Morning Sentinel Article Covers Schmaltz Gift

News of a recent gift to Colby honoring Joan Dignam Schmaltz ’63 and Richard “Dick” Schmaltz ’62 was covered by the Morning Sentinel. “Where we are in our stage with our relationship with Waterville is that this should be positive, mutually beneficial and eternal,” Colby College President David A. Greene said in a phone interview Tuesday. “This should...

NBC Boston Affiliate Taps Shea for Comment on Trump Visit to Maine

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on an NBC Boston story about President Trump’s recent visit to Maine’s second district, which gave an electoral vote to Trump in 2016. “In a contentious election year, Shea says that single vote could play an outsized role under the right circumstances,” the story reported. “There...

Corrado Offers Four Ways to Use Unspent Campaign Funds

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance reform, talked with NewsCenter Maine to suggest ways to spend leftover dollars from Maine’s unprecedented 2020 Senate race. His suggestions include keeping the money “and using it in the next election campaign or a future election campaign” or giving “an unlimited amount to charity organizations.”

Media Across the Country Picks up AP Story on Colby’s New Athletics Center

An Associated Press story on the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center was picked up broadly across the country. The center “might be the envy of some NCAA Division I universities,” the AP reported. “Whether it’s varsity sports or individual fitness initiatives, competitive or recreational athletics, an active and healthy lifestyle is a critical...

Sports Business Journal Calls Colby Sports Center “Truly One for All”

Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center was called “truly one for all” in this Sports Business Journal article. The article called the center “one of the most impressive collegiate athletic facilities in the country” and highlighted its benefits not only for athletes but for all students, faculty, staff, and the larger Waterville community.   

Sustainability and Sports: Unheard of, Except at Colby

SportBusiness highlighted how Colby is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, which is rare in sports and “unheard of at the collegiate level.” The story also quotes Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike Wisecup about the new center providing the “best resource possible as part of...

NBC Boston Covers Pence Visit to Maine, Taps Shea for Comment

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped by NBC Boston for their story covering Vice President Pence’s Oct. 19 visit to Maine. Pence visited Maine’s second district, where Shea said “it’s going to be real tight up there.” However, Shea also said that “a lot of early indicators suggest the left is mobilizing,” adding that, “for...

Houston’s KHOU-11 Airs Story on Posse Scholar Jazmin Zuniga ’24

KHOU-11 out of Houston, Texas, aired a story recounting how a Posse Foundation scholarship created a path for Jazmin Zuniga ’24 to enroll at Colby along with nine other students from the Houston area. “To have a group of friends that came from the same background as you, when you feel alone …. there’s always...

McClenachan Comments on Historical Ecology in Scientific American Article

An article in Scientific American titled “Old Seaweed Reveals Secret of Monterey Sardine History” includes a quote from Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. “This paper is an excellent example of the creative detective work of historical ecology,” said McClenachan, a marine ecologist who was not involved in the research. “There...

Josephson’s Chicken Book Featured in Washington Times Article on Pandemic Pets

“Chickens become America’s new pet of choice during the pandemic,” the Washington Times headline reads. And Professor of History Paul Josephson’s new book, Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory, is featured prominently in the story. “Chickens have millennia-long proximity to humans. Chickens, like dogs and cats, have lived with us in our houses, huts and barns, outside in...

Maine Public Taps Corrado for Perspective on Campaign Chests

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado offered his perspective on the “most expensive campaign in Maine history,” between U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, in this Maine Public story. “Corrado also noted that the unspent cash between Gideon and Collins — more than $22 million — is more than was spent during...

Shea Offers Insight in Two Articles on Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting

Professor of Government Dan Shea was quoted in two articles on Oct. 18, including “Max Linn promises change in long-shot U.S. Senate campaign,” a Portland Press Herald article about Linn, one of two Maine independent candidates. The second article ran on the Public News Service site and was titled “How Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting Could Impact Election.”

Corrado Quoted in Los Angeles Times, Story Picked up Broadly

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about record-breaking fundraising by Democrat donors. “The amounts are so insane that it is getting to the point of what do you even do with it all?” Corrado, an expert on campaign finance reform told the Times. The two Senate candidates in Maine, he said,...

Morning Sentinel and Others Cover Colby Announcement of $101-Million Gift

Colby’s Oct. 15 announcement of a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation was covered in the Morning Sentinel. “Having a sustainable partner like the Harold Alfond Foundation makes all the difference in the world,” President David Greene said Thursday. “They’ve been spectacular. Greg Powell is amazing. He is a force for good in the world. He...

Los Angeles Times Story References Colby Poll on Maine Senate Race

In an Oct. 13 Los Angeles Times article covering the Democrats’ goal to regain control in the Senate, Colby’s most recent poll on the Maine Senate race is referenced. “Mid-September polling by Colby College gave Gideon a four-point lead as voters’ top choice (the state uses a ranked-choice system),” the Times reported.

Siodla Contributes to WalletHub Piece on Fastest-Growing Cities

Assistant Professor of Economics James Siodla contributed to the WalletHub piece “2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.” When asked about what key priority local authorities should know to grow their cities, Siodla answered, in part, “Academic research suggests that long-run city growth is driven by factors such as entrepreneurial activity, industrial diversity, and good local governance....

WABI-TV Airs Story on Colby Testing, Low COVID-19 Numbers

Colby’s return to campus strategy, including rigorous COVID-19 testing, was the subject of a WABI-TV story that aired Oct. 9. “We talked with a lot of public health officials, a lot of scientists, researchers, and recognized that was the most important thing we could do to ensure our students would successfully be able to return,” Dean...

Colby Included in USA TODAY Op-ed on Right Approach in Pandemic

USA TODAY included Colby in its Oct. 8 opinion piece “Colleges can do right by students amid COVID-19, but it takes money, planning and backbone,” saying that Colby’s “strategies set an example for other schools and underscore the critical need for a public health-driven and resource-enabled response.”  

Christian Science Monitor Story on Campus Unity Includes Colby

Colby’s approach to bringing its campus community together around common themes during the pandemic was noted in the Christian Science Monitor story “Can campus unity get small colleges past pandemic into the future?”  “When students at Colby College arrived on Mayflower Hill for coronavirus testing in mid-August, they got something in addition to a nasal swab: a...

Colby Mentioned in Media Stories on Harold Alfond Foundation Investment

The Oct. 6 announcement of a $500-million investment from the Harold Alfond Foundation drew wide media attention, including in the Portland Press Herald, and those stories included Colby, The College is grateful for the foundation’s remarkable generosity in supporting Colby athletics and Waterville’s downtown revitalization.