Noontime Sports Names Colby Men’s Basketball “Team of the Month”

Noontime Sports has chosen Colby’s men’s basketball as its Team of the Month for November. “The Mules, who recently improved to 7-0 this past weekend with a 106-102 win over Kean University, recently moved-up three spots in today’s New England D-III Men’s Basketball Top 10 Poll for Monday, Dec. 2, 2019,” Noontime Sports reported. “The Mules boast...

Corrado Discusses Political Ads on Maine Public’s The Pulse

Maine Public’s podcast The Pulse featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado for a segment titled “Who Is Paying For All Those Political Ads?” In the Nov. 29 episode, Corrado, a campaign finance expert, gave a primer on dark money groups, their tactics, and how they’re operating in Maine.

Press Herald Op-Ed Highlights Colby Investments as Model

An op-ed by Charles Lawton in the Portland Press Herald’s “Maine Voices” series highlights Colby’s community investments as a model for growth across Maine. Lawton, a member of the Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission, notes Colby’s 20-percent growth in employees, its $176-million investment in facilities and equipment, and its economic impact on Waterville as examples of the...

Maisel Tells Sun Journal Maine’s Second District “Most Competitive”

Maine’s Second Congressional District will be one of the most hotly contested races in 2020, according to Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, who told the Lewiston Sun Journal that “there is no congressional district that is more competitive in the entire nation.” The article, also aired by WGME-TV13, reported, “People say that...

Dare Northward Campaign Milestone Covered by Multiple Media Outlets

Multiple media outlets ran stories on the recently announced milestone of Colby’s Dare Northward campaign—raising $500 million, or two-thirds of its goal, in just three years. Outlets that covered Colby’s success include: Boston Globe, Nov. 21 U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 24 Washington Times, Nov. 24 Houston Chronicle, Nov. 24 WABI-TV5, Nov. 24 Mainebiz, Nov. 22 Portland Press Herald, Nov....

Chicago Public Library Selects White’s Biddy Mason Best of the Best in 2019

The Chicago Public Library selected Biddy Mason Speaks Up, cowritten by Arisa White, assistant professor of creative writing, as one of it’s 2019 Best of the Best in the “Best Informational Books for Older Readers” category. The book, part of the “Fighting for Justice” series, tells the story of healer, midwife, and civil rights champion Biddy Mason, who...

Boston Globe Highlights Dare Northward Campaign Success

The Boston Globe ran an extensive story Nov. 21 on the success of Colby’s Dare Northward capital campaign, which raised more than $500 million, two-thirds of its goal, in three years. The article includes an interview with President David Greene, who is quoted about many of the dramatic improvements enabled by the campaign thus far—in...

On NPR, Corrado Discusses Trump’s Self-Funded Candidacy

A November 21 NPR feature headlined “Why Money Can’t (Usually) Buy You a Successful Campaign” featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance. The story, on scores of stations and websites across the country, discussed wealthy candidates currently seeking the nomination and noted that while President Donald Trump’s successful self-funded bid for...

Allbritton Presents Work on Spanish AIDS Crisis at Stony Brook

Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish at Colby, spoke about his academic research at Stony Brook University in New York Nov. 6 as part of a distinguished alumni speakers series in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. Allbritton, who earned a Ph.D. at Stony Brook in 2011, presented “Bad Blood: Visions of Hemophilia in...

Gastaldo Publications Cast More Shade on Long-held Extinction Model

Robert Gastaldo, Colby’s Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, and colleagues recently published an article in the journal PALAIOS, that upsets long-held beliefs about the End-Permian mass extinction 252 million years ago. Gastaldo is coauthor of an article titled “Testing the Daptocephalus and Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zones in a Lithostratographic, Magnetostratigraphic, and Palynological Framework in the Free State,...

In National Geographic, Nyhus Provides History of Captive Tigers in U.S.

The December issue of National Geographic has an extended feature on the thousands of tigers kept in captivity in the United States, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies is quoted about the history of the animals in the country. The article is headed, “Captive Tigers in the U.S. Outnumber Those in the Wild. It’s a...

Student Entrepreneurs Will Compete for Business Grant

Several Colby students who will participate in the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge Nov. 16 at Thomas College are featured in a WABI-5 television news article about their business plans, the upcoming competition for $25,000 in startup funding, and the coworking space they share. Four of the students featured are from Colby and are part of...

Singh Cites Sikh Hymn at Baccalaureate as Transcendent Moment

In connection with the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth, India’s largest independent news service quoted Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh about celebrations. On OutlookIndia.com the IANS story relates Singh’s observation that Sikhs and non-Sikhs are increasingly coming together to celebrate Guru Nanak, the first Sikh. Such celebrations, including when Colby’s...

Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

Maine College Climate Action Summit Held at Colby

One hundred twenty-four students from 10 colleges and universities gathered on Mayflower Hill Nov. 9 to examine how they might work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. The inaugural Maine College Climate Action Summit highlighted the power of youth and the need for collaboration to implement change, the Central Maine Morning Sentinel reported.

Lewiston Sun Journal Interviews Besteman about Election of Somali

When Safiya Khalid, an immigrant from Somalia, was elected to the Lewiston, Maine, city council with 70 percent of the vote Nov. 5, the Lewiston Sun Journal interviewed Catherine Besteman, Colby’s Bartlett Professor of Anthropology and author of a book about Somali Bantus who sought refuge and established a substantial community in Lewiston. Khalid, 23,...

NBC Today Taps Soto for List about Introverts

When Today on NBC compiled its list “Five Things Introverts Can Teach People,” the show quoted Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto on knowing when to say “no” and on not oversharing. “Extroverts are more at risk of … just dumping things on people and disclosing too much information and not having a filter,” Soto...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...