Gross New York Times Op-ed Discussed in National Review Episode

A recent New York Times op-ed by Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, titled “Is the United States Too Big to Govern?” was discussed in a May 14 episode on National Review. Hear the discussion beginning at 21:30 on the National Review’s website.

El-Shaarawi on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” Discussing Anthropology

Nadia El-Shaarawi, assistant professor of global studies, was a guest on “Maine Calling” explaining the relevance of anthropology to our everyday lives. El-Shaarawi was one of four panels discussing topics such as the difference in anthropological research, why human separate into different groups, the human dimensions of climate change, and the anthropology of war. Listen here.

Stokes Essay in Not That Bad Debuts on New York Times Bestseller List

An essay by Elisabeth Stokes, visiting assistant professor of English, is included in Not That Bad, a collection of essays that debuted this week as a New York Times bestseller. The book, edited by Roxane Gay, focuses on the violence and harassment that women worldwide face. Stokes is originally from Alaska. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and international...

Koffman Coauthors Paper on Denali Ice Core Records

Assistant Professor of Geology Bess Koffman coauthored a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Titled “Denali ice core methanesulfonic acid records North Pacific marine primary production,” the paper focuses on developing a tool for assessing past changes in primary production in the North Pacific, i.e., the base of the marine food web. The paper developed...

Gross Op-Ed in New York Times Asks “Is U.S. Too Big to Govern?”

“Is the United States Too Big to Govern?” is the title of the latest op-ed by Neil Gross, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology. “What if trust in American democracy is eroding because the nation has become too big to be effectively governed through traditional means?” he writes May 11. “There are clear economic and...

Shea Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article On LePage

Dan Shea, professor of government, was quoted in a May 1 Wall Street Journal article titled “Maine Gov. LePage Ending His Two-Term Tenure With More Vetoes.” LePage’s time as governor has been less about consensus building and more about digging in and “bringing the system to a halt if necessary,” Shea told the WSJ. “Mr. LePage has drawn national...

Poem by Blevins in Portland Press Herald

Poet Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, had one of her poems published in the Portland Press Herald as part of the paper’s Deep Water: Maine Poems project. Titled “Pastoral,” the poem is from Blevin’s recently released book Appalachians Run Amok (Two Sylvias Press, 2018).

Angelini and Students Publish Paper in Nature Communications

Assistant Professor of Biology Dave Angelini has published a paper in the journal Nature Communications, one of the leading journals in biology. Angelini’s paper, “Manipulation of insulin signaling phenocopies evolution of a host-associated polyphenism,” is the result of a five-year research project conducted with students Meghan Fawcett ’16, Mary Parks ’16, Alice Tibbetts ’14, Jane Swart ’18,...

Shea Quoted in Bloomsberg | Quint Article on White House Jobs

Professor of Government Dan Shea was quoted in a Bloomsberg | Quint article titled, “A Trump White House Job Won’t Be Much of a Career Booster.” Because of the “reputational nightmare” associated with the Trump administration, few Republicans want to work in the White House, the article states. “There will be lots of places that steer clear of anyone...

Photograph by Green One of Seven Covers of New York Times’ T Magazine

A photograph of the band Run-DMC, taken by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, will be one of seven covers of the April 22 New York Times’ T Magazine, which will focus on how the early 1980s changed the culture in New York. Green’s photo, which has never before been published, was taken in the mid-80s during a 30-minute...

Theaster Gates Announcement Makes Media Splash

Colby’s announcement that artist Theaster Gates has been named the first distinguished visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Colby Museum of Art’s new Lunder Institute for American Art garnered media attention nationwide. Here is a list of the publications that covered the announcement: New York Times (online April 4 / in print April...

Gastaldo Paper Published Online in Geological Society of America Bulletin

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, coauthored a paper that appears in the online Geological Society of America Bulletin. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of the authors’ findings at one of the classic areas in South Africa where the end-Permian extinction is reported and is the follow-up manuscript to the internationally acclaimed paper published in Geology in 2015. The...

Burke Essay on Fiddleheading Appears in Down East Magazine

Professor of English Michael Burke wrote an essay he’s always wanted to write—on fiddleheading, and it appears in the April 2018 issue of Down East magazine. Burke’s essay follows a fiddlehead forager, Colis Blood, into the woods and then traces his bounty to a fiddlehead processing plant in Wilton. “Some fiddleheaders go foraging for the income,”...

Coach Whitmore Interviewed on Bill Green’s Maine”

Former men’s basketball coach Dick Whitmore was the subject of an interview on Bill Green’s Maine. Green interviewed Whitmore, whom he hailed as one of Maine’s greatest basketball coaches, at Pine Tree Seafood and Produce in Scarborough, where Whitmore works in retirement. The store has a “coaches table” with the Colby athletics logo on it where wins...

Morning Sentinel Highlights Impact Houston ’18 Makes “On and Off Track”

Marcques Houston ’18 was profiled in a March 22 Morning Sentinel story about the impact he makes as a sprinter on Colby’s track team and as an advocate for social justice. Drawing a parallel with the writing of William Faulkner, one of Houston’s favorite authors, the article describes Houston as “making the complex and difficult seem easy.”  Track and...

Hanlon Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Free Speech

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon was quoted extensively in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “After a Comedian Makes an Off-Color Joke, Loyola Chicago Silences His Mic,” referring to an incident with comedian Hannibal Buress, who reportedly broke his contract with Loyola. “By telling jokes about difficult subjects,” Hanlon told the Chronicle, “comedians often illuminate...

Bhimull Writes Essay on Black Panther for NYU Press’s From the Square Blog

Chandra Bhimull, associate professor of anthropology and African-American studies, was asked to write an essay for New York University Press’s From the Square blog, which she titled “In Black Panther and Wakanda, extraordinary possibilities are realized.” Bhimull, an anthropologist and historian who has “researched and written about race and flight in the black Atlantic world for nearly two...

Corrado Authors CED Report on Unfair Redistricting Practices

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado authored a policy brief for the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) titled “Let the Voters Choose: Solving the Problem of Partisan Gerrymandering.” The report “addresses this problem so the political marketplace can function properly, and the principles of representative government can be maintained,” according to PR Newswire, which reported...

Ardam Paper Published in ASAP/Journal

Jacquelyn Ardam, visiting assistant professor of English, had an academic article published in ASAP/Journal titled “On Not Teaching Art: Baldessari, Pedagogy, and Conceptualism.” The article discusses conceptual artist John Baldessari, whose “art practice and pedagogy are deeply intertwined, and a number of his best-known works explicitly thematize and engage in pedagogy,” Ardam writes in her intro. The journal recently won the best new...

Men’s Hockey NESCAC Championship Draws Media Attention

Colby College, the New England Small College Athletic Conference champions, will have a familiar opponent in the NCAA Division III Tournament when the Mules head to University of New England for a first-round men’s hockey game Saturday at 7 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s game will meet the Geneseo/Hobart winner in a quarterfinal game on March 17. The Colby...