Marden ’95 Shares Journey into Fashion with Daily Front Row

Matthew Marden ’95, an editor for Details magazine, shares memories of his decade as a fashion editor in an interview with the Daily Front Row, a fashion news source. Marden traces his journey from his mom’s subscription to Harper’s Bazaar to Colby then back to a New York photo gallery, and he goes on to share...

Rafik ’93 Aids Case to Get Insurance Coverage for Cancer Treatment

Mala Rafik ’93, a Boston insurance attorney, helped a Waterville woman get Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance to cover proton beam therapy to treat breast cancer, the Central Maine Morning Sentinel reported. Rafik is quoted saying she hopes the case “will be an impetus for other insurers in similar situations to approve coverage.”

Boyes-Watson ’12 and Stanton ’14 on BetaBoston’s “25 under 25″

Matthew Boyes-Watson ’12 and David Stanton ’14 are two of BetaBoston’s 25 Most Innovative People Under 25. Boyes-Watson is the founder and CEO of Jumpshell, a real estate startup based in Somerville, Mass. Stanton ’14 created GymSnap, an app that monitors traffic of the athletic centers and he works for DraftKings in the customer experience...

Colby Buys Two Local Buildings for Downtown Revitalization

Colby purchased two vacant buildings on Waterville’s Main Street as part of President David Greene’s initiative to revitalize downtown and stir the local economy. No specific plans have yet been made for the properties, the Morning Sentinel reports. MaineBiz also covered this story.

Alex ’08 and Brand ’08 Offer Local Brewers Maine Malt

Bloomberg Business and the Portland Press Herald report on Joel Alex ’08, founder of Blue Ox Malthouse, and David Brand ’08, who have expanded Maine’s “buy local” movement by commercially malting Maine-grown barley. To fit “the ethos of what craft beer is about,” Alex hopes Maine brewers will work with local maltsters, such as Blue Ox...

Abukar Adan ’17 Thanks Former Teacher on HuffPo

In a piece published on the Huffington Post, Abukar Adan ’17 thanks his former teacher Sue Stein at Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, for supporting and empowering him to “secure whatever opportunity comes [his] way.” Adan, a rising junior at Colby, reflects on his  experience as a first-generation student of color from a low-income background. He understands that...

McCann Analyzes Whistler’s Mother for Wall Street Journal

An article in the Wall Street Journal on how the painting Whistler’s Mother became a popular culture icon quotes Justin McCann, the Lunder Whistler Fellow at the Colby Museum of Art. In the article, titled “Why Was Whistler’s Mom Such a Grump?” McCann focuses on the relationship between James McNeill Whistler and his mother and...

Corrado on Money’s Effect on Presidential Campaigns

Anthony Corrado, professor of government, spoke to the Washington Times about first-quarter fundraising for the upcoming presidential election. Though an advantage of several million dollars can be overridden with a few donations to super PACs, the money “will not have the winnowing effect that it had in the past,” Corrado said. Nevertheless, candidates are racing to raise...

Lydia Moland Defines Patriotism for State-by-State Survey

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, in a Q&A about patriotism, gets the last word in a survey of the Most and Least Patriotic States by WalletHub, a personal finance social network. Moland defines what makes a good patriot, emphasizing awareness of America’s history and current affairs, and she expresses the need for more transparency in acknowledging...

Abigail Newkirk ’03 Engages Museum Audience with “Geek Tours”

Museum Hack, a company that conducts “renegade” tours of museums, interviewed Abigail Newkirk ’03, director of interpretation and education at Stratford Hall, a Virginia museum, about increasing audience engagement. She recently introduced an innovative tour series called Geek Tours, which “features a bunch of stories and segments that just don’t fit anywhere else within the...

With GymSnap App, Stanton ’14 Tracks Workout Traffic for Students

David Stanton ’14 graduated a year about, and by the end of 2014 he had built the framework for an app he and his cofounder call GymSnap. According to BostInno, a digital news property of Streetwise Media, the app allows students whose colleges or universities partner with GymSnap to see traffic at the gym in...

On CNBC Corrado Discusses Corporate Donations in TPA Fight

In an interview with CNBC, Anthony Corrado, professor of government, discussed the potential effects of large sums that businesses donated seeking passage the trans-Pacific free-trade agreement (the TPA) as it worked its way through Congress. Industries backing the bill donated $218 million to senators, nine times as much as groups opposing the measure. Corrado said the...

Allbritton Publishes on Childhood HIV/AIDS in Spanish Media

Dean Allbritton, assistant professor of Spanish, published an essay titled “Staying Positive: Hope, Futurity, and HIV in Spain” on the website of Childhood & Nation in World Cinema, an international research network. His article “analyzes representations of illness and health in contemporary Spanish culture and media as focalizing points for larger discourses of national and...

Gilkes Explains Implications of Church Massacre on Australia Broadcast

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, explains the deeper implications of the Emanuel Church massacre in South Carolina in a 10-minute interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Gilkes addresses the significance of the timing of the shootings around “Juneteenth,” the persistent legacies of slavery and Jim...

Jackie Dao Dinneen ’05 Writes Whitehouse.gov Blog Post

At the White House, Jackie Dao Dinneen ’05 is associate policy director supporting the Let Girls Lean initiative in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. With June marking Immigrant Heritage Month, Dinneen wrote on the whitehouse.gov blog about her family’s journey from their war-stricken homeland of Vietnam to their realization of the American Dream....

Kevin Dineen P’17 and Hannah Dineen ’17 Hoist Stanley Cup

Assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks Kevin Dineen P’17 celebrated the NHL team’s Stanley Cup victory with his family—including daughter Hannah Dineen ’17—on the ice in Chicago, on a double-decker bus in the victory parade through Chicago, and hoisting the cup together, the Portland Press Herald reported. Hannah Dineen returns to campus this fall for...

Kletzer Interviewed on MPBN Regarding New Balance and Trade Protections

Provost, Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Economics Lori Kletzer, who specializes in labor economics and international trade policy, provided commentary for a Maine Public Radio story about efforts by the shoe manufacturer New Balance to prevent a release of tariffs as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement currently being negotiated. As the only...

At Colby Conference, “Invisible” Rural Jews Discuss Challenges

June 12-14, the second annual Maine Conference for Jewish Life was hosted at Colby in an effort to examine challenges of maintaining American Jewish communities in rural areas. Rabbi Rachel Isaacs of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, the Jewish chaplain and assistant professor of Jewish studies at Colby, helped organize the event, which attracted more...

Waterville, Kennebec Region Teem with Outdoor Recreation, Vibrant Culture

This article describes the many opportunities available in Maine’s Kennebec Valley region. In addition to prolific outdoor recreation activities, cultural opportunities including theater and arts events abound. In Waterville offerings include the Colby Museum of Art, the annual Maine International Film Festival, the annual Taste of Waterville event featuring local fare, and the historic downtown...

Colby Students Award $10,000 to Local Nonprofits

At the end of the spring semester Colby students in the course Learning by Giving: Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy granted $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, including Family Violence Project, the Augusta Food Bank, the Maine Women’s Policy Center, and the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, which received $4,500 for its summer camp scholarship program. “We...