New Republic Essay by Hanlon on Disinviting Speakers

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon writes again for the New Republic, this time about “Why Colleges Have the Right to Reject Hateful Speakers like Ann Coulter.” In his April 24 article, Hanlon writes that “rejecting campus speakers is not an assault on free speech. Rather, like so many other decisions made every day by college...

Uzoma Orchingwa ’14 Awarded Soros Fellowship

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Born in Illinois to Nigerian immigrants, Orchingwa received a Truman Scholarship in 2013, earned his degree in philosophy and sociology from Colby, and went on to earn an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (England). The Soros Fellowship “honors the contributions of immigrants to the United States...

Members of Colby’s Most Academically Competitive and Diverse Admitted Student Class to Visit Campus

A record number of admitted students—almost 500 total—will visit Colby’s campus for the Class of 2021 Admitted Students Program April 20-22. Students will participate in a variety of programming highlighting the breadth of academic and cocurricular offerings at Colby. This year’s admitted student cohort is the most academically competitive and broadly diverse in Colby’s history....

Fleming Essay Finalist for Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing

Terraforming Planets, Geoengineering Earth, an essay by Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming, has been selected as a finalist in the original non-fiction category for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing. The organization 100 Year Starship (100YSS) announced the finalists April 11, noting that the winners would...

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...

Carlson’s Testimony to Legislature Quoted in Maine Media

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson testified at a public hearing on a bill before the Maine legislature to incentivize testing of well water for contaminants, including arsenic. The Portland Press Herald and Maine Public both covered the Health and Human Services Committee hearing and cited Carlson. “Carlson detailed the impacts of arsenic poisoning in her testimony,...

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....

Yaverbaum ’14 Wins Charter School’s ETHOS Excellence Award

Congratulations to Cole Yaverbaum ’14, who won a Success Academy Charter Schools ETHOS Excellence Award. The award recognizes school staff who best demonstrate the Success community’s values: Excellence, Teamwork, Humor, Ownership, and Students. Yaverbaum, who majored in English and creative writing at Colby, works in special education teacher support services at Success Academy in Crown Heights.

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...

Catherine Carey ’17 Receives Research Fellowship from Dartmouth

Catherine Carey ’17 was recently awarded the Mazilu Engineering Research Fellowship from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Carey, from Seattle, Wash., is majoring in environmental science at Colby and spent her junior year at Dartmouth as part of Colby’s engineering dual-degree program. The fellowship will cover Carey’s research costs this summer and during the...

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...

Angelini and Simmons ’17J Publish Article in Scientific Reports

Assistant Professor of Biology Dave Angelini and Will Simmons ’17J collaborated to produce a paper on the effects of pesticides on bumblebees published in the March 21 Scientific Reports, which is affiliated with the prestigious journal Nature. In an effort to find physiological mechanics that link “the effect of increased pesticide use and the spread of disease,”...

Now Collaborators, Professor and Protégé Are Finding Answers To Nature’s Questions

By Gerry Boyle ’78 Biologist Dave Angelini and his collaborator, Will Simmons ’17J, have published findings of their three-year study of the effect of pesticides on bumblebees and hope the results will have the scientific community looking for new solutions to the problem. Starting with a bee population kept in tents on campus, Angelini and...

Greene Named Maine Nonprofit Leader of the Year

In recognition of his leadership in Colby College’s transformative success, President David A. Greene has been named Maine’s Nonprofit Leader of the Year by MaineBiz magazine. The honor from the state’s premier business publication came as the College prepared to break ground on a mixed-use development in downtown Waterville, as work neared completion on a...

Hey-Colón to Present at Young Scholars Symposium

Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, assistant professor of Spanish, will be one of six presenters at the April 6-7 Young Scholars Symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Hey-Colón’s presentation, “The Serpentine River: Anzaldúa’s Spiritual Waters,” reflects her research that establishes connections between the Caribbean diaspora, Chicanx communities, and broader Latinx studies...

Historical Climatology Interviews Fleming

As part of its climate history podcast project, Historical Climatology interviewed James R. Fleming, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. The March 8 podcast with Dagomar Degroot “discusses how a plane crash launched Fleming’s career, the deep history and future prospects of geoengineering, and the birth of modern atmospheric science in the early...