Wisecup Interviewed by Business of College Sports

Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike Wisecup was interviewed by Business of College Sports on his career path and how he applies his experience as a Navy Seal to his role at Colby. The article, titled “Lessons from a Navy Seal Turned DIII Athletic Director,” highlights Wisecup’s leadership and the new Harold...

New England’s Fastest Pool is at Colby, News Center Maine Reports

“This will be the fastest pool in New England,” Mike Wisecup, vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, told News Center Maine, referring to Colby’s new pool in the Harold Alfond Athletic and Recreation Center. As Maine’s only Olympic-sized Myrtha pool, it’s “designed to wash away waves when swimmers swim one way down the pool” after...

Lunder Institute Inaugural Resident Fellows Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

Upcoming community events with the Lunder Institute for American Art’s inaugural resident fellows, Jose Barrionuevo and Adriane Herman, were noted by the Morning Sentinel. “For Jacqueline Terrassa, director of the Colby College Museum of Art, the events are the culmination of much planning and work … to make the processes behind art more visible and...

The New Yorker Reviews Colby’s Lichtenstein Exhibition

The New Yorker reviewed the Colby College Museum of Art’s previous exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960. The exhibition, which originated at Colby, “reminds us of something we tend to lose sight of when we get caught up in the critical business of trying to situate Pop in an art-history genealogy, or to unpack it as social...

Hanlon Speaks on Value of Master’s Degrees

Associate Professor of English Aaron Hanlon held a Q&A with The Signal, a current affairs publication, about master’s degrees. “American undergraduate students often believe they will need a degree beyond the bachelor’s to be competitive on the job market,” he said, “but the data on the return on investment of specific degrees is sparse.”

Fleming Quoted in Pandemic Forecasting Article

James Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, was quoted in an article, discussing the proposed Pandemic Preparedness Agency. “We need expertise in human, medical, and strategic responses—and hardware. Certainly, we need physicians, programmers, and statisticians,” said Fleming. “But those components won’t be enough. [They need to be] interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and...

Colby Construction Projects Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

A series of construction projects are underway around campus, including a rotary intersection and continued work on athletic fields and the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, reports the Morning Sentinel. “The projects are all about supporting the academic experience and improving accessibility and availability to students, faculty, staff, and the community,” according to...

New Museum Exhibit Gets Important Review

The Art Newspaper wrote an extensive review of the Colby Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine. The piece noted that the show provides a “sweeping exploration of his career,” and that “visitors can puzzle over Thompson’s provocative artistic responses.”

Maisel Comments on Democratic Presidents in Globe & Mail

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, Emeritus, and a congressional expert, weighed in on a Globe & Mail article that analyzed the challenges facing Democratic presidents and the current state of political affairs in the U.S. “Being in the majority is not always great, but it is always better than being in the minority,”...

National Sports Media Continue to Notice Colby

Sports outlet Sportico featured Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center in a story that was also picked up by Yahoo! Sports. “This building is the best in its class, the best in the country of its kind. And it gives us an extraordinary advantage,” President Greene told Sportico. Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike...

Cornell Press Interviews van der Meer, author of Performing Power

Associate Professor of History Arnout van der Meer was a guest on a Cornell Press podcast discussing his new book, Performing Power: Cultural Hegemony, Identity, and Resistance in Colonial Indonesia. van der Meer “explores the importance of material and visual culture … for both the legitimization of colonial authority as well as its contestation in turn of twentieth-century...

New Book by Baldwin ’99 Reviewed in New York Times

“Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles,” a new book by Rosecrans Baldwin ’99, was recently reviewed in the New York Times. “To write the definitive book about Los Angeles would be impossible,” stated the story. “In ‘Everything Now,’ the novelist … doesn’t try. And in not trying, he may have written the perfect...

Anna O’Keefe ’07 Building Dental Office, Morning Sentinel Reports

Dr. Anna O’Keefe and her husband, Brandon O’Keefe, 2007 graduates, were featured in the Morning Sentinel article “Dental practice powered by Colby alums moving to Oakland’s FirstPark.” The office will include the latest technology, state-of-the-art air filters, and room to expand. Building from the ground up was the only way to go, said Anna O’Keefe. “Our goal...

Dread Scott Named Lunder Institute Senior Fellow, CultureType Reports

CultureType reported that Brooklyn-based artist Dread Scott was recently named senior fellow at the Lunder Institute for American Art. Scott, who says he “makes revolutionary art to propel history forward,” will be at Colby for the 2021-22 academic year. CultureType is an online resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective, exploring the intersection of art,...

Simon Weighs in on New York Times Article

Steven Simon, professor of international relations, weighed in on U.S. and Israeli relations for the New York Times. “There are fundamental differences that have emerged in the relationship that will be difficult to reverse, especially as American politics becomes increasingly polarized,” and “it will be hard under foreseeable circumstances for Israel to recapture the wall-to-wall loyalty...

Benissan Featured on Maine Public’s “Assignment: Maine” Series

Master Drummer Messan Jordan Benissan, applied music instructor in African drumming and director of the African Drumming Ensemble, was featured in a video on Maine Public’s “Assignment: Maine” series. Originally from Togo, West Africa, Benissan has been teaching drumming at Colby since 1999. He’s also a restauranteur, operating Me Lon Togo Bistro in Camden.

Art Daily Reports on Mary Cassatt Exhibition Opening

An Art Daily article reported on the opening of the new exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. The show “highlights Cassatt’s creative process and her fearless experimentation,” Art Daily said, and includes “a selection of rare trial proofs that document her first forays into printmaking. Cassatt’s trial proofs...