Lovell ’15 Coauthors Environmental Defense Fund Report on Lead Levels

Samantha Lovell ’15, a policy major from Colby’s Environmental Studies Program, coauthored a study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on lead levels in food supply. The study, summarized here, “analyzed 11 years of data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and found that food, and baby food in particular, is a meaningful—and surprising—source...

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...

Hatch Op-Ed on “White Victimization” in Crosscut

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch responded to the racial conflict at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., with an op-ed in the e-zine Crosscut. In his June 6 piece, Hatch digs into the drama surrounding Professor Bret Weinstein that many see “as a simple morality tale: good white professor versus bad students,” and finds it much...

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...

McClenachan Coauthors Article in Science on Socially Responsible Seafood

An article coauthored by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, appears in the June 2 issue of Science. Titled “Committing to socially responsible seafood,” the authors “propose a framework for social responsibility and identify key steps the scientific community must take to inform policy and practice” for the global challenge of “placing...

Green’s Photographs Exhibited at Urbanautica Institute

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs of the New York music scene from 1976–86 are currently being exhibited in Italy at the Urbanautica Institute. The institute, which collaborates with authors and organizations around the world, presents photography through exhibitions, books, reviews, workshops, and lectures. In the accompanying text, Green describes this time in New...

Generous Gift Names Basketball Arena In New Colby Athletic Complex

A generous gift of $8.3 million from a Colby family will name the basketball arena for the planned new athletic complex and provide important funds to accelerate the pace of progress at the College. The commitment celebrates the connections made at the College and the important role of competitive varsity athletics in preparing Colby students...

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...

Plesch Delivers Keynote at International Conference in Brazil

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem / VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image / 6th Intermedia Conference), May 9-13 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting on a Border Zone,”...

Commencement Receives Expansive Media Attention

Colby’s 196th Commencement and its commencement speaker, Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., were covered in the media across the country and around the globe with more than 230 AP pickups in major markets such as Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami, as well as several publications overseas, including in...

Amy Walter Advises Colby Seniors to Define What Matters

National political analyst Amy Walter ’91 told Colby College seniors on Saturday that true success will come from understanding their own values and living by them. Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report, a frequent contributor to the PBS NewsHour, and widely considered one of the most respected political analysts in the country, spoke...

Hennessey ’14 and Dissanayake Article Accepted for Publication

An article by Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake and Meagan Hennessey ’14, focused on understanding the importance of accounting for sea-level rise for coastal conservation, was accepted for publication in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, a journal hosted by Cambridge Press. In their paper, Dissanayake and Hennessey first show that ignoring climate...

Women’s Lacrosse Gets Media Attention Ahead of NCAAs

As the Colby women’s lacrosse team heads to the NCAAs this weekend, they’re getting attention from the media. WABI-TV5 ran a story on the team May 10, interviewing players and head coach Karen Henning. The IWLCA featured Henning on its blog Behind the Whistle, asking Henning three questions, including what traits she sees in student athletes...

Women’s Lacrosse Team Head to NCAAs

Colby women’s lacrosse is headed to the NCAA tournament at Middlebury this weekend, where their first opponent, in Sunday’s second round, will be the hosting Panthers. We checked in with head coach Karen Henning to learn the secrets of their success. Congratulations on a really great season. What’s been the “secret sauce” with this team?...

Chinese Filmmaker Named 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, has been named the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China. “We are thrilled to bring Jinyan Zeng to Colby,”...

Colby Recognizes Student Achievement at Awards Ceremony

As President David A. Greene read the description of the 2017 Condon Medal winner, a nervous senior clutched her friend’s hand and trembled in disbelief as she began to recognize herself. By the time President Greene announced that Michelle Boucher ’17 had won the award, her classmates knew it too and were on their feet....

Singh One of #350SikhWomen

Nikky Guninder Singh, the Crawford Family Professor of Religion, was included in #350SikhWomen, a Twitter project by The Sikh Network. Singh, who is “Day 41” of the project, was noted for lecturing all over the world and airing on television and radio globally.

Yates Talk at Colby Makes Headlines

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates made front page news on the Morning Sentinel following her talk at Colby. Yates “outlined what she thinks still needs to be done in terms of criminal justice reform,” the Sentinel reports May 3. The explosion in the U.S. prison population, caused, in part, by sentencing laws, comes “at a...

Groundbreaking Covered by MaineToday Media

Colby broke ground on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville May 3 and “about 100 Colby and city officials, as well as students, residents and economic development organizations, turned out for the groundbreaking at 150 Main St.,” MaineToday Media reported. The 100,000-sqaure-foot building, slated to open in 2018, will house community space, retail locations, and...