Portland Press Herald Reviews Freedom & Captivity exhibition

The Portland Press Herald reviewed an exhibition on view at the Portland Media Center as part of the Freedom & Captivity Initiative, spearheaded by Colby faculty. Olivia Hochstadt ’21 co-curated the exhibition and spoke with Bob Keyes about her experience. “It has been for me a process of breaking down my own mentality surrounding who...

Rodiger ’22 Video Featured in Tiny House Talk

Painter Chris Rodiger ’22 was interviewed by Tiny House Talk about his project building a cedar tiny house onto his truck. Tiny House Talk, a website sharing information and stories from those around the country who have built tiny homes, shared the video created by Colby and included it along with an interview with Rodiger...

Gordon Center Groundbreaking Receives National Attention

The Morning Sentinel, News Center Maine, and the Associated Press posted stories on the Sept. 18 Gordon Center groundbreaking event. The AP story was picked up by well over 50 media outlets across the country, including papers in California, Washington, and Texas, to name a few.

Arellano Quoted in Texas Abortion Law Story

Lisa Arellano, associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, provided commentary for an article discussing Texas’s recent abortion law and how it can contribute to systemic racism. The story was published in a variety of national media, including Ms. Magazine, and Business Insider.  

Stent to “Spark a New Kind of Liberal Learning,” Says Mainebiz>

Mainebiz published an article on the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence and its inaugural director, Amanda Stent. Titled “Colby’s new AI director may spark a new kind of liberal learning,” the article emphasized the importance of how the College is the first liberal arts school to establish an institute dedicated to incorporating artificial intelligence into the...

Colby Included in Sierra Club’s List of Top 20 Coolest Schools

The Sierra Club published its list of 2021’s top 20 “Coolest Schools,” placing Colby at number 12. “Colby wears its sustainability values on its sleeve,” noted the article, which also highlighted the improvements Colby has made to address climate change, protect the natural world, and encourage environmental stewardship.

Students Return with Covid-19 Protocols in Place, Portland Press Herald Reports

In a Portland Press Herald article about Maine colleges and Covid-19, the College said that “while Colby is anticipating that nearly 100 percent of our campus community will be vaccinated, we will continue to monitor the health of our community, which is our No. 1 priority, through a rigorous testing program, and adapt our policies and procedures as...

TechRegister Covers New AI Director and Opening of Davis Institute

A number of tech media have been covering Colby’s AI initiative. Both TechRegister and Design & Development published stories on the announcement of Amanda Stent as the inaugural director of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. There was also a second piece by TechRegister that referenced how Colby’s “model will allow AI to become part of the curriculum in nearly all...

Thompson Exhibition Named One of “Summer’s Best” by Culture Type

Culture Type included the Colby College Museum of Art’s retrospective on artist Bob Thompson in its list of top 15 exhibitions of the summer that are also on view this fall. The article noted that the show is one of only two retrospectives on Thompson and the first in more than 20 years.

Maisel Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, Emeritus, and a congressional expert, was quoted by U.S. News & World Report in an article discussing former Governor Paul LePage’s possible return to office. “The old LePage is true to his personality – a tiger cannot change his stripes. His only appeal is as the ‘Trump before...

Maine Media Covers Historic Bell Ringing at Convocation

The Morning Sentinel and CBS affiliate WGME-13 covered the historic Revere Bell that was rung for the first time in many years at Colby’s 204th Convocation. “To have it back to celebrate what we’re doing now, what we’ve done in the past, and where we’re going is really wonderful,” commented Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden in one...

“Colby is Within their Reach,” Proto Interviewed by Chronicle of Higher Ed

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about schools that have met their goals with the American Talent Initiative highlighted how Colby has doubled its financial aid and Pell-eligible students. Vice President and Chief Institutional Advancement Officer Matt Proto also emphasized the College’s focus on helping students and families understand that “Colby is within their reach.”

New Davis Institute Director Continues to Receive Media Attention

Amanda Stent’s appointment as the inaugural director for the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence continued to generate media attention. A story by the Associated Press was picked up by U.S. News & World Report, Spectrum News, as well as Design & Development, and Maine Public Radio also did a segment on the news.

Besteman Quoted in Maine Beacon About Arts Project

The Maine Beacon ran an article covering the Maine-based initiative Freedom & Captivity, launched this month. Included was an interview with Professor of Anthropology Catherine Besteman, who is leading the project. “I want a lot more Mainers caring about this issue, about hyper incarceration and the impact of mass incarceration,” she said. “I want a...

AI Expert Involved With Creation of Siri Joins Colby

The appointment of Amanda Stent as Colby’s inaugural director of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was noticed by a variety of influencers and outlets, including the Portland Press Herald. “She is in the midst of a distinguished career overseeing large teams of scientists and developing new technologies,” but is a “teacher and researcher at heart,” commented...

Wall Street Journal Calls Lichtenstein Exhibit “Vivid” and “Refreshing”

The Wall Street Journal published a review of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, which originated at the Colby Museum of Art. In addition to describing the exhibition as “vivid” and “refreshing,” the critique noted the “superb catalogue” by Elizabeth Finch, co-organizer of the show and Lunder Chief Curator at the Colby Museum.

Terp Interviewed by Portland Press Herald on Campus Vaccination Rates

In an article by the Portland Press Herald discussing vaccination rates at college campuses around Maine, Douglas Terp, vice president and chief financial officer at Colby, reported that for the upcoming semester Colby “requires vaccines for both students and employees [and] is expecting to have a 98-percent vaccination rate among students upon arrival and a...

Gross Quoted on Northeast Public Radio

Neil Gross, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was quoted in a story by Northeast Public Radio about police reform and arrest alternatives. Gross, who has researched racial disparities in vehicle stops, said, “This isn’t a single city problem. It’s a national problem. You know, being pulled over on a really frequent basis for no real reason...

Bob Thompson “Gets His Due” at Colby Museum, says Boston Globe

The exhibition currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine, received a substantial review in the Boston Globe. Art critic Murray Whyte said the artist’s first major retrospective in more than 30 years is “captivating, complex, and undeniably great. It’s also testament to how easily even powerful...

Bixby Chocolate to Open in Schupf Art Center, Morning Sentinel Reports

Bixby Chocolate will open an artisan café in the forthcoming Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville, the Morning Sentinel reported. “Having a presence there is a golden opportunity for our company, and we’re truly looking forward to serving the visitors of this inspiring forum for enjoying the arts,” Bixby’s CEO Kate McAleer told the Sentinel.