Maisel Weighs in on Collins, Supreme Court, and Reelection

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for a Public News Service article on how Susan Collins’s opposition to a Supreme Court vote may impact her chances for reelection. “Many of those undecided people have hesitation about the extent to which she supports Trump. Some of those people are still in play...

Corrado Quoted in Widely Circulated AP Story on QAnon-Promoting Politician

In an Associated Press story titled “Walmart, Amazon Donate To QAnon-Promoting Tennessee Politician” that was circulated across the country, Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted about how corporate PAC managers make decisions on which candidates to support. “In many instances, you don’t have any kind of corporate board oversight or any kind of accountability...

Condron ’92 Interview in The New Criterion

Artist Jim Condron ’92 was interviewed by The New Criterion magazine for their September issue. The article says that just before the pandemic hit, “Condron began a residency at the New York Studio School’s DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery,” so the interviewer and Condron talked “about such disruptions and recent work, but we also discuss longer-standing artistic concerns...

Corrado Calls Maine U.S. Senate Contest “Marquee Race” in Maine Public Story

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was tapped for a Maine Public story on the high-profile, high-stakes Maine U.S. Senate race and the effects of money flowing into the race. “This is the marquee race in the country for the U.S. Senate,” said Corrado, one of the leading campaign finance experts in the country. “Corrado said the...

Colby’s New Dean Clyburn Profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tayo Clyburn, Colby’s new dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, was profiled in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The profile chronicles Clyburn’s journey to his new position at Colby, recounting his graduate work at The Ohio State University and his previous job at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. At Colby, he’s looking forward. “He wants to...

Donihue Weighs in Article on Lobster Economy

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue, an expert on the lobster economy in Maine, was tapped by Gray Television in Washington for a story on a new federal payout plan called the Seafood Trade Relief Program and its potential impact on Maine lobsterman. Donihue said the federal aid program leaves out those in the lobster business hardest hit. “The...

Soto Quoted in Psychology Today on Personality and Coping During COVID-19

A Psychology Today blog post on personality types unfazed during the pandemic includes a quote from Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto. To explain why introverts fair less well during something like a pandemic, Soto said, “Compared with introverts, extroverts tend to experience more frequent and intense positive emotions. This makes it easier for them to...

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...