Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

Maine College Climate Action Summit Held at Colby

One hundred twenty-four students from 10 colleges and universities gathered on Mayflower Hill Nov. 9 to examine how they might work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. The inaugural Maine College Climate Action Summit highlighted the power of youth and the need for collaboration to implement change, the Central Maine Morning Sentinel reported.

Lewiston Sun Journal Interviews Besteman about Election of Somali

When Safiya Khalid, an immigrant from Somalia, was elected to the Lewiston, Maine, city council with 70 percent of the vote Nov. 5, the Lewiston Sun Journal interviewed Catherine Besteman, Colby’s Bartlett Professor of Anthropology and author of a book about Somali Bantus who sought refuge and established a substantial community in Lewiston. Khalid, 23,...

NBC Today Taps Soto for List about Introverts

When Today on NBC compiled its list “Five Things Introverts Can Teach People,” the show quoted Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto on knowing when to say “no” and on not oversharing. “Extroverts are more at risk of … just dumping things on people and disclosing too much information and not having a filter,” Soto...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...

Boston Globe Essay Traces 50 Years of Colby Friendship

In its “Connections” feature, the Nov. 1 Boston Globe Magazine published an essay by Lloyd Benson ’73 about a dozen friends who regularly get together now a half century since their arrival at Colby. “These men have beaten the odds to stay friends for 50 years,” the headline announced. “The resulting friendships have seen them...

Sentinel Profiles New Athletic Director, Mike Wisecup

Mike Wisecup, recently named Colby’s new Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, told a Morning Sentinel columnist that words he used on Navy SEAL teams also apply on the playing field: honor, integrity, teamwork, leadership. A varsity swimmer as an undergraduate at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wisecup will direct an athletics program with 32 varsity teams...

Economic Optimism in Central Maine Led By, Not Limited To, Colby

Central Maine’s economy is trending upwards, and Colby has a lot to do with it, the executive director of FirstPark writes in a Central Maine Newspapers oped. Colby is leading the way with $1.5 billion in statewide economic output linked to the College over the last five years, and “local businesses are following suit, developing...

Maisel in Boston Globe on Nixon’s 1969 “Silent Majority” Speech

On the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, writer David Shribman draws a line to current politics and divisions and quotes Sandy Maisel, Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. In analysis published in the Boston Globe, Shribman writes that Nixon was convinced that “the leading news organizations and antiwar protesters...

Donihue on Impact of China Lobster Tariffs in Washington Post

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79, who served at the president’s Council of Economic Advisors in a prior administration, provided economic data about the scale of the lobster industry in Maine for a Nov. 1 Washington Post business article headlined “Lobster on the Line: China loves Maine lobster, but Trump’s trade war means Canada...

Washington Times Taps Corrado on Senate Fundraising

The Washington Times quoted Professor of Government Anthony Corrado on early fundraising for upcoming elections for U.S. Senate races. “Some of the Democratic challengers have been unusually successful for this point in the campaign and a number of the Republican incumbents are not showing much fundraising momentum,” Corrado told the paper for an Oct. 28...

Economists to Analyze Use of Seaweed to Curb Cows’ Methane

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79 is part of a multi-institution study to determine if Maine seaweed added to the diet of cows can curb bovine methane emissions, which contribute to climate change. Donihue, Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Meredith, and students in the Economics Department’s laboratory for economic studies will see if a...

Robinson Coauthors Article on Climate Finance and Climate Justice

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson coauthored a journal article, “Twenty-Five Years of Adaptation Finance through a Climate Justice Lens.” The article specifically explores whether adaptation finance has become more justly governed and delivered. It will be published in the journal Climatic Change, and it is currently available online.

Latest Exhibition by Condron ’92 Reviewed in ÆQAI

The latest exhibition by artist Jim Condron ’92 was reviewed by ÆQAI magazine Oct. 26. The review covers Condron’s show You Never Wash It Off Completely, on exhibit at Wilson College’s Cooley Art Gallery. The show was commissioned by Wilson College as part of its sesquicentennial celebration and draws upon the institution’s history. “In Condron’s art, the objects of...

Portland Press Herald Quotes Corrado Article on Out-of-State Donors

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado to comment on a story titled “Out-of-state donors flood Maine’s closely watched U.S. Senate race” regarding the state’s 2020 Senate race. “What you’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg – there will be an enormous surge of online giving next year, particularly if...

Lovejoy Award Covered by Maine Media

Colby’s 2019 Lovejoy Award was covered by several media outlets in Maine, including a Portland Press Herald op-ed by David Shribman, chair of the Lovejoy Selection Committee and retired vice president and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Maine Public interviewed filmmaker Martin Smith, a panelist at the award ceremony and creator of the PBS Frontline documentary The Crown...

Washington Post Essay by Hanlon Discusses Free Speech

In a Washington Post essay by Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon titled “The real threat to free speech on campus isn’t coming from the left,” Hanlon argues that, “For years now, conservative pundits and politicians have amplified and exploited a small number of elite-college speech controversies for political gain. The benefit of hindsight shows they’ve been...

Simon Coauthors Article in Foreign Affairs on the U.S. Obsession with Iran

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, is coauthor of an article in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs titled “America’s Great Satan: The 40-Year Obsession With Iran.” When historians look back at countries most feared by the United States following the end of the Cold War, “only one country would be depicted as a persistent and...

Media Coverage of Economic Impact Report Reached Around the Country

On Oct. 15 Colby announced results of an independent economic impact study, which received attention from various media outlets around the country. Here is a list of the coverage to date: Colby operations, development have $1.5B impact on Maine, study says Oct. 15, 2019 MaineBiz Report: Colby College’s recent investments producing big results Oct. 15,...