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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

Colby Museum Presents Marsden Hartley’s Maine

Exhibition Organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Maine Debut Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art starting July 8, offers a unique perspective on an artist whose complex, sometimes contradictory, relationship with his native state shaped his contributions to American modernism. The exhibition, the result of an unprecedented...

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...

Coane’s CogBlog Named Top Psychology Blog of 2017

A blog created by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Coane was named one of 10 top psychology blogs by Online Counseling Programs (OCP). Coane’s CogBlog is written by research assistants “working in the Memory and Language Lab and students enrolled in courses in cognitive psychology and memory at Colby.” The blog is one of the few on...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...

Boyle ’78 Wins Literary Award, Featured in Down East Magazine Article

Straw Man, the latest book by Gerry Boyle ‘78, was picked as the top crime fiction book for 2017 at the Maine Literary Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Straw Man is Boyle’s 12th book. Boyle was also included in the article “The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers” in Down East Magazine. “Straw...

Allbritton Appointed to Editorial Board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton has been appointed to the editorial board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas as a reviews editor. Published by Intellect since 2004 (under the name Studies in Hispanic Cinemas until 2013), the journal has dedicated itself to the study of the cinemas of Spain and Latin America through...

Marvin Quoted in New York Times Story on CUNY

Cate Marvin, visiting assistant professor of English, was quoted in “How CUNY Became Poetry U,” a story in the June 2 New York Times about the appeal of teaching poetry at the City University of New York. “New York is a city where poets really want to live,” said Marvin, the founder of VIDA, an organization for women...

Rooney ’10 Rice Farm Featured in Morning Sentinel

Wild Folk Farm, co-owned and managed by Ben Rooney ’10, was featured in the May 25 Morning Sentinel leading up to the farm’s rice paddy transplanting celebration. The farm, which grows 12 varieties of rice, has been sold “across the country, from Hawaii to locally in Maine, and around the world to places such as Croatia and the...

Stokes Essay on Cancer and Gardening in Organic Life

An essay by Elisabeth Stokes, visiting assistant professor of English, ran in Rodale’s Organic Life May 12. Titled “I Didn’t Know How To Help My Friend Dying Of Cancer, So I Taught Her Son To Garden. Here’s Why,” the essay recounts the time Stokes spent helping her neighbor’s son plant a garden box. “He carefully tended his...

Sheehan on Fotomuseum’s Still Searching Blog

In March and April 2017, Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the Still Searching blog published by the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her five-part blog series on photography and migration considers the role of the photographic medium in the human crossing of geographical and cultural borders. The series reflects on the photographic culture of the contemporary global migration crisis, placing it into conversation...

Shea Writes a Piece on Elections in The Nation

Professor of Government Dan Shea wrote a piece, “Our Addiction to Elections is Killing American Democracy,” in which he advocates “embracing other avenues of political engagement” because “our democracy is in big trouble.” In the April 12 issue of The Nation, Shea summarizes America’s history of elections and momentous shifts in our democracy that have led to the...