Colby Economic Outlook Report Covered Statewide

The Colby Economic Outlook report was the subject of articles in media statewide, including the Portland Press Herald, the Bangor Daily News, and Mainebiz. The student researchers predict that by the middle of 2021, Maine could experience a strong economic recovery—if the pandemic is brought under control. “If you want to fix the economy, you have to get a...

Museum’s Lawrence Acquisition Receives International Attention

In its recent “Acquisitions of the Month” article, Apollo, the International Art Magazine, included the Colby Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of prints from Jacob Lawrence’s Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. “Few complete sets of these prints survive, but one has now been donated to the Colby College Museum of Art by its long-time benefactors Peter and Paula Lunder.”

NPR Asks Braverman ’11 How to Stay Warm

Musher and adventurer Blair Braverman ’11 gave NPR four “pro tips” for staying warm in this lighthearted but helpful piece. Her recommendations? Create an air bubble, wear good shoes, take snacks as well as breaks, and get cozy. “Just embrace winter, go for the whole thing,” Braverman says. “There’s a reason that the places with the...

Maisel Quoted in The Globe and Mail Article on Electoral College

Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Sandy Maisel was part of a story in The Globe and Mail on the Electoral College and its past, present, and future role in choosing U.S. presidents. Referenced as a “political scientist who is perhaps the leading student of Maine politics,” Maisel discussed how most people, including experts like...

Rabbi Isaacs Featured in “Power of Faith” Series in Central Maine Newspapers

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs was the subject of the first article in the “Power of Faith” series by Central Maine Newspapers. Isaacs, who is also Colby’s Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond Chair in Jewish Studies, said the pandemic increases reasons to be thankful to God. “I think that the more vulnerable we are, the more we need...

Spark Q&A on New Book, Writing in Portland Press Herald

Professor of English Debra Spark spoke with the Portland Press Herald‘s Joan Silverman about her new book, And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing. In the book, Spark “combines memoir, problem solving and lessons on the writer’s craft,” Silverman writes. “Vivid, warm and entertaining, the book includes references to a wide range of modern literature.”

Colby Biology Department Loans Ultra-Cold Freezer for Vaccine Storage

Colby’s Biology Department has loaned an ultra-cold freezer to the State of Maine for storage of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Portland Press Herald reports. The freezers “could play an important part in ensuring that Maine has adequate capacity to store Pfizer vaccine doses upon their arrival in Maine,” said Robert Long, Maine CDC spokesman.

The Art Newspaper Covers Student’s Art History Discovery

The Art Newspaper covered Colby’s story about a discovery by Matthew Brown ’24, whose research uncovered the identity of the man depicted in the 18th-century painting The Man in the Flowered Coat, currently in the Colby Museum of Art. “This discovery links the works in small collections like ours to a larger dialogue across art history,”...

Trustee and Meteorologist Epstein Featured in Boston Magazine

Trustee Dave Epstein ’86, a popular Boston-based meteorologist and horticulturist, was featured in the Boston Magazine story “Winter, the Weatherman, and Me.” Epstein brings context to his reports, context that’s “about helping us to recognize the simple joys of being alive. … He’s the meteorological Mr. Rogers, and no matter where we happen to live, he...

USA Today References Colby’s COVID-19 Testing Approach

A USA Today opinion piece cited Colby’s thorough and proactive COVID-19 testing program as an example to follow for schools across the nation. The article noted that only 0.02% of the 81,203 tests administered this fall were positive, and that the approach was key to significantly preventing the spread, not just identifying positive cases.

Feature Story on Dare Northward Campaign

The Morning Sentinel covered the success of Colby’s Dare Northward campaign, which has raised more than $563 million to date. The story quoted President David Greene, who said a top priority has been Waterville, and that “because of the generous support of donors, Colby has been able to commit more than $85 million” to the city.

The New York Times Quotes President Greene

In a story on college’s plans for the upcoming semester, The New York Times spoke with President David A. Greene about his outlook for the next term. “What makes me optimistic is we had the virus in our community, and each time we did, we were able to stop transmissions dead,” he said.

Materials from Old Athletic Center Highlighted on DIY Network

Donated materials from the old Harold Alfond Athletics Center were highlighted on Maine Cabin Masters airing on the DIY Network. The craftsmen salvaged and re-homed everything from flooring on the squash and basketball courts to stadium railings. Click “Read More” to see the episode, and watch the process begin at approximately 31 minutes in.

Lisa Kaplan ’13 Picked for Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Honor

Forbes selected Lisa Kaplan ’13 for its prestigious “30 Under 30” list in the Social Impact Category. Kaplan founded Alethea Group, which protects brands from being targets of disinformation. The company recently uncovered a network of 178 websites that feed off of hyperpartisanship to aggregate data, which can then be sold for profit.

Ongoing Media Interest in Colby Testing Protocols

An Associated Press story highlighting how Colby is enhancing its aggressive virus testing protocols was picked up by a variety of media including The Washington Post and PBS. The article quoted Colby’s CFO, Doug Terp, who noted the College will add rapid antigen tests to twice-weekly tests.

Shedding Light on “What Went Wrong With The Polls”

Professor of Government Dan Shea, who led Colby’s recent election polling, spoke to WBUR about the lack of trust in media and political institutions and how that factored into the polls. He noted during the interview that “we’ve not seen such polarization in the electorate since polling began.”

President Greene Discusses Harold Alfond Foundation Grant

David Greene was featured on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” where he discussed the Harold Alfond Foundation and its grant to support Colby’s efforts to drive the resurgence of Waterville. “Greg Powell from the Foundation has been a visionary who understands how important it is for Maine to have multiple great cities,” commented President Greene.

Chad Higgins ’97 Honored for His Work with the New England Innocence Project

Chad Higgins ’97, a shareholder and litigator at New England-based law firm Bernstein Shur, received the “Arc of Justice” award from the New England Innocence Project. According to the New England Innocence Project, “Arc of Justice” award recipients demonstrate “unparalleled commitment, tenacity, and courage to ‘bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice’ for...