American Studies Sonya Donaldson