Calder Quotes President Greene, Evokes Robert Frost in Column

Columnist Amy Calder included a quote from President David A. Greene’s Martin Luther King Day talk Jan. 15 in her Jan. 22 column titled “In these times Robert Frost’s voice resonates.” The column evokes Robert Frost’s poetry, including “Fire and Ice” and “Once by the Pacific,” and pulls in a line in Greene’s talk: “So...

Washington Post Story on MyinTuition Includes Proto Quote

Colby was listed as one of 31 schools now using MyinTuition, “a fast and easy financial aid calculator” in a Jan. 17 story about the tool in the Washington Post.  The story concluded with a quote from Matt Proto, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby, who said families often don’t consider private colleges...

Morning Sentinel Op-ed by Rooks ’76 Looks at City Manager Roy ’74, Waterville Growth

Douglas Rooks ’76 wrote an op-ed focusing on Mike Roy ’74, Waterville’s city manager who has “has been with Waterville through major changes, with more to come,” the Jan. 18 piece said. Rooks notes that Roy is most proud of the Quarry Road Recreation Area, which was “accomplished through a mixture of city cooperation and...

President Greene’s MLK Day Speech Covered in Maine Media

A talk by President David A. Greene on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was covered by newspapers and radio across Maine. His talk, titled “Bending Towards Justice” was given at Waterville’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast. Greene argued that “all lives matter—that the value of African-American lives is equal to the lives...

Glasspool Quoted in Cover Story in Earth

Research Scientist Ian Glasspool was quoted in Earth magazine in the February 2018 cover story titled “A Flammable Planet: Fire Finds its Place in Earth History.” Glasspool is quoted in a section about oxygen history. “Hypotheses have been proposed to correlate atmospheric oxygen fluctuations with mass extinction events and the evolution of various traits in animals, including gigantism in...

Besteman Op-ed on U.S. Military Presence in U.S. News & World Report

Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, cowrote an op-ed titled “Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? Everywhere” that appeared Jan. 12 in U.S. News & World Report. The article includes a recently published map that shows “the U.S. is waging this war on terror in 76 countries – or more...

Colbians Carey ’01 and Nelson Named to 2018 Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2018 class, which includes two Colbians: Reagan Carey ’01, a standout hockey player at Colby who became general manager of USA Hockey, and Carl Nelson, Colby’s former trainer and head trainer for the 1972 and 1976 Olympic games, the Lewiston Sun-Journal reports Jan. 11. Carey’s “work to grow the game...

Cosgrove Formally Introduced as Colby Head Football Coach

Jack Cosgrove, Colby’s newly named head football coach, was formally introduced Jan. 8 and several media outlets came to meet the former University of Maine coach. “One day on this campus, you feel a vision and a set of aspirations and expectations that really complement the leadership here,” the Morning Sentinel reported Cosgrove as saying. “I...

Rueger Elected District Chairman of Kennebec Valley Boy Scouts

Bruce Rueger, assistant professor of geology, was unanimously elected to the position of district chairman of Kennebec Valley Boy Scouts, Turner Publishing reports. Involved with scouting for more than 50 years, Rueger, an Eagle Scout, “has been recognized with the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow, and bestowed the District Award of Merit...

Blevins Poem Posted for the CDC Poetry Project

A poem titled America Ain’t Easy by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins was posted for the CDC Poetry Project Jan. 8. The project posts poems using the “seven words forbidden in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documents for 2018.” Blevins poem was inspired by “the Trump Administration’s very scary authoritarian bent.”

Burns ’79 Q&A with WCSH6 on Lessons in Leadership

Trustee Sara Burns ’79 answered questions for NEWS CENTER Maine, WCSH-6, on lessons on leadership during a Q&A held during her final days as CEO of Central Maine Power, from which she retired at the end of 2017. One of her early lessons came during the 1998 ice storm in Maine when “one of the...

McClenachan’s Paper on Coral Reef Loss Covered in The Guardian Story

A paper published in Science Advances Sept. 6, 2017, by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, was referenced in a story published by The Guardian Dec. 27. The Guardian story, “How did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear?” referenced McClenachan’s story, “Ghost reefs: Nautical charts document large spatial scale of coral...

Soto Quoted in FiveThirtyEight Article on The Big Five

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto was tapped for an article about personality tests in a FiveThirtyEight article titled “Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.” The Big Five “is a system that organizes personality around five broad clusters of traits: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience,” the article states. Soto is referenced...

Angelini Publishes Article, is Guest Coeditor in Current Opinion in Insect Science

Assistant Professor of Biology David Angelini cowrote an article recently published online in Current Opinion in Insect Science. The article, “By land, air, and sea: hemipteran diversity through the genomic lens,” reviews the state of genomics research in true bugs (Hemiptera), the group of insects on which Angelini focuses his research. In the same issue, Angelini was guest...

Mackenzie Quoted in Boston Globe Article on Trump

Cal Mackenzie, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government, emeritus, was quoted in a Dec. 30 Boston Globe article titled “In 2017, Trump dominated national discourse.” The article discusses the amount of news President Trump has generated in 2017. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a president make news like this president makes news,’’ Mackenzie was quoted saying. “He...

Hanlon Essays in New Republic and Ploughshares

Two recent essays by Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon appeared at the end of the month. “The Decline of Debate on College Campuses” appeared in the New Republic Dec. 28 and “Why Not Social Reading?” appeared in a Ploughshares blog Dec. 31.

Kusiak Quoted on Maine Calling on Certification Standards

Assistant Professor of Education Karen Kusiak was quoted on a Maine Public Maine Calling program discussing a proposal from the Maine Department of Education that would relax teaching certification standards to bring more teachers to Maine classrooms. Kusiak told Maine Public that teacher preparation is vital for education students to understand the ideas behind best teaching practices....

Taylor Reviews Mathematics Textbook for MAA

Associate Professor of Mathematics Scott Taylor reviewed a new textbook, From Groups to Geometry and Back (American Mathematical Society, 2017), for the Mathematical Association of America. “Readers will need a solid background in algebra and some form of topology or analysis,” he recommends. “All the needed definitions are included in the book, along with extremely helpful remarks to help...

Colby Research on Toxic Beauty Products in Story

An article in Reader’s Digest titled “Your Beauty Products Could Be Sabotaging Your Fertility—Here’s How” encourages readers to check a list of products containing PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) that was compiled by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson and her students, notably Sarah Hart ’10. The project emerged from Carlson’s course “The Environment and Human Health,” where...