Morning Sentinel and Others Cover Colby Announcement of $101-Million Gift

Colby’s Oct. 15 announcement of a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation was covered in the Morning Sentinel. “Having a sustainable partner like the Harold Alfond Foundation makes all the difference in the world,” President David Greene said Thursday. “They’ve been spectacular. Greg Powell is amazing. He is a force for good in the world. He...

Los Angeles Times Story References Colby Poll on Maine Senate Race

In an Oct. 13 Los Angeles Times article covering the Democrats’ goal to regain control in the Senate, Colby’s most recent poll on the Maine Senate race is referenced. “Mid-September polling by Colby College gave Gideon a four-point lead as voters’ top choice (the state uses a ranked-choice system),” the Times reported.

Siodla Contributes to WalletHub Piece on Fastest-Growing Cities

Assistant Professor of Economics James Siodla contributed to the WalletHub piece “2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.” When asked about what key priority local authorities should know to grow their cities, Siodla answered, in part, “Academic research suggests that long-run city growth is driven by factors such as entrepreneurial activity, industrial diversity, and good local governance....

WABI-TV Airs Story on Colby Testing, Low COVID-19 Numbers

Colby’s return to campus strategy, including rigorous COVID-19 testing, was the subject of a WABI-TV story that aired Oct. 9. “We talked with a lot of public health officials, a lot of scientists, researchers, and recognized that was the most important thing we could do to ensure our students would successfully be able to return,” Dean...

Colby Included in USA TODAY Op-ed on Right Approach in Pandemic

USA TODAY included Colby in its Oct. 8 opinion piece “Colleges can do right by students amid COVID-19, but it takes money, planning and backbone,” saying that Colby’s “strategies set an example for other schools and underscore the critical need for a public health-driven and resource-enabled response.”  

Christian Science Monitor Story on Campus Unity Includes Colby

Colby’s approach to bringing its campus community together around common themes during the pandemic was noted in the Christian Science Monitor story “Can campus unity get small colleges past pandemic into the future?”  “When students at Colby College arrived on Mayflower Hill for coronavirus testing in mid-August, they got something in addition to a nasal swab: a...

Colby Mentioned in Media Stories on Harold Alfond Foundation Investment

The Oct. 6 announcement of a $500-million investment from the Harold Alfond Foundation drew wide media attention, including in the Portland Press Herald, and those stories included Colby, The College is grateful for the foundation’s remarkable generosity in supporting Colby athletics and Waterville’s downtown revitalization.  

Shea Comments in ABC News Story on Ranked-Choice Voting

An ABC News story on Maine’s ranked-choice voting included quotes from Professor of Government Dan Shea. “We’re starting to get comfortable with it,” he told ABC News. “There are still some who are confused, but they have seen it in action and are getting comfortable.” Still, there are political issues surrounding the issue. “Not unlike...

Shea Comments on Portland Press Herald Article on Senator Collins

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the Portland Press Herald article “Can Susan Collins survive Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party?” Among the questions the article asks is if Senator Collins has changed or if politics have changed. “I think she has been caught up in what scholars are calling affect partisanship or negative...

Nourse Painting in Colby Museum of Art Collection Featured in Washington Post Story

The painting Étude, by Elizabeth Nourse, is the subject of a Washington Post story titled “Side by side yet worlds apart” as part of the paper’s “Great Works, In Focus” series. The painting “hangs in the wonderful Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine,” the author writes in his introductory paragraph. 

Colby Begins to Lay Groundwork for Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Earlier this week, the College began phase one of the new Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts project. The center, planned to be built at the southern gateway to campus, will be a key part of Colby’s ongoing efforts to make the arts a more central component of the student experience as well as...

New York Times Article on Suppressing Coronavirus Includes Colby

Colby and its testing program are included in an Oct. 2 New York Times story titled “Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing” about colleges that are “beating the pandemic.” President Greene told the reporter how frequent testing allowed a positive case to be caught early, and that contract tracing limited the spread. “It could have been...

USA TODAY Covers Colby’s Reopening, Says Testing Pays Off

An extensive story by USA TODAY details Colby’s successful COVID-19 testing program and in-person education approach in its article “Colleges are exploding with COVID and have lax testing. One school is keeping cases down.” Reporter Chris Quintana spent a day on Mayflower Hill talking with students and faculty about their experiences with testing and life on campus during the...

Colby Poll Shows Maine U.S. Senate Race Closer Than Recent Predictions

  Mainers Don’t Have a Second Choice; Impact of Ranked Choice is Negligible Poll Asks About Ginsburg Replacement and the Collins Vote A new poll of registered Maine voters released today by Colby College revealed that both of the high-profile statewide races are extremely tight.  The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College,...

Colby Contributes Artifacts to New US Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Artifacts relating to Olympic athlete and author James Brendan Connolly from Colby’s Special Collections & Archives are included in the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum, which opened in July in Colorado Springs, Colo. Connolly was the first medalist in the first modern Olympic games of 1896, and the loan includes Connolly’s 1896 silver Olympic medal (hop-skip-jump, now called the triple jump)...

Morning Sentinel Article Reports on Colby’s Testing Program

The headline says it all: “Colby College testing ‘going well,’ official overseeing health and safety plans says.” The Morning Sentinel talked to Doug Terp, vice president of administration, who said of the low rate of COVID-19 infections that “overall, these results are well below what we were assuming we’d have,” he said. “From the 10,000-foot level, our...

Braverman Writes for New York Times on Sled Dogs and Resiliency

Blair Braverman ’11 has an essay in the New York Times as part of their series on resilience. In her essay “What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown,” Braverman links the unknown distances her dogs must run each time they go out with the uncertainties of the length of the pandemic. “That’s...

This Green Earth Interviewed Carlson on PFAS in Ski Wax

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson was interviewed on the radio program This Green Earth on Sept. 22. In the 30-minute conversation, they talked about Carlson’s new research on PFAS in ski wax, “it’s surprising findings, and why changes in the use of this type of ski wax are being pursued. These ‘forever’ chemicals can get into...

PBS Newshour Covers Colby’s Reopening and Testing Success

Colby’s reopening success and testing program was the subject of a feature story on the PBS Newshour. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many academic institutions across the country are dealing with outbreaks—or offering only virtual learning in an attempt to prevent them. But one liberal arts school in Maine is seeking to avoid either fate,”...

Shea Guest on NPR’s On Point; Interviewed by WSJ, NECN on Collins and Supreme Court Vacancy

Professor of Government Dan Shea was a guest on the Sept. 22 NPR show On Point titled “How RBG’s Death Could Impact Key Senate Races.” Boston’s NPR station WBUR aired the show, but it’s also aired on stations across the country. NECN—New England Cable News—also tapped Shea for their story “Susan Collins Faces Pressure From Right, Left...