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...

Maisel Quoted in Vox Story on July 14 Primaries

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in a July 14 story in Vox titled “6 key Senate and House races to watch on Tuesday.” With Maine being one of the races to watch, Maisel was commenting on the candidacy of Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, the frontrunner in the race...

Terrassa Announcement Draws Wide Media Coverage

Colby’s July 13 announcement that Jacqueline Terrassa will be the new Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art attracted broad media coverage. Among the outlets covering the story include: Art & Education ARTFIX daily artnet News Associated Press Mainebiz Portland Press Herald San Francisco Chronicle US News & World Report Washington Times...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed Suggests Becoming a Police Officer

A New York Times op-ed by Neil Gross, the Chares A. Dana Professor of Sociology, suggests that instead of abolishing the police, progressives should consider becoming a police officer. “To many progressives, the suggestion to join the police force may be counterintuitive, even offensive. If your belief, based on what you’ve seen or read or experienced...
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Jacqueline Terrassa Named Director of the Colby College Museum of Art

Visionary Leader Brings Deep Experience from the Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art Colby College today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Terrassa as the Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Terrassa, who currently serves as the Woman’s Board vice president for learning and public engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago, will...

Singh in India Times About Development in Punjab

Nikki-Guninder Singh, the Crawford Family Professor of Religion, was included in an India Times story about the Sikh community in the United States supporting development in the Indian region of Punjab. Singh was one of 100 eminent Sikh leaders from across the country who participated in a virtual meeting with India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu...

Cosgrove Comments on Football Season in Morning Sentinel Article

Head Football Coach Jack Cosgrove commented on the possibility of a football season this fall in a Morning Sentinel article titled “Some college football programs in state exploring a spring season.” Cosgrove, starting his third season at Colby, said he’s pessimistic about having a fall season. “I eat the positive pie all the time, but it doesn’t...

Arts Collaborative Renovations Covered in Morning Sentinel, WABI

News that the arts collaborative on Main Street in Waterville will undergo renovations starting this week was covered by the Morning Sentinel. Despite the pandemic, President Greene feels it’s important to move forward with this project. “Continuing the efforts on Main Street at a time when many other places are pulling back investments in their community is...

Gilkes Challenges NFL Plan in Essay Published by Religion News Services

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African American Studies and Sociology, has written an essay published by Religion News Service challenging the NFL’s plan to play the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before its first game in September. Playing the song, often called the “Black national anthem,” would be sacrilege,...

Colby Poll Mentioned in Salon, Breitbart

A poll conducted by Professor of Government Dan Shea in February was recently referenced in a July 6 Salon article and on July 7 in a Breitbart article. 

Mainebiz Covers Colby’s Reopening Plan

Colby’s plan for reopening campus in late August was covered by Mainebiz in a July 2 article titled “Bates, Colby roll out fall semester plans; 85,000 COVID-19 tests planned.” While Bates and Colby are implementing several similar strategies in regards to move-in dates, dining, and academics, Mainebiz noted that “Colby’s approach is especially rigorous” in regards to testing. “Students...

Hoeller ’73 and Theyerl ’20 Cowrite Article on Essential Workers

Susie Hoeller ’73, an international business attorney, and Ben Theryel ’20 cowrote an article titled “It’s Time to Legally Define Essential Workers” for the Global Food Safety Resource website. “Today, there is no U.S. statutory definition of occupations which are deemed to be ‘essential.’ During the pandemic, this lack of statutory definition has led to a...

Hanlon Discusses Political Correctness and Police on Maine Public

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon discussed political correctness and police accountability with Jennifer Rooks on Maine Public July 2. Hanlon’s main argument is that “political correctness shields police and police departments from public accountability and public scrutiny.”  Protecting police, soldiers, and first responders in discourse is a form of right-leaning political correctness, Hanlon said. “There...

Colby’s Reopening Plans Covered in Morning Sentinel, Bangor Daily News

“Colby College announces plan to bring students back to campus in August” reads the headline on a June 30 story in the Morning Sentinel. The article goes on to detail specifics of the plan for bringing students back to campus and ensure their health and safety, as well as that of the greater community. “We care about the...

Maine Public Story on COVID-19 Testing at Maine Colleges Includes Colby

Colby’s plans for reopening campus and COVID-19 testing was included in a June 30 Maine Public story titled “COVID-19 Tests Planned For Thousands Of Students Heading Back To Maine College Campuses In The Fall.” President Greene said that in addition to requiring face coverings, social distancing, and other safety measures, Colby will test students and...

Colby Poll Referenced in Huffington Post Story on McConnell

A Huffington Post story titled “Democrats Are Making Mitch McConnell The Star Of Senate Race Advertising” referenced a poll conducted by Professor of Government Dan Shea.  “A Colby College poll of Maine conducted in February showed that Trump was more popular in the state than McConnell,” the Huff Post reported on its story reporting that “Democratic and liberal groups...