The Wall Street Journal Says 700 Colby Alumni and Parents Came Forward to Help

The Wall Street Journal featured Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative in a story about young job seekers tapping alumni networks. The article references how “almost 700 alumni and parents came forward” to help this year’s graduates, and highlights the great success of the campaign for both students and employers.

MarketWatch Covers Colby’s Plan to Safely Send Students Home

Colby was prominently featured in a MarketWatch story on how colleges plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students return home for the holiday break. The article quotes Vice President for Administration Doug Terp on how the goal is to “keep everybody in the bubble right up until Thanksgiving so we know they’re safe and healthy.”

Jacobs Contributes to Story on How Central Maine Communities Voted

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs spoke to the Morning Sentinel about voter turnout and whether Maine municipalities “flipped” political parties from 2016 to 2020, noting that “in most places across the country, voting patterns remain the same or further polarized.”

Colby Included in New York Times Article on Colleges’ End of Semester Plans

The New York Times covered the range of plans colleges are implementing as Thanksgiving and the end of the semester approaches, highlighting Colby’s success at keeping the virus “at bay” and the proactive measures being taken to keep its community safe over the holiday break and upon returning to campus.

The Art Newspaper Reports on Colby’s Acquistion of Lawrence Prints

The Art Newspaper, which reports on the arts worldwide, reported on Colby’s recent acquisition of the Jacob Lawrence print series The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1986-97). “Lawrence depicts L’Ouverture as a ‘Black Napoleon’ who ‘fought and contributed much to our continuous struggle for liberty,’ he [Lawrence] told the writer Walter Dean Myers, who published a children’s history...

Jacobs Quoted in CNN Story on “Who Wins the Senate”

Nicholas Jacobs, a visiting assistant professor of government, was quoted in the CNN article “Who Wins the Senate? Watch the Presidential Race.” Jacobs commented on Susan Collins’s ability to draw more crossover support than other candidates, but “I think she thought she would be getting more,” Jacobs said. “She thought she would be able to thread...

Welden’s Pandemic Web Series Highlighted in Portland Press Herald Article

A web series created by Bess Welden, a playwright, actress, and teaching artist in Colby’s Theater and Dance Department, was the subject of an Oct. 26 Portland Press Herald article. Welden has adapted the play The Passion of the Hausfrau, “about the chaos of raising kids, into a seven-episode web series filmed entirely in her home and available on...

In Final Days Before Election, Shea Offers Commentary to Major News Outlets

As November 3 draws closer, Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the Maine U.S. Senate Race as well as results from a recent poll he conducted. Shea was quoted in this New York Times story, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, Fox News, the Boston Globe, and the Portland Press Herald here and here.

Bob Keyes of Portland Press Herald Covers Acquisition of Lawrence Prints

An article by the Portland Press Herald arts writer Bob Keyes highlights the Colby Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of Jacob Lawrence prints. Lawrence “makes the original series when barely 20 years old and then decides it’s a subject important enough to revisit later in life,” said Colby’s new Carolyn Muzzy Director Jacqueline Terrassa. “Given our...

Politico Story Includes Shea’s Prediction on Maine Senate Race

A Politico Nightly story discussing the three state races that will decide the Senate included thoughts from Professor of Government Dan Shea. “The state uses ranked-choice voting if no one gets to 50 percent — and that looks like a real possibility. That’s likely to benefit [Sara] Gideon,” Politico reported.

Colby Votes’ Lutie Brown ’22 in Vogue Article on Poll Workers

Colby’s Lutie Brown ’22 is included in an article in Vogue magazine titled “How These First-Time Poll Workers Are Fighting for Democracy.” Lutie, a Colby Votes Fellow who has been involved with Maine politics since her first year at Colby, has worked “with candidates on local issues in a nonpartisan fashion,” she told Vogue. “I’m excited about turnout...

Forbes Op-Ed Cites Colby as One of Three “COVID-19 Success Stories”

An op-ed by Forbes‘ Paul Hsieh titled “Three Covid-19 Success Stories” includes Colby as a New England school that has kept its infection rates down. Hsieh highlights Colby and a case where aggressive testing protocols and contract tracing stopped a potential spread from 150 to one person, according to President David Greene.

High-Tech Approaches Key to Marine Conservation McClenachan Tells Mongabay

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, commented on an article about curbing the shark fin trade that appeared on the news platform Mongabay. Since tracing dried products like shark fin is nearly impossible, “high-tech approaches like genetic barcoding and niche modeling are key to solving this conservation problem,” McClenachan said....

Spark Featured on First Draft Podcast, Picked Up by LitHub

Professor of Creative Writing Debra Spark and her new book, And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing, were the subject of an interview on the podcast First Draft: A Dialogue of Writing. In the interview, Spark talks about how much she enjoys interviewing people. “It’s fun for me, meeting people and talking to them. I feel like...

USA TODAY and WSJ Cover Colby Poll on Maine Senate Race

USA TODAY and the Wall Street Journal ran stories covering the most recent poll conducted by Colby Department of Government faculty members.  The poll shows a statistical dead heat between Democrat Sara Gideon and Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins. Professor of Government Dan Shea noted there hasn’t been much change in poll numbers over recent months. “For all...

Vanity Fair France Prints Gary Green Photographs

Photographs taken in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green were featured in a six-page spread in Vanity Fair France. The photos come from Green’s new book When Midnight Comes Around. The spread includes photos of Debbie Harry, Laura Dean, and Joe Jackson.