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?“

Welden Featured in Jewish Boston Q&A

Playwright Bess Welden, a teaching artist and visiting assistant professor of theater and dance at Colby, was featured in a Q&A on the website Jewish Boston regarding her play Refuge Malja ملجأ, which is one of seven finalists in the Jewish Play Project playwriting contest. The play contains Arabic, and when asked to talk about her...

New Alpine Ski Coach Harlow Announcement Covered by Industry Magazines

Ski Racing magazine covered Colby’s news that Eric Harlow has been named alpine ski coach. “I am extremely excited to lead the Colby alpine ski programs to become the most sought after Division I program in the country,” Harlow said. Snow Industry News also covered the announcement.

Morning Sentinel Reports Lockwood Hotel on Schedule

An April 15 article in the Morning Sentinel reports that despite the coronavirus, the Lockwood Hotel in downtown Waterville is on schedule to open this fall. Onsite workers are “now using new safety protocols that have been implemented by the Associated General Contractors of Maine in response to the outbreak of COVID-19,” Paul Ureneck, director of commercial...

Fleming in Smithsonian Magazine’s Earth Day 50th Anniversary Feature

James Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, contributed an item to Smithsonian Magazine’s article “50 Things We’ve Learned About The Earth Since the First Earth Day.” Fleming’s contribution: That the Air Has Gotten Better.”Since 1970 smoking (at least of tobacco) is way down, sick building syndrome is far less common, acid deposition from sulfur...

President Greene Tapped for Portland Press Herald Article on Fall Semester

An April 15 Portland Press Herald article on how schools are planning for the fall semester included thoughts by President David Greene. Among the items President Greene discussed were potential travel and visa restrictions for international students. “That’s a hugely important question,” Greene said. “When we think about what travel restrictions and visa restrictions there might be, there...

Fox News Highlights Colby’s Test-Optional Policy

In a Fox News article titled “Dozens of colleges drop SAT/ACT requirements for 2021, some consider permanent change,” Colby’s test-option policy was highlighted as a benefit to the College because of the strength of students who are accepted. “The Class of 2024 applicant pool was the largest and most competitive in Colby’s history, and our admitted...

The Nature Conservancy Article Highlights “Design Thinking” Jan Plan Course

The Nature Conservancy published an article about a new Jan Plan course, Design Thinking and Product Innovation, in which the author, who was also the course instructor, recounts her experience with 18 Colby students in her class. “I wanted to create a journey for the students,” Nina Naylor wrote, “and show them that sometimes you need...

Donihue Quoted in Press Herald Article on Maine Unemployment Claims

The Portland Press Herald tapped the expertise of Professor of Economics Michael Donihue to comment in the article “New Maine unemployment claims fall, but another surge expected.” The article discusses the Federal Protection Program, which was suspended when the lending cap was met, and rules and deadlines made it hard for some of Maine’s small business owners...

New York Times Quotes President Greene in Coronavirus Story

President David Greene was quoted in the April 15 New York Times article titled “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?” in which he expressed a desire to have students back on campus this fall. “Like other administrators, Mr. Greene is hoping to reopen with classes on campus, rather than online, even if it means deferring...

Maisel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article on Biden

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for comment in the Washington Examiner article titled “Socialists refuse to back Biden,” in which Maisel defends Biden’s strategy of taking steps to heal the Democratic Party. “Will he get support from everyone? I doubt it. In 2016, according to YouGov polling, about 18% of Sanders...