Essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine

In “Pivot Point,” a personal essay by Heather Hansman ’05 in Skiing Magazine, three Colby friends return to Colorado to ski 10 years after their first trip west following graduation. Their friendship anchored their “chick trip,” which, in the ski world, “is and isn’t a big deal—the three of us skiing together feels normal, but it’s also...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,”...

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...

Josephson’s Traffic Included on Literary Hub’s March Must-Read List

Traffic, by Professor of History Paul Josephson, was selected as one of 14 books on Literary Hub’s March must-read list. One of Bloomsbury Academic’s Object Lessons series, Traffic, released in March 2017, “considers the history and philosophy of roundabouts, speed bumps, the pedestrian mall, and other efforts to manage traffic,” according to Bloomsbury. “Paul Josephson, through humor and intelligence,...

Hatch Quoted in The Japan Times Regarding South Korean “Comfort Women”

Walter Hatch, associate professor of government, commented in a March 4 Japan Times article about a recent ruling in the Seoul Central District Court that “partially affirmed the claims of Korean women who had been sex workers in ‘camp towns’ adjacent to U.S. military bases in the 1960s and ’70s.” The ruling “exposes the hypocrisy...

Wilson Addresses Stanton Bird Club

Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, will address the Stanton Bird Club in Lewiston, Maine, March 6, in a talk titled “The Spring Arrival of Migratory Birds.” The Lewiston Sun Journal reports March 1 that Wilson “has been tracking the arrival dates of over 100 Maine breeding birds for more than 20 years,” and...

Besteman Op-Ed Argues Immigrants Make Cities Better, Not Worse

In a Feb. 24 Portland Press Herald op-ed, Catherine Besteman, Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, recounts her struggle to understand Maine state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s anti-immigrant position. Besteman, who has studied immigrant resettlement for decades, argues that welcoming immigrant populations is actually good for cities and encourages readers to look at the...

Fleming on CBC Radio Podcast with Tremonti

The CBC Radio podcast The Current included Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming in a Feb. 20 discussion titled “Can a $500 billion geoengineering project save the Arctic from melting?” In response to this particular project, Fleming told host Anna Marie Tremonti “I think we should study this but we shouldn’t...

Hanlon New York Times Op-Ed Gives Advice for Conservative Students

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon addresses the conservative media outlets who, he says, have “built a cottage industry of outrage on the premise that conservative students are victims of a ‘tyrannical‘ campus left.” His advice to conservative college students? You’re not a victim—”The leaders and pundits who say otherwise are doing you a disservice”—and use...