New York Times Correspondent Named 2016 Lovejoy Winner

Alissa Rubin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, will receive Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Rubin will deliver the 2016 Lovejoy Convocation address at the ceremony, which is open to the public, and receive an honorary doctoral...

Maine Electoral Votes Could Split for First Time: Colby-Boston Globe Poll

For the first time in Maine’s history, the state’s electoral votes may not all go to one candidate, according to a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll. The poll, conducted by the Goldfarb Center in conjunction with the Boston Globe and SurveyUSA, explores myriad issues related to the Maine politics — from the standing of federal...

Shea to Address Annual Warren G. Harding Symposium

Dan Shea, professor of government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, is one of the lecturers at this year’s Harding Symposium. Hosted by Ohio State University at Marion, the symposium includes nationally recognized political experts and is held at the home of former President Warren G. Harding. Shea speaks July 16,...

Shea Addresses 27th Annual Maine Town Meeting

Professor of Government and Goldfarb Center Director Dan Shea gave a talk titled “Dazed and Confused: What We Now Know … and Don’t Know About Presidential Elections” at the 27th Annual Maine Town Meeting at the Margaret Chase Smith Library. Columnist George Smith agreed with Shea’s opening comment, which came from Charlie Cragin, chairman of the Margaret...

Landmark Conference Examines Community, Culture, Conservation

Humanity’s relationship with the natural world is the theme at a landmark conference that brought noted writers, scholars, performers, artists, public officials, and activists to Colby April 7-9. Artist Maggie Libby ’81, in front of her interactive art installation in the Diamond Atrium. The conference, titled Community, Culture and Conservation, was part of a  yearlong...

Mitchell Lecture to be live streamed March 15

The College will offer a live stream of the 2016 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Tuesday, March 15. Former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell will recount some of his most compelling and enlightening stories from his recently released book, The Negotiator, including his instrumental work on clean air and water legislation, the Iran-Contra hearings,...

Goldfarb Center Heads to D.C.

In the wake of a historic Super Tuesday, the Goldfarb Center, together with the Career Center and Division of College and Student Advancement, are flying over a dozen students to D.C.  to explore career opportunities in government and politics, network with alumni, and engage with experts on issues related to the 2016 election. Components of...

Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Receive the 2016 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College has selected Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye as the recipient of the 2016 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award. Cantil-Sakauye will deliver a public lecture on Monday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Colby’s Ostrove Auditorium. The ceremony and award was...

Dan Shea Stays Busy with Comments on LePage and Trump

Brash politicians are keeping Professor of Government Dan Shea busy providing commentary to various media. Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and an expert on the polarization of American politics, has commented multiple times on calls for Maine Governor Paul LePage’s impeachment and on Donald Trump’s comments about the Oregon...