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Lomax Named Colby’s First Director of Recreation Services

Tiffany Lomax has been named the College’s first director of recreation services. Lomax, who currently serves as associate director of wellness, recreation, and campus events at Delaware State University, will assume her role in August. Lomax will be responsible for launching an integrated program—including intramural and club sports—a multi-layered fitness program, meditation and mindfulness experiences,...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Colby’s Back to Campus Plans

A July 28 Wall Street Journal article titled “Back-to-College Plans Devolve Into a Jumble of Fast-Changing Rules” mentions Colby’s plans in the second paragraph. “In Waterville, Maine, Colby College plans to open most of its campus to students and faculty with one of the more ambitious testing protocols in higher education. The small school expects to administer...

New York Times, Globe and Others Covered Colby Poll Results

The July 28 Colby election poll showing Maine’s Speaker of the House Sara Gideon with a five-point lead over Susan Collins was covered by these major news outlets:  New York Times Boston Globe Maine Public Portland Press Herald International Business Times PoliticusUSA The Hill  

Colby’s Testing Strategy Opens AP Story, Widely Shared

An Associated Press story on July 19 about COVID-19 testing strategies for colleges opens with an explanation of Colby’s testing program for this fall. “For students heading to Colby College in Maine this fall, coronavirus testing is expected to be a routine part of campus life,” the lede reads. “All students will be required to provide...

Soto Quoted in Discover Magazine Article on Personality Test

Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Soto was quoted in a Discover magazine story titled “Who Are You? The Lure and Limitations of Personality Tests.” Since “most popular personality quizzes give us a positive outlook on ourselves, and rarely highlight the negative,” Soto said that it simply “feels good to say good things about yourself.” 

Clyburn Joins Colby as Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tayo Clyburn, presently vice president of inclusive diversity and equity and chief diversity officer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has been named dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Colby. He comes to Mayflower Hill with extensive experience in diversity and inclusion in higher education. At Colby Clyburn will lead and oversee campus-wide initiatives...

Pay it Northward Lauded in Forbes Education Article

Colby’s Pay it Northward campaign was the lead item in the July 23 Forbes article “To Succeed, College Students Need Schools To Measure, Prioritize Building Networks” by Michael Horn. “In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colby College turned heads in May when it guaranteed that all 300 of its seniors still in search of work would...

Washington Post Features Colby in Article on Testing Plans and Reopening

In a July 20 Washington Post article titled “On some college campuses, a new fall rite: coronavirus testing,” Colby is featured prominently and said to have “a maximalist position: Test everyone, and test often.” Said President David Greene: “It’s really important to our students, faculty, staff and families that we have a model in place that...

CNBC Interviews President Greene on Reopening Plans

President David Greene joined CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on July 10 to discuss Colby’s plans to reopen the College this fall and to provide 85,000 tests to students and employees in the fall semester. “The idea that is so important about this is to actually be able to identify people who might be infected before they’re...

Hochman ’14 Featured in Undergraduate Journal Lighght

Will Hochman ’14, who made his Broadway debut last fall in the New York Times critic’s pick The Sound Inside with Tony Award-winning co-star Mary-Louise Parker, was featured in the independent undergraduate journal Lighght. In the Q&A, Hochman shared his Colby and Broadway experiences. “I had wanted to act my entire life, but never did,...

Maisel Comments on Sen. Collins in Multiple Outlets

As the Senate race between Susan Collins and Sara Gideon heats up, Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, is frequently tapped for comment. Recent stories in which he adds his thoughts include: Public News Service, July 17 Washington Examiner, July 17    

Colby Mentioned in Wall Street Journal Article on College COVID-19 Testing

The Wall Street Journal included Colby in its July 15 article titled “Universities’ Plan to Test Students for Covid-19 to Increase Demand on Testing Capacity,” which discusses the possible strain on the supply of COVID-19 test kits as colleges prepare to open and offer extensive testing to their students and employees. “Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, detailed...

Maisel in Globe and Mail Comments on Biden Strategy

In a July 15 Globe and Mail article, Sandy Maisel, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, commented on Joe Biden’s strategy in the article “Biden is digging in Trump states, and using some of his rhetoric, too.” The article notes that Biden is adopting some of the language Trump uses that appeals to white manufacturing workers. “The slice...

Ortiz Contributes to Article About Coral Reef Island Resiliency

Alejandra Ortiz, assistant professor of geology, was interviewed for an article titled “A Brighter Future for Coral Reef Islands” that appeared in Eos, a source of news and science for the American Geophysical Union. The article reports on new research that shows low-lying coral reef island may be more resilient to rising ocean levels than previously thought. If...

Dufresne ’92 and Genovese ’89 in Darien Times Article on Comfort Food

Top chef Wylie Dufresne ’92 was featured in a Darien Times article about the delivery of Du’s Donuts to the Corbin District in Darien, Conn. “During tough times like the COVID-19 pandemic, people long for comfort food that is like a ‘hug,’” Dufresne said. The idea to have Du’s Donut’s delivered to Darien came from Dufresne’s...

Maisel Quoted in Vox Story on July 14 Primaries

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in a July 14 story in Vox titled “6 key Senate and House races to watch on Tuesday.” With Maine being one of the races to watch, Maisel was commenting on the candidacy of Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, the frontrunner in the race...

Terrassa Announcement Draws Wide Media Coverage

Colby’s July 13 announcement that Jacqueline Terrassa will be the new Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art attracted broad media coverage. Among the outlets covering the story include: Art & Education ARTFIX daily artnet News Associated Press Mainebiz Portland Press Herald San Francisco Chronicle US News & World Report Washington Times...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed Suggests Becoming a Police Officer

A New York Times op-ed by Neil Gross, the Chares A. Dana Professor of Sociology, suggests that instead of abolishing the police, progressives should consider becoming a police officer. “To many progressives, the suggestion to join the police force may be counterintuitive, even offensive. If your belief, based on what you’ve seen or read or experienced...
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Jacqueline Terrassa Named Director of the Colby College Museum of Art

Visionary Leader Brings Deep Experience from the Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art Colby College today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Terrassa as the Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Terrassa, who currently serves as the Woman’s Board vice president for learning and public engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago, will...

Singh in India Times About Development in Punjab

Nikki-Guninder Singh, the Crawford Family Professor of Religion, was included in an India Times story about the Sikh community in the United States supporting development in the Indian region of Punjab. Singh was one of 100 eminent Sikh leaders from across the country who participated in a virtual meeting with India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu...