Professor Dan Cohen’s TED Talk Cited in Entrepreneur Article

Professor of Philosophy Dan Cohen ’75 gave a talk titled “For Argument’s Sake” at a TedXColby event in 2013. The 10-minute video, which now has 1.2 million views, is mentioned in a sarcastic Entrepreneur Magazine article on defending arguments. Cohen’s talk suggests we should re-evaluate what winning an argument means and recommends that we engage in active disagreement rather than going to war.

Simone Leung ’17 Interviews Yale Psychologist on Memoir

Simone Leung ’17 delves into the thoughts and motivations of Yale Medical School professor and psychologist Dr. Annita Sawyer in a Q&A about Sawyer’s memoir, Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass. The book recounts Sawyer’s personal experience with mental illness and suicidal thoughts. Leung, a global studies major at Colby, interned at the Bellevue Literary Review this summer. The interview...

Joanna Ko Siu-man ’07 Takes Center Stage

Joanna Ko Siu-man ’07 is a rising star at the Chung Ying Theater company in Hong Kong, according to the Hong Kong Free Press. After Colby, Ko received a master’s degree in drama from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she had studied musical dance for three years as a teen.

O’Halloran ’03 Crucial to Red Sox President’s Success

Amid front-office transitions, Boston Red Sox Senior Vice President/Assistant GM Brian O’Halloran ’03 could be essential to new team president Dombroski and his success, according to MassLive.com. O’Halloran, who has been with the Red Sox since 2002, earned an M.B.A. from UCLA after graduating from Colby.

Esther Mathieu ’17 Named YesPoetry’s Poet of the Month

Esther Mathieu ’17, an independent major in environmental planning, media, and design, was named August’s Poet of the Month at YesPoetry. In a Q&A with the editor, Mathieu discusses the “separation between the discrete, living breaths,” the truths about mental health issues, and the voices below her rib cage.

Carlos Beason ’19 Learns Key Lessons from Harlem Lacrosse

Incoming first-year student Carlos Beason ’19 reflects on the opportunity to discover passion beyond the streets through Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL). This nonprofit, funded by Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, is what program director Joel Censer calls an ‘intervention’ program: “It causes [the kids] to see a world they never knew existed but also to become...

Gouzie ’08 and Holstein ’08 Take S’mores to Portland Streets

Madison Gouzie ’08 and Eric Holstein ’08 joined the food cart boom in Portland when they took their Marshmallow Cart to the streets. As a summertime spinoff of their Brooklyn, N.Y., s’mores and hot chocolate business, Gouzie said, “It’s a neat time to be building a food cart in Maine.” The Portland Press Herald reported...

Jesse Salisbury ’95 Unveils Sculpture at Gardiner Art Walk

Jesse Salisbury ’95 unveiled his granite sculpture titled “Motion” at the Gardiner (Maine) Main Street “Art in the Park” exhibit in August. This program began with a $10,000 grant from the Harry Faust Art Fund, a memorial to Harry Faust ’70, who owned the Framemakers in Waterville. The Central Maine Newspapers reported that the piece will return...

Anthony Corrado Provides Campaign Analysis for the World

From the Wall Street Journal to NPR, CNBC to USA Today, the media is turning again to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado for insights on money and politics. Corrado, a leading expert on campaign finance, saw his inbox fill up this summer as trade deals and the 2016 presidential race put campaign dollars in the...

Fleming Talks Climate Engineering on The Adaptors

The Adaptors—a podcast that explores the notion that “Climate change is calling; the adaptors are responding”—tapped Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James Fleming for a segment titled “Fixing the Sky” for its Aug. 13 episode. The 16-minute interview covers Fleming’s research about “sincere but deluded” practitioners of climate engineering, the topic of his bestselling...

Gail Carlson Pushes for EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In a Bangor Daily News guest column, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson discussed the importance of the Clean Power Plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal is to reduce power plant emissions while allowing states to oversee the process. Carlson urged Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Bruce Poliquin to “support this...

Walsh ’15 Cycles Cross Country for Cancer Research

Kellie Walsh ’15 was pedaling 4,000 miles for 70 days across the country, due to reach Portland in early August with 4K for Cancer, according to the Andover Townsman. On On on a team of 29 cyclists, Walsh raised $12,000 to donate to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults after being inspired by her mother,...

Conner Applies Sports Marketing to Performing Arts

Lynne Conner, professor of theater and dance, talked with the San Francisco Classical Voice, an online arts journal, about what the performing arts can learn from sports marketing. “The sports industry has understood its responsibility to promote opportunities for public debate and civic discourse. The arts industry has largely neglected that task,” she said.

Boylan Receives Spirit of Justice Award from GLAD

Color Magazine writes that Jennifer Finney Boylan, special advisor to the president of Colby, will receive the Spirit of Justice Award by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Oct. 16 for writings, teachings, and activism articulating transgender experience. Boylan, the first best-selling transgender author in the United States, was a professor of English at...

O’Neil ’15 Voices Concerns over Mousam River Dams

Connor O’Neil ’15 writes to the Portland Press Herald voicing concerns over the Mousam River system. The Kesslen, Dane Perkins, and Twine Mills dams “deny many species of fish … access to their ancestral waters,” writes O’Neil, arguing that removal of these dams would create a healthier ecosystem, diversify recreational activities on the river, and...

Marden ’95 Shares Journey into Fashion with Daily Front Row

Matthew Marden ’95, an editor for Details magazine, shares memories of his decade as a fashion editor in an interview with the Daily Front Row, a fashion news source. Marden traces his journey from his mom’s subscription to Harper’s Bazaar to Colby then back to a New York photo gallery, and he goes on to share...

Rafik ’93 Aids Case to Get Insurance Coverage for Cancer Treatment

Mala Rafik ’93, a Boston insurance attorney, helped a Waterville woman get Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance to cover proton beam therapy to treat breast cancer, the Central Maine Morning Sentinel reported. Rafik is quoted saying she hopes the case “will be an impetus for other insurers in similar situations to approve coverage.”

Boyes-Watson ’12 and Stanton ’14 on BetaBoston’s “25 under 25″

Matthew Boyes-Watson ’12 and David Stanton ’14 are two of BetaBoston’s 25 Most Innovative People Under 25. Boyes-Watson is the founder and CEO of Jumpshell, a real estate startup based in Somerville, Mass. Stanton ’14 created GymSnap, an app that monitors traffic of the athletic centers and he works for DraftKings in the customer experience...

Colby Buys Two Local Buildings for Downtown Revitalization

Colby purchased two vacant buildings on Waterville’s Main Street as part of President David Greene’s initiative to revitalize downtown and stir the local economy. No specific plans have yet been made for the properties, the Morning Sentinel reports. MaineBiz also covered this story.

Alex ’08 and Brand ’08 Offer Local Brewers Maine Malt

Bloomberg Business and the Portland Press Herald report on Joel Alex ’08, founder of Blue Ox Malthouse, and David Brand ’08, who have expanded Maine’s “buy local” movement by commercially malting Maine-grown barley. To fit “the ethos of what craft beer is about,” Alex hopes Maine brewers will work with local maltsters, such as Blue Ox...