Chicago Public Library Selects White’s Biddy Mason Best of the Best in 2019

The Chicago Public Library selected Biddy Mason Speaks Up, cowritten by Arisa White, assistant professor of creative writing, as one of it’s 2019 Best of the Best in the “Best Informational Books for Older Readers” category. The book, part of the “Fighting for Justice” series, tells the story of healer, midwife, and civil rights champion Biddy Mason, who...

Boston Globe Highlights Dare Northward Campaign Success

The Boston Globe ran an extensive story Nov. 21 on the success of Colby’s Dare Northward capital campaign, which raised more than $500 million, two-thirds of its goal, in three years. The article includes an interview with President David Greene, who is quoted about many of the dramatic improvements enabled by the campaign thus far—in...

On NPR, Corrado Discusses Trump’s Self-Funded Candidacy

A November 21 NPR feature headlined “Why Money Can’t (Usually) Buy You a Successful Campaign” featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance. The story, on scores of stations and websites across the country, discussed wealthy candidates currently seeking the nomination and noted that while President Donald Trump’s successful self-funded bid for...

Allbritton Presents Work on Spanish AIDS Crisis at Stony Brook

Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish at Colby, spoke about his academic research at Stony Brook University in New York Nov. 6 as part of a distinguished alumni speakers series in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. Allbritton, who earned a Ph.D. at Stony Brook in 2011, presented “Bad Blood: Visions of Hemophilia in...

Gastaldo Publications Cast More Shade on Long-held Extinction Model

Robert Gastaldo, Colby’s Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, and colleagues recently published an article in the journal PALAIOS, that upsets long-held beliefs about the End-Permian mass extinction 252 million years ago. Gastaldo is coauthor of an article titled “Testing the Daptocephalus and Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zones in a Lithostratographic, Magnetostratigraphic, and Palynological Framework in the Free State,...

In National Geographic, Nyhus Provides History of Captive Tigers in U.S.

The December issue of National Geographic has an extended feature on the thousands of tigers kept in captivity in the United States, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies is quoted about the history of the animals in the country. The article is headed, “Captive Tigers in the U.S. Outnumber Those in the Wild. It’s a...

Student Entrepreneurs Will Compete for Business Grant

Several Colby students who will participate in the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge Nov. 16 at Thomas College are featured in a WABI-5 television news article about their business plans, the upcoming competition for $25,000 in startup funding, and the coworking space they share. Four of the students featured are from Colby and are part of...

Singh Cites Sikh Hymn at Baccalaureate as Transcendent Moment

In connection with the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth, India’s largest independent news service quoted Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh about celebrations. On OutlookIndia.com the IANS story relates Singh’s observation that Sikhs and non-Sikhs are increasingly coming together to celebrate Guru Nanak, the first Sikh. Such celebrations, including when Colby’s...

Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

Maine College Climate Action Summit Held at Colby

One hundred twenty-four students from 10 colleges and universities gathered on Mayflower Hill Nov. 9 to examine how they might work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. The inaugural Maine College Climate Action Summit highlighted the power of youth and the need for collaboration to implement change, the Central Maine Morning Sentinel reported.

Lewiston Sun Journal Interviews Besteman about Election of Somali

When Safiya Khalid, an immigrant from Somalia, was elected to the Lewiston, Maine, city council with 70 percent of the vote Nov. 5, the Lewiston Sun Journal interviewed Catherine Besteman, Colby’s Bartlett Professor of Anthropology and author of a book about Somali Bantus who sought refuge and established a substantial community in Lewiston. Khalid, 23,...

NBC Today Taps Soto for List about Introverts

When Today on NBC compiled its list “Five Things Introverts Can Teach People,” the show quoted Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto on knowing when to say “no” and on not oversharing. “Extroverts are more at risk of … just dumping things on people and disclosing too much information and not having a filter,” Soto...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...

Boston Globe Essay Traces 50 Years of Colby Friendship

In its “Connections” feature, the Nov. 1 Boston Globe Magazine published an essay by Lloyd Benson ’73 about a dozen friends who regularly get together now a half century since their arrival at Colby. “These men have beaten the odds to stay friends for 50 years,” the headline announced. “The resulting friendships have seen them...

Sentinel Profiles New Athletic Director, Mike Wisecup

Mike Wisecup, recently named Colby’s new Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, told a Morning Sentinel columnist that words he used on Navy SEAL teams also apply on the playing field: honor, integrity, teamwork, leadership. A varsity swimmer as an undergraduate at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wisecup will direct an athletics program with 32 varsity teams...

Economic Optimism in Central Maine Led By, Not Limited To, Colby

Central Maine’s economy is trending upwards, and Colby has a lot to do with it, the executive director of FirstPark writes in a Central Maine Newspapers oped. Colby is leading the way with $1.5 billion in statewide economic output linked to the College over the last five years, and “local businesses are following suit, developing...

Maisel in Boston Globe on Nixon’s 1969 “Silent Majority” Speech

On the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, writer David Shribman draws a line to current politics and divisions and quotes Sandy Maisel, Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. In analysis published in the Boston Globe, Shribman writes that Nixon was convinced that “the leading news organizations and antiwar protesters...

Donihue on Impact of China Lobster Tariffs in Washington Post

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79, who served at the president’s Council of Economic Advisors in a prior administration, provided economic data about the scale of the lobster industry in Maine for a Nov. 1 Washington Post business article headlined “Lobster on the Line: China loves Maine lobster, but Trump’s trade war means Canada...

Washington Times Taps Corrado on Senate Fundraising

The Washington Times quoted Professor of Government Anthony Corrado on early fundraising for upcoming elections for U.S. Senate races. “Some of the Democratic challengers have been unusually successful for this point in the campaign and a number of the Republican incumbents are not showing much fundraising momentum,” Corrado told the paper for an Oct. 28...