Goldfarb Center Newsletter – January 2018

Letter from the Director Welcome to Jan Plan 2018! The end of fall semester brought change amidst new initiatives at the Goldfarb Center. Amanda Cooley left after five years as assistant director to accept a position at Husson College as director of content marketing. Her uber-organization will be sorely missed in GC programming. We are pleased...

Goldfarb Center Newsletter – October 2017

  New Internship Program: The Goldfarb Center‘s new program will harness the power of the Colby network in D.C. to expand on the traditional internship experience. Learn more >>> Letter from the Director The Goldfarb Center was honored to host ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis as the 2017 Lovejoy Award recipient for courageous journalism. Alec’s work calls us to investigate the forgotten places — the geographies that...

Goldfarb Center Newsletter – September 2017

2017 Lovejoy Award: Alec MacGillis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for ProPublica, will receive the Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism Oct. 2. Learn more >>> Letter from the Director There is a lot of change happening at the Goldfarb Center. Every new academic year ushers in a host of new developments at Colby, and this year is certainly no exception —...

Goldfarb Newsletter – May 2017

Goldfarb at CLAS: Sandy Maisel Student Research Fellow Tamara Lukic ’19 presents her research on displacement and forced migration in Serbia during the European refugee crisis at the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium April 27. Letter from the Director It would be hard to script a more fitting end to the academic year. In mid-April we were pleased...

Goldfarb Newsletter – March 2017

Making D.C. Connections: Colby students, alumni, and parents gathered in the beautiful Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building for a networking reception as part of the Goldfarb Center and Career Center’s recent student trip to the nation’s capital. Learn more here >>> Letter from the Director Greetings from Mayflower Hill. While the...

Goldfarb Newsletter – December 2016

Election Day 2016: The Goldfarb Center partnered with Campus Life and the Student Government Association to host an action-packed Election Day Extravaganza. Hundreds of members of the Colby community turned out to participate in activities that included busing to the polls, live music, media coverage on big screens, giveaways, a photo booth, and more. Letter...

Goldfarb Newsletter Special Edition – A Few Thoughts on Election Day

Goldfarb Center Director Dan Shea Offers a Few Thoughts on Election Day Let’s Vote!   As simple and as common as these words are, one would be hard-pressed to bundle four other words to say as much. Voting — the simple act of raising a hand, checking a box, pushing a lever, hitting a button,...

Goldfarb Newsletter – October 2016

Letter from the Director Greetings. A spectacular summer has morphed into a glorious fall, with the sugar maples of Mayflower Hill afire with deep reds and brilliant yellows. What a splendid time to be at Colby. As you would guess, the campus is also abuzz with talk about the 2016 election. There seems to be...

Goldfarb Newsletter – September 2016

  Letter from the Director The energy on campus is palpable. More than 500 smart, eager first-year students have arrived, ready for their Colby adventure. Returning students, faculty, and staff are bursting with enthusiasm. September is a special month on Mayflower Hill! At the Goldfarb Center, we are also excited about the coming year. A...

Goldfarb Newsletter – April 2016

From The Director The other day I received a call from a reporter asking about youth turnout in the 2016 general election. Would young folks come out for Secretary Clinton or Donald Trump if they are the nominees? Given that much of what I and other political scientists seemed to know about the electoral process...