Research by Goh Receives Media Attention from UPI and Others

A paper coauthored by Jin Goh, assistant professor of psychology, was covered by UPI and other media outlets. The study finds that “women who don’t fit female stereotypes of look or personality are perceived as less credible when lodging sexual harassment claims,” UPI reports. Goh told UPI that study “participants were less likely to label these ambiguous...

Maisel on Maine Calling Talks About Second Impeachment, Trump’s Final Days

Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Sandy Maisel was a guest on Maine Public’s show Maine Calling discussing Trump’s final days in office as well as the second impeachment. The show discussed “repercussions of the siege in D.C., and what to expect of our government leaders and citizenry as Inauguration Day approaches.”

Colby’s Leadership in Testing in January Evident in Maine Public Story

Colby’s robust testing program was called out in a Maine Public story on Maine colleges’ testing programs as students return to campus. Colby is testing three times a week in January, versus twice last semester. “Having one more opportunity to get a test result,” said Doug Terp, vice president for administration. “That convinced us of doing...

NewsCenter Maine Interviews Proto for Story on Applying to College

Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, was interviewed for the NewsCenter Maine story “Applying to college during a pandemic,” which aired Jan. 13. Even before the pandemic, Colby’s Admissions Office has been increasing its virtual presence. “It helps students who can’t afford to visit a hundred college campuses,” Proto said.   

Media Covers Tsiaras Photography Gift Announcement

The art world paid attention to Colby’s recent announcement of the acquisition of the Tsiaras Family Photography Collection. Coverage came from Art Daily, the Portland Press Herald, and the Morning Sentinel. “This remarkable gift from Bill and Nancy Tsiaras allows the Colby Museum and its audiences to fully engage with photography, which has been critical to the development...

Shea Comments in Globe and Mail Article on Capitol Hill Assault

“This is a very difficult problem for Biden,” said Professor of Government Dan Shea in the Globe and Mail article “Capitol Hill assault will complicate Joe Biden’s presidency.” (Also viewable here.) “We are in an era when each side views the other as the enemy, when each side thinks the other is a danger to the...

Dean Burrell-McRae Discusses Spring Semester on Cheddar

On January 5, Dean Karlene Burrell-McRae appeared on Cheddar—a live-streaming national video network and the number-one publisher of business news on Facebook—to discuss the College’s plans for keeping students safe as it welcomes them back to campus for the spring semester. “We plan to take care of our students … and lead with our values,”...

Terrassa Leads Press Herald Article on New Art Museum Leaders

“A truly inclusive environment is to the benefit of everybody,” said Jacqueline Terrassa, the Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby Museum of Art, in the Portland Press Herald article “New faces, fresh perspectives leading Maine museums.” Terrassa, a Puerto Rican, is one of five new directors of color leading prominent Maine art or cultural institutions. “If we...

Josh Kim ’22 Named Emerging Leader of the Year

The Central Maine Growth Council has named Josh Kim ’22 its 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year, the Morning Sentinel reports. Kim, an entrepreneur who founded the startup The Cubby, is the first college student to receive the award. “Josh is an example of the region’s brilliant young talent, local ingenuity, and an emerging cluster...

Pay It Northward Success Called Out in NH Union Leader Article

An article in the New Hampshire Union Leader titled “Tapping your network: Grads reach out to alumni for jobs” includes an extensive section about Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative. The article features Eric Post ’06, who hired two Colby graduates to work at ITR Economics, where Post is a senior economist and econ manager. “When you get interconnections,...

Washington Post Op-Ed on Black Churches Quotes Asch

Chris Myers Asch, a visiting instructor in the History Department, was quoted in the op-ed “D.C.’s Black churches will remain a ‘beacon of light’,” written in the aftermath of the Dec. 12 pro-Trump rally in the nation’s capital. Black churches “are a place where Black people can make their grievances heard, both to the city and,...

New Role for Actor Will Hochman ’14 Highlighted on IAG Site

Insider Advantage Georgia gives an overview of the acting career of Will Hochman ’14, who is a new face on the CBS drama Blue Bloods. Highlights of Hochman’s career include a role in Broadway’s The Sound Inside and in the film Let Him Go.

White Adds Poet’s Perspective to “Year that Warped Time” Article

The website Hodinkee reached out to poet and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White to lend her thoughts to the article “The Year that Warped Time.” How did 2020 shape her sense of time? “Class time became a space for contemplation, to sit and pay attention to how we were languaging this moment, how...

Colby Loans Maine CDC Freezers for COVID-19 Vaccine Storage

Colby was one of several Maine institutions that loaned an ultra-cold freezer to the Maine CDC for storage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Morning Sentinel reports. “We try to work cooperatively with (Maine CDC),” said Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Doug Terp, “and this was just an extension of that partnership.” 

Mainebiz Interviews Nick Rimsa ’13 on Startup, Mentoring

Entrepreneur Nick Rimsa ’13 talked to Mainebiz about his startup Tortoise Labs, a software design and development studio based in Waterville. Rimsa’s company is “developing software with a focus on rapid prototyping and helping clients at all business stages to design and implement research strategies and tactics.”

Landscape Stories Interviews Green About Photography

A lengthy interview with photographer and Associate Professor of Art Gary Green appeared in the online magazine Landscape Stories. Green talked about the roots of his craft, his artistic inspiration, his poetic vision, and his teaching. “I learn by having to teach, and I learn by looking at the work of my students, from whom I learn...

Colby Economic Outlook Report Covered Statewide

The Colby Economic Outlook report was the subject of articles in media statewide, including the Portland Press Herald, the Bangor Daily News, and Mainebiz. The student researchers predict that by the middle of 2021, Maine could experience a strong economic recovery—if the pandemic is brought under control. “If you want to fix the economy, you have to get a...

Museum’s Lawrence Acquisition Receives International Attention

In its recent “Acquisitions of the Month” article, Apollo, the International Art Magazine, included the Colby Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of prints from Jacob Lawrence’s Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. “Few complete sets of these prints survive, but one has now been donated to the Colby College Museum of Art by its long-time benefactors Peter and Paula Lunder.”

NPR Asks Braverman ’11 How to Stay Warm

Musher and adventurer Blair Braverman ’11 gave NPR four “pro tips” for staying warm in this lighthearted but helpful piece. Her recommendations? Create an air bubble, wear good shoes, take snacks as well as breaks, and get cozy. “Just embrace winter, go for the whole thing,” Braverman says. “There’s a reason that the places with the...