Washington Post Essay by Hanlon Discusses Free Speech

In a Washington Post essay by Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon titled “The real threat to free speech on campus isn’t coming from the left,” Hanlon argues that, “For years now, conservative pundits and politicians have amplified and exploited a small number of elite-college speech controversies for political gain. The benefit of hindsight shows they’ve been...

Simon Coauthors Article in Foreign Affairs on the U.S. Obsession with Iran

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, is coauthor of an article in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs titled “America’s Great Satan: The 40-Year Obsession With Iran.” When historians look back at countries most feared by the United States following the end of the Cold War, “only one country would be depicted as a persistent and...

Media Coverage of Economic Impact Report Reached Around the Country

On Oct. 15 Colby announced results of an independent economic impact study, which received attention from various media outlets around the country. Here is a list of the coverage to date: Colby operations, development have $1.5B impact on Maine, study says Oct. 15, 2019 MaineBiz Report: Colby College’s recent investments producing big results Oct. 15,...

Bevier Research on Mudpuppies in Bangor Daily News Story

Research by Professor of Biology Catherine Bevier was highlighted in the Bangor Daily News article “The largest amphibians in Maine have invaded its lakes and ponds,” which looks at the invasive species Necturus maculosus, also known as mudpuppies, which were accidentally released into Great Pond by a Colby professor in 1939 and 1940. Now, Bevier is researching the...

Howard Interviewed for Time Article on All-Boys Schools

Professor of Education Adam Howard was interviewed for an Oct. 14 Time article titled “What Is the Role of an All-Boys School in 2019? How the Elite Institutions Are Trying to Adapt.” As some all-boys schools are trying to educate their students in the #MeToo era, Howard told Time that he doesn’t think these schools fundamentally change. “The...

Wilson Quoted in Bangor Daily News Article on Fall Caterpillars

Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, emeritus, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Those flashy fall caterpillars aren’t as dangerous as you might think — well, most of them anyway.” This time of year, caterpillars are searching for food and shelter before winter sets in. “There are two ways that caterpillars...

Corrado Quoted in The Hill Article on Warren’s Fundraising

Anthony Corrado, professor of government, was quoted in an Oct .11 article in The Hill titled “Warren’s fundraising pledge scares some Democrats” about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s pledge to steer clear of large fundraisers if she becomes the Democratic nominee for president. “I do not think this will prove to be a meaningful disadvantage in the general election,...

Cote Part of WSCA Grassroots Mission Toward Gender Equity in Sport

Tracey Cote, head Nordic ski coach, was mentioned in a blog post in Faster Skier about a grassroots effort by the Women Ski Coaches Association’s efforts to find gender equity in coaching. Cote is just one of seven women ski coaches in the NCAA. “The grassroots mission of the WSCA is to change these statistics by empowering and connecting...

Simon Contributes to PBS Newshour Discussion on Troop Withdrawal from Syria

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, was a guest on the PBS Newshour Oct. 7 discussing President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria. Simon joined former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for the discussion. Simon said that Trump’s decision is “perfectly legitimate” but that there was no advance groundwork for the pullout. “So the...

Proto Quoted in Boston Globe About Harvard Admissions

Matt Proto, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid,” was quoted in the Boston Globe article titled “After months of waiting, college officials breathe sigh of relief over decision in Harvard case.” Proto said that Colby’s been watching the case. “A lot of people imagine that this is a level playing field for everyone, but...

Wilson Writing Mentioned in MNN Blog

The writings of Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, emeritus, was highlighted in a Mother Nature Network blog entry titled “Why do birds migrate at night?” Wilson’s own blog, Maine Birds, was referenced with the answer: “Migration at night has at least three advantages. Birds do not have to worry about falcon or hawk...

Simon Coauthors Politico Article on Trump and Iran

Steven Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, coauthored an article titled “How Trump Can Escape His Iran Jam” that appeared in Politico and was also picked up by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Simon and his coauthors have a combined 80 years experience in U.S. Middle East policy, and they concur “that...

Besteman Interviewed on “The Scott Horton Show” About Somalia

Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology,” was interviewed Sept. 23 on “The Scott Horton Show” to “share some of her research about America’s covert proxy war in Somalia.” Listen here.

Carlson Writes Op-ed About Activism in Advance of Global Climate Strike

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson penned an op-ed in the Morning Sentinel in advance of the Sept. 20 Climate Strike. Carlson, who teaches students about activism using a “well-worn formula” that provides success making change, challenges us all to ensure that youth voices are part of policymaking. She suggests three tools toward that goal: “educate...

Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Colby’s Role in Downtown Revitalization

The Chronicle of Higher Education tells the story of Colby’s role in the transformation of downtown Waterville in a video titled “A College Gives Back to the Town That Once Saved It.” The four-minute video follows President David A. Greene along Main Street while he points out projects already complete and other initiatives underway. “With Greene’s leadership,...

Corrado Quoted in CNBC Article about Andrew Yang

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in the CNBC article titled “Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will give $1,000 a month to 10 more families,” following Yang’s announcement at the Sept. 12 presidential debate. Corrado, a campaign finance expert, told CNBC that Yang’s plans could raise legal issues. “If the payments are made from the campaign,...

Burke Pens Essay for Appalachian Mountain Club

Professor of English and Creative Writing Michael Burked penned a light-hearted essay that appeared in the Appalachian Mountain Club Outdoors magazine. Titled “A Maine River Guide Reflects on Taking His Grown Kids Paddling,” the essay recounts the author’s feelings at giving his children instructions before rafting a stretch of the Kennebec River in western Maine. “My charges...

Coane Quoted in Washington Post Story about Theft and Photographic Memory

Jennifer Coane, associate professor of psychology, was quoted in the Sept. 10 Washington Post article “Did a cashier steal 1,300 credit card numbers with a ‘photographic memory?’ Experts doubt it.” Coane, who studies how memory works, told the Post that recalling the world in vivid detail would make daily functioning difficult, “You could never be able to erase anything...

Sibara Anthology Receives Critical Reviews; Publishes Short Story in Moss

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities, an anthology co-edited by Jay Sibara, assistant professor of English, has received critical reviews in top environmental literature and disability studies journals, including in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Disability & Society, and Disability Studies Quarterly, which said the book “delivers a marvelous first-of-its-kind compendium in this quickly growing and dynamic intersection...

Hanlon Essay on Humanities Centers Published in Inside Higher Ed

An essay by Aaron Hanlon, assistant professor of English, appeared in Inside Higher Ed Sept. 9. His piece, titled “Centering the Humanities,” discusses how “humanities centers and institutes are key to improving the image of the humanities among the public and policy makers.” Hanlon argues that institutions need to better define what the humanities are and to...