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,...
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.
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.”
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.
“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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.”
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...
Maine Home+Design ran an article spotlighting the Colby College Museum of Art’s recently opened exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960. The piece highlights that the show, which exhibits 90 paintings from Lichtenstein’s early years, “will showcase many of these early works for the very first time.”
The publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and website Journal-isms shared that Colby is honoring national columnist Leonard Pitts as its 2021 Lovejoy recipient. Diverse provides premiere insight and news on issues of diversity in higher education and Journal-isms is a leading news column on diversity issues in the news media.
In a Miami Herald article covering the announcement of Leonard Pitts as this year’s Lovejoy Award recipient, Pitts described Elijah Lovejoy as a “19th century bad-ass.” The story also quotes President Greene who said that “the need for courageous journalism is as strong as ever,” and that Pitts’s profound work not only “helps us consider the complexities of the issues...
The naming of Deborah Shufrin as Colby’s new chief investment officer was highlighted on the website Chief Investment Officer, an online hub for news and opinions focusing on investment issues. “She has a passion for investing and discovering inefficiencies in markets that can lead to greater returns,” commented President David A. Greene.
Assistant Professor of English Arisa White’s new memoir was spotlighted in a Portland Press Herald article which highlighted three recently published books by Maine authors. White’s memoir, titled Who’s Your Daddy, is comprised of a collection of poems.
The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was included in an article published by RTInsights on the role of the artificial intelligence in the liberal arts. The piece mentions the $30-million gift to create the institute and how “Colby College is the first liberal arts college to take on such an initiative.”
The appointment of Deborah Shufrin as Colby’s chief investment officer received national coverage in the financial press, including Pensions & Investments and Financial Investment News. Shufrin will lead the College’s investment office and oversee Colby’s $1-billion endowment.
NewsCenter Maine, in an article about commencement plans for Maine schools, reported that “Colby College is committed to ensuring that we can have a wonderful celebration for the Class of 2021 on Commencement Weekend at the end of May,” The article covered schools’ plans across the state in light of Covid-19 developments.