Harkett Publishes Essay in Why Art Museums?

Associate Professor of Art Daniel Harkett has published an essay on the innovative German curator and museum director Alexander Dorner. Harkett explores Dorner’s transformative plans for the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1930s and the resistance Dorner encountered from the local elite. The essay, “Tea vs. Beer: Class, Ethnicity, and...

Harkett Reviews Volume of Essays for College Art Association

Daniel Harkett, associate professor of art, wrote an academic review Sept. 7 of the volume Artistes, savants et amateurs: Art et sociabilité au XVIIIe siècle (1715–1815) for the College Art Association. Harkett offers comments on each of the book’s five sections, in the end concluding that “for an art historian of any period, this book offers a...

Gross Reviews Book on Cultural Influences for New York Times

The Sept. 14 New York Times includes a book review by Neil Gross, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology. Gross reviewed Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World by psychologist Michele Gelfand. “Her aim isn’t to guide readers through all the complex elements that make up a culture, but to draw attention to...

Wilson Quoted in Popular Science Article on Shifting Seasons

Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, was quoted in a Sept. 13 Popular Science article titled “Our seasons are out of whack, which is really bad for migratory birds.” Wilson was asked to respond to a recent study in PLOS One on an unevenness in spring’s early arrival across North America and the consequences for migratory...

Gilkes Quoted in CBC Story on Aretha Franklin Eulogy Backlash

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes was quoted in the Sept. 10 CBC story “For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha Franklin eulogy” about reaction to the eulogy for Aretha Franklin delivered by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, told the CBC that some male...

Siodla Wins Larry Neal Prize for Best Article in Explorations in Economic History

Jim Siodla, assistant professor of economics, won the 2018 Larry Neal Prize for his article “Clean slate: Land-use changes in San Francisco after the 1906 disaster,” which was published in the July 2017 issue of the journal Explorations in Economic History. The $1,000 prize, awarded by the editors and editorial board of the journal, was presented during the...

Alfond Commons Ribbon Cutting Makes Headlines

The official opening and ribbon cutting of the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons Sept. 6 drew media attention. “About 350 city officials, state legislators, business people, Colby benefactors, students, and staff, as well as area residents, stood outside the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons at 150 Main St. to listen to brief...

Greene Op-Ed on Finding Home in Waterville in Morning Sentinel

President David A. Greene penned an op-ed titled “Finding the essence of home in Waterville” in the Sept. 2 Morning Sentinel. In it, Greene recounts a recent trip to Tipperary, Ireland, for the funeral and burial of his young nephew. Struck by the community’s support of his family, Greene noted that the villagers were “focused on our commonalities,...

Opening of Alfond Commons on Front Page of Morning Sentinel

The headline reads “Colby students living in downtown Waterville dorm look forward to roles in community” on the Aug. 27 front-page story in the Morning Sentinel. The story highlights student residents Matt Reasor ’20 and Moeketsi Justice Mokobocho ’19, both of whom are community advisors (CA) in the residence, and their enthusiasm for the civic engagement requirement of...

Alfonds Commons Readies for Occupancy, Reports Morning Sentinel

The Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in downtown Waterville will soon see students and faculty moving in, reports the Morning Sentinel Aug. 7.“It’s exciting to think about,” said Brian Clark, vice president of planning at Colby. “One week from today, basically, we’re going to see students living here. And one or two weeks after that,...

Colby Museum of Art Mentioned in USA TODAY Article on the Maine Art Trail

The Colby College Museum of Art was listed in an article titled “10 reasons you need to travel the Maine Art Museum Trail” in USA TODAY July 9. The article highlights Red Tree in High Winter, a painting by Alma Thomas in the museum’s collection. “The first African-American woman honored with a solo exhibition at the Whitney...

Baseball Game and Partnership with The Base Covered in Local Media

The under-15 team from The Base, an organization for youth in Roxbury, Mass., played the Maine Sluggers on Colby’s Coombs Field July 9 to signify a new partnership between Colby and The Base. The game, covered by the Bangor Daily News and by WABI-TV, brought together two organizations that use athletics as a vehicle to empower youth to...

MaineBiz Covers Nale Purchase of Downtown Arnold Block

“Optimism over Waterville’s direction spurs purchase of historic Main Street block” is the title of a June 25 story in Mainebiz about a recent purchase of the historic Arnold Block in downtown Waterville by siblings Tracy Nale Sewall and Thomas Nale. The Nales, both of whom graduated from Colby, were inspired by revitalization projects underway in the downtown, Mainebiz reports. “A lot of...

Burke Wins Maine Literary Award for The Town Meets Script

Michael Burke, professor of English, has won a Maine Literary Award in the drama category for his script of the play The Town Meets. The award, presented by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, recognized Burke’s script based on the phenomenon of a small New England town’s town meeting.

Walter Iooss Interviewed on “207” About Museum of Art Exhibit Game Time

Sports photographer Walter Iooss, whose work is on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art, was interviewed June 8 by Rob Caldwell for “207.” Iooss began shooting for Sports Illustrated at 17, and he “got his first cover for that magazine at 19,” Caldwell said. “He has covered every major sporting event and personality...

Blauer ’19 Internship Featured in Cape Cod Today

Kate Blauer ’19, a legislative intern in the office of Massachusetts State Senator Julian Cyr, was featured in the first installment of the Cape Cod Today‘s “Summer Intern Chronicles.” Blauer, a government and Russian language double major, says, “I feel a sense of valuable contribution to a political office that I am deeply confident in. Some...

Gastaldo Featured in Undark Story on South Africa Research

Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, was featured prominently in an Undark story about research in South Africa’s Karoo region. Gastaldo has been researching the South African region where the end-Permian extinction is reported, and this story looks at what researchers are discovering in the rocks. “’If the marine and continental biota collapsed simultaneously, or even a...

Jewish Life Conference Covered by WABI-TV

The Maine Conference for Jewish Life, held June 8-10 in Waterville and hosted by Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life, was covered by WABI-TV news. The center director Rabbi Rachel Isaacs told WABI that “more and more the word is getting out about what makes Jewish life in Maine quirky, and fun, and unique,...

Hatch Shares North Korea Expertise on FOX News Rundown

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch was interviewed on FOX News Rundown June 11 by anchor Eric Shawn P’17 about North Korea’s human rights record and its history with the United States as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared to meet June 12 in Singapore. It was expected that terms of denuclearization would be the...

Blevins Poem on Verse Daily

A poem by Adrian Blevins, associate professor English, was featured on Verse Daily June 5. “Was Losing My Joie De Vivre Really Like” comes from Blevins’s newest book, Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Series Book Prize.