Brown Pens Essay for DownEast Magazine’s Maine Homes

“Notes from the Underground” is the name of the essay by Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education, that appeared in DownEast magazine’s Maine Homes May-June issue. The essay tells the story of Brown’s father, who recorded daily events on the floor beams of his home in Alexander, Maine. “Each year, my father recorded the first frost, the first...

Soto Quoted in NPR Story on Big Five Personality, Picked Up Nationwide

In a July 10 NPR story titled “The Famous Big 5 Personality Test Might Not Reveal The True You,” Assistant Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto is quoted repeatedly on the origins of the test as well as a recent study testing its effectiveness in developing countries. Researchers are finding “that in many of these developing...

Mayka Coauthors Vox Article on Brazil Supreme Court Injunction

Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, co-wrote an article titled “Brazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils” that appeared July 8 on Vox‘s Mischiefs of Faction political science blog. The article discusses Brazil’s participatory councils and a recent Supreme Court injunction that blocked President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree to dismantle them. “The participatory...

Q&A with Former Oak Fellow Jestina Mukoko on Voice of the People

A Q&A with human rights activist Jestina Mukoko, the 2010 Fellow at Colby’s Oak Institute for Human Rights, appeared in a Radio Voice of the People piece titled “Honour & Valour: The Story Of Jestina Mukoko.” Mukoko discusses her 2008 abduction by the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe as well as her book, The Abduction and Trial of...

Maisel Quoted in Vox Article, Picked Up By Other Outlets

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in a June 26 article on Vox titled “Why Democrats think 2020 is the year they can defeat Susan Collins” in which he expressed skepticism about Collins’s moderate image. “Despite the fact she would like to be, she is not John McCain, Maisel said, referring...

Isaacs Writes Letter on Small Town Jewish Life for eJewish Philanthropy

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs wrote a letter titled “Small Town Jewish Life Takes Center Stage” printed in the “Readers Forum” section of eJewish Philanthropy June 11, 2019. In it, she chronicles how she came to settle in Waterville and create Colby’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life. “Our core values of economic accessibility, dynamic learning, and collaboration...

Fleming Cited on Climate Change in History News Network Article

In an article titled “Are Historians Doing Enough to Address Climate Change?,” the author, Walter G. Moss, cited a 1998 book by Jim Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. After citing the opinions of others on the dearth of historical writing on climate change, Moss writes, “Fleming’s words of 1998—’Since the mid-1980s,...

2004 Fleming D-Day Article Draws Attention Prior to D-Day Anniversary

In the days leading up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a 2004 article by James Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, saw an uptick in page views. Fleming’s article, “Sverre Petterssen and the contentious (and momentous) weather forecasts for D-Day,” saw a 97-percent increase in page views, according to academia.edu....

Maisel Quoted in Pine Tree Watch About Susan Collins

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in the article “Calling all challengers” in Pine Tree Watch. As speculation on whether or not Susan Collins will be re-elected builds, pundits are weighing in. “I think there is more dissatisfaction than at any other time,” Maisel told Pine Tree Watch. “Certainly from Progressives, especially women,...

Mayka and Lovón ’21 Coauthor Article in Washington Post

An article by Assistant Professor of Government Lindsay Mayka and government and economics major Andrés Lovón ’21 was published in the May 23 Washington Post. Titled “How one company’s deep web of corruption took down governments across Latin America,” the article breaks down a large bribery scandal that played out across several Latin American countries, including...

Nelson ’19 and Fraser ’19 Write Letters to the Editor

Julia Nelson ’19 and Catherine Fraser ’19, students in the class Environment and Human Health, had letters to the editor published in Waterville’s Morning Sentinel. Both letters urged support for L.D. 1433, “An Act to Protect the Environment and Public Health by Further Reducing Toxic Chemicals in Packaging,” a bill currently before the Maine Legislature. Nelson’s letter, printed May 20,...

Blevins a Finalist for 2019 Maine Literary Award in Poetry

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance selected Appalachians Run Amok, a book of poems by Adrian Blevins, professor of creative writing, as one of three finalists for its Maine Literary Award in Poetry. Winners will be revealed live at a ceremony Thursday, June 13, at the Bangor Public Library. Contact director@mainewriters.org for tickets and more information.

Corwin One of 10 Art-World Luminaries Tapped in Down East Article

In an article titled “Where the Buffs Roam” Down East magazine asked “10 art-world luminaries,” including Sharon Corwin, director and chief curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, “to share the under-the-radar places where they find great Maine art.” Corwin recommended the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing to see the wooden sculptures by Bernard Langlais. “To experience...

Stoddard ’20 Writes Letter to Editor in Bangor Daily News

As part of an assignment for her class the Environment and Human Health, Caroline Stoddard ’20 wrote a letter to the editor that was printed in the Bangor Daily News May 10. Titled “Phase out PFAS,” the letter (at the bottom of the page) encouraged readers to “urge their Maine lawmakers to pass LD 1433, a bill that...

Museum of Art Gates Exhibition Reviewed in Boston Globe

Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories, an exhibition by Theaster Gates at the Colby College Museum of Art, was reviewed in the Boston Globe May 9. The exhibition includes cabinets holding “3,000 photographs and page mockups from Ebony and Jet through the years, specifically of women,” the Globe reports. “There’s something monumental about it: The cabinets emanate significance and...

Fleming Cited in Los Angeles Times Article on Climate Engineering

The Los Angeles Times cited James R. Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, in an article titled “The real climate change controversy: Whether to engineer the planet in order to fix it.” The article is very loosely based on Fleming’s book, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. 

Colby Included in Mainebiz Article on Maine Colleges’ Growth

In a Mainebiz article titled “Maine’s colleges and universities find new, innovative areas for growth,” Colby is highlighted for its investment in downtown Waterville. President David A. Greene told Mainebiz that “in order to remain relevant, Maine colleges must continue building open, collaborative relationships with their communities.” Of note were four projects Colby has undertaken downtown, including...

Students Write Op-ed in Times Record About Brown Ash Endangerment and Indigenous Solutions

Students in the Humanities Lab “Life in Times of Extinction” published an op-ed in the Times Record titled “Brown Ash Endangerment and Indigenous Solutions.” Grace Neumiller ’21, Keller Leet-Otley ’19, and Tommaso Wagner ’19 wrote the letter for the class, taught by Chris Walker, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities, as part of their assignment to adopt and...

Arterberry Profiled as Infant Behavior & Development Editor

Professor of Psychology Martha Arterberry was profiled by the psychology journal Infant Behavior & Development, at which she serves as editor-in-chief. The profile shows how her path from undergraduate work at Pomona College, to an exchange program at Swarthmore College, to graduate work at the University of Minnesota kept her research focused on infant perception. Arterberry finds...

Gross Reviews Book Biased in New York Times

Neil Gross, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, reviewed Biased, a new book by Jennifer Eberhardt, in the Sunday New York Times. Gross called the book an “unexpectedly poignant overview of the research on cognitive biases and stereotypes, especially racial bias in criminal justice.”