Shedding Light on “What Went Wrong With The Polls”

Professor of Government Dan Shea, who led Colby’s recent election polling, spoke to WBUR about the lack of trust in media and political institutions and how that factored into the polls. He noted during the interview that “we’ve not seen such polarization in the electorate since polling began.”

President Greene Discusses Harold Alfond Foundation Grant

David Greene was featured on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” where he discussed the Harold Alfond Foundation and its grant to support Colby’s efforts to drive the resurgence of Waterville. “Greg Powell from the Foundation has been a visionary who understands how important it is for Maine to have multiple great cities,” commented President Greene.

Chad Higgins ’97 Honored for His Work with the New England Innocence Project

Chad Higgins ’97, a shareholder and litigator at New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur, received the “Arc of Justice” award from the New England Innocence Project. According to the New England Innocence Project, “Arc of Justice” award recipients demonstrate “unparalleled commitment, tenacity, and courage to ‘bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice’ for...

Morning Sentinel Covers Multimillion-Dollar Gifts To Name New Home of Colby Ice Hockey

The Morning Sentinel reported on the multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ‘77 and Tim O’Donnell ‘87, which will be used to name the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum, and the ice rink after legendary Colby hockey coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Jack Kelley.

New York Times Uses Quote from Colby Professor to Set Up Story

Like Woodstock, “by the end it was muddy and dirty,” commented Colby Professor of Government Dan Shea in a story on rural Maine’s reaction to the expensive, no holds barred advertising from the two leading candidates in the state’s Senate Race.

The Wall Street Journal Says 700 Colby Alumni and Parents Came Forward to Help

The Wall Street Journal featured Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative in a story about young job seekers tapping alumni networks. The article references how “almost 700 alumni and parents came forward” to help this year’s graduates, and highlights the great success of the campaign for both students and employers.

MarketWatch Covers Colby’s Plan to Safely Send Students Home

Colby was prominently featured in a MarketWatch story on how colleges plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students return home for the holiday break. The article quotes Vice President for Administration Doug Terp on how the goal is to “keep everybody in the bubble right up until Thanksgiving so we know they’re safe and healthy.”

Jacobs Contributes to Story on How Central Maine Communities Voted

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs spoke to the Morning Sentinel about voter turnout and whether Maine municipalities “flipped” political parties from 2016 to 2020, noting that “in most places across the country, voting patterns remain the same or further polarized.”

Colby Included in New York Times Article on Colleges’ End of Semester Plans

The New York Times covered the range of plans colleges are implementing as Thanksgiving and the end of the semester approaches, highlighting Colby’s success at keeping the virus “at bay” and the proactive measures being taken to keep its community safe over the holiday break and upon returning to campus.

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...