Goldfarb Center Live Instagram with Sen. Collins Mentioned in New York Times

A live Instagram conversation with Senator Susan Collins, hosted by the Goldfarb Center, was mentioned in an Associated Press story that was in turn published in the New York Times, the Seattle Times. and other outlets. The story “Virus, stalled economy raise Democratic hopes to take Senate.” looks at Republican candidates’ approach to President Trump, reporting, “Asked about...

Museum of Art’s Museum @ Home Featured in Portland Press Herald Article

The Colby Museum of Art’s new online program Museum @ Home was the lead item in a Portland Press Herald article titled “From puzzles to podcasts, Maine museums are finding ways to engage online.” The article highlighted activities the Colby Museum has made available online, including a digital puzzle of famous paintings from the collection and the...

Shea Comments in Portland Press Herald Article on COVID-19 as Political Issue

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the potential for COVID-19 to be a political issue in an April 26 Portland Press Herald article titled “As coronavirus upends political campaigns, it also emerges as an issue.” As the pandemic stretches on, many see it as an issue that will affect the November election. “The appropriate...

Colby Election Poll Referenced in a Washington Post Story

Colby’s Maine general election poll, conducted in February, continues to generate some attention, including being referenced in the Washington Post story “Which Senate seats are most likely to flip in November?“

Welden Featured in Jewish Boston Q&A

Playwright Bess Welden, a teaching artist and visiting assistant professor of theater and dance at Colby, was featured in a Q&A on the website Jewish Boston regarding her play Refuge Malja ملجأ, which is one of seven finalists in the Jewish Play Project playwriting contest. The play contains Arabic, and when asked to talk about her...

New Alpine Ski Coach Harlow Announcement Covered by Industry Magazines

Ski Racing magazine covered Colby’s news that Eric Harlow has been named alpine ski coach. “I am extremely excited to lead the Colby alpine ski programs to become the most sought after Division I program in the country,” Harlow said. Snow Industry News also covered the announcement.

Morning Sentinel Reports Lockwood Hotel on Schedule

An April 15 article in the Morning Sentinel reports that despite the coronavirus, the Lockwood Hotel in downtown Waterville is on schedule to open this fall. Onsite workers are “now using new safety protocols that have been implemented by the Associated General Contractors of Maine in response to the outbreak of COVID-19,” Paul Ureneck, director of commercial...

Fleming in Smithsonian Magazine’s Earth Day 50th Anniversary Feature

James Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, contributed an item to Smithsonian Magazine’s article “50 Things We’ve Learned About The Earth Since the First Earth Day.” Fleming’s contribution: That the Air Has Gotten Better.”Since 1970 smoking (at least of tobacco) is way down, sick building syndrome is far less common, acid deposition from sulfur...

President Greene Tapped for Portland Press Herald Article on Fall Semester

An April 15 Portland Press Herald article on how schools are planning for the fall semester included thoughts by President David Greene. Among the items President Greene discussed were potential travel and visa restrictions for international students. “That’s a hugely important question,” Greene said. “When we think about what travel restrictions and visa restrictions there might be, there...

Fox News Highlights Colby’s Test-Optional Policy

In a Fox News article titled “Dozens of colleges drop SAT/ACT requirements for 2021, some consider permanent change,” Colby’s test-option policy was highlighted as a benefit to the College because of the strength of students who are accepted. “The Class of 2024 applicant pool was the largest and most competitive in Colby’s history, and our admitted...

The Nature Conservancy Article Highlights “Design Thinking” Jan Plan Course

The Nature Conservancy published an article about a new Jan Plan course, Design Thinking and Product Innovation, in which the author, who was also the course instructor, recounts her experience with 18 Colby students in her class. “I wanted to create a journey for the students,” Nina Naylor wrote, “and show them that sometimes you need...

Donihue Quoted in Press Herald Article on Maine Unemployment Claims

The Portland Press Herald tapped the expertise of Professor of Economics Michael Donihue to comment in the article “New Maine unemployment claims fall, but another surge expected.” The article discusses the Federal Protection Program, which was suspended when the lending cap was met, and rules and deadlines made it hard for some of Maine’s small business owners...

New York Times Quotes President Greene in Coronavirus Story

President David Greene was quoted in the April 15 New York Times article titled “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?” in which he expressed a desire to have students back on campus this fall. “Like other administrators, Mr. Greene is hoping to reopen with classes on campus, rather than online, even if it means deferring...

Maisel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article on Biden

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for comment in the Washington Examiner article titled “Socialists refuse to back Biden,” in which Maisel defends Biden’s strategy of taking steps to heal the Democratic Party. “Will he get support from everyone? I doubt it. In 2016, according to YouGov polling, about 18% of Sanders...

Soto Research Highlighted in Forbes Article on Extroverts

Personality research by Associate Professor of Sociology Christopher Soto was featured in an April 11 Forbes article titled “Extroverts Are More Likely To Be Romantically Satisfied — That Is, Unless You Are A Woman.” Analyzing more than 6,000 personality tests, Soto and a team of psychologists identified differences among men and women extroverts. “New research appearing in...

Colby’s Emphasis on Learning Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

An article about Colby’s resolve to “keep the learning going” appeared in the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. “We’re not asking the faculty to create an online class, just to keep the learning going,” said Carol Hurney, Colby’s associate provost and director of Colby’s Center for Teaching and Learning. “And that’s a different thing entirely....

President Greene Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article on Coronavirus Economic Reopening

The Wall Street Journal reached out to President David A. Greene for their April 13 article titled “The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow.” President Greene added to the discussion with his thoughts on possible scenarios for having students return to campus this fall. “Do we thin the number of people on campus? Does it...

Dean ’22 Op-Ed on Abrupt End to Relationship with CCAK Mentee

Eliza Dean ’22 penned an op-ed that appeared in the Morning Sentinel titled “No time to say goodbye: COVID-19 means an abrupt pause in the relationship between Colby mentor and her second-grade mentee.” Dean writes, “One of the first thoughts I had after I received the news that I would have to leave Colby College in the...

Donihue Tapped for Bangor Daily News Article on Maine Recession

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue was one of three experts tapped for a Bangor Daily News article titled “Economists paint ‘dire’ picture for Maine in potentially long coronavirus recession.”If you think about Maine’s economy, we do have a healthy manufacturing sector, but it’s nowhere near what it was historically, and it certainly isn’t the most important driver,”...