Forbes Holds Up Pay it Northward Campaign as Model for Others

In its article titled “What Colleges And Graduating Seniors Need To Do To Find Jobs During These Tough COVID-19 Times,” Forbes holds up Colby’s new Pay It Northward campaign as an initiative others should emulate. “At this time, every university and college should follow Colby’s lead. There should be an immediate all-hands-on-deck approach to helping graduates find...

Than Moore ’12 Gowns 4 Good Initiative in New York Times

A story about physician assistant Nathaniel “Than” Moore ’12 ran in the New York Times (via Reuters) May 6 highlighting his “Gowns 4 Good” initiative, which asks graduates to donate their gowns to front-line responders. “The image of my colleagues on the front line and at other medical facilities that lack the appropriate PPE and wearing trash bags...

Shea Weighs in on Susan Collins in Politico Article

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on a Politico story titled “The Women of Maine vs. Susan Collins,” which wonders if Collins, who has gone from “most beloved” to “most reviled” in recent years, has changed or if her voters have changed. “Every decision she makes seems to align her more closely with...

New Book by Green in UK’s The Review, Creative Boom, and Others

The new book When Midnight Comes Around by photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art, was reviewed in the UK publication The Review. “This new book presents a unique vantage point on a place and time whose impact on music and culture cannot be overestimated,” the review said of Green’s book, which contains photos taken by Green of...

Andrew Lizotte ’04 Receives Lowry Award From U.S. Air Force

Andrew Lizotte ’04 was certified as a judge advocate in December after graduating from a nine-week judge advocate staff officer course in Montgomery, Ala., where he also received the Lowry Award, given by the U.S. Air Force to the officer demonstrating the highest standards of leadership, academic excellence, esprit de corps, and service amongst all students....

Reena Chandra Rajpal ’93 in Madison Magazine on Combating Blindness Foundation

Reena Chandra Rajpal ’93 has been named executive director of Combat Blindness International, and Madison magazine told her story, which began in 1983 when her father founded the foundation following a trip to India. Rajpal follows her father in this new role. “I’m so proud my dad has entrusted this — his legacy — to me,” she told Madison Magazine. “I want...

Lincoln Peirce ’85 on Portland Monthly’s List of Most Intriguing Mainers

Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce ’85 was listed as one of the 10 most intriguing people in Maine in Portland Monthly magazine. As the creator of the popular comic series Big Nate, Peirce has also drawn eight Big Nate books. “These hybrids of text and pictures held down a top ten slot on the New York Times bestseller list for...

Riki Ott ’76 on NBC News Discusses Effects of BP Oil Spill 10 Years Later

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott ’76, director of the nonprofit ALERT, discussed the lasting effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on an NBC News feature. “ALERT its allies filed a lawsuit on Jan. 30, 2020, to force the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize its rules on the use of chemical dispersants in oil...

NPR’s Marketplace Interviews President Greene on Pay it Northward Initiative

Following the announcement of Colby’s bold initiative, Pay in Northward, President Greene was interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report program to discuss the College’s plan to find postgraduate opportunities for members of the Class of 2020. The show’s host, David Brancaccio, asked about what types of jobs Colby hopes to secure for its graduates. “It’s important...

Gross Discusses Collective COVID-19 Trauma on New Hampshire Public Radio

Neil Gross, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio’s show Lifelines discussing collective trauma in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked what can help heal collective trauma, Gross responded, “I think a big part of it has to do with leadership and what people, from politicians, to faith...

Down East Article Recalls 1970 Event at Colby with Margaret Chase Smith

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State, Down East magazine released the article “The Moment That Presaged a Maine Senator’s Downfall,” which recalls a May 10, 1970, event with the senator at Colby, six days after Kent State. “Shocked by the horror of it all, Colby junior and student government president...

President Greene in New York Times, Reuters Story on Reopening

A Reuters story picked up by the New York Times titled “Tents and Immunity Testing: U.S. Colleges Weigh Return to Campus Life,” included a comment made by President Greene, who said that “he expected some residential facilities would be set aside for infected students” when classes resume on campus. Other outlets that ran this story include US...

Forbes Article on Extroverts Cites Soto as Expert in Personality

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto, an expert on personality psychology, was quoted in an April 30 article in Forbes to help explain the counterintuitive notion that extroverts are less affected by the quarantine than are introverts. “Compared with introverts, extroverts tend to experience more frequent and intense positive emotions,” Soto told Forbes. “This makes it...

Maine Public Cites President Greene in Story on Reopening Campus

In an April 28 Maine Public story titled “Maine Colleges Wrestle With How To Reopen In The Fall As Coronavirus Ravages Budgets,” President David Greene shares his thoughts on reopening campus this fall, expressing his preference for a delayed opening. “We’re really trying to focus on those two things, on how we have that great...

President Greene Comments on Commencement in Morning Sentinel Article

The Morning Sentinel provided a roundup of the postponement of in-person graduation ceremonies for Central Maine colleges. President David Greene was quoted from his note to seniors telling them commencement ceremonies would not be held as scheduled: “I want you to know that I am not going to let your commencement be anything but the celebration you...

Goldfarb Center Live Instagram with Sen. Collins Mentioned in New York Times

A live Instagram conversation with Senator Susan Collins, hosted by the Goldfarb Center, was mentioned in an Associated Press story that was in turn published in the New York Times, the Seattle Times. and other outlets. The story “Virus, stalled economy raise Democratic hopes to take Senate.” looks at Republican candidates’ approach to President Trump, reporting, “Asked about...

Museum of Art’s Museum @ Home Featured in Portland Press Herald Article

The Colby Museum of Art’s new online program Museum @ Home was the lead item in a Portland Press Herald article titled “From puzzles to podcasts, Maine museums are finding ways to engage online.” The article highlighted activities the Colby Museum has made available online, including a digital puzzle of famous paintings from the collection and the...

Shea Comments in Portland Press Herald Article on COVID-19 as Political Issue

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the potential for COVID-19 to be a political issue in an April 26 Portland Press Herald article titled “As coronavirus upends political campaigns, it also emerges as an issue.” As the pandemic stretches on, many see it as an issue that will affect the November election. “The appropriate...

Colby Election Poll Referenced in a Washington Post Story

Colby’s Maine general election poll, conducted in February, continues to generate some attention, including being referenced in the Washington Post story “Which Senate seats are most likely to flip in November?“