Mainebiz Highlights Colby’s Significant Contributions to Downtown Waterville

An article in Mainebiz highlights the dramatic changes on one block of Waterville’s Main Street that in part is being driven by Colby. In the story, Vice President of Planning Brian Clark talks about how bringing older buildings back to life, building new ones, and the activity that it spurs “puts us [Waterville] in a position of...

Colby Alumni Recognized in Sports Media

USA Hockey magazine highlighted the generous gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 to name the ice rink in the new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center in honor of legendary Colby hockey coach Jack Kelley. “Ask anyone … and they’d tell you that Jack Kelley is Colby men’s hockey,” commented O’Neil in the page-11...

Philanthropy News Digest Reports on Institute for AI Announcement

Colby’s announcement of the establishment of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was picked up by Philanthropy News Digest. “Scheduled to open in the fall, the first cross-disciplinary AI institute at a U.S. liberal arts college will also support the hiring of six faculty experts in disciplines ranging from computer science and genomics to sociology and English...

Ferrini ’95 Named by Explorers Club as One of 50 Explorers Changing the World

Vicki Lynn Ferrini ’95, a senior research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has been named to the Explorers Club inaugural EC50 Program, Forbes reported. The program recognizes 50 explorers, including 21 women. Ferrini’s “research interests lie at the intersection of ocean exploration, seabed mapping, and characterization. She has participated in more than 30 expeditions using ships...

Papers Across the Country Run Story on Colby’s Institute for AI

An Associated Press story on Colby’s dynamic new Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was picked up by a wide range of media, including U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Houston Chronicle, Washington Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, to name a few.

“We need to have a Democratization of AI” President Greene Tells the Boston Globe

President David A. Greene told the Boston Globe that “we need to have a democratization of AI” in its article covering Colby’s announcement of the establishment of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Even though AI and machine learning programs are based at large engineering schools, the field needs the contributions of those educated in the liberal arts....

The Art Newspaper Interviews Tsiaras, Covers Gift to Colby Museum

The Art Newspaper wrote an extensive article about William Tsiaras ’68, P’03, a photography collector who recently donated the Tsiaras Family Photography Collection to the Colby College Museum Art. As a member of the Colby Museum Board of Governors and a former chair, Tsiaras “really put the idea on the table that the museum needed to...

Sentinel Article Gives Overview of Downtown Projects

An extensive article by the Morning Sentinel highlighted Colby projects in downtown Waterville. The opening of the Lockwood Hotel and its restaurant, Front & Main, the completion of the Arts Collaborative, new retail businesses, and planning for the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center are among the projects slated for 2021. “Waterville’s moving while a lot of...

Portland Press Herald Covers Davis Institute Announcement

Colby’s announcement of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was covered by the Portland Press Herald. “The institute is believed by the administration to be the first and only of its nature at a small U.S. liberal arts school,” the PPH reported. President David A. Greene said that people educated in liberal arts have tools to...

Cinda Jones ’90 Wins Top Entrepreneur Award from Business West

Cinda Jones ’90, president of the W. D. Cowls, Inc., Land Company and developer of the Mill District in North Amherst, Mass., won Business West’s Massachusetts’ Top Entrepreneur Award for her work envisioning and creating a new town center in North Amherst. Jones was cited in the news magazine’s top ten change-making events of the past...

Green Interview with Photography Critic Feuerhelm Now Online

The first interview with Associate Professor of Art Gary Green by Brad Feuerhelm from the Nearest Truth is now online. Feuerhelm, a respected photography critic whose writing and interviews are seminal to the contemporary dialogue on photography, calls Green’s work “multi-layered and incredibly interesting.” Feurehelm’s essays, published by the Nearest Truth, Ordinary Light (Instagram), and American Suburb X (ASX), are...

Rabbi Isaacs Acknowledges King’s Unfinished Work at Annual Waterville Event

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, speaking at Waterville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, encouraged attendees to acknowledge King’s “unfinished work in addressing what he called the ‘triple evils’—poverty, racism and militarism—that prevent us from being a truly beloved community,” the Morning Sentinel reported. “In order to reach the promised land, economic justice and racial justice must be achieved,...

Therapist Presley ’97 Interviewed on Peak Northwest Podcast

Psychotherapist and forest therapy guide Zoë Kaplan Presley ’97 was interviewed for The Oregonian newspaper’s outdoors podcast Peak Northwest on ways to find healing in the outdoors. Among her insights are bringing the “right intention, slowing down and being in the moment” as well as “you don’t need an extraordinary view to experience awe in nature.” 

Portland Press Herald Taps Gilkes for MLK Reflections

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, for an article asking Black Mainers to reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The insurrection in Washington and threats to Georgia official are all too familiar to...

Gilkes Recalls Hearing “I Have a Dream” Speech, Reflects on Words Today

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, was one of eight Mainers asked to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “Basically, what is happening now is that the Black Lives movement is still dramatizing shameful conditions,” Gilkes said, noting that the fight...

Research by Goh Receives Media Attention from UPI and Others

A paper coauthored by Jin Goh, assistant professor of psychology, was covered by UPI and other media outlets. The study finds that “women who don’t fit female stereotypes of look or personality are perceived as less credible when lodging sexual harassment claims,” UPI reports. Goh told UPI that study “participants were less likely to label these ambiguous...

Maisel on Maine Calling Talks About Second Impeachment, Trump’s Final Days

Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Sandy Maisel was a guest on Maine Public’s show Maine Calling discussing Trump’s final days in office as well as the second impeachment. The show discussed “repercussions of the siege in D.C., and what to expect of our government leaders and citizenry as Inauguration Day approaches.”

Colby’s Leadership in Testing in January Evident in Maine Public Story

Colby’s robust testing program was called out in a Maine Public story on Maine colleges’ testing programs as students return to campus. Colby is testing three times a week in January, versus twice last semester. “Having one more opportunity to get a test result,” said Doug Terp, vice president for administration. “That convinced us of doing...

NewsCenter Maine Interviews Proto for Story on Applying to College

Matt Proto, vice president for enrollment and communications, was interviewed for the NewsCenter Maine story “Applying to college during a pandemic,” which aired Jan. 13. Even before the pandemic, Colby’s Admissions Office has been increasing its virtual presence. “It helps students who can’t afford to visit a hundred college campuses,” Proto said.   

Media Covers Tsiaras Photography Gift Announcement

The art world paid attention to Colby’s recent announcement of the acquisition of the Tsiaras Family Photography Collection. Coverage came from Art Daily, the Portland Press Herald, and the Morning Sentinel. “This remarkable gift from Bill and Nancy Tsiaras allows the Colby Museum and its audiences to fully engage with photography, which has been critical to the development...