Maine Public Program on Polling Includes Shea as Guest

Professor of Government Dan Shea was a guest on the Sept. 14 Maine Public program “Maine Calling” that discussed polling. Shea, an expert on polling, was part of the program that set out to “check in with pollsters and learn what lessons they took from the 2016 election, the science of polling and how it has changed...

Shea Tapped for Vox Article on how Democrats can Win Senate

Vox tapped Professor of Government Dan Shea for his thoughts on Senator Susan Collins in their article “The ways Democrats could retake the Senate majority, explained.” Shea, a pollster and political scientist, said that Collins is “in this really difficult space; this happens for a lot of moderates across the country. The question is, what does...

Colby Held up as Positive Example of Student Compliance in CNBC Article

Caleb Bitting ’23 was quoted In a CNBC article focused on students’ perspective about how their peers are behaving on campus in light of COVID-19. “At my college, I would say that social distancing and masks are adhered to at least 90% of the time,” Bitting said. He went on to say that “Colby is communicating...

New Directors Join Colby

In the last couple of months, Colby has welcomed 13 new directors, each of whom brings a wealth of experience to the College. These dynamic new leaders assumed roles across the campus, from the Office of the Dean of Students to Campus Life to Admissions to the Colby Museum of Art.   Daniel Cline Director...

Colby’s Performing Arts Center Plans Covered in Morning Sentinel Article

As the Waterville Planning Board prepares to consider plans for and vote on Colby’s proposed performing arts center, the Morning Sentinel ran an extensive story on the center, providing an overview of the building and its programs as well as Colby’s other projects in Waterville centered on the arts.

Morning Sentinel Reports on COVID-19 Testing Results, including Colby’s

The low numbers of positive COVID-19 test results at Colby and other Central Maine colleges were the subject of the Morning Sentinel article “Central Maine colleges continue COVID-19 testing as students return to campus.” The numbers are a good sign of how well the testing program is working at Colby. “And we hope that will continue and even...

Leskiw ’21 Writes Article Published in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21 wrote an article published by the Earth Island Institute. Titled “Forecasting Marine ‘Bioinvasions” in a Warming World,” the piece looks at the wide-ranging sources of bioinvasions, from “travel and trade, colonization and war, fisheries and aquaria, and the countless physical means of carriage, called vectors, that allow humans — and the organisms we...

Professor David Firmage, Force Behind Environmental Studies Program, Dies at 77

Colby mourns the loss of David H. Firmage, the Clara C. Piper Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Emeritus, who passed away Aug. 28, 2020, at his home in Fairfield, Maine. A beloved professor for 35 years and an esteemed scholar, he was one of three founders of Colby’s current Environmental Studies Program, nationally recognized...

Tale of Two Morrione Brothers in Morning Sentinel

The story of brothers Logan and Max Morrione was told in the Morning Sentinel article “To go or not to go: Colby students take different paths to Waterville college.” Logan, a sophomore, decided to come to campus for the year while younger brother Max opted to defer his first year in hopes that next year will bring...

Wired Taps Fleming for Article on Scheme to Control Hurricanes

“Can a Bubble Net Stop a Hurricane? Some Norwegians Think So,” reads the Wired headline. The idea to stretch an underwater “bubble net” to allow deep ocean water to flow upward and cool hurricanes wouldn’t be enough, says James Fleming, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society and currently a visiting professor at Harvard University....

Soto Coauthors Paper on Disagreeable Personalities; Popular Media Covers It

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto coauthored the paper “People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work” recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Popular science journals such as Psychology Today and Science News ran stories about the paper. The coauthors research found that “when pursuing...

Carlson Quoted in BDN Story About Everyday Toxins

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson was quoted in a Bangor Daily News story titled “Some basic items in your home might be toxic to you.” The article discusses several household items that contain toxins. “Because they’re not well-regulated, there are certain chemicals that are actually quite toxic, but the government is under no obligation to...

Lawton ’19 and Cahill ’89 Coedit Compendium of Lectures

Johanna Lawton ’19 and Brendan Cahill ’89 have coedited the book A Skein of Thought, which is a compendium of lectures from the Ireland at Fordham Humanitarian Lecture Series. The book stems from a project of “Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), with the support and collaboration of the Permanent Mission of Ireland...

Maya Lin’s Appointment as Senior Fellow Covered by Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald ran a story about the appointment of Maya Lin as senior fellow of the Lunder Institute for American Art. Beth Finch, interim director of the Lunder Institute, told the Press Herald that “Lin has built her practice balancing art and architecture, using science to create art that engages viewers to think about their relationship to nature.”...

Colby’s Lunder Institute Appoints Artist Maya Lin to Yearlong Fellowship

In acknowledgment of her achievements as an artist who has re-envisioned monuments and whose practice actively contributes to a deeper understanding of human impacts on the environment, the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College has appointed renowned artist Maya Lin as a senior fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. Throughout the year, Lin...

Physicist Duncan Tate to Develop New Techniques for Plasma Physics Experiments

National Science Foundation grant to fund cutting-edge Colby research on ultracold plasmas The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor of Physics and Astronomy Duncan Tate nearly $200,000 to deepen his research on ultracold neutral plasma, which has potential implications for the pursuit of relatively clean nuclear fusion power. The three-year grant will allow Tate to...

Colby Move-in Covered by State Media

As Colby students began to return to campus, various media sources included Colby in roundups of the various schools welcoming students back. These outlets made note of Colby’s process and testing protocol: Maine Public Portland Press Herald

Reeb Honored as New England College Coach of the Year by USPTA

Colby Head Tennis Coach Adam Reeb has been named College Coach of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association, New England Division. The honor was announced this week, recognizing Reeb’s accomplishments in his first two years at Colby, including national rankings for both men’s and women’s teams, and an All-America selection for Scott...

Terrassa Q&A on ArtNet News Reveals Preparations for Arrival at Colby

Jacqueline Terrassa, the new Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art, conducted a Q&A with ArtNet News to discuss how she’s been spending her time as she prepares to begin her position at Colby October 5. Part of her approach during her transitional period includes connecting with others: “I try to read...

SwimSwam Magazine Notes Completion of Colby’s New Olympic-Size Pool

The swimming magazine SwimSwam took note of the completion of Colby’s Olympic-sized pool, completed on time, and a part of the new athletics and recreation center on campus. “The news of the pool’s completion is great not only for Colby College, but for the sport of swimming in Maine as well,” the magazine said. “With a new...