In a story on college’s plans for the upcoming semester, The New York Times spoke with President David A. Greene about his outlook for the next term. “What makes me optimistic is we had the virus in our community, and each time we did, we were able to stop transmissions dead,” he said.
Donated materials from the old Harold Alfond Athletics Center were highlighted on Maine Cabin Masters airing on the DIY Network. The craftsmen salvaged and re-homed everything from flooring on the squash and basketball courts to stadium railings. Click “Read More” to see the episode, and watch the process begin at approximately 31 minutes in.
Forbes selected Lisa Kaplan ’13 for its prestigious “30 Under 30” list in the Social Impact Category. Kaplan founded Alethea Group, which protects brands from being targets of disinformation. The company recently uncovered a network of 178 websites that feed off of hyperpartisanship to aggregate data, which can then be sold for profit.
An Associated Press story highlighting how Colby is enhancing its aggressive virus testing protocols was picked up by a variety of media including The Washington Post and PBS. The article quoted Colby’s CFO, Doug Terp, who noted the College will add rapid antigen tests to twice-weekly tests.
Professor of Government Dan Shea, who led Colby’s recent election polling, spoke to WBUR about the lack of trust in media and political institutions and how that factored into the polls. He noted during the interview that “we’ve not seen such polarization in the electorate since polling began.”
Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae was interviewed on Cheddar—a live-streaming national video network and the number-one publisher of business news on Facebook—about Colby’s fall semester and ending the term safely.
David Greene was featured on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” where he discussed the Harold Alfond Foundation and its grant to support Colby’s efforts to drive the resurgence of Waterville. “Greg Powell from the Foundation has been a visionary who understands how important it is for Maine to have multiple great cities,” commented President Greene.
This past weekend, The Morning Sentinel published two stories that included Colby. The first quoted Vice President of Planning Brian Clark about the college’s old hockey arena, and the second highlighted Colby’s plan for sending students home as the fall semester comes to an end.
Chad Higgins ’97, a shareholder and litigator at New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur, received the “Arc of Justice” award from the New England Innocence Project. According to the New England Innocence Project, “Arc of Justice” award recipients demonstrate “unparalleled commitment, tenacity, and courage to ‘bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice’ for...
The Morning Sentinel reported on the multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ‘77 and Tim O’Donnell ‘87, which will be used to name the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum, and the ice rink after legendary Colby hockey coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Jack Kelley.
Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto’s paper was the primary source for a Psychology Today blog post detailing the two main ways female extraverts differ from male extraverts. Soto’s research team analyzed over 6,000 personality tests to understand how personality can predict life outcomes.
Like Woodstock, “by the end it was muddy and dirty,” commented Colby Professor of Government Dan Shea in a story on rural Maine’s reaction to the expensive, no holds barred advertising from the two leading candidates in the state’s Senate Race.
The Wall Street Journal featured Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative in a story about young job seekers tapping alumni networks. The article references how “almost 700 alumni and parents came forward” to help this year’s graduates, and highlights the great success of the campaign for both students and employers.
The editorial called the Colby College Museum of Art’s recent Jacob Lawrence acquisition a “small part of an effort to provide a fuller, richer account” of the untold history of race and oppression in America. The piece also notes that the 15 silkscreen prints are an important part of Lawrence’s portrayal of the Black narrative.
Colby student entrepreneurs were highlighted in a Morning Sentinel article about pitching their businesses to judges from the EMMY-nominated Greenlight Maine. Nine Colby companies were represented in the competition, and a winner will be selected to participate in an episode of the show’s Collegiate Challenge next spring.
Colby was prominently featured in a MarketWatch story on how colleges plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students return home for the holiday break. The article quotes Vice President for Administration Doug Terp on how the goal is to “keep everybody in the bubble right up until Thanksgiving so we know they’re safe and healthy.”
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs spoke to the Morning Sentinel about voter turnout and whether Maine municipalities “flipped” political parties from 2016 to 2020, noting that “in most places across the country, voting patterns remain the same or further polarized.”
The New York Times covered the range of plans colleges are implementing as Thanksgiving and the end of the semester approaches, highlighting Colby’s success at keeping the virus “at bay” and the proactive measures being taken to keep its community safe over the holiday break and upon returning to campus.
In light of the Nov. 3 election results, including a win for U.S. Senator Susan Collins, versus the polling data, Professor of Government Dan Shea offered his thoughts on the discrepancy to various media outlets, including to the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Portland Press Herald, and the Bangor Daily News.
The Art Newspaper, which reports on the arts worldwide, reported on Colby’s recent acquisition of the Jacob Lawrence print series The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1986-97). “Lawrence depicts L’Ouverture as a ‘Black Napoleon’ who ‘fought and contributed much to our continuous struggle for liberty,’ he [Lawrence] told the writer Walter Dean Myers, who published a children’s history...