Hanlon New York Times Op-Ed Gives Advice for Conservative Students

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon addresses the conservative media outlets who, he says, have “built a cottage industry of outrage on the premise that conservative students are victims of a ‘tyrannical‘ campus left.” His advice to conservative college students? You’re not a victim—”The leaders and pundits who say otherwise are doing you a disservice”—and use...

Cote ’95 Receives Meritorious Service Medal

Adam Cote ’95 received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service with the Maine National Guard. “The honor recognizes Cote’s leadership in organizing and carrying out numerous projects of the 133rd Engineer Battalion in communities throughout Maine, from as far north as Houlton to as south as Acton, in 2016,” Foster’s Daily Democrat reports Feb....

Men’s Ice Hockey Season, Coach on WGME TV

Colby’s men’s ice hockey team is kicking ice this year, and WGME-TV caught up with coach Blaise Macdonald and the team at the University of New England. The Mules have been nationally ranked for most of the season, WGME’s Dave Eid reports. “I think when you look at our program, it’s a lot like farming,”...

Ardam Essay in Los Angeles Review of Books

An essay by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books Jan. 10. Her essay on the podcast My Favorite Murder helps her cope with the memory of the shooting at UCLA, where she studied and taught. “My Favorite Murder feels like a support group for anxious people who are calmed, if not satiated,...

Josephson Publishes eBook and Articles; Lectures in Zurich and on BBC

Professor of History Paul Josephson has been busy writing and lecturing since October. Here are his recent accomplishments: October 2016 A lecture on “Chernobyl’s Fallout in the World of Nuclear Energy Production—Thirty Years On” in Barcelona, Spain. January 2017 A talk on “Heroism and Secrecy Across the Arctic: Building Industry in the Dark and Cold” at...

Bestemen’s Op-Ed on Trump Travel Ban in Bangor Daily News

Calling President Trump’s travel ban a “throwback to old discriminatory immigration policies,” Catherine Besteman, Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, recounts former bans and color bars the U.S. has employed in her op-ed in the Bangor Daily News Feb. 8. From The Naturalization Act of 1790 to immigration reform in 1965, our country has...

New York Times Op-Ed by Gross on Social Science Without Data

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross reflects on the recent death of Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman and his unusual work style in an op-ed in the Feb. 9 New York Times. Bauman’s theories about modernity were not based on data collection or methodology. Instead, he was “a thinker of rare insight and range,” Gross writes. American social scientists, however,...

WGME TV Reports on Alumni Business in Portland, Maine

The story of Fork Food Lab, a shared kitchen space in Maine’s largest city, was covered by WGME TV13 Jan. 18. Cofounded by Nick Spillane ’08 and Eric Holstein ’08, the collaborative kitchen allows food producers to pay rent to “gain access to industrial commercial kitchen equipment in a shared space,” WGME reports. Recently, the...

Down East Magazine Interviews Student Musical Producers

Students Katie Monteleone ’18 and Josua Lutian ’18 talked to Down East magazine about the creation of their musical Lost With You, which they workshopped in New York during Jan Plan. The two met as first-year students in a singing group and now, as juniors, are debuting the play they wrote together. How are they feeling about the...

Media Coverage of Lunder Institute Announcement Has Broad Reach

Colby’s Feb. 2 announcement of the establishment of the Lunder Institute for American Art has gained media attention from media outlets and art organizations. Here is the coverage to date: Colby College Museum of Art given 1,000-work collection Feb. 18, 2017 The Art Newspaper Gift adds more than 1,100 artworks to the Colby College Museum of Art’s...

President Greene Statement and Student Protest Covered in Local Media

A story in the Central Maine Newspapers covered activities at Colby that followed the travel order by President Trump. On Sunday, Colby’s President David A. Greene issued a statement reaffirming the College’s obligation to protect and support faculty, staff, and students from other countries. “I want to be clear about Colby’s values and obligations to...

Innovative Artist Condron ’92 Receives $30,000 Pollock-Krasner Grant

Jim Condron ’92, an American painter and assemblage artist, received a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for $30,000, one of the largest awards this year. Named for the abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock and his wife and fellow abstract painter Lee Krasner, the grant gives Condron “time, studio space, and materials to make his works, which could be...

Mainebiz and Morning Sentinel Zoom In on Waterville

Maine’s business magazine Mainebiz is the latest publication to feature the revitalization efforts in downtown Waterville. The cover story on their Jan. 23 issue is titled “Colby College’s master plan for reshaping downtown Waterville” and reports on not just the broad plan for the city but specifics on current projects. A Jan. 23 story in the Morning Sentinel...

Tate Elected to Waterville City Council

Winifred Tate, associate professor of anthropology, was elected Waterville’s City Council representing Ward 6, the Morning Sentinel reports Jan. 17. Tate, a nine-year resident of Waterville with two children in public schools, said she was raised to value public service. She’s also “concerned about how to balance the needs of all community members and manage the city’s...

Kapupu ’12 Youth Ambassador at Budapest Water Summit

Chishala Kapupu ’12, a former Davis United World Scholar at Colby, was one of two youth ambassadors at the Budapest Water Summit in December 2016. Discussions during a youth forum led to the formulation of the Budapest Water Summit Youth Statement that will enhance youth capacity and knowledge sharing as young people strive to have their...

Kveller Q&A with Rabbi Isaacs About Being a Lesbian Jewish Mom

Rabbi Rachel Issacs, assistant professor of Jewish studies, engaged in a Q&A with Kveller.com, a website for Jewish parenting with a twist. Isaacs talks about being a rabbi in rural Maine, family life, and giving the benediction at the White House Hanukkah party last December. The best part of her trip to Washington, D.C., Isaacs told...

Museum of Art Reviewed in Portland Press Herald

Art historian Daniel Kany reviewed the Colby Museum of Art in the Sunday Portland Press Herald Jan. 8, in which he examines the “museum’s status as a cultural leader.” Kany recognizes Colby as not just the largest museum in Maine, but “among the most significant and largest college art museums in the United States” and thus...

Article by Fleming Published in Physics Today

An extensive article on the Swedish meteorologist Carl-Gustaf Rossby by Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming was published in the January 2017 issue of Physics Today. Fleming traces Rossby’s career from its start at the Bergen School of Meteorology through the establishment of Stockholm’s International Meteorological Institute and to his involvement in the International...

Reynolds Article Featured on Cover of Ecography

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Travis Reynolds and Janice Liang ’16 published an article in the journal Ecography illustrating how sacred natural sites can inform ecological theories on habitat fragmentation in developing countries. The research, conducted in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Biology Cathy Collins and other U.S. and Ethiopian partners, combines remote sensing data...

Hanlon Writes in New Republic on Myth of Liberal Echo Chamber

An article by Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon titled “The Myth of the Liberal ‘Echo Chamber’ on Campus” in the New Republic magazine challenges the notion in essays by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof “that liberals in academia—people like me—are intolerant of, and politically biased against, conservatives on campus.” Highlighting events at Colby pre- and post-election,...