MaineBiz Covers Nale Purchase of Downtown Arnold Block

“Optimism over Waterville’s direction spurs purchase of historic Main Street block” is the title of a June 25 story in Mainebiz about a recent purchase of the historic Arnold Block in downtown Waterville by siblings Tracy Nale Sewall and Thomas Nale. The Nales, both of whom graduated from Colby, were inspired by revitalization projects underway in the downtown, Mainebiz reports. “A lot of...

Burke Wins Maine Literary Award for The Town Meets Script

Michael Burke, professor of English, has won a Maine Literary Award in the drama category for his script of the play The Town Meets. The award, presented by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, recognized Burke’s script based on the phenomenon of a small New England town’s town meeting.

Walter Iooss Interviewed on “207” About Museum of Art Exhibit Game Time

Sports photographer Walter Iooss, whose work is on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art, was interviewed June 8 by Rob Caldwell for “207.” Iooss began shooting for Sports Illustrated at 17, and he “got his first cover for that magazine at 19,” Caldwell said. “He has covered every major sporting event and personality...

Blauer ’19 Internship Featured in Cape Cod Today

Kate Blauer ’19, a legislative intern in the office of Massachusetts State Senator Julian Cyr, was featured in the first installment of the Cape Cod Today‘s “Summer Intern Chronicles.” Blauer, a government and Russian language double major, says, “I feel a sense of valuable contribution to a political office that I am deeply confident in. Some...

Gastaldo Featured in Undark Story on South Africa Research

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, was featured prominently in an Undark story about research in South Africa’s Karoo region. Gastaldo has been researching the South African region where the end-Permian extinction is reported, and this story looks at what researchers are discovering in the rocks. “’If the marine and continental biota collapsed simultaneously, or even a...

Jewish Life Conference Covered by WABI-TV

The Maine Conference for Jewish Life, held June 8-10 in Waterville and hosted by Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life, was covered by WABI-TV news. The center director Rabbi Rachel Isaacs told WABI that “more and more the word is getting out about what makes Jewish life in Maine quirky, and fun, and unique,...

Hatch Shares North Korea Expertise on FOX News Rundown

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch was interviewed on FOX News Rundown June 11 by anchor Eric Shawn P’17 about North Korea’s human rights record and its history with the United States as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared to meet June 12 in Singapore. It was expected that terms of denuclearization would be the...

Blevins Poem on Verse Daily

A poem by Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, was featured on Verse Daily June 5. “Was Losing My Joie De Vivre Really Like” comes from Blevins’s newest book, Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Series Book Prize.

Gross Quoted in CNN Story about Double Standards for Ugly Speech

Neil Gross, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was included in a CNN story by conservative commentator Carrie Sheffield titled “Let’s acknowledge the political double standard for ugly speech.” Sheffield writes, “The list of the blind hypocrisy of the American entertainment complex goes on and on, but it’s symptomatic of its deep liberal leanings. Neil Gross,...

Becknell Coauthors Paper on Legume Trees in Nature Ecology & Evolution

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Justin Becknell coauthored a paper recently published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. Titled “Abundance of Neotropical legumes during secondary succession across a rainfall gradient. Nature Ecology & Evolution,” this work examines the poorly understood role of nitrogen-fixing legumes trees in replenishing the nutrient supply of tropical forests recovering from deforestation. By combining...

Gross New York Times Op-ed Discussed in National Review Episode

A recent New York Times op-ed by Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, titled “Is the United States Too Big to Govern?” was discussed in a May 14 episode on National Review. Hear the discussion beginning at 21:30 on the National Review’s website.

El-Shaarawi on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” Discussing Anthropology

Nadia El-Shaarawi, assistant professor of global studies, was a guest on “Maine Calling” explaining the relevance of anthropology to our everyday lives. El-Shaarawi was one of four panels discussing topics such as the difference in anthropological research, why human separate into different groups, the human dimensions of climate change, and the anthropology of war. Listen here.

Stokes Essay in Not That Bad Debuts on New York Times Bestseller List

An essay by Elisabeth Stokes, visiting assistant professor of English, is included in Not That Bad, a collection of essays that debuted this week as a New York Times bestseller. The book, edited by Roxane Gay, focuses on the violence and harassment that women worldwide face. Stokes is originally from Alaska. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and international...

Koffman Coauthors Paper on Denali Ice Core Records

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman coauthored a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Titled “Denali ice core methanesulfonic acid records North Pacific marine primary production,” the paper focuses on developing a tool for assessing past changes in primary production in the North Pacific, i.e., the base of the marine food web. The paper developed...

Gross Op-Ed in New York Times Asks “Is U.S. Too Big to Govern?”

“Is the United States Too Big to Govern?” is the title of the latest op-ed by Neil Gross, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology. “What if trust in American democracy is eroding because the nation has become too big to be effectively governed through traditional means?” he writes May 11. “There are clear economic and...

Shea Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article On LePage

Dan Shea, professor of government, was quoted in a May 1 Wall Street Journal article titled “Maine Gov. LePage Ending His Two-Term Tenure With More Vetoes.” LePage’s time as governor has been less about consensus building and more about digging in and “bringing the system to a halt if necessary,” Shea told the WSJ. “Mr. LePage has drawn national...

Poem by Blevins in Portland Press Herald

Poet Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, had one of her poems published in the Portland Press Herald as part of the paper’s Deep Water: Maine Poems project. Titled “Pastoral,” the poem is from Blevin’s recently released book Appalachians Run Amok (Two Sylvias Press, 2018).

Angelini and Students Publish Paper in Nature Communications

Assistant Professor of Biology Dave Angelini has published a paper in the journal Nature Communications, one of the leading journals in biology. Angelini’s paper, “Manipulation of insulin signaling phenocopies evolution of a host-associated polyphenism,” is the result of a five-year research project conducted with students Meghan Fawcett ’16, Mary Parks ’16, Alice Tibbetts ’14, Jane Swart ’18,...

Shea Quoted in Bloomsberg | Quint Article on White House Jobs

Professor of Government Dan Shea was quoted in a Bloomsberg | Quint article titled, “A Trump White House Job Won’t Be Much of a Career Booster.” Because of the “reputational nightmare” associated with the Trump administration, few Republicans want to work in the White House, the article states. “There will be lots of places that steer clear of anyone...

Photograph by Green One of Seven Covers of New York Times’ T Magazine

A photograph of the band Run-DMC, taken by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, will be one of seven covers of the April 22 New York Times’ T Magazine, which will focus on how the early 1980s changed the culture in New York. Green’s photo, which has never before been published, was taken in the mid-80s during a 30-minute...