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Colby Book Club: ‘The Vanishing Half’, Jan. 7-Mar. 4

March 4, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

There will be ongoing weekly discussions featuring different topics on the Colby Book Club’s online forum Jan. 7-Mar. 4. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your fellow alumni and to engage in meaningful discussions about great books. Join anytime to be part of the conversation.

Artful Movement: Time to Connect

March 6, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Practice a series of gentle yoga poses led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga and inspired by artworks in the Colby Museum galleries.

Reimagining Innovation and Collaboration: The Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

March 9, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

In this live, virtual event hosted by Trustee Miguel Leff ’98, members of the Colby community will share their multidisciplinary visions for the Gordon Center, its progress, and the enriching benefits it will bring to the Colby experience.

With your help, the momentum continues to build.

You know what it means to Dare Northward, to make a difference that impacts more lives than your own. With every contribution, no matter the size, a little more of what lies beyond our grasp is brought within reach. We are grateful for your help to prove what’s possible.

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Colby In Social Media

Can you name #5WomenArtists? This month, we're celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth with notable women artists from our collections. Follow along and check out @WomenInTheArts's initiative.

Happy #WomensHistoryMonth! 🎉 For 2021 and beyond, #5WomenArtists will be a year-round, museum-wide initiative encouraging everyone to champion women artists all year long—but don't worry! We'll still have special content for you, so stay tuned.

Colby College President David A. Greene spoke about the importance of attracting and retaining global students and citizens to the United States during the recent New England Business Immigration Summit.

“This is the moment to ensure that the U.S. is their permanent home, that states Maine will be the beneficiaries of their intelligence, drive, courage, and ingenuity,” Greene said of Colby’s DACA students during the virtual event that focused on the many benefits of advancing federal immigration reform in 2021.

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President Greene Takes Part in New England Business Immigration Summit Urging Federal Immigration Reform – TrueNorth

Colby College President David A. Greene spoke about the importance of attracting and retaining global students and citizens to the United States...

Have you visited our virtual exhibitions yet? Explore Roy Lichtensteins' artistic journey, online:

Its campus currently only open to the @ColbyCollege community, @ColbyMuseum provides virtual visit to its “Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960” exhibition through video tour, gallery talk & musical soundtrack:

Under her leadership, Colby has seen a more than 200-percent increase in applications, a nearly 350-percent increase in applications from students of color, and a nearly 240-percent increase in the applications from first-generation college students.

Need a break? Tomorrow, campus audiences can swing by the Museum to enjoy a range of relaxing activities inspired by Roy Lichtenstein's artistic journey, including sketching in the galleries and a Soul-Satisfying Scavenger Hunt:

Inspired by the incredible momentum of the True Blue Challenge, Trustee Jack O’Neil ’77 has stepped up with an exciting challenge. If we surpass 3,700 donors before midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, an additional $50,000 will be unlocked to support Colby students. We’re within reach, but need your... help! Will you make your gift today? Visit

February 28, 2:30 p.m. EST: Attend the virtual memorial for Linda Cotter, wife of former President William R. Cotter and a tireless advocate for students. Learn more:

Whether it’s analyzing clinical trial data for COVID-19 vaccines or determining CT frequency for sarcoma patients, statisticians play a key role. See how Prof. of Statistics Liam O'Brien is using data to improve the diagnostic process for cancer patients. ...

"To see such a huge gift being invested to take a different approach from Silicon Valley—to me that is really encouraging." —Ora Tanner, cofounder of the AI Project. Read other AI experts' reactions to the new Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Colby's Statement on Diversity

Colby College is dedicated to the education of humane, thoughtful, and engaged persons prepared to respond to the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global society and to the issues of justice that arise therein. The College also is committed to fostering a fully inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, gender identities, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, political beliefs, and spiritual values. We strive to confront and overcome actions and attitudes that discourage the widest possible range of participation in our community, and we seek to deepen our understanding of diversity in our daily relationships and in our dealings as an institution. 

What diversity means to us

Colby has adopted the term “diverse” to describe the kind of community we hope to build and maintain on Mayflower Hill. Our definition of what constitutes diversity may—and probably should—change over time, but when we promote diversity now we are expressing our commitment to an inclusive campus community, enriched by persons of different races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and spiritual values; to ensuring equal opportunity for all who work or study here; to sustaining a climate of civility, mutual respect, and tolerance; to promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, including unpopular ideas; to an open and inclusive governing and decision-making process; and to broadly educating students for life in a complex world.