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.”

Shea’s Comments on Senator Collins Broadcasted by WMTW and WABI

Professor of Government Dan Shea’s comments about Senator Collins, who received backlash for her vote to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial, were broadcasted on ABC’s WMTW and CBS’s WABI. Although Maine Republicans criticized Collins, Shea thinks she likely has the public on her side: “About 58% of Americans think that the president...

Courtney Hendrickson ’00 Discusses Innovation at Ocean Spray in Q&A with Forté

Director of Innovation at Ocean Spray Courtney Hendrickson ’00 held a Q&A with the Forté Foundation. When asked what characteristics she needs to do her job, she answered, “Tenacity, scrappiness, resourcefulness, agility. Being able to think differently and move quickly to keep up with consumers and the market, and a desire to keep pushing is...

Morning Sentinel Reports on Colby’s Successful Start to Spring Semester

An article in the Morning Sentinel reported on Colby’s successful start to the 2021 spring semester, which had low COVID-19 numbers. “Colby has a comprehensive plan in place and we take a deep look at the health of our community every day, including thoroughly investigating any positive cases, and this plays a key role in allowing...

Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence featured on NPR’s Marketplace

Colby’s new Davis Institute for AI was featured on NPR’s national show and podcast Marketplace Tech. During the segment, President Greene said how “in 10 years, my sense is if you’re not in AI in a big way, for most colleges it’s going to be very hard to be relevant.” He also commented that for students, AI won’t be...

McFadden says Davis Institute will Provide Meaningful Careers on EdSurge

In an EdSurge article about Colby’s new Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Margaret McFadden, Colby’s provost and dean of faculty, said that AI will aid in “preparing students well for their futures,” providing “lives and careers of meaning and purpose.”

Reisert Weighed in on Impeachment Trial, Legal Implications on Maine Public

Joe Reisert, Colby’s Christian A. Johnson Professor of Integrative Liberal Learning, was a guest on Maine Public’s Maine Calling providing analysis of the legal implications of the impeachment trial on the second day of the Senate hearings. Reisert, an expert on constitutional law and political thought, provided expertise on issues likely to arise during the process.