Hanlon Pens Op-Ed on P.C. Police in Washington Post

Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “The biggest P.C. police are the actual police — and their defenders,” who he argues wants to “make criticism of law enforcement taboo.” “This is exactly what conservatives deride when they call political correctness: censoring or shaming criticism to protect a special class...

Op-ed about Digital Divide by Natalie Davidson ’23 Runs in Portland Press Herald

Natalie Davidson ’23, a government major, wrote an op-ed on the digital divide that ran in the June 20 Portland Press Herald. Her piece, “It shouldn’t take a pandemic to raise awareness of the ‘homework gap’,” stems from her research into internet access across the country, work that became even more relevant when the COVID-19 pandemic sent...

Epidemiology Modeling is Inherently Imprecise, Moore says in Portland Press Herald Article

Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Moore was tapped to comment on a Portland Press Herald article titled “Widely cited health institute keeps missing the mark on Maine death projections.” Models often get a bad rap, Moore said, because they’re not perfect and numerically imprecise. “That is just the nature of dealing with complex systems,” he told the Press...

Portland Press Herald Article on Campus Opening Includes Colby

Maine colleges, including Colby, are releasing details for reopening their campuses, recounted in this June 15 Portland Press Herald article. “Colby College in Waterville will likely start in-person classes earlier than normal and look to complete the semester by Thanksgiving, though the planning process is ongoing and more detailed plans are expected next month, the...

Gastaldo Research on End-Permian Extinction in Daily Californian Article

Research on the end-Permian extinction by Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, was the subject of a Daily Californian article on June 11. The article highlighted Gastaldo’s recently published work that identifies a new timeline for the end-Permian extinction. “We now know after 18 years of research … that whatever happened to the plants, and maybe...

Wolfe’s “Cacophonic Choir” on ACM SIGGRAPH Blog Post

“Cacophonic Choir,” a work co-created by Hannah Wolfe, assistant professor of computer science, was featured in an ACM SIGGRAPH blog post. The project “amplifies the voices of sexual survivors’ stories … and uses machine learning through carefully spaced agents to demonstrate the effect of the mass media on survivors’ stories,” the blog reports. Click here...

Besteman Op-ed in Portland Press Herald Offers Anti-Racists Practices for Mainers

An op-ed in the June 13 Portland Press Herald co-written by Catherine Besteman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology, points out concrete steps Maine can take to correct inequalities for people of color living in the state. Places to start, suggested by the authors, include: Maine should take more steps to protect...

Shea Comments on Maine Public About Debates for Maine Candidates

Professor of Government Dan Shea was tapped to comment on the Maine Public piece titled “Political Scientists Say Maine Candidates Could Face Consequences For Skipping Debates.” As the debate season heats up, candidates need to carefully weigh their options when deciding whether or not to participate. “Generally speaking, political scientists will tell you, especially at this...

McGadney Promotes Pay it Northward in Concord Monitor Story

“Understanding the landscape that our students are going to be moving into, we knew that we needed to turbo-charge our efforts to ensure post-graduate success and really launch this initiative to make that happen,” Andy McGadney, vice president and dean of student advancement, said of Colby’s Pay it Northward initiative to the Concord Monitor for their story...

Research by Fleming Noted in Washington Post Article About Nuking Hurricanes

A June 8 Washington Post article cited research by Jim Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. The article, titled “New bill would prohibit the president from nuking a hurricane,” mentioned Fleming’s book “Fixing the Sky: The checkered history of weather and climate control,” and says that the idea of “nuking the...

Ahead of Departure, Corwin’s Accomplishments Heralded in Portland Press Herald Article

The 17-year career of Colby Museum of Art’s Sharon Corwin, the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, was heralded in the Portland Press Herald article “Outgoing director elevated Colby museum into a new league.” As Corwin prepares to leave the museum at the end of June to become president and CEO of the Terra Foundation for American...

Dean Burrell-McRae Op-Ed on Racist Acts Runs in Portland Press Herald

Dean Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” section titled, “The question white parents don’t face – ‘Why do they hate us?’” Following the recent racist incidents in Central Park and in Minneapolis, Burrell-McRae, a mother of two wrote, “I don’t want my beautiful and intelligent children to...

Seay Comments on Ambassador’s Misinformation to Kenyans

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay was tapped to comment on a story regarding misinformation in a statement by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter regarding the death of George Floyd. In a video address, McCarter said “while no action can bring George Floyd back to his family, the officers involved have been arrested,” which...

Dan Harris ’93 Discusses Career Path, Self-Help with NewsCenter Maine

Author and ABC News Anchorman Dan Harris ’93 appeared on NewsCenter Maine’s show 207 to talk about his career path, which began in Maine after graduating from Colby, and his 2014 book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. “In these...

President Greene Discusses Pay it Northward on CNBC

National media continues to show significant interest in Colby’s Pay It Northward campaign and the fall semester. CNBC’s “Power Lunch” featured President Greene, who said that “always expanding and finding new ways so that our students get a great step up into the world is absolutely essential to us.” Additionally, he said the College is...

The Guardian Runs Story about Green’s New Book

The Guardian ran a story about the new book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, When Midnight Comes Around. The article, “Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York’s punk scene,” recounts how Green was able to capture the punk and post-punk scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s. “What sets it apart is the...

Disruption to Class of ’70 Commencement and 50th Reunion in Sentinel Article

The Morning Sentinel article “Fifty years later, Colby College’s Class of 1970 recounts disruption to semester’s end” tells the story of the class that knows disappointment all too well. “During the 1969-70 academic year at Colby, tension reached an apex, culminating with a student strike in May that led to the cancellation of classes over the...

Donihue Says Economic Recovery Prolonged in Portland Press Herald Article

The Portland Press Herald tapped Professor of Economics Michael Donihue for a story titled “Maine’s biggest unemployment jump ever put jobless rate at nearly 11% in April.” Even if the coronavirus doesn’t come back this summer and fall, Donihue fears that Maine’s economic recovery will be slow to come. “We haven’t had a recession that started in the...

Fox News Interviews President Greene on Pay it Northward Initiative

President Greene talked with Fox News’ Arthel Neville May 24 about the College’s Pay it Northward Initiative. “We’ve tapped 30,000 of our alums and friends and parents to say, ‘open up your networks, open up experiences. Do everything you can to help these incredibly deserving students,” President Greene said.

Conor Larkin ’20 Reflects on Community, Crises, in Morning Sentinel Opinion Piece

Conor Larkin ’20, an environmental policy major, wrote an opinion piece for the Morning Sentinel titled “We’re all in this attic together.” In it, he reflects on meeting Barb Bailey, a member of the Victor Grange and lead volunteer for WindowDressers in central Maine, who helps Mainers increase energy efficiency with low-cost weatherized windows. “I’ve been thinking a...