Lydia Moland Defines Patriotism for State-by-State Survey

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, in a Q&A about patriotism, gets the last word in a survey of the Most and Least Patriotic States by WalletHub, a personal finance social network. Moland defines what makes a good patriot, emphasizing awareness of America’s history and current affairs, and she expresses the need for more transparency in acknowledging...

Abigail Newkirk ’03 Engages Museum Audience with “Geek Tours”

Museum Hack, a company that conducts “renegade” tours of museums, interviewed Abigail Newkirk ’03, director of interpretation and education at Stratford Hall, a Virginia museum, about increasing audience engagement. She recently introduced an innovative tour series called Geek Tours, which “features a bunch of stories and segments that just don’t fit anywhere else within the...

With GymSnap App, Stanton ’14 Tracks Workout Traffic for Students

David Stanton ’14 graduated a year about, and by the end of 2014 he had built the framework for an app he and his cofounder call GymSnap. According to BostInno, a digital news property of Streetwise Media, the app allows students whose colleges or universities partner with GymSnap to see traffic at the gym in...

On CNBC Corrado Discusses Corporate Donations in TPA Fight

In an interview with CNBC, Anthony Corrado, professor of government, discussed the potential effects of large sums that businesses donated seeking passage the trans-Pacific free-trade agreement (the TPA) as it worked its way through Congress. Industries backing the bill donated $218 million to senators, nine times as much as groups opposing the measure. Corrado said the...

Allbritton Publishes on Childhood HIV/AIDS in Spanish Media

Dean Allbritton, assistant professor of Spanish, published an essay titled “Staying Positive: Hope, Futurity, and HIV in Spain” on the website of Childhood & Nation in World Cinema, an international research network. His article “analyzes representations of illness and health in contemporary Spanish culture and media as focalizing points for larger discourses of national and...

Gilkes Explains Implications of Church Massacre on Australia Broadcast

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, explains the deeper implications of the Emanuel Church massacre in South Carolina in a 10-minute interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Gilkes addresses the significance of the timing of the shootings around “Juneteenth,” the persistent legacies of slavery and Jim...

Jackie Dao Dinneen ’05 Writes Whitehouse.gov Blog Post

At the White House, Jackie Dao Dinneen ’05 is associate policy director supporting the Let Girls Lean initiative in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. With June marking Immigrant Heritage Month, Dinneen wrote on the whitehouse.gov blog about her family’s journey from their war-stricken homeland of Vietnam to their realization of the American Dream....

Kevin Dineen P’17 and Hannah Dineen ’17 Hoist Stanley Cup

Assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks Kevin Dineen P’17 celebrated the NHL team’s Stanley Cup victory with his family—including daughter Hannah Dineen ’17—on the ice in Chicago, on a double-decker bus in the victory parade through Chicago, and hoisting the cup together, the Portland Press Herald reported. Hannah Dineen returns to campus this fall for...

Kletzer Interviewed on MPBN Regarding New Balance and Trade Protections

Provost, Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Economics Lori Kletzer, who specializes in labor economics and international trade policy, provided commentary for a Maine Public Radio story about efforts by the shoe manufacturer New Balance to prevent a release of tariffs as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement currently being negotiated. As the only...

At Colby Conference, “Invisible” Rural Jews Discuss Challenges

June 12-14, the second annual Maine Conference for Jewish Life was hosted at Colby in an effort to examine challenges of maintaining American Jewish communities in rural areas. Rabbi Rachel Isaacs of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, the Jewish chaplain and assistant professor of Jewish studies at Colby, helped organize the event, which attracted more...

Waterville, Kennebec Region Teem with Outdoor Recreation, Vibrant Culture

This article describes the many opportunities available in Maine’s Kennebec Valley region. In addition to prolific outdoor recreation activities, cultural opportunities including theater and arts events abound. In Waterville offerings include the Colby Museum of Art, the annual Maine International Film Festival, the annual Taste of Waterville event featuring local fare, and the historic downtown...

Colby Students Award $10,000 to Local Nonprofits

At the end of the spring semester Colby students in the course Learning by Giving: Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy granted $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, including Family Violence Project, the Augusta Food Bank, the Maine Women’s Policy Center, and the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, which received $4,500 for its summer camp scholarship program. “We...

Glasspool on Extreme Climate Change Slowing Dinosaurs’ Rise

New research suggests that a volatile climate that swung wildly between wet and dry periods kept large dinosaurs from thriving at lower latitudes for millions of years. Evidence also suggests that fires were prevalent during dry periods, limiting resources available to large animals like dinosaurs. Colby Research Scientist in Geology Ian Glasspool, an organic petrologist,...

Cote ’95 Receives Distinguished American Award from National Football Foundation

On June 10 Adam Cote ’95 received the Distinguished American Award presented by the Howard Vandersea Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Cote is a former Colby football player and served with the Maine National Guard in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, earning Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star Medal. He recently received Colby’s...

Cote ’95 Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Colby presented Adam Cote ’95 with its Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saturday, June 6, during Reunion Weekend. Given nearly every year since 1980, the award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who has achieved unusual distinction in his or her profession or avocation. Cote served with the Maine National Guard in Bosnia, Iraq, and...

Tate Interviewed on LatinPulse

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate talks about violence in South America. Women there recently demonstrated to call attention to the high levels of violence aimed at them and the need for laws to combat the problem.

New York Times: Huntington ’10 Escapes to Personal Paradise in the Sky

In 2011 Foster Huntington ’10 left a promising fashion career in NYC to travel across the country in his van. Now he lives and works in a treehouse among Douglas firs in Washington State. Over the past year Huntington and his friends built two treehouses connected by bridges, and Huntington hired contractors to build a...

Workshop Led by Colby Artist in Residence Horovitz Culminates in Student Art Exhibition

Student exhibition Art Stories opened June 4 at Common Street Arts in downtown Waterville, the culmination of a six-week workshop for local high school students led by Colby artist in residence Shirel Horovitz. Horovitz, an artist from Tel Aviv, worked with the students in several media including sculpture, writing, drawing, and photography. According to Horovitz,...

Keith Love ’13 in NPR Story about Top Medical School Luring Humanities Majors

While most students at Mount Sinai’s school of medicine in NYC were traditional premed undergraduates, a growing number came through Mount Sinai’s Humanities in Medicine program, known as HuMed. These students—including Keith Love ’13, an environmental science major and anthropology minor at Colby—majored in humanities-related subjects at a handful of top liberal arts schools, and...

Page ’07 Named Tisch Summer Fellows Graduate Assistant

Jacqueline “Jackie” Page ’07 is a 2015 Tisch Summer Fellows Graduate Assistant in Washington, D.C. Having recently earned her M.A. in law and diplomacy and security studies at Tufts’ Fletcher School, Page will serve as a resource for the fellows and lead reflections. Page has done research with the NATO Defense College, the Institute for...