Morning Sentinel Runs Story About Virtual Celebration

Colby’s plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 were the focus of a May 22 Morning Sentinel article. “Colby College will not hold the in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, but is planning a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020 on Sunday that is to include speakers, music and, likely, many memorable images and...

Wall Street Journal Features Pay it Northward Initiative

Colby’s Pay it Northward initiative continues to draw national attention, this time in the Wall Street Journal. “It’s really reassuring to know that they’re making sure we’re not being thrown into the wind,” graduating senior Matthew Garza told the WSJ in a story highlighting Colby’s leadership in generating postgraduate opportunities for every member of the Class of 2020. 

Coach Strahorn Makes 50 Impactful D-III Coaches List

Men’s Head Basketball Coach Damien Strahorn ’02 was listed as one of 50 impactful head coaches in D-III basketball by Silver Waves Media. “This past season, Coach Strahorn led Colby to another NESCAC championship and berth into the NCAA DIII National Tournament,” Silver Waves reported.  

CNN Highlights Pay it Northward in Story on 2020 Job Market

CNN Business spoke with President David A. Greene about Colby’s Pay it Northward initiative for the article titled “Class of 2020 entering worst job market since Great Depression.” President Greene urged other institutions to follow suit. “I think we can all do our very best to help these students, they just need a little bit...

Students “Commune” Included in Washington Post Story on DIY Campus Life

The Washington Post ran a story titled “With dorms shut and classes online, college students DIY campus life” that includes a section on “the Boothbay Commune,” a group of 16 Colby students who chose to live in a summer cottage rental property when Colby moved to remote learning in mid-March. The students held study sessions and pulled...

NewsCenter Maine Airs Story on Pay it Northward

Hannah Dineen of NewsCenter Maine produced a story about Colby’s Pay it Northward, talking with a Colby senior, Patrick Sopko ’20, as well as Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. “If somebody is in a position to help somebody not create that deficit,” Maisel said regarding the lack of jobs in the...

David Greene on CNN Discusses Potential Delayed Opening

CNN spoke with President David Greene about the College’s potential delayed opening in a May 14 article. “I would rather open in January and go into next summer and have two full semesters worth of in-person instruction, if it were safer to do it at that time than it was earlier in the fall.”

McGadney Appears on Cheddar Discussing Pay it Northward

Vice President of Student Advancement Andy McGadney was interviewed on Cheddar—a live post-cable network and the number one publisher of business news on Facebook—about Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative. The full interview is available here.

Trustee Bob Diamond Discusses Fall Opening on CNBC

Trustee Bob Diamond ’73, P’12 spoke with CNBC news about the possibility of Colby delaying the start of school in order to ensure students have a full academic year on campus.  “One of the things that we’ve decided as a leadership of the college, and as of a board of trustees, that even if we...

Editorial on Mass Live Lauds Colby’s Pay it Northward Initiative

In an editorial posted on the Mass Live website, Pay it Northward, Colby’s new initiative to find postgraduate opportunities for its graduating seniors, is praised for its innovative, compassionate approach. “As many graduates struggle with the weight of college tuition, and student debt … aggressive assistance in job placement can make a huge difference, not...

Desrosiers Article Excerpt Republished on Repeating Islands Website

An article by Daisy Desrosiers, director of artist programs at the Lunder Institute for American Art, originally published in the Brooklyn Rail was republished on the website Repeating Islands. The article is titled “Made of linguistic forms and failures: Inquiry in times of isolation.” 

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 and 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...