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Alec MacGillis accepts Colby’s prestigious Lovejoy Award

Elijah Lovejoy, the namesake and inspiration behind the Colby Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, was described by President John Quincy Adams as America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. This year’s honoree, Alec MacGillis, a Pultizer Prize winner who currently writes about social issues and domestic policy at ProPublica, embodies the award criteria of integrity, character, intelligence, […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The role of journalism in the age of Trump

The year is 2016, and President elect Donald Trump appointed an anti-Semitic white nationalist to be the White House’s chief strategist and senior counselor. Steve Bannon’s previous job as executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network made it abundantly clear that he is unfit to serve in the White House cabinet. During his tenure at Breitbart, the Southern Poverty Law […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Opinion
Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

On February 29, the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement’s Colby Election Center brought Ari Berman to campus to discuss his critically narrative history “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.” Berman, a contributing writer to The Nation, addressed how the political climate regarding voting rights has changed since the passing of the […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · News