The Art Newspaper Reports on Colby’s Acquistion of Lawrence Prints

The Art Newspaper, which reports on the arts worldwide, reported on Colby’s recent acquisition of the Jacob Lawrence print series The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1986-97). “Lawrence depicts L’Ouverture as a ‘Black Napoleon’ who ‘fought and contributed much to our continuous struggle for liberty,’ he [Lawrence] told the writer Walter Dean Myers, who published a children’s history...

Jacobs Quoted in CNN Story on “Who Wins the Senate”

Nicholas Jacobs, a visiting assistant professor of government, was quoted in the CNN article “Who Wins the Senate? Watch the Presidential Race.” Jacobs commented on Susan Collins’s ability to draw more crossover support than other candidates, but “I think she thought she would be getting more,” Jacobs said. “She thought she would be able to thread...

Welden’s Pandemic Web Series Highlighted in Portland Press Herald Article

A web series created by Bess Welden, a playwright, actress, and teaching artist in Colby’s Theater and Dance Department, was the subject of an Oct. 26 Portland Press Herald article. Welden has adapted the play The Passion of the Hausfrau, “about the chaos of raising kids, into a seven-episode web series filmed entirely in her home and available on...

In Final Days Before Election, Shea Offers Commentary to Major News Outlets

As November 3 draws closer, Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the Maine U.S. Senate Race as well as results from a recent poll he conducted. Shea was quoted in this New York Times story, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, Fox News, the Boston Globe, and the Portland Press Herald here and here.

Bob Keyes of Portland Press Herald Covers Acquisition of Lawrence Prints

An article by the Portland Press Herald arts writer Bob Keyes highlights the Colby Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of Jacob Lawrence prints. Lawrence “makes the original series when barely 20 years old and then decides it’s a subject important enough to revisit later in life,” said Colby’s new Carolyn Muzzy Director Jacqueline Terrassa. “Given our...

Politico Story Includes Shea’s Prediction on Maine Senate Race

A Politico Nightly story discussing the three state races that will decide the Senate included thoughts from Professor of Government Dan Shea. “The state uses ranked-choice voting if no one gets to 50 percent — and that looks like a real possibility. That’s likely to benefit [Sara] Gideon,” Politico reported.

Colby Votes’ Lutie Brown ’22 in Vogue Article on Poll Workers

Colby’s Lutie Brown ’22 is included in an article in Vogue magazine titled “How These First-Time Poll Workers Are Fighting for Democracy.” Lutie, a Colby Votes Fellow who has been involved with Maine politics since her first year at Colby, has worked “with candidates on local issues in a nonpartisan fashion,” she told Vogue. “I’m excited about turnout...

Forbes Op-Ed Cites Colby as One of Three “COVID-19 Success Stories”

An op-ed by Forbes‘ Paul Hsieh titled “Three Covid-19 Success Stories” includes Colby as a New England school that has kept its infection rates down. Hsieh highlights Colby and a case where aggressive testing protocols and contract tracing stopped a potential spread from 150 to one person, according to President David Greene.

High-Tech Approaches Key to Marine Conservation McClenachan Tells Mongabay

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, commented on an article about curbing the shark fin trade that appeared on the news platform Mongabay. Since tracing dried products like shark fin is nearly impossible, “high-tech approaches like genetic barcoding and niche modeling are key to solving this conservation problem,” McClenachan said....

Spark Featured on First Draft Podcast, Picked Up by LitHub

Professor of Creative Writing Debra Spark and her new book, And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing, were the subject of an interview on the podcast First Draft: A Dialogue of Writing. In the interview, Spark talks about how much she enjoys interviewing people. “It’s fun for me, meeting people and talking to them. I feel like...

USA TODAY and WSJ Cover Colby Poll on Maine Senate Race

USA TODAY and the Wall Street Journal ran stories covering the most recent poll conducted by Colby Department of Government faculty members.  The poll shows a statistical dead heat between Democrat Sara Gideon and Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins. Professor of Government Dan Shea noted there hasn’t been much change in poll numbers over recent months. “For all...

Vanity Fair France Prints Gary Green Photographs

Photographs taken in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green were featured in a six-page spread in Vanity Fair France. The photos come from Green’s new book When Midnight Comes Around. The spread includes photos of Debbie Harry, Laura Dean, and Joe Jackson.

Morning Sentinel Article Covers Schmaltz Gift

News of a recent gift to Colby honoring Joan Dignam Schmaltz ’63 and Richard “Dick” Schmaltz ’62 was covered by the Morning Sentinel. “Where we are in our stage with our relationship with Waterville is that this should be positive, mutually beneficial and eternal,” Colby College President David A. Greene said in a phone interview Tuesday. “This should...

NBC Boston Affiliate Taps Shea for Comment on Trump Visit to Maine

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on an NBC Boston story about President Trump’s recent visit to Maine’s second district, which gave an electoral vote to Trump in 2016. “In a contentious election year, Shea says that single vote could play an outsized role under the right circumstances,” the story reported. “There...

Corrado Offers Four Ways to Use Unspent Campaign Funds

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance reform, talked with NewsCenter Maine to suggest ways to spend leftover dollars from Maine’s unprecedented 2020 Senate race. His suggestions include keeping the money “and using it in the next election campaign or a future election campaign” or giving “an unlimited amount to charity organizations.”

Media Across the Country Picks up AP Story on Colby’s New Athletics Center

An Associated Press story on the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center was picked up broadly across the country. The center “might be the envy of some NCAA Division I universities,” the AP reported. “Whether it’s varsity sports or individual fitness initiatives, competitive or recreational athletics, an active and healthy lifestyle is a critical...

Sports Business Journal Calls Colby Sports Center “Truly One for All”

Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center was called “truly one for all” in this Sports Business Journal article. The article called the center “one of the most impressive collegiate athletic facilities in the country” and highlighted its benefits not only for athletes but for all students, faculty, staff, and the larger Waterville community.   

Sustainability and Sports: Unheard of, Except at Colby

SportBusiness highlighted how Colby is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, which is rare in sports and “unheard of at the collegiate level.” The story also quotes Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike Wisecup about the new center providing the “best resource possible as part of...