Gross Quoted in Chronicle Article on Republicans Views on Colleges

Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was quoted in an article titled “Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?” The July 10 Chronicle of Higher Education article reports that, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of “Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher education has a negative effect...

Moland Essay on Abolitionist Child in The Paris Review

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, had her piece “For Our Cause is Just” published in the web edition of The Paris Review July 7. The essay discusses the writings and views of American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, “a crusader for justice.” Child “devoted her formidable talents for research, rhetoric, and philosophical argument to pricking her fellow citizens’...

Benissan’s New Restaurant Featured in The Republican Journal

July 8 marks the grand opening of Messan Jordan Benissan’s restaurant, Me Long Togo, in Searsport, Maine, so says The Republican Journal in its July 7 story on Colby’s director of African drumming. The restaurant is opening in the historic Nickerson Tavern, which was “probably built around 1840-1850,” the Journal reports. In addition to traditional Togolese dishes, Benissan will...

Colby Museum Presents Marsden Hartley’s Maine

Exhibition Organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Maine Debut Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art starting July 8, offers a unique perspective on an artist whose complex, sometimes contradictory, relationship with his native state shaped his contributions to American modernism. The exhibition, the result of an unprecedented...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...

Coane’s CogBlog Named Top Psychology Blog of 2017

A blog created by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane was named one of 10 top psychology blogs by Online Counseling Programs (OCP). Coane’s CogBlog is written by research assistants “working in the Memory and Language Lab and students enrolled in courses in cognitive psychology and memory at Colby.” The blog is one of the few on...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...

Boyle ’78 Wins Literary Award, Featured in Down East Magazine Article

Straw Man, the latest book by Gerry Boyle ‘78, was picked as the top crime fiction book for 2017 at the Maine Literary Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Straw Man is Boyle’s 12th book. Boyle was also included in the article “The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers” in Down East Magazine. “Straw...

Allbritton Appointed to Editorial Board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton has been appointed to the editorial board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas as a reviews editor. Published by Intellect since 2004 (under the name Studies in Hispanic Cinemas until 2013), the journal has dedicated itself to the study of the cinemas of Spain and Latin America through...

Marvin Quoted in New York Times Story on CUNY

Cate Marvin, visiting assistant professor of English, was quoted in “How CUNY Became Poetry U,” a story in the June 2 New York Times about the appeal of teaching poetry at the City University of New York. “New York is a city where poets really want to live,” said Marvin, the founder of VIDA, an organization for women...

Rooney ’10 Rice Farm Featured in Morning Sentinel

Wild Folk Farm, co-owned and managed by Ben Rooney ’10, was featured in the May 25 Morning Sentinel leading up to the farm’s rice paddy transplanting celebration. The farm, which grows 12 varieties of rice, has been sold “across the country, from Hawaii to locally in Maine, and around the world to places such as Croatia and the...

Stokes Essay on Cancer and Gardening in Organic Life

An essay by Elisabeth Stokes, visiting assistant professor of English, ran in Rodale’s Organic Life May 12. Titled “I Didn’t Know How To Help My Friend Dying Of Cancer, So I Taught Her Son To Garden. Here’s Why,” the essay recounts the time Stokes spent helping her neighbor’s son plant a garden box. “He carefully tended his...

Sheehan on Fotomuseum’s Still Searching Blog

In March and April 2017, Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the Still Searching blog published by the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her five-part blog series on photography and migration considers the role of the photographic medium in the human crossing of geographical and cultural borders. The series reflects on the photographic culture of the contemporary global migration crisis, placing it into conversation...

Shea Writes a Piece on Elections in The Nation

Professor of Government Dan Shea wrote a piece, “Our Addiction to Elections is Killing American Democracy,” in which he advocates “embracing other avenues of political engagement” because “our democracy is in big trouble.” In the April 12 issue of The Nation, Shea summarizes America’s history of elections and momentous shifts in our democracy that have led to the...

Justine Ludwig ’08 Featured in Cultured Magazine

“A Champion for Change” is the title of a Cultured magazine profile on Justine Ludwig ’08, senior curator at the Dallas Contemporary art museum. The article describes Ludwig as “critical to establishing the identity of this emerging art capital,” Dallas, her adopted hometown. “The Dallas audience is very unique,” Ludwig says in the article. “There is a...

Stone and Students Publish Seed Dispersal Article in Biotropica

Judy Stone, professor of biology and Dr. Charles C. and Pamela W. Leighton Research Fellow, has published an article in Biotropica, the journal of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. The article, “Diversity of seeds captured by interception exceeds diversity of seeds deposited in traps,” was written with a team of six Colby students who...

Fleming Reviews Make it Rain in Nature

In the April 5 issue of Nature, James R. Fleming, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, reviews Make it Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America by Kristine C. Harper. In the new book, “historian Kristine Harper treats weather control as a political agent in the hands of the American state,” Fleming writes....

Lauren Duca Quotes Carlson in Teen Vogue Article

Lauren Duca, who writes an op-ed column called Thigh-High Politics for Teen Vogue, quoted Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, in her March 31 column titled “Climate Change Doesn’t Care Who You Voted For.” Fresh from a March 28 talk at Colby, Duca quotes Carlson in regards to President Trump’s executive order revoking environmental regulations enacted...

Gross Quoted in New York Times Article on Ferguson Effect

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross contributed to a March 29 New York Times article attempting to deconstruct the Ferguson Effect. Gross comments on the “perception that police are unjust” and the effect on communities. “In cities where there was more concern about police violence, homicide and other violent crimes rose more,” he wrote. But reducing calls for...

Alpine Skier Mardi Haskell ’17 Profiled in Morning Sentinel

Colby captain Mardi Haskell ’17 was highlighted in a Morning Sentinel feature story March 27 after she skied the final race of her collegiate career at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain. Despite challenging weather conditions, Haskell finished eighth in the slalom and 11th in the giant slalom. “She’s a special talent,” coach Danny Noyes said...