National Business Media Notice This Year’s Acceptance Rate

Colby was included in a recent article by Fast Company about selective schools and the Class of 2025. The piece highlighted how making standardized testing optional continued to play a role in attracting talented students and increasing application numbers.

A Very Important Moment for Waterville

“It feels like a very important moment…and tells us something about where Waterville is going,” President Greene said in an article on the Schupf Art Center by the Morning Sentinel. Work will begin March 29 on the $18-million building, which is designed to be a hub and destination for the visual and performing arts, arts education, and...

Morning Sentinel Shares News of $1.5-Million Gift to HAARC and Gordon Center

The Morning Sentinel shared the news that Colby received a $1.5-million gift in support of the arts and athletics. The gift was made by Kate Lucier O’Neil ’85 and her husband, Ford E. O’Neil, and will name spaces in the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center and the forthcoming Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts.

Burrell-McRae “Hopeful” After One Year of Pandemic, Morning Sentinel Reports

Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae spoke of “lasting change and hope for the fall” after a year of the pandemic in a Morning Sentinel article. The article included highlights from a number of Maine schools that have seen improvements during this pandemic year. Burrell-McRae said that at Colby, this past year “showed the best of who...

Spark Provides Insight on Punctuation Rules on Maine Public

Debra Spark, professor of English, was a guest speaker on Maine Public’s Maine Calling, providing insight on how the use and meaning of punctuation have evolved over time. The show is part of an ongoing series exploring the use of language and how it reflects the changing world.  

Simon Writes for New York Review of Books

Steven Simon, professor in the practice of international relations at Colby, authored an extensive article for The New York Review on how the Biden administration’s foreign policy will not focus on the Middle East. With the exception of Iran, that area of the world “poses no plausible serious challenge to U.S. interests,” states Simon.

Class of 2025 Had Largest, Most Competitive Applicant Pool, Arsenault told NewsCenter Maine

Randi Arsenault, assistant vice president of admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions, discussed with NewsCenter Maine how admissions for the Class of 2025 had changed amid the pandemic. Arsenault shared that at Colby, there was a “13-percent increase from last year’s record-breaking applicant pool of 13,922 and a more than 200-percent growth since...

Shea Weighs in on Political Implications of New Residents on Maine Public

Professor of Government Dan Shea weighed in on a piece for Maine Public’s series “Deep Dive: Coronavirus” by providing analysis of the political implications of the influx of new residents in Maine. Shea, an expert on American politics, provided expertise on where new residents may be moving to in the state based on “partisan ideology.”

Arsenault’s Appointment as New Dean of Admissions Covered by Central Maine

The Central Maine covered the recent appointment of Randi Arsenault as the assistant vice president of admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions at Colby. Arsenault has been working “to develop innovative, access-focused enrollment strategies and implementing new project management and analytics systems to better track and assess the efficacy of various admissions and financial...

Maine Home+Design Highlights Colby Museum’s Lichtenstein Exhibition

Maine Home+Design ran an article spotlighting the Colby College Museum of Art’s recently opened exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960. The piece highlights that the show, which exhibits 90 paintings from Lichtenstein’s early years, “will showcase many of these early works for the very first time.”

Media Continue to Highlight Leonard Pitts as Lovejoy Recipient

The publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and website Journal-isms shared that Colby is honoring national columnist Leonard Pitts as its 2021 Lovejoy recipient. Diverse provides premiere insight and news on issues of diversity in higher education and Journal-isms is a leading news column on diversity issues in the news media.

Miami Herald Covers Announcement of Leonard Pitts as Lovejoy Award Recipient

In a Miami Herald article covering the announcement of Leonard Pitts as this year’s Lovejoy Award recipient, Pitts described Elijah Lovejoy as a “19th century bad-ass.” The story also quotes President Greene who said that “the need for courageous journalism is as strong as ever,” and that Pitts’s profound work not only “helps us consider the complexities of the issues...

Shufrin Hire as New CIO Highlighted on Chief Investment Officer Website

The naming of Deborah Shufrin as Colby’s new chief investment officer was highlighted on the website Chief Investment Officer, an online hub for news and opinions focusing on investment issues. “She has a passion for investing and discovering inefficiencies in markets that can lead to greater returns,” commented President David A. Greene.

White’s New Memoir Spotlighted in Portland Press Herald Article

Assistant Professor of English Arisa White’s new memoir was spotlighted in a Portland Press Herald article which highlighted three recently published books by Maine authors. White’s memoir, titled Who’s Your Daddy, is comprised of a collection of poems.

Shufrin Appointment as Colby’s CIO Covered by Financial Press

The appointment of Deborah Shufrin as Colby’s chief investment officer received national coverage in the financial press, including Pensions & Investments and Financial Investment News. Shufrin will lead the College’s investment office and oversee Colby’s $1-billion endowment.

NewsCenter Maine Shares Colby’s Statement on Spring Commencement

NewsCenter Maine, in an article about commencement plans for Maine schools, reported that “Colby College is committed to ensuring that we can have a wonderful celebration for the Class of 2021 on Commencement Weekend at the end of May,” The article covered schools’ plans across the state in light of Covid-19 developments.

Associated Press Story on Immigration Summit Gets National Attention

President Greene’s participation in the New England Business Immigration Summit was referenced in an Associated Press story that was picked up by media across the country. The article noted his comments on how the northern New England states of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire face “strong headwinds” that can only be reversed by an infusion of new...

Goh Research Referenced by Seattle Times, Picked Up by Other National Outlets

A published paper coauthored by Jin Goh, assistant professor of psychology, was mentioned in a Seattle Times article about perceptions of sexual harassment victims. The piece was also picked up by multiple national outlets, including the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee. Goh’s research on how claims of sexual harassment are perceived based on stereotypical and...

LeVan Weighed in on Portland City Government Restructuring, in Portland Press Herald

Carrie LeVan, assistant professor of government, provided commentary to the Portland Press Herald about the potential outcomes of restructuring Portland’s city government, which is under scrutiny for systemic racism. LeVan, an expert on the intersection of race and politics, said “changing the structure of government can actually have a pretty profound effect on improving racial equality.”