President Greene Tapped for Portland Press Herald Article on Fall Semester

An April 15 Portland Press Herald article on how schools are planning for the fall semester included thoughts by President David Greene. Among the items President Greene discussed were potential travel and visa restrictions for international students. “That’s a hugely important question,” Greene said. “When we think about what travel restrictions and visa restrictions there might be, there...

Fox News Highlights Colby’s Test-Optional Policy

In a Fox News article titled “Dozens of colleges drop SAT/ACT requirements for 2021, some consider permanent change,” Colby’s test-option policy was highlighted as a benefit to the College because of the strength of students who are accepted. “The Class of 2024 applicant pool was the largest and most competitive in Colby’s history, and our admitted...

The Nature Conservancy Article Highlights “Design Thinking” Jan Plan Course

The Nature Conservancy published an article about a new Jan Plan course, Design Thinking and Product Innovation, in which the author, who was also the course instructor, recounts her experience with 18 Colby students in her class. “I wanted to create a journey for the students,” Nina Naylor wrote, “and show them that sometimes you need...

Donihue Quoted in Press Herald Article on Maine Unemployment Claims

The Portland Press Herald tapped the expertise of Professor of Economics Michael Donihue to comment in the article “New Maine unemployment claims fall, but another surge expected.” The article discusses the Federal Protection Program, which was suspended when the lending cap was met, and rules and deadlines made it hard for some of Maine’s small business owners...

New York Times Quotes President Greene in Coronavirus Story

President David Greene was quoted in the April 15 New York Times article titled “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?” in which he expressed a desire to have students back on campus this fall. “Like other administrators, Mr. Greene is hoping to reopen with classes on campus, rather than online, even if it means deferring...

Maisel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article on Biden

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for comment in the Washington Examiner article titled “Socialists refuse to back Biden,” in which Maisel defends Biden’s strategy of taking steps to heal the Democratic Party. “Will he get support from everyone? I doubt it. In 2016, according to YouGov polling, about 18% of Sanders...

Soto Research Highlighted in Forbes Article on Extroverts

Personality research by Associate Professor of Sociology Christopher Soto was featured in an April 11 Forbes article titled “Extroverts Are More Likely To Be Romantically Satisfied — That Is, Unless You Are A Woman.” Analyzing more than 6,000 personality tests, Soto and a team of psychologists identified differences among men and women extroverts. “New research appearing in...

Colby’s Emphasis on Learning Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

An article about Colby’s resolve to “keep the learning going” appeared in the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. “We’re not asking the faculty to create an online class, just to keep the learning going,” said Carol Hurney, Colby’s associate provost and director of Colby’s Center for Teaching and Learning. “And that’s a different thing entirely....

President Greene Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article on Coronavirus Economic Reopening

The Wall Street Journal reached out to President David A. Greene for their April 13 article titled “The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow.” President Greene added to the discussion with his thoughts on possible scenarios for having students return to campus this fall. “Do we thin the number of people on campus? Does it...

Dean ’22 Op-Ed on Abrupt End to Relationship with CCAK Mentee

Eliza Dean ’22 penned an op-ed that appeared in the Morning Sentinel titled “No time to say goodbye: COVID-19 means an abrupt pause in the relationship between Colby mentor and her second-grade mentee.” Dean writes, “One of the first thoughts I had after I received the news that I would have to leave Colby College in the...

Donihue Tapped for Bangor Daily News Article on Maine Recession

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue was one of three experts tapped for a Bangor Daily News article titled “Economists paint ‘dire’ picture for Maine in potentially long coronavirus recession.”If you think about Maine’s economy, we do have a healthy manufacturing sector, but it’s nowhere near what it was historically, and it certainly isn’t the most important driver,”...

McFadden Quoted in NPR Story on Grading During COVID-19

Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden was quoted in the NPR story “How Colleges Are Grading Students During Coronavirus,” which discusses strategies that colleges are using during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our goal was to give students as much flexibility and choice as possible,” McFadden told NPR, “and allow our students to focus on learning and...

Coles ’19 on Bigelow Lab Team that Published Paper in Nature Methods

Duncan Coles ’19, a biology and environmental science double major, was included as a team member on a recently published paper in the journal Nature Methods titled “Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology.” One of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández Robledo, is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for...

Josephson Guest on The Red Line Podcast about War in Arctic

Professor of History Paul Josephson was a guest on the podcast The Red Line in an April 5 episode titled “War in the Arctic,” which focused on Russia’s hypersonic missile program. “Russia is rolling out Arctic divisions, new bases and groundbreaking new missiles, which threaten the US naval dominance across the world’s oceans,” the podcast’s intro states. “Are...

Essay by Hurley ’20 Reflects on Social Distancing in Concord Monitor

In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is...

Reisert Discusses 14th Amendment in Bangor Daily News Article on Quarantine

Joseph Reisert, Colby’s Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Janet Mills says she will order out-of-staters to quarantine for 2 weeks while visiting Maine.” Reisert was tapped to comment on the legality of closing the Maine-New Hampshire border, something that “could...

Carlson Portland Press Herald Op-Ed Puts Public Health First

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson appeared as one of the “Maine Voices” series in the March 31 Portland Press Herald. In the piece, titled “Virus’ spread shows need to resist ‘profits before people’ trade-off,” Carlson writes that “the call by some to protect the economy over the health of those most vulnerable...

Braverman ’11 Chronicles “Naked and Afraid” Experience in Outside Magazine

Writer and outdoor adventurer Blair Braverman ’11 was a contestant on the reality show “Naked and Afraid,” and she wrote about her experience for Outdoor magazine. Titled “Everything on ‘Naked and Afraid’ Is Real—and I Lived It,” the piece is rich with Braverman’s descriptions about her experience in South Africa. “When the Discovery Channel invited me to...

Hatch Opinion Piece in Seattle Times Stresses Compassion

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch wrote an op-ed titled “With the coronavirus surging, compassion is more important than ever” that appeared in the Seattle Times March 20. The piece recounts the moment when students in Hatch’s class learned the College would be moving to remote learning and sending students home three days hence. In...