Sunday Globe Highlights Colby’s Efforts to Revitalize Waterville

“Something is stirring on the banks of the Kennebec River,” the Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 14, “where a hard-charging newcomer has joined [Mayor] Isgro and other leaders to invigorate a mid-Maine community.” The newcomer is Colby President David Greene, and the story chronicles his role in efforts to partner with Waterville leaders and stakeholders...

Allison Chatrchyan ’92 Reflects on Paris Climate Conference

Allison Morrill Chatrchyan ’92, director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, was one of six panelists reflecting on the Paris Conference on Climate Change, held in December. Chatrchyan, who attended the summit to showcase the university’s research and work on climate change, believes the Paris conference provided a more flexible approach to...

Noah Charney ’02 on NPR about Rothko Trial

Art forgery expert Noah Charney ’02 was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition Feb. 3 regarding the sale of a fake Mark Rothko painting and the ensuing trial in Manhattan. Charney, who wrote The Art of Forgery, says that an over-reliance on expert opinion allows buyers to be fooled by forgeries. “There’s a reliance and a sort of gentleman’s...

Maisel in CNN Politics about Sanders Jewish Faith

Kenan Professor of Government L. Sandy Maisel sees the fact that Bernie Sanders is Jewish as a “non-story,” he told CNN Politics for a Feb. 4 article. “And that it’s a non-story is a pretty interesting story,” he added. Commenting in an article titled “Bernie Sanders could be the first Jewish president. Does he care?,”...

Media Cite Corrado on Q4 Campaign Finance Numbers

End-of-the-year campaign finance numbers are out, and Professor of Government Anthony Corrado has been tapped by multiple media outlets including NPR and USA Today for his insights. An expert on campaign finance reform, Corrado is quoted in these stories: Talking Points Memo, Jan. 26: When Should Clinton Start to Panic About the Sanders Insurgency? Maine Calling, Maine Public...

WABI-TV Reports on Waterville’s Big Plans

“Big things are happening in downtown Waterville,” WABI-TV reports, and the partnership between Colby and the city is ramping up. Justin DePre ’06 recently purchased two buildings on Main Street, a traffic study begins Feb. 1, and the city council plans to discuss Colby’s interest in purchasing land to build residential housing for some 200 students. “To...

Prof. Allecia Reid is MLK Keynote Speaker in Waterville

Allecia Reid, Montgoris Professor of Psychology, told the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast in Waterville with Gov. Paul LePage attending that progress toward equality and tolerance is fostered by one-on-one interactions with people of different racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, the Morning Sentinel reported. She also reviewed her research on the deleterious...

Colby MLK Day Speaker Nell Painter Interview on MPBN

MPBN’s Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz interviewed Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University, in anticipation of her MLK Day keynote address, “The History of White People: A Conversation about Race Relations.” An extended audio version of the interview that aired Jan. 18 is on the MPBN website.

Mainebiz Features Collaborative Consulting, Colby Link

The statewide magazine Mainebiz reports on the firm Collaborative Consulting bringing 200 software and software-support jobs to Waterville in a lengthy Jan. 11 feature story. “If ever there was a renaissance, Waterville has got it going on right now,” a Waterville Main Street official told the magazine.

Dan Shea Stays Busy with Comments on LePage and Trump

Brash politicians are keeping Professor of Government Dan Shea busy providing commentary to various media. Shea, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and an expert on the polarization of American politics, has commented multiple times on calls for Maine Governor Paul LePage’s impeachment and on Donald Trump’s comments about the Oregon...

Colby Partner Bigelow Lab Gets $6 Million in Gifts

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which offers a semester-in-residence program for Colby students, received two gifts totaling more than $6 million to build a residence hall on its East Boothbay, Maine, property. The new facilities at the Bigelow campus will give students a opportunities to engage more deeply in the life of Bigelow Laboratory while...

Liam O’Brien on Odds of Winning Powerball Lottery

With Powerball fever sweeping the country, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Liam O’Brien reminds people the odds of winning are tough, the Kennebec Journal reports. “There’s a certain number of combinations that allow you to win, and that is 292,201,338 combinations,” he said. But there’s hope. “The odds of winning anything in Powerball are one...

Ole Amundsen ’90 Named Executive Director of Maine Audubon

The Maine Audubon Society announced Monday that it hired Ole Amundsen III ’90 to be its new executive director. A 25-year veteran in conservation leadership, Amundsen was most recently program manager for The Conservation Fund, the Portland Press Herald reports. Colby Magazine profiled Amundsen in 2012.

Dan Shea in Press Herald on Political Polarization

As political polarization increases, Professor of Government and Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Dan Shea says the tendency of media coverage to lean toward one side of the political spectrum benefits campaigns by preventing Americans from hearing opposing views, the Portland Press Herald reports. “On the one hand, it seems Americans are...

Bob Diamond ’73 To Speak at The Economist‘s Nigeria Summit

The Economist‘s 11th annual Nigeria Summit event, in Lagos March 7-8, will include Colby Trustee Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’73 among the conference speakers. Diamond, founder and CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital, will talk about investments from abroad as participants “take an in-depth look at what the future will hold for Africa’s biggest economy,” the...

Beaudoin ’87 Named Publisher at Center for Reporting

Jack Beaudoin ’87, an established Maine journalist, is the new publisher at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, according to the nonprofit’s press release. “Jack has both the journalistic and managerial experience to maintain the Center’s high standards and bring us to the next level,” board president Nick Mills commented.

Sarah Piampiano ’02 Is World’s Sixth-Ranked Triathlete

The Portland Press Herald published a long feature on Sarah Piampiano ’02 Dec. 27, 2015, chronicling her journey from Wall Street investment banker and smoker to elite professional triathlete. The Cumberland, Maine, native placed seventh at the world full-distance (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, 26.2-mile marathon) Ironman championships in Hawaii in October and won her...

Craig Marshall ’15 Touts Head-to-Head Ski Racing on TV

Craig Marshall ’15 is leading an effort to bring head-to-head ski racing back to American television, the Portland Press Herald reports. Based in Portland, he’s working with Ed Rogers of Bath on reviving the format that proved popular in the 1980s and ’90s. “Ski racing around the world is a funnel that all leads to...

Ted Snyder ’75 Named Business School Dean of the Year

Fortune magazine reports that Ted Snyder ’75 was named Business School Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants, a website that covers business schools. Dean of Yale’s School of Management since 2011, Snyder has exceeded expectations, the article says. “On virtually every single metric of quality—from application volume and average class GMAT scores to MBA...