Dean Burrell-McRae Op-Ed on Racist Acts Runs in Portland Press Herald

Dean Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” section titled, “The question white parents don’t face – ‘Why do they hate us?’” Following the recent racist incidents in Central Park and in Minneapolis, Burrell-McRae, a mother of two wrote, “I don’t want my beautiful and intelligent children to...

Seay Comments on Ambassador’s Misinformation to Kenyans

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay was tapped to comment on a story regarding misinformation in a statement by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter regarding the death of George Floyd. In a video address, McCarter said “while no action can bring George Floyd back to his family, the officers involved have been arrested,” which...

Dan Harris ’93 Discusses Career Path, Self-Help with NewsCenter Maine

Author and ABC News Anchorman Dan Harris ’93 appeared on NewsCenter Maine’s show 207 to talk about his career path, which began in Maine after graduating from Colby, and his 2014 book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. “In these...

President Greene Discusses Pay it Northward on CNBC

National media continues to show significant interest in Colby’s Pay It Northward campaign and the fall semester. CNBC’s “Power Lunch” featured President Greene, who said that “always expanding and finding new ways so that our students get a great step up into the world is absolutely essential to us.” Additionally, he said the College is...

The Guardian Runs Story about Green’s New Book

The Guardian ran a story about the new book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, When Midnight Comes Around. The article, “Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York’s punk scene,” recounts how Green was able to capture the punk and post-punk scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s. “What sets it apart is the...

Disruption to Class of ’70 Commencement and 50th Reunion in Sentinel Article

The Morning Sentinel article “Fifty years later, Colby College’s Class of 1970 recounts disruption to semester’s end” tells the story of the class that knows disappointment all too well. “During the 1969-70 academic year at Colby, tension reached an apex, culminating with a student strike in May that led to the cancellation of classes over the...

Donihue Says Economic Recovery Prolonged in Portland Press Herald Article

The Portland Press Herald tapped Professor of Economics Michael Donihue for a story titled “Maine’s biggest unemployment jump ever put jobless rate at nearly 11% in April.” Even if the coronavirus doesn’t come back this summer and fall, Donihue fears that Maine’s economic recovery will be slow to come. “We haven’t had a recession that started in the...

Fox News Interviews President Greene on Pay it Northward Initiative

President Greene talked with Fox News’ Arthel Neville May 24 about the College’s Pay it Northward Initiative. “We’ve tapped 30,000 of our alums and friends and parents to say, ‘open up your networks, open up experiences. Do everything you can to help these incredibly deserving students,” President Greene said.

Conor Larkin ’20 Reflects on Community, Crises, in Morning Sentinel Opinion Piece

Conor Larkin ’20, an environmental policy major, wrote an opinion piece for the Morning Sentinel titled “We’re all in this attic together.” In it, he reflects on meeting Barb Bailey, a member of the Victor Grange and lead volunteer for WindowDressers in central Maine, who helps Mainers increase energy efficiency with low-cost weatherized windows. “I’ve been thinking a...

Morning Sentinel Runs Story About Virtual Celebration

Colby’s plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 were the focus of a May 22 Morning Sentinel article. “Colby College will not hold the in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, but is planning a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 on Sunday that is to include speakers, music and, likely, many memorable images and...

Wall Street Journal Features Pay it Northward Initiative

Colby’s Pay it Northward initiative continues to draw national attention, this time in the Wall Street Journal. “It’s really reassuring to know that they’re making sure we’re not being thrown into the wind,” graduating senior Matthew Garza told the WSJ in a story highlighting Colby’s leadership in generating postgraduate opportunities for every member of the Class of 2020. 

Coach Strahorn Makes 50 Impactful D-III Coaches List

Men’s Head Basketball Coach Damien Strahorn ’02 was listed as one of 50 impactful head coaches in D-III basketball by Silver Waves Media. “This past season, Coach Strahorn led Colby to another NESCAC championship and berth into the NCAA DIII National Tournament,” Silver Waves reported.  

CNN Highlights Pay it Northward in Story on 2020 Job Market

CNN Business spoke with President David A. Greene about Colby’s Pay it Northward initiative for the article titled “Class of 2020 entering worst job market since Great Depression.” President Greene urged other institutions to follow suit. “I think we can all do our very best to help these students, they just need a little bit...

Students “Commune” Included in Washington Post Story on DIY Campus Life

The Washington Post ran a story titled “With dorms shut and classes online, college students DIY campus life” that includes a section on “the Boothbay Commune,” a group of 16 Colby students who chose to live in a summer cottage rental property when Colby moved to remote learning in mid-March. The students held study sessions and pulled...

NewsCenter Maine Airs Story on Pay it Northward

Hannah Dineen of NewsCenter Maine produced a story about Colby’s Pay it Northward, talking with a Colby senior, Patrick Sopko ’20, as well as Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. “If somebody is in a position to help somebody not create that deficit,” Maisel said regarding the lack of jobs in the...

David Greene on CNN Discusses Potential Delayed Opening

CNN spoke with President David Greene about the College’s potential delayed opening in a May 14 article. “I would rather open in January and go into next summer and have two full semesters worth of in-person instruction, if it were safer to do it at that time than it was earlier in the fall.”

McGadney Appears on Cheddar Discussing Pay it Northward

Vice President of Student Advancement Andy McGadney was interviewed on Cheddar—a live post-cable network and the number one publisher of business news on Facebook—about Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative. The full interview is available here.

Trustee Bob Diamond Discusses Fall Opening on CNBC

Trustee Bob Diamond ’73, P’12 spoke with CNBC news about the possibility of Colby delaying the start of school in order to ensure students have a full academic year on campus.  “One of the things that we’ve decided as a leadership of the college, and as of a board of trustees, that even if we...

Editorial on Mass Live Lauds Colby’s Pay it Northward Initiative

In an editorial posted on the Mass Live website, Pay it Northward, Colby’s new initiative to find postgraduate opportunities for its graduating seniors, is praised for its innovative, compassionate approach. “As many graduates struggle with the weight of college tuition, and student debt … aggressive assistance in job placement can make a huge difference, not...

Desrosiers Article Excerpt Republished on Repeating Islands Website

An article by Daisy Desrosiers, director of artist programs at the Lunder Institute for American Art, originally published in the Brooklyn Rail was republished on the website Repeating Islands. The article is titled “Made of linguistic forms and failures: Inquiry in times of isolation.”