Reseirt Tapped as Expert on WalletHub Piece on Independent States

Joseph Reisert, the Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was tapped as an expert on the June 20 WalletHub piece titled “2017’s Most & Least Independent States.” In response to WalletHub’s question, “Should presidential campaigns be publicly funded in order to help ensure the president is as independent...

Reid 2016 Article Named One of Most Impactful

An article cowritten by Allecia Reid, the William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology, was selected by two senior editors of Social Science & Medicine as one of the most impactful this year. “Discrimination and Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Black and Latina Young Women,” published in the journal in May 2016, “examined the influence of discrimination,...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stokes Essay on Cancer and Gardening in Organic Life

An essay by Elisabeth Stokes, visiting assistant professor of English, ran in Rodale’s Organic Life May 12. Titled “I Didn’t Know How To Help My Friend Dying Of Cancer, So I Taught Her Son To Garden. Here’s Why,” the essay recounts the time Stokes spent helping her neighbor’s son plant a garden box. “He carefully tended his...

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...

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...

Josephson Contributes to Rachel Carson Center Blog

Professor of History Paul Josephson wrote a blog post on Seeing the Woods, a blog for the Rachel Carson Center. Titled “The Need for Public Environmental History,” Josephson urges historians to “take a much more public voice in describing problems and setting the agenda, and engage a greater number and diversity of audiences through public environmental history.”...

Wiley ’03 Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef

Mike Wiley ’03 and his business partner Andrew Taylor have come up big with a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category. Co-owners and chefs of three restaurants in Portland, Maine—Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, and Hugo’s—won this year following three nominations and making it to the finals twice. “The Portland chefs went...

McCullough ’10 Coauthors Article in PNAS

Ian McCullough ’10 coauthored “Salting our freshwater lakes,” an article in the April 25 issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper reported on the team’s investigation of “long-term chloride trends in 371 freshwater lakes in North America.” McCullough majored in environmental studies with a science concentration at Colby.

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...