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Colby College's recent Rural Voter Survey was featured in USA Today. The poll, which explored how rural Americans feel about the upcoming presidential election, provided insightful data and complements research in the new book The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America by Assistant Professor of Government, Nick Jacobs, and Professor of Government, Dan Shea.
The Colby Museum’s upcoming exhibition, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson At Midcentury, topped the Boston Globe’s recent list of 10 compelling winter art shows, noting that it’s “as significant a survey as Nevelson has had in years.
NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report aired two feature segments on Colby and the resurgence of Waterville. While the stories included a range of interviews, the first segment featured President David A. Greene, who talked about investing in the city, not for profit, but "to help stimulate something better for the community."   The second piece focused on the role of the arts, and highlighted the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, noting that it is a “complex you might expect in a top 10 city,” and will help establish the area "as the arts capital of northern New England."
New York Times
New research from a team of scientists led by Robert Gastaldo, the Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, emeritus, received worldwide attention. The discovery of fossils of 350-million-year-old trees that were unlike anything we’ve ever seen was covered by hundreds of leading media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and Newsweek.
The Hechinger Report
A story about colleges better engaging with their hometowns included commentary from President David A. Greene about Colby’s work with Waterville. In the article, he noted that higher ed has been losing the trust of the public because it “often seems more apart from their communities than a part of their communities," and that building trust is key to successfully working together.
Portland Press Herald
Status Pending, a new collection of poetry by Professor of English and Creative Writing Adrian Blevins, received a positive review by the Portland Press Herald, which noted that while the “subject matter is serious, the language is often playful."
USA Today
Colby College's recent Rural Voter Survey was featured in USA Today. The poll, which explored how rural Americans feel about the upcoming presidential election, provided insightful data and complements research in the new book The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America by Assistant Professor of Government, Nick Jacobs, and Professor of Government, Dan Shea.
Nature
In a Nature news feature about the UN's climate loss-and damage fund, Stacy-ann Robinson, associate professor of environmental studies, was quoted, drawing attention to the importance of the fund for the most vulnerable countries. In the article, Robinson called for attention to be placed on non-economic loss and damage as "lives, culture and livelihoods will be lost."
Inside Higher Ed
Colby’s new data science major was included in a story by Inside Higher Ed on the growing popularity of the degree. In the article, Associate Professor of Statistics Jim Scott noted that while a growing statistics program may not be an obvious fit at Colby, it’s the College’s “liberal arts focus that makes it a place where data science can thrive.”
Financial Times
In a Financial Times article about how Apple is moving to bring generative AI to its iPhones, Amanda Stent, director of Colby's Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, spoke about the company’s language model Ferret and what makes the technology “so exciting.”
SciTechDaily
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Elizabeth McGrath was featured in several science publications, including SciTechDaily, for her role in a discovery on how early galaxies look more like noodles. "We're very excited about these early trends," said McGrath, who is working with other researchers on analyzing data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
New York Times
Assistant Professor of Government, Nicholas F. Jacobs, has continued to provide analysis to the national media on various political news stories relative to the 2024 election, top coverage includes the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Boston Globe.
Boston Globe
The Colby Museum’s upcoming exhibition, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson At Midcentury, topped the Boston Globe’s recent list of 10 compelling winter art shows, noting that it’s “as significant a survey as Nevelson has had in years.