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Media Coverage

New Life for the Wyeth Legacy Five Miles Out to Sea

New York Times
February 7, 2022
Colby College of Waterville, Maine, around 75 miles inland from the islands, is set to announce it has acquired Allen and Benner from the family’s two foundations, Up East and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Read more

Maine college invests in once-struggling mill town, hoping rising tide will lift both

Boston Globe
October 24, 2021
Bringing trees back to Main Street is not a novel idea, but the ongoing revitalization of this former mill city goes far beyond plantings and sidewalk beautification. It's one small, aesthetic piece of a broad and ambitious plan, driven largely by Colby, to restore vitality and good jobs to a small city that had lost much of both over the decades. And for the private college, which often seemed further removed than the two miles to downtown, it's a chance to give back to the city for the benefit of both, Greene said. Read more

Why A.I. needs the liberal arts

October 19, 2021
“We in the liberal arts need to be vibrant participants in shaping A.I. and not just spectators.” Earlier this year, Greene signaled that Colby—which enrolls about 2,000 students annually and has an endowment less than 4% the size of Stanford’s $28.9 billion—intends to play a key part in that process. Read more

Should every B.A. include some AI?

NPR Marketplace Tech
February 16, 2021
Colby is among the first liberal arts colleges to create an artificial intelligence institute to teach students about AI and machine learning through the lenses of subjects like history, gender studies and biology. The college received a $30 million gift from a former student to set up its new institute. Read more

Colby College doubles down on artificial intelligence … and its hometown

The Business Journals
February 8, 2021
David Greene wants to modernize the liberal arts model, and a new $30 million artificial intelligence hub is a big piece of that puzzle. Greene recently spoke with The Business Journals’ Hilary Burns about his high hopes for the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence as well as Colby’s recent investments in its hometown. Read more
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