Wilson Writes About Field Work for and Surprises to Bird Atlas

In a recent article in the Portland Press Herald Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, Emeritus, updates readers on fieldwork for the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas, a statewide project that now, at the end of the breeding season, has completed the third year of fieldwork in this five-year project. “The state has been divided up into...

Wolfe’s Cacophonic Choir Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH 2020

An interactive art installation by Hannah Wolfe, assistant professor of computer science, and her collaborators has won the Best in Show – Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH 2020, the world’s leading computer graphics and interactive techniques conference. Their piece, Cacophonic Choir, “addresses the ways that sexual assault survivors’ experiences are distorted by digital and mass media and its...

One of the Best Contingency Plans

Colby was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article on managing a potential virus outbreak. The story referenced how the College was “bringing students back with a comprehensive testing protocol” and that it had “set out plans for four color-coded levels of operation” impacting classrooms, dining halls, etc. if needed.

Politico Talks with President Greene

A July 31 article titled “Four Colleges on the Fall Semester” in Politico on return to campus plans led with and featured Colby. When asked if some colleges won’t survive the pandemic, President David Greene noted that Colby is very strong. “In a normal year, we would have 2,000 students on campus. We have 2,100...

Washington Post and Associated Press Include Colby Again

Both the Washington Post and Associated Press included Colby again in stories about the coming fall semester. Both articles, which published July 31, were also picked up by a significant amount of other media, including leading papers like the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Lomax Named Colby’s First Director of Recreation Services

Tiffany Lomax has been named the College’s first director of recreation services. Lomax, who currently serves as associate director of wellness, recreation, and campus events at Delaware State University, will assume her role in August. Lomax will be responsible for launching an integrated program—including intramural and club sports—a multi-layered fitness program, meditation and mindfulness experiences,...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Colby’s Back to Campus Plans

A July 28 Wall Street Journal article titled “Back-to-College Plans Devolve Into a Jumble of Fast-Changing Rules” mentions Colby’s plans in the second paragraph. “In Waterville, Maine, Colby College plans to open most of its campus to students and faculty with one of the more ambitious testing protocols in higher education. The small school expects to administer...

New York Times, Globe and Others Covered Colby Poll Results

The July 28 Colby election poll showing Maine’s Speaker of the House Sara Gideon with a five-point lead over Susan Collins was covered by these major news outlets:  New York Times Boston Globe Maine Public Portland Press Herald International Business Times PoliticusUSA The Hill  

Colby’s Testing Strategy Opens AP Story, Widely Shared

An Associated Press story on July 19 about COVID-19 testing strategies for colleges opens with an explanation of Colby’s testing program for this fall. “For students heading to Colby College in Maine this fall, coronavirus testing is expected to be a routine part of campus life,” the lede reads. “All students will be required to provide...

Soto Quoted in Discover Magazine Article on Personality Test

Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Soto was quoted in a Discover magazine story titled “Who Are You? The Lure and Limitations of Personality Tests.” Since “most popular personality quizzes give us a positive outlook on ourselves, and rarely highlight the negative,” Soto said that it simply “feels good to say good things about yourself.” 

Clyburn Joins Colby as Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tayo Clyburn, presently vice president of inclusive diversity and equity and chief diversity officer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has been named dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Colby. He comes to Mayflower Hill with extensive experience in diversity and inclusion in higher education. At Colby Clyburn will lead and oversee campus-wide initiatives...

Pay it Northward Lauded in Forbes Education Article

Colby’s Pay it Northward campaign was the lead item in the July 23 Forbes article “To Succeed, College Students Need Schools To Measure, Prioritize Building Networks” by Michael Horn. “In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colby College turned heads in May when it guaranteed that all 300 of its seniors still in search of work would...

Washington Post Features Colby in Article on Testing Plans and Reopening

In a July 20 Washington Post article titled “On some college campuses, a new fall rite: coronavirus testing,” Colby is featured prominently and said to have “a maximalist position: Test everyone, and test often.” Said President David Greene: “It’s really important to our students, faculty, staff and families that we have a model in place that...

CNBC Interviews President Greene on Reopening Plans

President David Greene joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on July 10 to discuss Colby’s plans to reopen the College this fall and to provide 85,000 tests to students and employees in the fall semester. “The idea that is so important about this is to actually be able to identify people who might be infected before they’re...

Hochman ’14 Featured in Undergraduate Journal Lighght

Will Hochman ’14, who made his Broadway debut last fall in the New York Times critic’s pick The Sound Inside with Tony Award-winning co-star Mary-Louise Parker, was featured in the independent undergraduate journal Lighght. In the Q&A, Hochman shared his Colby and Broadway experiences. “I had wanted to act my entire life, but never did,...

Maisel Comments on Sen. Collins in Multiple Outlets

As the Senate race between Susan Collins and Sara Gideon heats up, Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, is frequently tapped for comment. Recent stories in which he adds his thoughts include: Public News Service, July 17 Washington Examiner, July 17    

Colby Mentioned in Wall Street Journal Article on College COVID-19 Testing

The Wall Street Journal included Colby in its July 15 article titled “Universities’ Plan to Test Students for Covid-19 to Increase Demand on Testing Capacity,” which discusses the possible strain on the supply of COVID-19 test kits as colleges prepare to open and offer extensive testing to their students and employees. “Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, detailed...

Maisel in Globe and Mail Comments on Biden Strategy

In a July 15 Globe and Mail article, Sandy Maisel, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, commented on Joe Biden’s strategy in the article “Biden is digging in Trump states, and using some of his rhetoric, too.” The article notes that Biden is adopting some of the language Trump uses that appeals to white manufacturing workers. “The slice...

Ortiz Contributes to Article About Coral Reef Island Resiliency

Alejandra Ortiz, assistant professor of geology, was interviewed for an article titled “A Brighter Future for Coral Reef Islands” that appeared in Eos, a source of news and science for the American Geophysical Union. The article reports on new research that shows low-lying coral reef island may be more resilient to rising ocean levels than previously thought. If...

Dufresne ’92 and Genovese ’89 in Darien Times Article on Comfort Food

Top chef Wylie Dufresne ’92 was featured in a Darien Times article about the delivery of Du’s Donuts to the Corbin District in Darien, Conn. “During tough times like the COVID-19 pandemic, people long for comfort food that is like a ‘hug,’” Dufresne said. The idea to have Du’s Donut’s delivered to Darien came from Dufresne’s...