Test-Optional Policy Contributes to Growth, Proto Tells Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald quoted Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, in an article discussing Maine colleges switching to test-optional applications amid the pandemic. Proto told the Press Herald that Colby moved to test-optional in 2018, which “has encouraged students who might otherwise not have applied to do so.”

Josephson Quoted in Article in The Atlantic

Professor of History Paul Josephson provided insight on the rise of the popularity of the fish stick, a popular food invented in the ’50s, in articles in multiple publications, including Smithsonian Magazine and The Atlantic. Josephson provided historical context for the popularity of the food staple, saying it was caused, in part, by an abundance of...

Arts Collaborative Opens Soon, Colby Invests in Waterville, Morning Sentinel Reports

An article in the Morning Sentinel highlighted the arts collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville, which is nearing completion and will be a space for community collaboration in the arts. “When we say creative space, it means that the community can come observe something, create something themselves, engage in the arts in some way while they’re...

Deng ’20 Featured in Article by Classic FM

Pianist Thomas Deng ’20 was featured in Classic FM about his recreation of the third movement of Chopin’s Second Concerto using an electronic MIDI keyboard. Associate Professor of Music Jon Hallstrom was also quoted in the article, saying, “it’s really quite amazing, both from the musical and from the technological standpoint.”

Singh Quoted in Articles by Vox, NBC News About Violence Against Sikh Americans

The Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh was quoted in articles published by Vox and NBC news about recent hate crimes committed against Sikh Americans. “We have very warped notions of the Sikhs,” commented Singh. “To know about Sikh tradition in schools and colleges, Sikh art, Sikh films, Sikh music — I want it to be promoted...

Duff Quoted in Nature Article on University of Cape Town Fire

Assistant Professor of History Sarah Duff was quoted in the Nature news story “‘The damage is total’: fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection.” The piece brought together scholars to discuss the recent fire at the University of Cape Town that destroyed a part of the university’s main library and special collections. “This archive is special for all...

Portland Press Herald Shares News of $2.8-Million Gift to Support Maine Students

The Portland Press Herald shared the news of an anonymous $2.8-million donation to Colby designated for in-state student financial aid and an incentive for Maine students to apply. “Financial aid is a huge component in students being able to make that decision,” said Matt Proto, vice president of enrollment and communications.

Colleges Stick To Status Quo—Not So At Colby

“If liberal arts colleges intend to survive, changes are coming. Why not get out in front as Colby College is doing? Mix bold ideas into the core, and prove the relevance.” That’s a quote from a column on Colby’s AI initiative in the tech outlet Diginomica. The piece also included an informative interview with Provost Margaret McFadden.

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.”