Baldwin ’16 Publishes Fly-Fishing Story in DUN Magazine

Grace Baldwin ’16, who started a fly-fishing club at Colby, published an article in DUN Magazine: The Women’s Fly Fishing Magazine, titled “The Smallest Decision.” It recounts her “serendipitous journey into fly fishing” that began during her sophomore year at Colby and involved projects with Trout Unlimited. The article also chronicles a fishing trip to...

Billy Bush ’94 Joins NBC’s TODAY Show

Tune into the TODAY show to see Billy Bush ’94 as one of the show’s permanent anchors. Formerly host of Access Hollywood, Bush joined TODAY Aug. 22 after covering the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds now that he’ll be with us every morning,” the TODAY show says on Bush’s first day with...

1970s Postcards from Thompson ’62 in Bangor Daily News Article

Postcards from Peter (Peter Thompson ’62, that is) is a humorous Tumblr account that shows postcards Thompson sent to his daughter in 1970. In an Aug. 17 Bangor Daily News article titled “Postcards from the 1970s between dad and daughter will give you the feels,” the postcards are described as “vintage Maine with side-splitting descriptions written by...

Food & Wine Names Volk ’05 One of 10 Best New Mixologists

Andrew Volk ’05, owner of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club in Maine’s largest city, was named one of the country’s best new mixologists by Food & Wine magazine. An Aug. 15 Portland Press Herald article highlights other awards that Volk’s bar has received, including being a semifinalist in 2015 in the Outstanding Bar Program category of the...

Grave of Holman Day, Class of 1887, Visited by Historian and Filmmaker

Historian, filmmaker, and founder of the Dead Poets Society of America Walter Skold discovers the grave, and story, of “all but forgotten” poet, novelist, filmmaker, and newspaperman Holman Day Class of 1887. The Aug. 8 Portland Press Herald article reports on Skold’s quest to document the graves of dead poets and of being struck by the “Colby ’87”...

STACK Interviews Dickert ’18 on Olympic Dunking

“Professional dunking is growing,” reports STACK, and Colby guard Pat Dickert ’18 agrees with other dunkers that it should become an Olympic sport. “It has the same elements for example diving or the open floor events [in gymnastics]. It incorporates the same elements of coordination, power, and speed,” he said in the Aug. 13 story.

Abukar Adan ’17 Profiles Maine Muslims for MPBN

As part of his summer internship with Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Abukar Adan ’17 is profiling Muslim immigrants who are making a home in Maine. Adan profiles Reza Jalali, a scholar, writer, and educator in Portland, in a July 18 piece; Shukri Abasheikh, a Lewiston businesswoman, is the subject of Adan’s second profile, which aired Aug. 5.

Maisel in the Globe and Mail on Breaking Campaign Taboos

Kenan Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel has the final word in an Aug. 10 Globe and Mail (Canada) article titled “Donald Trump has shattered the rules of acceptable campaign conduct.” Are there any campaign taboos left unbroken? Maisel says he isn’t sure. “Whether Trump loses because of his attacks on the taboos isn’t known. But...

Shea Quote Used in Washington Post Headline

Professor of Government Dan Shea is quoted in a Washington Post story about Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, who has been called “apologist-in-chief” for cleaning up Donald Trump’s “messes.” While most vice presidential candidates are on the offense, Pence’s role is reversed. “He has gone from attack dog to pooper scooper,” Shea told the Post, which...

Stanley Cup Visit to Colby Captures Media Attention

When the Stanley Cup came to Colby Aug. 2—thanks to Waterville native Andy Saucier, a video coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins—it caused quite a stir. Hundreds lined up to see the trophy and have their photo taken with it, which pleased Saucier, who earned a day with the cup as part of the winning team’s...

Gastaldo Receives His Eighth NSF Grant

Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his research in South Africa. The grant, Gastaldo’s eighth from the NSF since coming to Colby in 1999, supports his groundbreaking work on the End-Permian extinction event that he has researched since 2003 in South Africa’s Karoo Basin....

Bevier Coedits Book On Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations

Associate Professor of Biology Catherine R. Bevier is one of three editors of the book Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior (CRC Press, 2016). Bevier, an expert on animal behavior and behavioral ecology, wrote one of the chapters in the volume, “Physiological and Biochemical Correlates of Calling Behavior in Anurans with...

Doyle ’87 in Runner’s World For Chasing Down Robber

Connecticut state senator and running enthusiast Paul Doyle ’87 made news last fall when he ran after a robber in Rocky Hill, Conn. With the trial starting, Runner’s World reports July 21 on Doyle’s chase across traffic and down an alley—in the rain—until the robber threw the money in the air. “In life you just do what...

Gross in Inside Higher EdFact Checks GOP Message On “Lost” Generation

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross counters the message put forth by pundit Frank Luntz at the Republican National Convention that academia is to blame for young people voting for Bernie Sanders. “Luntz doesn’t have his facts straight,” said Gross, who has studied politics and the professoriate. “Young Americans are leaning to the left these days,...

Findlay Tapped for Feature on Labor Statistics

In a month when American jobs were high on the lists of concerns at national political conventions, Colby’s Pugh Family Professor of Economics David Findlay was interviewed for an article on jobs and employment in the MaineToday newspapers July 23. He helped explain the dynamics of employment data beyond the simple unemployment rate. Though the...

Hannum Publishes Article on Developing Immunologists

An article by Associate Professor of Biology Lynn Hannum appears in the July issue of Trends in Immunology. Titled “Developing Immunologists: A Role for Undergraduate Education,” Hannum’s article stresses the importance of teaching immunology early. “When undergraduates combine an immune system literacy with their interests in fields such as economics, sociology, or environmental studies,” she writes,...

Brown Named One of 50 Forward-Thinking Mainers in Maine Magazine

Maine Magazine includes Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown on its 2016 list 50 Mainers Charting the State’s Future. Co-founder of Hardy Girls, Healthy Women, Brown was selected for her passion about girl-led social change efforts and her “commitment to working with schools and communities facing the challenges that arise from poverty,” Maine Mag reports in its...

Feldstein ’16 Writes Letter to The New Yorker Editor on Activism

Molly Feldstein ’16 responded to a Nathan Heller May 30 piece on student activism with a letter to the editor in The New Yorker July 25. An article, she says, that “could have been written about my school, Colby.” Concerned that Heller’s piece “casts the activist community in a negative light,” Feldstein noted that she “learned a...

Spark’s Latest Novel Reviewed in Kirkus

Professor of English Debra Spark’s latest novel, Unknown Caller, was reviewed in Kirkus July 20 and called “an emotional and surprising story of a fractured family” written with “vibrant prose.” Spark, who also directs Colby’s Creative Writing Program, is said to offer “nuggets of poignant wisdom” in the book, which will be released Aug. 22. “Spark’s principal...

Gastaldo’s Paper Published in PALAIOS

A paper by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert A. Gastaldo has been published in the journal PALAIOS. Gastaldo’s paper, titled “New Paleontological Insights into the Emsian-Eifelian Trout Valley Formation, Baxter State Park’s Scientific Forest Management Area, Aroostock County, Maine,” appeared in the journal’s July volume. A PDF of the paper is available on Professor Gastaldo’s professional website.