Carlson Quoted in BDN Story About Everyday Toxins

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson was quoted in a Bangor Daily News story titled “Some basic items in your home might be toxic to you.” The article discusses several household items that contain toxins. “Because they’re not well-regulated, there are certain chemicals that are actually quite toxic, but the government is under no obligation to...

Lawton ’19 and Cahill ’89 Coedit Compendium of Lectures

Johanna Lawton ’19 and Brendan Cahill ’89 have coedited the book A Skein of Thought, which is a compendium of lectures from the Ireland at Fordham Humanitarian Lecture Series. The book stems from a project of “Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), with the support and collaboration of the Permanent Mission of Ireland...

Maya Lin’s Appointment as Senior Fellow Covered by Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald ran a story about the appointment of Maya Lin as senior fellow of the Lunder Institute for American Art. Beth Finch, interim director of the Lunder Institute, told the Press Herald that “Lin has built her practice balancing art and architecture, using science to create art that engages viewers to think about their relationship to nature.”...

Colby’s Lunder Institute Appoints Artist Maya Lin to Yearlong Fellowship

In acknowledgment of her achievements as an artist who has re-envisioned monuments and whose practice actively contributes to a deeper understanding of human impacts on the environment, the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College has appointed renowned artist Maya Lin as a senior fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. Throughout the year, Lin...

Physicist Duncan Tate to Develop New Techniques for Plasma Physics Experiments

National Science Foundation grant to fund cutting-edge Colby research on ultracold plasmas The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor of Physics and Astronomy Duncan Tate nearly $200,000 to deepen his research on ultracold neutral plasma, which has potential implications for the pursuit of relatively clean nuclear fusion power. The three-year grant will allow Tate to...

Colby Move-in Covered by State Media

As Colby students began to return to campus, various media sources included Colby in roundups of the various schools welcoming students back. These outlets made note of Colby’s process and testing protocol: Maine Public Portland Press Herald

Reeb Honored as New England College Coach of the Year by USPTA

Colby Head Tennis Coach Adam Reeb has been named College Coach of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association, New England Division. The honor was announced this week, recognizing Reeb’s accomplishments in his first two years at Colby, including national rankings for both men’s and women’s teams, and an All-America selection for Scott...

Terrassa Q&A on ArtNet News Reveals Preparations for Arrival at Colby

Jacqueline Terrassa, the new Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art, conducted a Q&A with ArtNet News to discuss how she’s been spending her time as she prepares to begin her position at Colby October 5. Part of her approach during her transitional period includes connecting with others: “I try to read...

SwimSwam Magazine Notes Completion of Colby’s New Olympic-Size Pool

The swimming magazine SwimSwam took note of the completion of Colby’s Olympic-sized pool, completed on time, and a part of the new athletics and recreation center on campus. “The news of the pool’s completion is great not only for Colby College, but for the sport of swimming in Maine as well,” the magazine said. “With a new...

New England Today Article Points to Colby’s Investment in Waterville

New England Today published a lengthy article titled “Fighting for Survival | The Plight of Small New England Colleges” that holds up Colby’s model of investing in Waterville as an example of reversing the trend of college towns struggling to survive. “It seemed obvious what we had to do,” President David Greene told New England Today....

Colby Tops List of Schools Using Renewable Resources

In a new report released from the Environment America Research & Policy Center, Colby tops the charts “for the most renewable heating, cooling, hot water and other non-electric energy produced per student,” according to a press release by the organization. Colby has been carbon neutral since 2013 and was one of the first colleges in the...

Maisel Interviewed for Story on Kamala Harris in Swiss Newspaper

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was interviewed for an article about Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris for his running mate that appeared in the Swiss newspaper Corriero del Ticino. In a fun twist, the reporter who interviewed Maisel is the mother of Marta Ameri, assistant professor of art. 

Morning Sentinel Covers Colby’s Health Plans for Fall Semester

As Colby prepares to welcome back students to campus beginning Aug. 21, the Morning Sentinel wrote a comprehensive story about the health plans the College has put in place to keep both the campus and the Waterville communities safe. “Colby has invested $10 million in its college opening plan, which includes not only consistent and rigorous testing...

Wilson Writes About Field Work for and Surprises to Bird Atlas

In a recent article in the Portland Press Herald Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, Emeritus, updates readers on fieldwork for the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas, a statewide project that now, at the end of the breeding season, has completed the third year of fieldwork in this five-year project. “The state has been divided up into...

Wolfe’s Cacophonic Choir Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH 2020

An interactive art installation by Hannah Wolfe, assistant professor of computer science, and her collaborators has won the Best in Show – Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH 2020, the world’s leading computer graphics and interactive techniques conference. Their piece, Cacophonic Choir, “addresses the ways that sexual assault survivors’ experiences are distorted by digital and mass media and its...

One of the Best Contingency Plans

Colby was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article on managing a potential virus outbreak. The story referenced how the College was “bringing students back with a comprehensive testing protocol” and that it had “set out plans for four color-coded levels of operation” impacting classrooms, dining halls, etc. if needed.

Politico Talks with President Greene

A July 31 article titled “Four Colleges on the Fall Semester” in Politico on return to campus plans led with and featured Colby. When asked if some colleges won’t survive the pandemic, President David Greene noted that Colby is very strong. “In a normal year, we would have 2,000 students on campus. We have 2,100...

Washington Post and Associated Press Include Colby Again

Both the Washington Post and Associated Press included Colby again in stories about the coming fall semester. Both articles, which published July 31, were also picked up by a significant amount of other media, including leading papers like the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Lomax Named Colby’s First Director of Recreation Services

Tiffany Lomax has been named the College’s first director of recreation services. Lomax, who currently serves as associate director of wellness, recreation, and campus events at Delaware State University, will assume her role in August. Lomax will be responsible for launching an integrated program—including intramural and club sports—a multi-layered fitness program, meditation and mindfulness experiences,...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Colby’s Back to Campus Plans

A July 28 Wall Street Journal article titled “Back-to-College Plans Devolve Into a Jumble of Fast-Changing Rules” mentions Colby’s plans in the second paragraph. “In Waterville, Maine, Colby College plans to open most of its campus to students and faculty with one of the more ambitious testing protocols in higher education. The small school expects to administer...