NBC Boston Covers Pence Visit to Maine, Taps Shea for Comment

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped by NBC Boston for their story covering Vice President Pence’s Oct. 19 visit to Maine. Pence visited Maine’s second district, where Shea said “it’s going to be real tight up there.” However, Shea also said that “a lot of early indicators suggest the left is mobilizing,” adding that, “for...

Houston’s KHOU-11 Airs Story on Posse Scholar Jazmin Zuniga ’24

KHOU-11 out of Houston, Texas, aired a story recounting how a Posse Foundation scholarship created a path for Jazmin Zuniga ’24 to enroll at Colby along with nine other students from the Houston area. “To have a group of friends that came from the same background as you, when you feel alone …. there’s always...

McClenachan Comments on Historical Ecology in Scientific American Article

An article in Scientific American titled “Old Seaweed Reveals Secret of Monterey Sardine History” includes a quote from Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. “This paper is an excellent example of the creative detective work of historical ecology,” said McClenachan, a marine ecologist who was not involved in the research. “There...

Josephson’s Chicken Book Featured in Washington Times Article on Pandemic Pets

“Chickens become America’s new pet of choice during the pandemic,” the Washington Times headline reads. And Professor of History Paul Josephson’s new book, Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory, is featured prominently in the story. “Chickens have millennia-long proximity to humans. Chickens, like dogs and cats, have lived with us in our houses, huts and barns, outside in...

Maine Public Taps Corrado for Perspective on Campaign Chests

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado offered his perspective on the “most expensive campaign in Maine history,” between U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, in this Maine Public story. “Corrado also noted that the unspent cash between Gideon and Collins — more than $22 million — is more than was spent during...

Shea Offers Insight in Two Articles on Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting

Professor of Government Dan Shea was quoted in two articles on Oct. 18, including “Max Linn promises change in long-shot U.S. Senate campaign,” a Portland Press Herald article about Linn, one of two Maine independent candidates. The second article ran on the Public News Service site and was titled “How Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting Could Impact Election.”

Corrado Quoted in Los Angeles Times, Story Picked up Broadly

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about record-breaking fundraising by Democrat donors. “The amounts are so insane that it is getting to the point of what do you even do with it all?” Corrado, an expert on campaign finance reform told the Times. The two Senate candidates in Maine, he said,...

Morning Sentinel and Others Cover Colby Announcement of $101-Million Gift

Colby’s Oct. 15 announcement of a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation was covered in the Morning Sentinel. “Having a sustainable partner like the Harold Alfond Foundation makes all the difference in the world,” President David Greene said Thursday. “They’ve been spectacular. Greg Powell is amazing. He is a force for good in the world. He...

Los Angeles Times Story References Colby Poll on Maine Senate Race

In an Oct. 13 Los Angeles Times article covering the Democrats’ goal to regain control in the Senate, Colby’s most recent poll on the Maine Senate race is referenced. “Mid-September polling by Colby College gave Gideon a four-point lead as voters’ top choice (the state uses a ranked-choice system),” the Times reported.

Siodla Contributes to WalletHub Piece on Fastest-Growing Cities

Assistant Professor of Economics James Siodla contributed to the WalletHub piece “2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.” When asked about what key priority local authorities should know to grow their cities, Siodla answered, in part, “Academic research suggests that long-run city growth is driven by factors such as entrepreneurial activity, industrial diversity, and good local governance....

WABI-TV Airs Story on Colby Testing, Low COVID-19 Numbers

Colby’s return to campus strategy, including rigorous COVID-19 testing, was the subject of a WABI-TV story that aired Oct. 9. “We talked with a lot of public health officials, a lot of scientists, researchers, and recognized that was the most important thing we could do to ensure our students would successfully be able to return,” Dean...

Colby Included in USA TODAY Op-ed on Right Approach in Pandemic

USA TODAY included Colby in its Oct. 8 opinion piece “Colleges can do right by students amid COVID-19, but it takes money, planning and backbone,” saying that Colby’s “strategies set an example for other schools and underscore the critical need for a public health-driven and resource-enabled response.”  

Christian Science Monitor Story on Campus Unity Includes Colby

Colby’s approach to bringing its campus community together around common themes during the pandemic was noted in the Christian Science Monitor story “Can campus unity get small colleges past pandemic into the future?”  “When students at Colby College arrived on Mayflower Hill for coronavirus testing in mid-August, they got something in addition to a nasal swab: a...

Colby Mentioned in Media Stories on Harold Alfond Foundation Investment

The Oct. 6 announcement of a $500-million investment from the Harold Alfond Foundation drew wide media attention, including in the Portland Press Herald, and those stories included Colby, The College is grateful for the foundation’s remarkable generosity in supporting Colby athletics and Waterville’s downtown revitalization.  

Shea Comments in ABC News Story on Ranked-Choice Voting

An ABC News story on Maine’s ranked-choice voting included quotes from Professor of Government Dan Shea. “We’re starting to get comfortable with it,” he told ABC News. “There are still some who are confused, but they have seen it in action and are getting comfortable.” Still, there are political issues surrounding the issue. “Not unlike...

Shea Comments on Portland Press Herald Article on Senator Collins

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the Portland Press Herald article “Can Susan Collins survive Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party?” Among the questions the article asks is if Senator Collins has changed or if politics have changed. “I think she has been caught up in what scholars are calling affect partisanship or negative...

Nourse Painting in Colby Museum of Art Collection Featured in Washington Post Story

The painting Étude, by Elizabeth Nourse, is the subject of a Washington Post story titled “Side by side yet worlds apart” as part of the paper’s “Great Works, In Focus” series. The painting “hangs in the wonderful Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine,” the author writes in his introductory paragraph. 

Colby Begins to Lay Groundwork for Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Earlier this week, the College began phase one of the new Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts project. The center, planned to be built at the southern gateway to campus, will be a key part of Colby’s ongoing efforts to make the arts a more central component of the student experience as well as...

New York Times Article on Suppressing Coronavirus Includes Colby

Colby and its testing program are included in an Oct. 2 New York Times story titled “Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing” about colleges that are “beating the pandemic.” President Greene told the reporter how frequent testing allowed a positive case to be caught early, and that contract tracing limited the spread. “It could have been...

USA TODAY Covers Colby’s Reopening, Says Testing Pays Off

An extensive story by USA TODAY details Colby’s successful COVID-19 testing program and in-person education approach in its article “Colleges are exploding with COVID and have lax testing. One school is keeping cases down.” Reporter Chris Quintana spent a day on Mayflower Hill talking with students and faculty about their experiences with testing and life on campus during the...