Poet Richard Blanco to Speak at Commencement, Press Herald Reports

Poet Richard Blanco will be Colby’s commencement speaker, the Press Herald reported. Colby’s 200th commencement will also “confer honorary degrees on restaurateur Erin French, owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom; Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and chronobiologist Michael Rosbash; and Theresa Secord, award-winning Penobscot basket maker and founding director of Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance.”

Art Daily Reports on Colby Arts Collaborative

An Art Daily article reports on the recently opened arts collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville. The center will provide space for “artistic creation, innovation, and community interaction,” Art Daily reports. “The $6.5-million restoration of two historic buildings in downtown Waterville will provide space for interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, and promote the development of creative...

Boston Globe Calls Colby’s Lichtenstein Exhibition “A Revelation”

A major review in the Boston Globe of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, currently at the Colby College Museum of Art, described it as a show that is “about Lichtenstein before he became Lichtenstein, and it’s a revelation.” The reviewer also referenced the show as offering “a fresh view of an artist” and that it’s...

Colby Students Continue Civic Engagement Throughout Pandemic, Morning Sentinel Reports

Colby’s robust civic engagement program was featured in a Morning Sentinel article, which highlighted students involved in tutoring programs, local government, and community partnerships. “These are really committed students who are interested in pursuing the pathway of exploring public relevance of their discipline,” said Elizabeth Jabar, director of civic engagement and community partnerships, “and really learning what...

Maisel Provides Insight on How Census Could Change Maine Politics on NBC Boston

“Maine has a bipartisan commission responsible for redistricting that prevents the practice of political gerrymandering of districts after reapportionment,” Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, told NBC Boston in its article “How the Census Could Change Maine Politics.”

Schupf Art Center on Track to Open in 2022, Reports Morning Sentinel

Demolition is underway, and the Paul J. Schupf Art Center is set to open in December 2022, the Morning Sentinel reported in an article about the city’s Planning Board giving approval to the project. “It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring Main Street into focus and create a new building there that celebrates the arts...

Polley ’21 Included in Wall Street Journal on Successful Networking

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Laura Polley ’21 said she spoke “with more than 20 alumni” last fall to help prepare for the interview process before accepting a job offer. The article includes a number of successful networking stories from graduating seniors across the country.

Tate Provides Insight on Opioid Decriminalization on Maine Public

Winifred Tate, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Maine Drug Policy Lab, was a guest speaker on Maine Public’s Maine Calling, providing insight on opioid decriminalization and the opioid epidemic in Maine. The panel, hosted by Jennifer Rooks, discussed a bill currently before the Maine legislature, which hopes to decriminalize opioids in Maine...

Artnet says Arts Collaborative Could Make Waterville an Arts Destination

A list of “Arts Industry News” published in Artnet referenced the arts collaborative as helping to “turn Waterville, a former paper-mill town, into an arts destination.” The column regularly posts top arts-related news and noted Colby’s recent unveiling of the “25,000-square-foot facility featuring a gallery and event space, as well as studios for fellowship residents.”

Test-Optional Policy Contributes to Growth, Proto Tells Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald quoted Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, in an article discussing Maine colleges switching to test-optional applications amid the pandemic. Proto told the Press Herald that Colby moved to test-optional in 2018, which “has encouraged students who might otherwise not have applied to do so.”

Josephson Quoted in Article in The Atlantic

Professor of History Paul Josephson provided insight on the rise of the popularity of the fish stick, a popular food invented in the ’50s, in articles in multiple publications, including Smithsonian Magazine and The Atlantic. Josephson provided historical context for the popularity of the food staple, saying it was caused, in part, by an abundance of...

Arts Collaborative Opens Soon, Colby Invests in Waterville, Morning Sentinel Reports

An article in the Morning Sentinel highlighted the arts collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville, which is nearing completion and will be a space for community collaboration in the arts. “When we say creative space, it means that the community can come observe something, create something themselves, engage in the arts in some way while they’re...

Deng ’20 Featured in Article by Classic FM

Pianist Thomas Deng ’20 was featured in Classic FM about his recreation of the third movement of Chopin’s Second Concerto using an electronic MIDI keyboard. Associate Professor of Music Jon Hallstrom was also quoted in the article, saying, “it’s really quite amazing, both from the musical and from the technological standpoint.”

Singh Quoted in Articles by Vox, NBC News About Violence Against Sikh Americans

The Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh was quoted in articles published by Vox and NBC news about recent hate crimes committed against Sikh Americans. “We have very warped notions of the Sikhs,” commented Singh. “To know about Sikh tradition in schools and colleges, Sikh art, Sikh films, Sikh music — I want it to be promoted...

Duff Quoted in Nature Article on University of Cape Town Fire

Assistant Professor of History Sarah Duff was quoted in the Nature news story “‘The damage is total’: fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection.” The piece brought together scholars to discuss the recent fire at the University of Cape Town that destroyed a part of the university’s main library and special collections. “This archive is special for all...

Portland Press Herald Shares News of $2.8-Million Gift to Support Maine Students

The Portland Press Herald shared the news of an anonymous $2.8-million donation to Colby designated for in-state student financial aid and an incentive for Maine students to apply. “Financial aid is a huge component in students being able to make that decision,” said Matt Proto, vice president of enrollment and communications.

Colleges Stick To Status Quo—Not So At Colby

“If liberal arts colleges intend to survive, changes are coming. Why not get out in front as Colby College is doing? Mix bold ideas into the core, and prove the relevance.” That’s a quote from a column on Colby’s AI initiative in the tech outlet Diginomica. The piece also included an informative interview with Provost Margaret McFadden.

Forbes Calls Colby’s Lichtenstein Exhibition “Groundbreaking”

A major review in Forbes of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, currently at the Colby College Museum of Art, referenced the show as “an extraordinary early Lichtenstein retrospective.” According to the reviewer, the exhibition, which originated at Colby, is something “every aficionado of Lichtenstein’s Pop paintings should see” and that they should also “read the superlative catalogue.”

CBS News Says Colby is “Hard School To Get Into”

CBS News included Colby in a story on the “Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2021.” The piece references the increase in applications that many institutions experienced this year and how acceptance rates were impacted by that change.