Carlson Writes Op-Ed on Reality of Climate Change

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson details an increase in many deadly and debilitating diseases that are linked to climate change. “Make no mistake about it: Climate change is deadly,” Carlson writes Dec. 10 in the Morning Sentinel. She cites research from the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change and the U.S. Global...

Mackenzie Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Trump’s Choice of Generals

Cal Mackenzie, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government, emeritus, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about concerns over Donald Trump’s choice of generals for top posts in his administration. “Just categorizing them as generals is a disservice to them,” said Mackenzie, who has studied presidential transitions. More striking, perhaps, is the unfamiliarity Trump has with his cabinet...

Razsa and Guillén Awarded Kindling Fund Grant

Associate Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa and Video Journalist Milton Guillén were awarded a Kindling Fund Grant from SPACE Gallery, in Portland, Maine, for their film The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Documentary. The grant will allow the filmmakers to work with a theater director and an activist facilitator to further develop the live experience of the film. The fund,...

Hatch Quoted in Bloomberg on Precedent Setting

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch was quoted in the Dec. 1 Bloomberg story “Trump is Setting a Terrible Precedent. Ask Japan.” The story points to Japanese bureaucrats who meddled with Japan’s economy much as Trump’s done by “badgering corporate America to keep manufacturing jobs at home,” Bloomberg reports. In Japan, “administrative guidance ‘became counter-productive, limiting...

Kearns Goodwin ’64 on The Axe Files Podcast with David Axelrod

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 spoke with host David Axelrod on his show The Axe Files Nov. 28. The conversation covered a range of topics, including Kearns Goodwin’s love of baseball, how she ended up at Colby (at 09:30), and the “winning temperament” of Donald Trump. “I think overcoming adversity is an extraordinarily important trait for a leader,”...

Newspapers Cover Student March on Campus Against Hate

The Portland Press Herald and the Morning Sentinel ran a story and photos about a student-led march on campus against hate and Trump’s immigration policy. More than 300 students marched across Miller Quad in solidarity and “called on people to stand up and take action against injustice, bigotry, hate and violence,” the Herald reported Dec. 1. “In being here today, we affirm...

Lester ’18 in Boston Globe About Grandfather’s Photo of Castro

A photo of Fidel Castro taken in 1959 by the grandfather of Jake Lester ’18 was the focus of a Nov. 28 Boston Globe article. The Lester family gathered to recall the events surrounding the photo—taken when Castro’s train stopped at their Westwood, Mass., station—at a time when Jake Lester, who developed a sense of adventure through...

Millard Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Julie Millard, The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Professor of Chemistry, has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Millard is one of 391 recently named fellows “whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and...

Blevins Essay Published by Vox Populi

A new essay by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins, titled “Late-Breaking Yew-Berry News from the Madman’s Love Shack,” appears in Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video. This essay is part of a series of Blevins’s essays in Vox Populi. The essay also opens a new anthology—Best Creative Nonfiction...

Stokes Q&A with Braverman ’11 in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard published a Q&A between Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Elisabeth Stokes and writer Blair Braverman ’11. The two Alaskan writers talked “landscape, identity, survival, and the problem with the term alpha male,” in the Nov. 14 piece. Following the release of Braverman’s Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, a coming-of-age memoir set in the Arctic, Stokes asks about Braverman’s experience pushing into...

Brown Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on Educating Students Post Election

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story titled “How teachers calm, educate students amid swirl of election emotions.” Brown encourages parents and teachers to let students talk. “Sometimes adults ‘jump to conclusions about what [children] might be afraid of and don’t give them the opportunity to talk,'” Brown said in...

Colby Museum in The Atlantic Story on Campus Museums

In an article titled “Why Do Colleges Have So Much Art,” The Atlantic discusses the rise of college museums that “blur the line between academics and civics.” The Nov. 1 story asks the question “How much is too much?” as colleges move away from teaching museums to campus art that “reflects a new kind of literacy.” The...

Corrado Comments on 2016 Election in Multiple Media Outlets

Anthony Corrado, professor of government, has been sought after for commentary on the 2016 election by media outlets in the United States and in South America. Some recent media placements: Terra (EFE News Service), Nov. 1: FBI roba a Clinton su final feliz y le obliga a pasar al ataque contra Trump el Nuevo Herald, Nov. 2: ¿Por...

Colby-Boston Globe Poll Referenced in New York Times Op-Ed

A poll in October by Colby and the Boston Globe, showing by large margins that voters are sick of the uncivil tone in politics, was referenced in the op-ed Vote for Your Health, and for Your Life, in the Nov. 7 New York Times. Columnist Charles Blow cites the Colby poll as an indication of voter stress this...

Waterville Revitalization Applauded in Bangor Daily News

Kevin Mattson, managing partner of Dirigo Capital Advisors, calls Waterville’s revitalization efforts a “recipe for success” in a video blog for the Bangor Daily News. The recipe includes three components, “Colby’s investment, the town’s long-term planning, and the Chamber of Commerce has played a major role,” Mattson said. “What it’s done for people like me—those in...

Shea Comments in National Review Article on Trump in Maine

In an Oct. 12 National Review artcle titled “In Maine, Trump Exposes Cultural Fissures among Whites,” Professor of Government Dan Shea comments on why Maine may divide its electoral votes in November for the first time in history. “There’s a lot of working-class white voters in Maine who say, ‘Both parties have let us down,’” said Shea, director...

News of Colby/Alfond $20M Investment in Media Statewide

Media outlets statewide, including the Portland Press Herald, covered news of the Oct. 18 joint Colby/Alfond $20-million investment in downtown Waterville. Publications including Mainebiz ran stories, Maine Public aired a piece, and TV stations WABI and WCSH were in Waterville covering the announcement. “When this community steps forward and rolls up its sleeves, the foundation will step...

Greene and Powell Op-Ed on Waterville Investment in Bangor Daily News

President David A. Greene and Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell explain why they’re investing in Waterville in their op-ed “Investing in Maine downtowns—like Waterville’s—restored our sense of possibly.” In the Oct. 24 piece, they highlight their reasons for the $20-million investment to establish a development fund to aid the city in its revitalization efforts. A deep history...

Tappan Op-Ed in Portland Press Herald on Toxic Masculinity

An op-ed by Professor of Education Mark Tappan calls for resistance to Donald Trump’s “toxic masculinity,” noting its perpetrators and sources, while also pointing to examples of healthy masculinity. “White working-class men are suffering, economically, socially, and physically,” Tappan writes in the Portland Press Herald Oct. 23, and their allegiance to Trump stems from “fear and shame...

Rosengren ’79 Q and A in New York Times on Unemployment

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren ’79, P’12 and the New York Times engaged in a Q and A on the danger of low unemployment, currently at five percent. In the interview published Oct. 17, Rosengren discusses his concern that there may not be enough unemployment, because when rates have “gotten to the low...