Colby Construction Projects Highlighted in Morning Sentinel Article

A series of construction projects are underway around campus, including a rotary intersection and continued work on athletic fields and the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, reports the Morning Sentinel. “The projects are all about supporting the academic experience and improving accessibility and availability to students, faculty, staff, and the community,” according to...

New Museum Exhibit Gets Important Review

The Art Newspaper wrote an extensive review of the Colby Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine. The piece noted that the show provides a “sweeping exploration of his career,” and that “visitors can puzzle over Thompson’s provocative artistic responses.”

Maisel Comments on Democratic Presidents in Globe & Mail

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, Emeritus, and a congressional expert, weighed in on a Globe & Mail article that analyzed the challenges facing Democratic presidents and the current state of political affairs in the U.S. “Being in the majority is not always great, but it is always better than being in the minority,”...

National Sports Media Continue to Notice Colby

Sports outlet Sportico featured Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center in a story that was also picked up by Yahoo! Sports. “This building is the best in its class, the best in the country of its kind. And it gives us an extraordinary advantage,” President Greene told Sportico. Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike...

Cornell Press Interviews van der Meer, author of Performing Power

Associate Professor of History Arnout van der Meer was a guest on a Cornell Press podcast discussing his new book, Performing Power: Cultural Hegemony, Identity, and Resistance in Colonial Indonesia. van der Meer “explores the importance of material and visual culture … for both the legitimization of colonial authority as well as its contestation in turn of twentieth-century...

New Book by Baldwin ’99 Reviewed in New York Times

“Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles,” a new book by Rosecrans Baldwin ’99, was recently reviewed in the New York Times. “To write the definitive book about Los Angeles would be impossible,” stated the story. “In ‘Everything Now,’ the novelist … doesn’t try. And in not trying, he may have written the perfect...

Anna O’Keefe ’07 Building Dental Office, Morning Sentinel Reports

Dr. Anna O’Keefe and her husband, Brandon O’Keefe, 2007 graduates, were featured in the Morning Sentinel article “Dental practice powered by Colby alums moving to Oakland’s FirstPark.” The office will include the latest technology, state-of-the-art air filters, and room to expand. Building from the ground up was the only way to go, said Anna O’Keefe. “Our goal...

Dread Scott Named Lunder Institute Senior Fellow, CultureType Reports

CultureType reported that Brooklyn-based artist Dread Scott was recently named senior fellow at the Lunder Institute for American Art. Scott, who says he “makes revolutionary art to propel history forward,” will be at Colby for the 2021-22 academic year. CultureType is an online resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective, exploring the intersection of art,...

Simon Weighs in on New York Times Article

Steven Simon, professor of international relations, weighed in on U.S. and Israeli relations for the New York Times. “There are fundamental differences that have emerged in the relationship that will be difficult to reverse, especially as American politics becomes increasingly polarized,” and “it will be hard under foreseeable circumstances for Israel to recapture the wall-to-wall loyalty...

Benissan Featured on Maine Public’s “Assignment: Maine” Series

Master Drummer Messan Jordan Benissan, applied music instructor in African drumming and director of the African Drumming Ensemble, was featured in a video on Maine Public’s “Assignment: Maine” series. Originally from Togo, West Africa, Benissan has been teaching drumming at Colby since 1999. He’s also a restauranteur, operating Me Lon Togo Bistro in Camden.

Art Daily Reports on Mary Cassatt Exhibition Opening

An Art Daily article reported on the opening of the new exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. The show “highlights Cassatt’s creative process and her fearless experimentation,” Art Daily said, and includes “a selection of rare trial proofs that document her first forays into printmaking. Cassatt’s trial proofs...

Gilkes Speaks About Juneteenth Significance in Press Herald Article

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, provided commentary to the Portland Press Herald on the significance of Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday. Gilkes said the holiday will “generate conversation about African American history and the discovery that it is a lot more complex than we...

Franko Quoted in Globe and Mail

Patrice Franko, the Grossman Professor of Economics and Director of Global Studies Program, shared her insights with the Globe and Mail for an article about the drop in the number of Canadian tourists traveling to New England and the connection between Maine and Canada. “We share histories,” she noted, “[and] in a way, that border...

Giannelli “Stutter” Reading Included in Poets & Writers

A video of Visiting Assistant Professor of English Adam Giannelli reading his poem “Stutter” was included in Poets & Writers. A recent winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, Giannelli is working on a poetry book focused solely on stuttering.

Colby Named “One of the Most Beautiful Campuses”

CEO World magazine included Colby in its list of most beautiful college campuses that “everyone would like to be a part of.” In addition to noting how Colby’s location provides “students with a truly unique Maine experience,” the piece referenced the College’s “longstanding commitment to the environment,” and the newly added Harold Alfond Athletics and...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Colby Grad

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Elizabeth Stephens ’21 about her experience as an intern and the role it played in helping her secure a job. The article looked at the need to have an internship before graduation and how recruiters believe the pandemic has made interning more important than ever.

Commencement Gets National Attention

“Colby graduates were treated Sunday to a poem in their honor by a presidential inaugural poet, who urged them to stay grounded during turbulent times,” the Associated Press said in a story about the College’s commencement celebrations and speaker Richard Blanco. The article was also picked up by a wide range of papers across the country, including the San...

Morning Sentinel Covers Colby’s Commencement

“The feeling of celebration was palpable on Mayflower Hill as speakers emphasized unity and perseverance,” the Morning Sentinel reported in an article following Colby’s 2021 commencement. The story included comments from President Greene, who told the seniors that this year “every experience mattered, every action was consequential and every friendship and moment of joy was meaningful.”

Wisecup Interviewed by Authority Magazine

Mike Wisecup, vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, was interviewed by Authority Magazine, where he discussed lessons learned from his extensive military experience as a Navy SEAL officer. He also talked about how he applied those experiences during the Covid-19 crisis in his current role at Colby.