Soto Research Highlighted in Forbes Article on Extroverts

Personality research by Associate Professor of Sociology Christopher Soto was featured in an April 11 Forbes article titled “Extroverts Are More Likely To Be Romantically Satisfied — That Is, Unless You Are A Woman.” Analyzing more than 6,000 personality tests, Soto and a team of psychologists identified differences among men and women extroverts. “New research appearing in...

Colby’s Emphasis on Learning Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

An article about Colby’s resolve to “keep the learning going” appeared in the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. “We’re not asking the faculty to create an online class, just to keep the learning going,” said Carol Hurney, Colby’s associate provost and director of Colby’s Center for Teaching and Learning. “And that’s a different thing entirely....

President Greene Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article on Coronavirus Economic Reopening

The Wall Street Journal reached out to President David A. Greene for their April 13 article titled “The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow.” President Greene added to the discussion with his thoughts on possible scenarios for having students return to campus this fall. “Do we thin the number of people on campus? Does it...

Dean ’22 Op-Ed on Abrupt End to Relationship with CCAK Mentee

Eliza Dean ’22 penned an op-ed that appeared in the Morning Sentinel titled “No time to say goodbye: COVID-19 means an abrupt pause in the relationship between Colby mentor and her second-grade mentee.” Dean writes, “One of the first thoughts I had after I received the news that I would have to leave Colby College in the...

Donihue Tapped for Bangor Daily News Article on Maine Recession

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue was one of three experts tapped for a Bangor Daily News article titled “Economists paint ‘dire’ picture for Maine in potentially long coronavirus recession.”If you think about Maine’s economy, we do have a healthy manufacturing sector, but it’s nowhere near what it was historically, and it certainly isn’t the most important driver,”...

McFadden Quoted in NPR Story on Grading During COVID-19

Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden was quoted in the NPR story “How Colleges Are Grading Students During Coronavirus,” which discusses strategies that colleges are using during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our goal was to give students as much flexibility and choice as possible,” McFadden told NPR, “and allow our students to focus on learning and...

Coles ’19 on Bigelow Lab Team that Published Paper in Nature Methods

Duncan Coles ’19, a biology and environmental science double major, was included as a team member on a recently published paper in the journal Nature Methods titled “Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology.” One of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández Robledo, is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for...

Josephson Guest on The Red Line Podcast about War in Arctic

Professor of History Paul Josephson was a guest on the podcast The Red Line in an April 5 episode titled “War in the Arctic,” which focused on Russia’s hypersonic missile program. “Russia is rolling out Arctic divisions, new bases and groundbreaking new missiles, which threaten the US naval dominance across the world’s oceans,” the podcast’s intro states. “Are...

Essay by Hurley ’20 Reflects on Social Distancing in Concord Monitor

In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is...

Reisert Discusses 14th Amendment in Bangor Daily News Article on Quarantine

Joseph Reisert, Colby’s Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Janet Mills says she will order out-of-staters to quarantine for 2 weeks while visiting Maine.” Reisert was tapped to comment on the legality of closing the Maine-New Hampshire border, something that “could...

Carlson Portland Press Herald Op-Ed Puts Public Health First

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson appeared as one of the “Maine Voices” series in the March 31 Portland Press Herald. In the piece, titled “Virus’ spread shows need to resist ‘profits before people’ trade-off,” Carlson writes that “the call by some to protect the economy over the health of those most vulnerable...

Braverman ’11 Chronicles “Naked and Afraid” Experience in Outside Magazine

Writer and outdoor adventurer Blair Braverman ’11 was a contestant on the reality show “Naked and Afraid,” and she wrote about her experience for Outdoor magazine. Titled “Everything on ‘Naked and Afraid’ Is Real—and I Lived It,” the piece is rich with Braverman’s descriptions about her experience in South Africa. “When the Discovery Channel invited me to...

Hatch Opinion Piece in Seattle Times Stresses Compassion

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch wrote an op-ed titled “With the coronavirus surging, compassion is more important than ever” that appeared in the Seattle Times March 20. The piece recounts the moment when students in Hatch’s class learned the College would be moving to remote learning and sending students home three days hence. In...

Donihue Cited in BDN Article on Maine’s Seasonal Economy

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue was tapped to comment on a March 20 Bangor Daily News article titled “Restaurant staff divvy up food, help each other file for unemployment, as they enter ‘panic mode’” that reported on the importance of seasonal business to Maine’s economy. “We have a really vulnerable population, not just because we’re the oldest state...

Boston Globe Holds Q&A with Jefferson ’20

The Boston Globe ran a Q&A with senior basketball guard Sam Jefferson ’20 in their “College Angle” series. Jefferson, who averaged 18.7 points per game this year and earned first-team all-NESCAC honors, talks about his academics at Colby, scoring 1,000 college points, and the possibility of going pro. “Right now I expect it to be just a...

Leskiw ’21 Writes and Illustrates Article About Abalone in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21, an English and environmental studies double major, wrote and illustrated an article titled “Holding Fast, or Failing?” that was printed in Earth Island Journal about his experiences on a “600-mile road trip up the California coast from La Jolla to just north of Bolinas, tracking down abalone devotees from all walks of...

Wilson Loon Propulsion Explanation Cited in Carnegie Museum Post

In 2012 Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, Emeritus, wrote a blog post explaining how loons propel themselves, and that blog post, still relevant, was cited in a recent Carnegie Museum of Natural History Tumblr page. “When a loon is first diving from the surface, it breaks the surface by alternating strokes with...

Babík Frequent Guest on Czech Radio, Discusses American Politics

Milan Babík ’01, visiting assistant professor of government, was a guest on the Czech Radio podcast series Vinohradská 12 on March 6. The interview, hosted by Lenka Kabrhelová (a highly decorated Czech TV/radio reporter and foreign correspondent), covered the results of Super Tuesday, reflected on the Democratic Party primaries, and zeroed in on what the fight between...

Allbritton’s Salamanca Jan Plan Course Featured Omprakash Blog

Colby’s 2020 Jan Plan in Salamanca was led by Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish, and the experience was documented as a featured blog by Omprakash, an organization that provides a model, called EdGE, for ethical and educational global engagement. The blog post, “Language, Power, and Identity in Spain: Reflections from Colby College Students,” translated Colby students’...