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The New York Times wrote a dynamic feature article on how Colby is the new steward of two historical islands off the coast of Maine. The story noted how the College could “breathe new life” into Allen and Benner islands, and that Colby is “adding a 500-acre island campus” but also “playing an instrumental role in carrying forward the complex Wyeth legacy.”

Colby’s Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence was featured in Fortune’s “Eye on AI” column. In addition to including commentary from President Greene, who said that “the liberal arts need AI, but AI also needs the liberal arts,” Director Amanda Stent noted how the institute can foster multi-disciplinary collaboration that’s vital for making AI achieve its potential while side-stepping potential negative ramifications.

Colby was well represented in a New York Times article on the current job market for students. The story highlighted how Trevaughn Wright-Reynolds ’22 has already accepted a job offer and included commentary from Lisa Noble, Colby’s director of employer partnerships and emerging pathways, who noted that “the current market is great for employment."
Patch published an article about the CourtWatchME program, which involved the Maine Drug Policy Lab at the College. The story included commentary from Winfred Tate, associate professor of anthropology, who explained that, “CourtWatch leaders would be analyzing data collected during the summer soon and would likely put out a report in mid-September.”
Central Maine Newspapers
Jack Cosgrove, the Dick McGee Head Coach for Colby Football, talks about his experience at the College in an article published by Central Maine Newspapers. “Since arriving at Colby, I have become more and more enamored with a college that has seen tenfold improvements, both in its institutional stature and its athletic facilities,” Cosgrove said.
Washington Examiner
An article in the Washington Examiner about the Schumer-Manchin deal included commentary from L. Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, Emeritus, who pointed out that, “There was an inherent risk with the deal given the ‘Democrats in disarray’ caricature.” Another story published by the Global and Mail about Paul LePage, Maine’s republican candidate for governor, also referred to Maisel, who said that LePage “was modulating his image [without] saying anything outrageous.”
Bangor Daily News
An article published by the Bangor Daily News about patients’ concern regarding the risk of exposure to the chemical substances called PFAS included commentary from Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies. “Getting doctors up to speed on PFAS exposure could take time because they might not typically think about environmental exposure as a risk factor,” Carlson said, adding that “while the effects of lead and arsenic exposure have been established for decades, PFAS risks have only become well-known recently.”
The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper published an article about Colby’s ongoing and planned activities on Allen and Benner Islands, an island retreat for artist Andrew Wyeth and his wife, Betsy. The article included commentary from President David Greene, who said that the College would use the islands for educational activities “in a way that [would be] really thoughtful and respectful of the work that had already been done there.”
Boston Globe
The Boston Globe published an extensive article introducing the history of Allen and Benner Islands, a living and artistic work place for the Andrew Wyeth family, recently acquired by Colby. The story noted that, “With strengths in both environmental science and art, Colby was a perfect fit [for stewardship of the islands].”
Central Maine Newspapers
Central Maine Newspapers and the Sun Journal publish articles about Colby’s cooperation with city officials to revitalize another section of downtown Waterville, noting that “Colby has spent millions helping to revitalize downtown,” and that “the city and Colby College plan to begin a new phase of envisioning how the area around downtown Waterville might look in the future.“
The announcement by Charlestowne Hotels, a leading hospitality management company, that it’s expanding with Colby’s Lockwood Hotel was reported by Lodging magazine, commenting that, “As part of Colby College’s commitment to revitalize the downtown, the art-forward Lockwood Hotel provides visitors with a gorgeous and well-appointed home base for greater discovery of the community.” Travel and Tour World, Hotel Online, and Hospitality Net also include this announcement.
Forbes included Colby’s Lockwood Hotel on its “Hotels to Add to Your 2022 Travel List,” commenting that, “With views of Main Street, each of the hotel’s 53 rooms and suites sets the stage for an unforgettable, unique New England escape. Lockwood Hotel is also home to Front & Main, Waterville’s premier downtown restaurant quickly transforming the local food scene.”
An article in the Maine Monitor about a decline in Maine’s religious services was picked-up by a variety of media outlets including  MSN, the Bangor Daily News, the Sun Journal, and Central Maine Newspapers. The story included commentary from Damon Mayrl, associate professor of sociology, who said that “there is no one reason for the decline locally and nationally,” and that “as religious institutions close, the communities they serve could start to be negatively impacted.”