Kletzer Interviewed by NPR about Wage Insurance Proposal

Provost and Professor of Economics Lori Kletzer was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition April 29 for a story titled “Economists Say Trade Is Good, As Long Resources Are Refocused On Workers.” She advocates a program of wage insurance to close the wage gap and provide training when new jobs don’t pay as well as jobs...

Foreign Correspondent Gerry Hadden ’89 Wins Bronze at New York Festivals

Gerry Hadden ’89, writer and foreign correspondent, and Armando Guerra won a bronze world medal April 19 from the New York Festivals Competition for their documentary Reinventing Cuba: A documentary from CCTV America. The competition honors the world’s best in television and film from more than 50 countries. Hadden has been a journalist and author for 15 years,...

Randy Papadellis ’79 on Future of Cranberries in Boston Magazine

All eyes are on Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis ’79, P’14, ’18, as the cranberry business faces tough obstacles from an overabundance of cranberry concentrate and a federal antitrust lawsuit. Boston Magazine‘s April issue profiles Papadellis, who saved the cranberry business in 2005 and runs the company as an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 grower-owners. “As the...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Honors Colby’s Fish Choices

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute recognized Colby Dining Services and Sodexo for their use of underappreciated species from sustainable fisheries. Kyle Foley ’05, GMRI’s sustainable seafood brand manager, presented an award in April and is quoted from the institute’s press release praising the College for using 100-percent Gulf of Maine responsibly harvested whitefish in...

Soren Hanson ’16 Profiled in Boston Globe

Baseball team captain Soren Hanson ’16 tells the Boston Globe in a Q and A that he has a job teaching English in China when he graduates—if he doesn’t end up playing professional baseball. The mathematics major from Billerica, Mass., who has minored in Chinese, says, “I’ve had a calling to go to China. I definitely...

Fleming in NY Times on Weather Service Dropping Uppercase

Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming is a source in an April 13 New York Times story titled “National Weather Service Forecasts Will No Longer Scream in All Capital Letters.” Fleming, who recently published the book Inventing Atmospheric Science (MIT Press, 2016), explained that the use of telegraph technology to collect...

Corrado Analyzes Primaries for Scores of Media Outlets

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, a national expert on campaign finance, has provided commentary about current presidential primaries for scores of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, CNBC, The Economist, The Atlantic,  an Associated Press story that ran in the New York Times as well as media in Canada and Latin...

“Out & Allied Youth Theater” Has Broad Colby Connections

A new initiative and troupe in Waterville that’s focused on community theater and social justice has partnerships with at least four organizations on campus, and Lily Fernald ’17 is the Out & Allied Youth Theater’s artistic director, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Scott Shirey ’98 Named Commencement Speaker at Hendrix College

Founder and executive director of KIPP Delta Public Schools Scott Shirey ’98 will address the Class of 2016 at the Hendrix College commencement in Conway, Ark., May 14. In 2002 Shirey founded the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School—named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008—and the fourth KIPP Delta School opened eight years later. Shirey received the...

Gross in Inside Higher Ed Article on “Passing on the Right” Study

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross was quoted in a March 30 Inside Higher Ed article about a new book, Passing on the Right, a study of the challenges of being a conservative professor in the humanities and social sciences. Higher Ed reports “Gross said he disagreed with the book’s premise that social science would ‘be...

Colby’s Maine Concussion Management Initiative Expands

Getting concussions recognized and properly treated is the goal of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative based at Colby, WMTW television reported March 24. The ABC affiliate interviewed Hannah Willihan, administrator of the MCMI, who said, “We got DHHS funding last school year to start heading into every school in the state.” See the MCMI website.

Reagan Carey ’01 Leads U.S. Women’s Hockey Team in World Championships

Reagan Carey ’01, director of women’s hockey and general manager of the U.S. National Women’s Ice Hockey Team, is helping prepare the team for the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship tournament, which starts March 28 in Canada, the Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal reports. In a feature profile, Carey, a Mexico, Maine, native,...

Wilson on Irruption of Bohemian Waxwings on Campus

Ornithologist and Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences Herb Wilson looked no farther than Mayflower Hill for his latest column on birds and birding. Eagerly awaiting the late arrival of Bohemian waxwings, he was pleased on Feb. 18 to see thousands of them—”by far the biggest group of Bohemian waxwings I have seen on campus...

Corrado on Trump, Campaign Finance, and Maine House Race

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado offered insight on various political issues recently, from Donald Trump and campaign finance to super PACS to the Republicans hoping to run against Maine Representative Chellie Pingree. WWL Talk Radio with Tommy Tucker (March 10): Donald Trump and Campaign Finance Associated Press (March 16): Super PACS Spend $300 Million but...

Kletzer’s Economic Rx for Workers’ Anxiety Cited in N.Y. Times

The Upshot column in the March 11 New York Times cited a 2001 paper on wage insurance coauthored by Lori G. Kletzer, an economist who is now Colby’s provost. Kletzer and Robert E. Litan published an article titled “A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety,” an idea subsequently embraced by the Bush and Obama administrations. Writing...

Fox News Taps Dan Shea for Maine Caucuses Commentary

Dan Shea, professor of government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, provided live commentary for anchor Eric Shawn on Fox News March 5 as the presidential party caucuses were underway in Maine. Shea explained unusual rules associated with Maine’s caucus system, and he said, “It’s going to be a...

Kyle Foley ’05 Talks Sustainable Seafood at Colleges, including Colby

A Boston Globe article on growth of sustainable seafood and underutilized species in college and university dining halls, including Colby’s, quotes Kyle Foley ’05, sustainable seafood brand manager for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. For more on Colby’s use of sustainable seafood, read this Colby Magazine article on sharks in Foss.

Museum’s Adams and Soth Exhibits in Boston Globe

In its review of Robert Adams: Turning Back, currently on view at the Colby Museum of Art, the Boston Globe highlights the exhibit’s strength at showing nature—and its despoliation. The 164 black-and-white photographs taken from 1999 to 2003 in Oregon show “a place of great natural beauty, albeit a beauty far reduced by clearcut logging,” the Globe said March 3,...

Corrado Quoted in The Atlantic on Sanders

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado comments in The Atlantic on Bernie Sanders’s ability to raise money from small donors in unprecedented numbers. “Small-dollar donations have become the bedrock of his campaign,” Corrado told The Atlantic. “And he has been able to motivate more donors more quickly to raise more money from small amounts than was the...