Maisel Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for Portland Press Herald

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, wrote an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald’s section “Maine Voices” titled “Ranked-choice presidential primaries would give boost to moderates,” which ran March 2, the day before Super Tuesday. Even if Maine were to use ranked-choice voting in the primary, “interpreting voter true preferences when many candidates...

New York Times highlights Colby’s downtown revitalization

The New York Times visited Waterville to see how Colby’s commitment to downtown is creating extraordinary progress in our community and is a model for how colleges and their cities are working together for prosperity.

Wall Street Journal and Other Media Outlets Cover Colby Poll Results

Following the release of a poll conducted by Colby that shows a statistical dead heat in Maine’s U.S. Senate race, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, covered the news. These outlets include: The Hill Washington Examiner NBCBoston New England Cable News Maine Public Portland Press Herald Bangor Daily News Morning Sentinel Financial Buzz...

Wren ’20 Testimony to Legislature About Honors Work Noted in Sun Journal

Caroline Wren ’20, an environmental policy major and cinema studies minor, is quoted in a Lewiston Sun Journal article following her testimony at a recent Maine Legislature public hearing on a bill to help low-income Mainers test for arsenic in their well water. For her honors thesis with Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, Wren interviewed...

Carlson Letter on Mainers’ Health and Climate Change in Morning Sentinel

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson penned a letter to the editor, “Mainers’ health vulnerable to climate change,” that ran Feb. 5 in the Morning Sentinel. In it, Carlson notes how climate-related events such a rising heat index, increased rainfall amounts, more ticks and Lyme disease, and worsening air pollution affect Mainers, especially vulnerable populations. “Protecting...

Colby and Waterville Partnership Deemed “A Better Model” in Portland Press Herald Article

A Portland Press Herald article heralds Colby and Waterville’s partnership as “a better model” for helping cities get on solid economic footing. Herald reporter Greg Kesich’s article “The View From Here: Do we have to be the next San Jose?” ponders how the recent announcement that Northeastern University will establish the Roux Institute in Portland will affect the city,...

Morning Sentinel Runs Larson ’20 Letter on Maine Climate Council

Melody Larson ’20, an environmental policy major, attended the Maine Climate Council Jan. 29 and wrote a letter to the Morning Sentinel about her experience. In “Maine doing right for climate,” Larson recounts what she learned attending the Maine Climate Council and participating in Maine Youth Voices Day. “As a Mainer and Colby College student, it was a...

Mainebiz Covers Verna’s Restaurant Announcement, Progress on Other Initiatives

Mainebiz covered this week’s announcement that Verna’s All Day will be opening in downtown Waterville later this year. Their article, “Colby completes ‘food triangle’ with lease to Portland restaurant owners,” reports not only that Briana and Andrew Volk plan to open a chop house as well as a food market at the Bill & Joan Alfond...

Mayka’s New Book Topic of New Books in Political Science Episode

A new book by Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, was the topic of an episode of the podcast New Books in Political Science. Mayka spoke with host Lilly Goren about her book, Building Participatory Institutions in Latin America: Reform Coalitions and Institutional Change (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which “examines the idea and implementation of participatory institutions, asking the question...

Maisel Quoted in Portland Press Herald Story on Sen. Collins and Impeachment

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, for an article titled “Sen. Collins in a ‘uniquely difficult’ position, impeachment observers say.” Maisel believes that the impeachment vote “will test her. … She may vote to allow witnesses and then vote not to (convict). She has to think about...

Perreault ’13 Masterminds New Film Festival on Maine Films

Mike Perreault ’13, executive director of the Maine Film Center, is one of two masterminds behind a new film festival, Maine in the Movies, the Island Institute reports. “These films all reflect the different facets of Maine,” Perreault said in the article. “How Maine sees itself, and how others in the larger world see the state...

Morning Sentinel Reports on Student-Created Course on Faith-Based Organizations

Colby senior Tori Paquette ’20 created the course “Faith, Class and Community,” which paired students with Waterville faith-based organizations to study poverty relief efforts, and the Morning Sentinel reported on the results of the class. The nine students in the class “not only volunteered with the organizations, they also learned about how faith-based organizations in Waterville help...

Mainebiz Reports on Innovation Initiative Between Colby and CMGC

The Central Maine Growth Council has been selected to join the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, “which helps rural communities create digital economy jobs with an innovation hub strategy,” Mainebiz reports. Colby will partner the council as another component of its ongoing relationship with the city. “We’re eager to continue partnering with the Growth Council and others to advance...

Corrado Quoted in Los Angeles Times Op-ed on Citizens United

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Jan. 12 Los Angeles Times op-ed titled “Ten years on, Citizens United ruling has changed U.S. politics — but not in the way many feared.” The author, David Shribman, writes that “the notion that the Citizens United decision opened the donation floodgates to 21st-century corporations is a myth.”...

Soto Discusses Personality on Something You Should Know Podcast

A recent episode of the popular Something You Should Know podcast features an interview with Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto. In the interview, Soto discusses the latest research on personality: what it is, where it comes from, and how it changes across the lifespan. The episode is available on iTunes, podcast apps, and online.

Lockwood Hotel Construction on Schedule, Sentinel Reports

“Construction of a $26-million, 53-room hotel on Main Street in downtown Waterville is on schedule,” the Morning Sentinel reported Jan. 5. The building is currently being covered with permanent sheathing, after which trade workers can begin to work inside, the Sentinel reports. “It’s going well,” said Paul Ureneck, director of commercial real estate for Elm City, LLC., an affiliate...

Simon Comments in Los Angeles Times on Possible Iran Strike

The Los Angles Times quoted Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, in an article titled “U.S. officials vow to increase security after airstrike kills Iranian general.” If Iran retaliates for the Jan. 3 killing of Qassem Suleimani , it won’t strike the United States directly, Simon said. “A repeat of 9/11 seems quite unlikely,”...

New York Times Op-Ed by Simon on Hypersonic Missles

In a New York Times op-ed, Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, discusses hypersonic missiles, weapons that “have long been an object of desire by Russian, Chinese and American military leaders, for obvious reasons: Launched from any of these countries, they could reach any other within minutes,” Simon wrote in the Jan. 2 opinion piece. “The biggest...

Maine Public Taps Proto to Comment on “Varsity Blues” Scandal

Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, commented on a Maine Public piece about Maine colleges’ admissions policies after the March “Operation Varsity Blues” scandal, which rocked college admissions offices across the country. While Proto said that “all of the things that happened in the scandal are not a part of the process at...

Ski Racer Jim Ryan ’14 Highlights Killington Through Warren Miller Film

Jim Ryan 14, who raced for Colby as a student, has appeared in Warren Miller films in the past. Now, he’s convinced the filmmaker to turn his lens on Ryan’s hometown ski area, Killington. The Mountain Times explains Ryan’s role in a Dec. 18 story titled “Killington skier Jim Ryan helps bring Warren Miller film crew...