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@mainehuts is a nonprofit organization in the western Maine mountains that operates a system of backcountry trails and eco-lodges. Thanks to a new partnership with Colby, Bronya Lechtman ‘20 is interning for Maine Huts and Trails this summer, working as their Sustainable Foods intern. Follow along on our story today to she what she’s been up to.
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#mainehutsandtrails #mainelife #mainehikes #ecotourism #colbycollege #sustainablefood
Today’s #MuleMondays features, Krenar Roka ’17 from Kosovo, Amar Sehic ’17 from Bosnia, and Tommaso Montagni ’17 from Italy, met during International Orientation their freshman year at Colby and became best friends. Immediately after graduation, they all moved to New York City to start their company, Rubik, which has just received $100,000 from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.
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“Our current project, Rubik, is a data analytics platform for real estate professionals. Using machine learning, we undertake financial analysis for residential apartments in New York City, giving real estate professionals unique insights including buying and selling patterns, future price movements, and optimal time to list. Our combined backgrounds in Mathematics, Physics and Economics made us ideally suited to tackle the problem of pricing real estate assets. We were young guys, complete outsiders in this industry, but we learned quickly—and soon enough people started paying more attention to what we were doing.”
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“For a few months we were bootstrapping, but that was not enough to keep Rubik going so we decided to fundraise. Part of our fundraising strategy was to apply to start up accelerators. ERA was one of them. They invited us to pitch at one of their monthly pitching events in New York City and then they asked us to have an interview with their team after a few days. We are the youngest team among the 14 companies that are part of this cohort. More than 1600 startups applied to be part of the program.”
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“Colby has been fundamental in our journey as entrepreneurs. Colby's liberal arts education has taught us how to think from different perspectives - this is crucial, because when building a product entrepreneurs must see things from the perspective of the customer. During our time at Colby, we participated a few times in the @davisconnects Entrepreneurial Alliance Pitch competition as well as had a few mentors who were extremely helpful in our early days as entrepreneurs. The great thing about Colby is that even today we meet and collaborate on a frequent basis with Colby alumni who are entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and successful individuals in different fields.
What a cool scene from today’s @colbymuseum Summer Luncheon: The noted artist Rackstraw Downes, beneath his depiction of the Hathaway factory in Waterville, interviewed by museum director/chief curator Sharon Corwin. #maineart
A unique #millergram thanks to the Mule Works Innovation Lab and its laser printer.
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#colbycollege #laserprinter #innovationlab #21stcenturyskills
@bigelow_laboratory in East Boothbay is a world leader in marine and climate change research, and, as one of the world’s ecosystems most affected by global change, the Gulf of Maine is a natural laboratory. During the summer, a number of Colby students and recent graduates do hands on research at the lab. Follow along in our story today to learn what they’re up to.
Big news from the @colbymuseum
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We recently acquired Composition with Masked Forms by #JacksonPollock. First major work by Pollock in a public collection in Maine, this painting reflects the pivotal moment when the artist was transitioning to Abstract Expressionism. It joins the collections to allow explorations of American art in a global context. Come see this stunning work in person!

Jackson Pollock, Composition with Masked Forms, 1941. Oil on canvas, 27 3⁄4 x 49 3⁄4 in. Colby College Museum of Art. Gift of the Barsalona Family, Museum purchase from the Jere Abbott Acquisition Fund, and gift of Peter and Paula Lunder, The Lunder Collection, 2018.084. © 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

#ColbyMuseum #Acquisition #RecentAcquisition #NowOnView #Painting #ModernArt #AmericanArt
Di Hu, today’s #MuleMondays feature, is an education major with a double minor in religious studies and music from Shanghai. Even though he is a rising senior, he will be taking a gap year this year, and will graduate in 2020.
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“I’m here in Admissions working as a senior fellow for the summer, doing info sessions. Colby summer is really nice and relaxing. You don’t have to worry about being cold anymore. Plus my band— Borderline Fringe— is mostly on campus (see photo 2). Except for our bass player, everyone’s on campus and we jam sometimes.”
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“I decided to take a gap year this year after a lot of different considerations— I went abroad for my fall semester to Chile, took time off during JanPlan to go to Jordan and Dubai. Traveling  helped me figure a lot of things out and as an education major there are so many possibilities and things within the education realm that I was able to explore.”
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“I don’t know if I want to go into administrative work or be a teacher, or I could work for admissions— things like that. So I’m deciding to take this year by starting this summer to work for Admissions, the administrative side of education, then I have a teaching internship in Costa Rica to experience bilingual education for three months. Afterwards I have plans to further apply for internships in Spain to teach ESL, or to go back to China and experience test prep education. @DavisConnects offered me so many opportunities. And when I’ve experienced all these, might as well explore another interest— I’m trying to take two months off during this gap year to also go to culinary school.”
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“This is obviously one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made— I know I’m hesitant about my professional career— I don’t know what I want to do and I don’t feel like my senior year would give me enough perspective or exposure. I have to be out there and experience it. But I thought about how much I’m involved on campus— I spend five hours a week with a cappella, I spend 2 and a half with my band— leaving them is hard. But in thinking about what It means to have a good head start career wise would be so much better than rushing in without knowing what to do.”
@_thebase combines exceptional baseball and softball training and competition with academic and career resources to empower student athletes to achieve their full potential both on and off the field. It is a place that is reimagining pathways to success for urban youth and is focused on changing mindsets about what is possible for them. Today on Colby's Coombs Field The BASE’s U15 Baseball team took on the Maine Sluggers from Bangor.
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The BASE has built strong relationships with leaders and institutions, including Colby, who are committed to changing minds, lives and the status quo – from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in higher education, government and from the community and beyond.
Learn more about this incredible organization with this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=neAosNQGNHM
An aerial look at all the changes on Mayflower Hill for today’s #flashbackfriday. Who can guess what year the first photo was taken?
The heat wave continues. What better place to be than at Colby’s Hume Center on Messalonskee Lake?
Happy Fourth, Mules!
A Chinese Language Summer Camp for Waterville third and fourth graders began at Colby last week, funded by a $102K STARTALK grant titled “Learning Chinese through Art” from the National Foreign Language Center. Kids finished off the week by designing folding fans decorated to reflect their personalities, which they then used to introduce themselves in Chinese to the rest of the class. The grant  was awarded to Kim Besio, Ziskind Professor of East Asian Studies, and Andie Wang, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, with Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M., and Edith K. Jette, Professor of Art, as consultants.
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#colbycollege #watervillemaine #mainesummercamps #summercamp2018 #foreignlanguage #learnchinese #artforkids #startalk 📸: @thepicmic /@colbycollege