Peter Arlein ’07 Business Funded on Shark Tank, Covered in Outside Magazine

In February MountainFlow Eco-Wax, a company founded by Peter Arlein ’07, won funding on the popular show Shark Tank, and Outside magazine covered the story. “What I really liked about Eco-Wax was that it wasn’t petroleum-based,” Shark investor Barbara Corcoran told Outside. Corcoran was also intrigued by Arlein himself. ” He has a ropey mountaineer’s build and a bushy mustache...

Soto Research Highlighted in Psychology Today Article on Skill Building

An article on skill-building in Psychology Today included research by Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto. An expert on personality, in a paper published in Psychology Science, Soto and colleagues argue that “success in life is influenced by … social, emotional, and behavioral skills (SEB skills): a person’s capacities to maintain social relationships, regulate emotions, and manage goal-...

Morning Sentinel Covers $3.35-Million Gift to Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

An article in the Morning Sentinel highlights the recent $3.35-million gift for the $80-million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, “designed for innovative teaching, performing, working and creating, the center will foster creativity and collaboration among students and faculty across the discipline and will contribute to a growing robust arts ecosystem in central Maine.”

Forbes Story Showcases Colby’s Bold Stance in Opening Athletics Center

A story in Forbes magazine makes it clear that Colby’s dedication to athletics, and its opening of the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, is bold and defies the approach other schools are taking in the midst of the pandemic. “The athletic facility, now the largest in Division III and in the entire Northeast,...

President Greene Speaks with The Business Journals About Major Developments at Colby

“David Greene wants to modernize the liberal arts model, and a new $30 million artificial intelligence hub is a big piece of that puzzle.” Read more from President Greene’s in-depth interview with The Business Journals, where he discusses the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the pandemic, Colby’s growth strategy, and investments in Waterville.

Mainebiz Highlights Colby’s Significant Contributions to Downtown Waterville

An article in Mainebiz highlights the dramatic changes on one block of Waterville’s Main Street that in part is being driven by Colby. In the story, Vice President of Planning Brian Clark talks about how bringing older buildings back to life, building new ones, and the activity that it spurs “puts us [Waterville] in a position of...

Colby Alumni Recognized in Sports Media

USA Hockey magazine highlighted the generous gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 to name the ice rink in the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center in honor of legendary Colby hockey coach Jack Kelley. “Ask anyone … and they’d tell you that Jack Kelley is Colby men’s hockey,” commented O’Neil in the page-11...

Philanthropy News Digest Reports on Institute for AI Announcement

Colby’s announcement of the establishment of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was picked up by Philanthropy News Digest. “Scheduled to open in the fall, the first cross-disciplinary AI institute at a U.S. liberal arts college will also support the hiring of six faculty experts in disciplines ranging from computer science and genomics to sociology and English...

Ferrini ’95 Named by Explorers Club as One of 50 Explorers Changing the World

Vicki Lynn Ferrini ’95, a senior research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has been named to the Explorers Club inaugural EC50 Program, Forbes reported. The program recognizes 50 explorers, including 21 women. Ferrini’s “research interests lie at the intersection of ocean exploration, seabed mapping, and characterization. She has participated in more than 30 expeditions using ships...

Papers Across the Country Run Story on Colby’s Institute for AI

An Associated Press story on Colby’s dynamic new Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was picked up by a wide range of media, including U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Houston Chronicle, Washington Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, to name a few.

“We need to have a Democratization of AI” President Greene Tells the Boston Globe

President David A. Greene told the Boston Globe that “we need to have a democratization of AI” in its article covering Colby’s announcement of the establishment of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Even though AI and machine learning programs are based at large engineering schools, the field needs the contributions of those educated in the liberal arts....

The Art Newspaper Interviews Tsiaras, Covers Gift to Colby Museum

The Art Newspaper wrote an extensive article about William Tsiaras ’68, P’03, a photography collector who recently donated the Tsiaras Family Photography Collection to the Colby College Museum Art. As a member of the Colby Museum Board of Governors and a former chair, Tsiaras “really put the idea on the table that the museum needed to...

Sentinel Article Gives Overview of Downtown Projects

An extensive article by the Morning Sentinel highlighted Colby projects in downtown Waterville. The opening of the Lockwood Hotel and its restaurant, Front & Main, the completion of the Arts Collaborative, new retail businesses, and planning for the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center are among the projects slated for 2021. “Waterville’s moving while a lot of...

Portland Press Herald Covers Davis Institute Announcement

Colby’s announcement of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was covered by the Portland Press Herald. “The institute is believed by the administration to be the first and only of its nature at a small U.S. liberal arts school,” the PPH reported. President David A. Greene said that people educated in liberal arts have tools to...

Cinda Jones ’90 Wins Top Entrepreneur Award from Business West

Cinda Jones ’90, president of the W. D. Cowls, Inc., Land Company and developer of the Mill District in North Amherst, Mass., won Business West’s Massachusetts’ Top Entrepreneur Award for her work envisioning and creating a new town center in North Amherst. Jones was cited in the news magazine’s top ten change-making events of the past...

Green Interview with Photography Critic Feuerhelm Now Online

The first interview with Associate Professor of Art Gary Green by Brad Feuerhelm from the Nearest Truth is now online. Feuerhelm, a respected photography critic whose writing and interviews are seminal to the contemporary dialogue on photography, calls Green’s work “multi-layered and incredibly interesting.” Feurehelm’s essays, published by the Nearest Truth, Ordinary Light (Instagram), and American Suburb X (ASX), are...

Rabbi Isaacs Acknowledges King’s Unfinished Work at Annual Waterville Event

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, speaking at Waterville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, encouraged attendees to acknowledge King’s “unfinished work in addressing what he called the ‘triple evils’—poverty, racism and militarism—that prevent us from being a truly beloved community,” the Morning Sentinel reported. “In order to reach the promised land, economic justice and racial justice must be achieved,...

Therapist Presley ’97 Interviewed on Peak Northwest Podcast

Psychotherapist and forest therapy guide Zoë Kaplan Presley ’97 was interviewed for The Oregonian newspaper’s outdoors podcast Peak Northwest on ways to find healing in the outdoors. Among her insights are bringing the “right intention, slowing down and being in the moment” as well as “you don’t need an extraordinary view to experience awe in nature.” 

Portland Press Herald Taps Gilkes for MLK Reflections

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, for an article asking Black Mainers to reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The insurrection in Washington and threats to Georgia official are all too familiar to...

Gilkes Recalls Hearing “I Have a Dream” Speech, Reflects on Words Today

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, was one of eight Mainers asked to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “Basically, what is happening now is that the Black Lives movement is still dramatizing shameful conditions,” Gilkes said, noting that the fight...