USA Today References Colby’s COVID-19 Testing Approach

A USA Today opinion piece cited Colby’s thorough and proactive COVID-19 testing program as an example to follow for schools across the nation. The article noted that only 0.02% of the 81,203 tests administered this fall were positive, and that the approach was key to significantly preventing the spread, not just identifying positive cases.

Feature Story on Dare Northward Campaign

The Morning Sentinel covered the success of Colby’s Dare Northward campaign, which has raised more than $563 million to date. The story quoted President David Greene, who said a top priority has been Waterville, and that “because of the generous support of donors, Colby has been able to commit more than $85 million” to the city.

The New York Times Quotes President Greene

In a story on college’s plans for the upcoming semester, The New York Times spoke with President David A. Greene about his outlook for the next term. “What makes me optimistic is we had the virus in our community, and each time we did, we were able to stop transmissions dead,” he said.

Materials from Old Athletic Center Highlighted on DIY Network

Donated materials from the old Harold Alfond Athletics Center were highlighted on Maine Cabin Masters airing on the DIY Network. The craftsmen salvaged and re-homed everything from flooring on the squash and basketball courts to stadium railings. Click “Read More” to see the episode, and watch the process begin at approximately 31 minutes in.

Lisa Kaplan ’13 Picked for Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Honor

Forbes selected Lisa Kaplan ’13 for its prestigious “30 Under 30” list in the Social Impact Category. Kaplan founded Alethea Group, which protects brands from being targets of disinformation. The company recently uncovered a network of 178 websites that feed off of hyperpartisanship to aggregate data, which can then be sold for profit.

Ongoing Media Interest in Colby Testing Protocols

An Associated Press story highlighting how Colby is enhancing its aggressive virus testing protocols was picked up by a variety of media including The Washington Post and PBS. The article quoted Colby’s CFO, Doug Terp, who noted the College will add rapid antigen tests to twice-weekly tests.

Shedding Light on “What Went Wrong With The Polls”

Professor of Government Dan Shea, who led Colby’s recent election polling, spoke to WBUR about the lack of trust in media and political institutions and how that factored into the polls. He noted during the interview that “we’ve not seen such polarization in the electorate since polling began.”

President Greene Discusses Harold Alfond Foundation Grant

David Greene was featured on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” where he discussed the Harold Alfond Foundation and its grant to support Colby’s efforts to drive the resurgence of Waterville. “Greg Powell from the Foundation has been a visionary who understands how important it is for Maine to have multiple great cities,” commented President Greene.

Chad Higgins ’97 Honored for His Work with the New England Innocence Project

Chad Higgins ’97, a shareholder and litigator at New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur, received the “Arc of Justice” award from the New England Innocence Project. According to the New England Innocence Project, “Arc of Justice” award recipients demonstrate “unparalleled commitment, tenacity, and courage to ‘bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice’ for...

Morning Sentinel Covers Multimillion-Dollar Gifts To Name New Home of Colby Ice Hockey

The Morning Sentinel reported on the multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ‘77 and Tim O’Donnell ‘87, which will be used to name the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum, and the ice rink after legendary Colby hockey coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Jack Kelley.

New York Times Uses Quote from Colby Professor to Set Up Story

Like Woodstock, “by the end it was muddy and dirty,” commented Colby Professor of Government Dan Shea in a story on rural Maine’s reaction to the expensive, no holds barred advertising from the two leading candidates in the state’s Senate Race.

The Wall Street Journal Says 700 Colby Alumni and Parents Came Forward to Help

The Wall Street Journal featured Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative in a story about young job seekers tapping alumni networks. The article references how “almost 700 alumni and parents came forward” to help this year’s graduates, and highlights the great success of the campaign for both students and employers.

MarketWatch Covers Colby’s Plan to Safely Send Students Home

Colby was prominently featured in a MarketWatch story on how colleges plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students return home for the holiday break. The article quotes Vice President for Administration Doug Terp on how the goal is to “keep everybody in the bubble right up until Thanksgiving so we know they’re safe and healthy.”

Jacobs Contributes to Story on How Central Maine Communities Voted

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs spoke to the Morning Sentinel about voter turnout and whether Maine municipalities “flipped” political parties from 2016 to 2020, noting that “in most places across the country, voting patterns remain the same or further polarized.”

Colby Included in New York Times Article on Colleges’ End of Semester Plans

The New York Times covered the range of plans colleges are implementing as Thanksgiving and the end of the semester approaches, highlighting Colby’s success at keeping the virus “at bay” and the proactive measures being taken to keep its community safe over the holiday break and upon returning to campus.