Mazzeo Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo spoke with Robin Young on WBUR’s Here & Now in a piece titled “Returning ‘Once More to the Lake’ Through Literature.” Mazzeo mentions Colby several times, in reference to its proximity to Maine’s lake district, the Belgrade Lakes, and about her teaching E.B. White’s essay “Once More to...

Colby Hosts ATC Conference, Gets Media Attention

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2017 Conference will be held at Colby Aug. 4-11, and in advance of the conference a team of volunteers from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club held a live demonstration at Colby on how to build a privy, the Morning Sentinel reports July 30. Other media outlets covered the upcoming conference and the advance work....

Kibet ’18 Highlighted in NCAA Champion Magazine

Cross country runner Benard Kibet ’18 was featured in NCAA’s Champion magazine in a story titled “Help for His Homeland.” Kibet has returned twice to his native Kenya to “give back to the villagers who have supported him with two successful projects: a new kindergarten classroom and a project to bring water closer to the village’s schools,...

Finch Discusses Hartley Book on New Books Network

Marsden Hartley’s Maine (Yale University Press, 2017), a book that accompanies the museum exhibit by the same name, was the topic of a podcast on New Books Network. Coauthor Elizabeth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, conducted a podcast interview July 28 with Kirstin L. Ellsworth and the other coauthors. Listen here.

Leonard Quoted in Washington Post Article on Transgender Soldiers

Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, was quoted in a July 27 Washington Post article titled “A history lesson for Trump: Transgender soldiers served in the Civil War.” “They wouldn’t know what in the world you meant by the word transgender, but there have women serving in men’s dress in armies since...

WCSH6 Reports on Allen Island and Colby Connection

WCSH6 Reporter Rob Caldwell visited Allen Island and talked to Colby CAPS students who spent four days on the island to “study art, archeology, climate change and more.” Jamie Wyeth, whose family foundation, Up East, owns Allen Island and is in partnership with Colby, said “islands are unique,” adding “I mean, you come here and it...

Gordon Article on Coates in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

An essay by Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon was published in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal. In her essay “Black Bodies Matter: A Reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me” Gordon argues the book “provides an anti-idealist argument that violence against the Black body is the cause of, not merely the effect of, various racial...

Mainebiz Calls Allen Island A “Living Lab”

Colby’s partnership with Up East Inc. is bringing to life Betsy Wyeth’s dream of turning 450-acre Allen Island “into a living learning lab and working waterfront,” Mainebiz reports July 24.  “Since the time my mother, Betsy James Wyeth, formed Up East, it has been her goal to create opportunities for fishermen to interact with marine scientists, for archaeologists to...

Guillén and Razsa Film Gets Coverage in Maine Media

A new film by Associate Professor of Anthropology Maple Razsa and Photo and Video Journalist Milton Guillén has caught the attention of Maine media. The Maribor Uprisings, a participatory documentary about the 2012 uprisings in Slovenia, was on the front page of the Portland Phoenix. The July 17 article called the film “a valuable experiential tool for audiences...

Photo Essay on Allen Island in Maine Magazine

Maine magazine highlights the beauty, resources, and collaboration with Allen Island with a photo essay in its “In the Community” section. Click here to see images of the island and some of the Colby professors and staff who are making this unique learning opportunity available to Colby students and the residents of Port Clyde, Maine.

Allen Island, A Living Laboratory, in Portland Press Herald

A 450-acre island in Muscongus Bay, Allen Island allows “incoming Colby students to get an education in island life,” reports the Portland Press Herald July 15. Colby and Up East, a Wyeth family foundation, “have partnered to bring students new opportunities for hands-on, immersive learning on Allen Island and at the Herring Gut Learning Center, a nonprofit education...

Bangor Daily News Covers Allen Island and CAPS Program

Allen Island, in Muscongus Bay, Maine, is a “treasure trove for students seeking hands-on learning,” according to a story in the July 18 Bangor Daily News. Colby students, including incoming first-year students in the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences, or CAPS, have access to Allen Island as a living laboratory for research in the sciences and the humanities. “They’re really...

Corwin Interview in Take Magazine About Cutting-Edge Art

Take Magazine interviewed Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art and Chief Curator, about the museum’s role in bringing “cutting-edge art to rural Maine.” Asked in the July 14 article about pushing boundaries and how the museum helps define contemporary art, Corwin answered, “One of the key things I hope we’re...

Gross Quoted in Chronicle Article on Republicans Views on Colleges

Neil Gross, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, was quoted in an article titled “Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?” The July 10 Chronicle of Higher Education article reports that, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of “Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher education has a negative effect...

Ardam Interviews Elkin in Public Books Article

In the article “Aslant to the Flâneur: A Conversation with Lauren Elkin,” Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam interviews Elkin about her new book, Flâneuse, a book that’s “cultural history and memoir, criticism and travelogue.” Ardam and Elkin share a lively conversation about writing, growing up in the suburbs, and women’s relationships to cities in a July 10 article that...

Moland Essay on Abolitionist Child in The Paris Review

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, had her piece “For Our Cause is Just” published in the web edition of The Paris Review July 7. The essay discusses the writings and views of American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, “a crusader for justice.” Child “devoted her formidable talents for research, rhetoric, and philosophical argument to pricking her fellow citizens’...
Colby Solar Array

Colby’s 5,300-Panel Solar Field Ready to Generate Power—and Academic Opportunity

Colby will flip the switch on a nine-acre solar field this fall, the latest step in the College’s commitment to sustainable and climate-friendly practices. The new 1.9-megawatt photovoltaic energy project, announced last May, will supply about 16 percent of the College’s electricity. Colby declared carbon neutrality in 2013 and continues to work to reduce carbon...

Benissan’s New Restaurant Featured in The Republican Journal

July 8 marks the grand opening of Messan Jordan Benissan’s restaurant, Me Long Togo, in Searsport, Maine, so says The Republican Journal in its July 7 story on Colby’s director of African drumming. The restaurant is opening in the historic Nickerson Tavern, which was “probably built around 1840-1850,” the Journal reports. In addition to traditional Togolese dishes, Benissan will...

Fleming on Front Page of Reddit June 30

A reference to Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming was on the front page of Reddit June 30. A post about James Van Allen on the site’s “Today I Learned” section included Fleming’s quote about the first time “someone discovered something and immediately decided to blow it up,” which...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...