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Mayka Earns National Recognition from APSA as 2020 Clarence Stone Scholar

Assistant Professor of Government Lindsay Mayka, an expert on Latin American politics, has been named a 2020 Clarence Stone Scholar by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, a leading professional organization for the study of political science. THE APSA committee selected Mayka based on her significant contributions in the area...

Maisel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article on Biden

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was tapped for comment in the Washington Examiner article titled “Socialists refuse to back Biden,” in which Maisel defends Biden’s strategy of taking steps to heal the Democratic Party. “Will he get support from everyone? I doubt it. In 2016, according to YouGov polling, about 18% of Sanders...

Reisert Discusses 14th Amendment in Bangor Daily News Article on Quarantine

Joseph Reisert, Colby’s Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Janet Mills says she will order out-of-staters to quarantine for 2 weeks while visiting Maine.” Reisert was tapped to comment on the legality of closing the Maine-New Hampshire border, something that “could...

Hatch Opinion Piece in Seattle Times Stresses Compassion

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch wrote an op-ed titled “With the coronavirus surging, compassion is more important than ever” that appeared in the Seattle Times March 20. The piece recounts the moment when students in Hatch’s class learned the College would be moving to remote learning and sending students home three days hence. In...

Maisel Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for Portland Press Herald

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, wrote an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald’s section “Maine Voices” titled “Ranked-choice presidential primaries would give boost to moderates,” which ran March 2, the day before Super Tuesday. Even if Maine were to use ranked-choice voting in the primary, “interpreting voter true preferences when many candidates...

Mayka’s New Book Topic of New Books in Political Science Episode

A new book by Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, was the topic of an episode of the podcast New Books in Political Science. Mayka spoke with host Lilly Goren about her book, Building Participatory Institutions in Latin America: Reform Coalitions and Institutional Change (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which “examines the idea and implementation of participatory institutions, asking the question...

Corrado Quoted in Los Angeles Times Op-ed on Citizens United

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Jan. 12 Los Angeles Times op-ed titled “Ten years on, Citizens United ruling has changed U.S. politics — but not in the way many feared.” The author, David Shribman, writes that “the notion that the Citizens United decision opened the donation floodgates to 21st-century corporations is a myth.”...

Corrado Discusses Political Ads on Maine Public’s The Pulse

Maine Public’s podcast The Pulse featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado for a segment titled “Who Is Paying For All Those Political Ads?” In the Nov. 29 episode, Corrado, a campaign finance expert, gave a primer on dark money groups, their tactics, and how they’re operating in Maine.

On NPR, Corrado Discusses Trump’s Self-Funded Candidacy

A November 21 NPR feature headlined “Why Money Can’t (Usually) Buy You a Successful Campaign” featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance. The story, on scores of stations and websites across the country, discussed wealthy candidates currently seeking the nomination and noted that while President Donald Trump’s successful self-funded bid for...

Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...

Maisel in Boston Globe on Nixon’s 1969 “Silent Majority” Speech

On the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, writer David Shribman draws a line to current politics and divisions and quotes Sandy Maisel, Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. In analysis published in the Boston Globe, Shribman writes that Nixon was convinced that “the leading news organizations and antiwar protesters...

Washington Times Taps Corrado on Senate Fundraising

The Washington Times quoted Professor of Government Anthony Corrado on early fundraising for upcoming elections for U.S. Senate races. “Some of the Democratic challengers have been unusually successful for this point in the campaign and a number of the Republican incumbents are not showing much fundraising momentum,” Corrado told the paper for an Oct. 28...

Portland Press Herald Quotes Corrado Article on Out-of-State Donors

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado to comment on a story titled “Out-of-state donors flood Maine’s closely watched U.S. Senate race” regarding the state’s 2020 Senate race. “What you’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg – there will be an enormous surge of online giving next year, particularly if...

Corrado Quoted in CNBC Article about Andrew Yang

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in the CNBC article titled “Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will give $1,000 a month to 10 more families,” following Yang’s announcement at the Sept. 12 presidential debate. Corrado, a campaign finance expert, told CNBC that Yang’s plans could raise legal issues. “If the payments are made from the campaign,...

Seay Article on Curing Ebola in the Congo Published in Foreign Affairs

Laura Seay, assistant professor of government, wrote the article “To Cure Ebola Will Take More Than a Pill” that appeared in Foreign Affairs Sept. 4. While experimental drugs are helping the country with its latest Ebola outbreak, “eradicating Ebola in Congo will require building public trust among Congolese and working with community organizations in order to reach...

Maisel Offers Commentary on Recent Trump Comments About Jews on FOX News

L. Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, gave comments on the FOX news story titled “Trump says Jewish Americans who vote Democrat show ‘lack of knowledge’ or ‘complete disloyalty’,” which aired Aug. 23. Maisel’s comments begin at 1:30 seconds in the two-minute Associated Press story.

Mayka Coauthors Vox Article on Brazil Supreme Court Injunction

Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, co-wrote an article titled “Brazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils” that appeared July 8 on Vox‘s Mischiefs of Faction political science blog. The article discusses Brazil’s participatory councils and a recent Supreme Court injunction that blocked President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree to dismantle them. “The participatory...

Maisel Quoted in Vox Article, Picked Up By Other Outlets

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in a June 26 article on Vox titled “Why Democrats think 2020 is the year they can defeat Susan Collins” in which he expressed skepticism about Collins’s moderate image. “Despite the fact she would like to be, she is not John McCain, Maisel said, referring...