Forbes Calls Colby’s Lichtenstein Exhibition “Groundbreaking”

A major review in Forbes of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, currently at the Colby College Museum of Art, referenced the show as “an extraordinary early Lichtenstein retrospective.” According to the reviewer, the exhibition, which originated at Colby, is something “every aficionado of Lichtenstein’s Pop paintings should see” and that they should also “read the superlative catalogue.”

CBS News Says Colby is “Hard School To Get Into”

CBS News included Colby in a story on the “Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2021.” The piece references the increase in applications that many institutions experienced this year and how acceptance rates were impacted by that change.

Josephine Liang ’14 Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2021 List

Josephine Liang ’14, a social justice entrepreneur focusing on food inequities in London, was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2021 list and was a featured honoree in the Social Impact category. Liang is cofounder of Dare to Care Packages, which during the pandemic distributed “weekly care packages for those that were not on the...

Forbes Article Includes Doore’s App-based System to Help Disabled Passengers

A Forbes magazine article titled “How Passengers with Disabilities Can Drive the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution” covers an app co-created by Colby’s Assistant Professor of Computer Science Stacy Doore. The Autonomous Vehicle Assistant, “which was awarded a $300,000 research development prize earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Transport[ation], is an app-based system intended to...

President Greene Quoted in Boston Globe About Admissions

In a Boston Globe article about the challenges surrounding the admissions process due to the pandemic, President Greene commented on Colby’s decision to increase its waitlist for the Class of ’25. He noted that while Colby’s applications increased, “everybody is trying to figure out how things will shake out” given that students can’t visit campus and...

Rodwell Mabaera ’02 Profiled in Dartmouth Medicine Magazine

Rodwell Mabaera ’02, an assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, was profiled in Dartmouth Medicine. Mabaera, M.D.-Ph.D., who studied math and chemistry at Colby, is now working to “understand how the immune system interacts with cancer cells in tumors,” the magazine reports. He’s also involved with issues relating to diversity and inclusion at Dartmouth. “When we are...

Inside Higher Ed Highlights Colby’s Successful Admissions Strategy

Inside Higher Ed led with Colby in its article about schools that had great admissions success this year. In the story, Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, referenced how the College “had a really strong strategy” and a “robust commitment to financial aid,” including no contribution for families with incomes of up to $65,000.

Sullivan Quoted in The Atlantic Discussing Covid-19 and Parachute Science

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Leeann Sullivan was quoted in an article published by The Atlantic looking at the impact of the global pandemic on scientific research abroad. According to Sullivan, concern over Covid-19, coupled with renewed focus on social and racial justice, has opened a window of opportunity for more sustainable scientific research that empowers,...

Lovejoy Award and Recipient Pitts Gets Attention from Maine Media

Maine Public and the Morning Sentinel published articles highlighting the 2021 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award, which was awarded to Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. The Lovejoy Award continues to receive national and local coverage.

O’Hanian-Szostak Fellow Featured in Article by Morning Sentinel

Regan Bragg ’21, an O’Hanian-Szostak Fellow for Civic Leadership, was featured in the Morning Sentinel about creating the Waterville Junior High School Coding Club. In the story, Stacy Doore, assistant professor of computer science, said that Regan is showing “different ways that our students can contribute in meaningful ways to the local community.”

National Business Media Notice This Year’s Acceptance Rate

Colby was included in a recent article by Fast Company about selective schools and the Class of 2025. The piece highlighted how making standardized testing optional continued to play a role in attracting talented students and increasing application numbers.

A Very Important Moment for Waterville

“It feels like a very important moment…and tells us something about where Waterville is going,” President Greene said in an article on the Schupf Art Center by the Morning Sentinel. Work will begin March 29 on the $18-million building, which is designed to be a hub and destination for the visual and performing arts, arts education, and...

Morning Sentinel Shares News of $1.5-Million Gift to HAARC and Gordon Center

The Morning Sentinel shared the news that Colby received a $1.5-million gift in support of the arts and athletics. The gift was made by Kate Lucier O’Neil ’85 and her husband, Ford E. O’Neil, and will name spaces in the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center and the forthcoming Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts.

Burrell-McRae “Hopeful” After One Year of Pandemic, Morning Sentinel Reports

Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae spoke of “lasting change and hope for the fall” after a year of the pandemic in a Morning Sentinel article. The article included highlights from a number of Maine schools that have seen improvements during this pandemic year. Burrell-McRae said that at Colby, this past year “showed the best of who...

Spark Provides Insight on Punctuation Rules on Maine Public

Debra Spark, professor of English, was a guest speaker on Maine Public’s Maine Calling, providing insight on how the use and meaning of punctuation have evolved over time. The show is part of an ongoing series exploring the use of language and how it reflects the changing world.  

Simon Writes for New York Review of Books

Steven Simon, professor in the practice of international relations at Colby, authored an extensive article for The New York Review on how the Biden administration’s foreign policy will not focus on the Middle East. With the exception of Iran, that area of the world “poses no plausible serious challenge to U.S. interests,” states Simon.

Class of 2025 Had Largest, Most Competitive Applicant Pool, Arsenault told NewsCenter Maine

Randi Arsenault, assistant vice president of admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions, discussed with NewsCenter Maine how admissions for the Class of 2025 had changed amid the pandemic. Arsenault shared that at Colby, there was a “13-percent increase from last year’s record-breaking applicant pool of 13,922 and a more than 200-percent growth since...

Shea Weighs in on Political Implications of New Residents on Maine Public

Professor of Government Dan Shea weighed in on a piece for Maine Public’s series “Deep Dive: Coronavirus” by providing analysis of the political implications of the influx of new residents in Maine. Shea, an expert on American politics, provided expertise on where new residents may be moving to in the state based on “partisan ideology.”

Arsenault’s Appointment as New Dean of Admissions Covered by Central Maine

The Central Maine covered the recent appointment of Randi Arsenault as the assistant vice president of admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions at Colby. Arsenault has been working “to develop innovative, access-focused enrollment strategies and implementing new project management and analytics systems to better track and assess the efficacy of various admissions and financial...