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Jennifer Meredith in plane

Where the Rights Lead

Jennifer Meredith investigates the impacts of Alaskan fishing permits

Burkina Faso

Beyond the Tipping Point

Lindsey Novak’s new theory puts forth a renewed understanding of reasons for practicing female genital cutting—with implications for other social phenomena

Baseball player cards with Hank Aaron and Willie Davis

Not a Level Playing Field

Colby economists show bias influenced baseball’s highest honor

Who Gets Ahead in the Workplace?

New research shows jerks don’t have an advantage in attaining power

2019 PGM ONE Summit. Photograph by Natasha Cohen-Carroll.

Must-have Voices

Sophie Dipti Sarkar works to shift the focus of the environmental movement to include communities of color

Maine red and blue illustration

The Art and Science of Polling

Professor of Government and chair of the Government Department Dan Shea and his colleagues Assistant Professor of Government Carrie LeVan and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Nicholas Jacobs have been carrying out a series of public opinion polls in Maine and across the country on the upcoming election…

Side by side photos of Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon.

Colby Poll Shows Maine Democrats in the Lead, for Now

The current speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Democrat Sara Gideon, holds a five-point lead against her Republican opponent, four-term incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins, according to a poll conducted by researchers at Colby College.

Students reading in classroom

What Kids Can Teach Us

Unlike adults, children judge people based on their actions, not race


Tastes like Chicken? It’s Not that Simple

Paul Josephson traces journey from barnyard to factory farm

A Journey of Understanding

Cultural immersion sheds light on little-understood Jewish movement