Colby Poll Shows Maine U.S. Senate Race Closer Than Recent Predictions

  Mainers Don’t Have a Second Choice; Impact of Ranked Choice is Negligible Poll Asks About Ginsberg Replacement and the Collins Vote A new poll of registered Maine voters released today by Colby College revealed that both of the high-profile statewide races are extremely tight.  The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College,...

Colby Contributes Artifacts to New US Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Artifacts relating to Olympic athlete and author James Brendan Connolly from Colby’s Special Collections & Archives are included in the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum, which opened in July in Colorado Springs, Colo. Connolly was the first medalist in the first modern Olympic games of 1896, and the loan includes Connolly’s 1896 silver Olympic medal (hop-skip-jump, now called the triple jump)...

Morning Sentinel Article Reports on Colby’s Testing Program

The headline says it all: “Colby College testing ‘going well,’ official overseeing health and safety plans says.” The Morning Sentinel talked to Doug Terp, vice president of administration, who said of the low rate of COVID-19 infections that “overall, these results are well below what we were assuming we’d have,” he said. “From the 10,000-foot level, our...

Braverman Writes for New York Times on Sled Dogs and Resiliency

Blair Braverman ’11 has an essay in the New York Times as part of their series on resilience. In her essay “What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown,” Braverman links the unknown distances her dogs must run each time they go out with the uncertainties of the length of the pandemic. “That’s...

This Green Earth Interviewed Carlson on PFAS in Ski Wax

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson was interviewed on the radio program This Green Earth on Sept. 22. In the 30-minute conversation, they talked about Carlson’s new research on PFAS in ski wax, “it’s surprising findings, and why changes in the use of this type of ski wax are being pursued. These ‘forever’ chemicals can get into...

PBS Newshour Covers Colby’s Reopening and Testing Success

Colby’s reopening success and testing program was the subject of a feature story on the PBS Newshour. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many academic institutions across the country are dealing with outbreaks—or offering only virtual learning in an attempt to prevent them. But one liberal arts school in Maine is seeking to avoid either fate,”...

Shea Guest on NPR’s On Point; Interviewed by WSJ, NECN on Collins and Supreme Court Vacancy

Professor of Government Dan Shea was a guest on the Sept. 22 NPR show On Point titled “How RBG’s Death Could Impact Key Senate Races.” Boston’s NPR station WBUR aired the show, but it’s also aired on stations across the country. NECN—New England Cable News—also tapped Shea for their story “Susan Collins Faces Pressure From Right, Left...

Maisel Weighs in on Collins, Supreme Court, and Reelection

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for a Public News Service article on how Susan Collins’s opposition to a Supreme Court vote may impact her chances for reelection. “Many of those undecided people have hesitation about the extent to which she supports Trump. Some of those people are still in play...

Corrado Quoted in Widely Circulated AP Story on QAnon-Promoting Politician

In an Associated Press story titled “Walmart, Amazon Donate To QAnon-Promoting Tennessee Politician” that was circulated across the country, Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted about how corporate PAC managers make decisions on which candidates to support. “In many instances, you don’t have any kind of corporate board oversight or any kind of accountability...

Condron ’92 Interview in The New Criterion

Artist Jim Condron ’92 was interviewed by The New Criterion magazine for their September issue. The article says that just before the pandemic hit, “Condron began a residency at the New York Studio School’s DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery,” so the interviewer and Condron talked “about such disruptions and recent work, but we also discuss longer-standing artistic concerns...

Corrado Calls Maine U.S. Senate Contest “Marquee Race” in Maine Public Story

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was tapped for a Maine Public story on the high-profile, high-stakes Maine U.S. Senate race and the effects of money flowing into the race. “This is the marquee race in the country for the U.S. Senate,” said Corrado, one of the leading campaign finance experts in the country. “Corrado said the...

Colby’s New Dean Clyburn Profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tayo Clyburn, Colby’s new dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, was profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The profile chronicles Clyburn’s journey to his new position at Colby, recounting his graduate work at The Ohio State University and his previous job at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. At Colby, he’s looking forward. “He wants to...

Donihue Weighs in Article on Lobster Economy

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue, an expert on the lobster economy in Maine, was tapped by Gray Television in Washington for a story on a new federal payout plan called the Seafood Trade Relief Program and its potential impact on Maine lobsterman. Donihue said the federal aid program leaves out those in the lobster business hardest hit. “The...

Soto Quoted in Psychology Today on Personality and Coping During COVID-19

A Psychology Today blog post on personality types unfazed during the pandemic includes a quote from Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto. To explain why introverts fair less well during something like a pandemic, Soto said, “Compared with introverts, extroverts tend to experience more frequent and intense positive emotions. This makes it easier for them to...

Maine Public Program on Polling Includes Shea as Guest

Professor of Government Dan Shea was a guest on the Sept. 14 Maine Public program “Maine Calling” that discussed polling. Shea, an expert on polling, was part of the program that set out to “check in with pollsters and learn what lessons they took from the 2016 election, the science of polling and how it has changed...

Shea Tapped for Vox Article on how Democrats can Win Senate

Vox tapped Professor of Government Dan Shea for his thoughts on Senator Susan Collins in their article “The ways Democrats could retake the Senate majority, explained.” Shea, a pollster and political scientist, said that Collins is “in this really difficult space; this happens for a lot of moderates across the country. The question is, what does...

Colby Held up as Positive Example of Student Compliance in CNBC Article

Caleb Bitting ’23 was quoted In a CNBC article focused on students’ perspective about how their peers are behaving on campus in light of COVID-19. “At my college, I would say that social distancing and masks are adhered to at least 90% of the time,” Bitting said. He went on to say that “Colby is communicating...

New Directors Join Colby

In the last couple of months, Colby has welcomed 13 new directors, each of whom brings a wealth of experience to the College. These dynamic new leaders assumed roles across the campus, from the Office of the Dean of Students to Campus Life to Admissions to the Colby Museum of Art.   Daniel Cline Director...