Divisions, Departments, and Programs
Colby College academic departments and programs are classified in the following
Division of Humanities, Professor Patrick Brancaccio, chair, includes
the departments of Art, Classics, East Asian Studies, English, French, German
and Russian, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, Theater and Dance.
Social Sciences, Associate Professor Debra Barbezat, chair, includes
the departments of Administrative Science, Anthropology, Economics, Government,
History, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology.
Division of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor Duncan Tate, chair,
includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology,
Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy.
Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor David
Firmage, chair, includes the department of Physical Education and the programs
of African-American Studies, American Studies, Creative Writing, Education
and Human Development, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Jewish
Studies, Latin American Studies, Science, Technology, and Society, and Women's
Integrated Studies, first offered in the spring of 1997, is a pioneering program in liberal arts education, designed to explore an era or aspect of world civilization from the perspective of several disciplines. The Integrated Studies semester provides an opportunity for students to learn about a subject in depth and to make broad connections between disciplines that will help reveal the essential unity of human knowledge and experience. Structured around clusters of courses, the program is open to all classes. The program and the individual courses are described under "Integrated Studies" in the "Courses of Study" section of this catalogue.
Opportunities to Study Abroad
Colby maintains an Office of Off-Campus Study to help students make plans to study abroad or at a few domestic off-campus programs that are integrated into each student's major and academic program. Applications are processed through this office in advance of the student's enrollment in a program of study away from Colby. Students who transfer credits for full-time study in a non-Colby program are subject to a fee of $1,000 per semester. Financial aid may be applied, for qualified students only, to Colby programs and approved non-Colby programs. Students are required to consult their major and minor advisors, as well as the off-campus faculty liaison in their major department, before making plans for study abroad. Sophomores will receive a handbook detailing procedures and listing approved Colby and non-Colby programs early in the fall semester. Applications for off-campus study during the year 2001-2002 are due by March 15, 2001, regardless of the semester for which the student is applying. With some limited exceptions, Colby students normally study abroad for one semester. See the Office of Off-Campus Study for details.
Colby-Sponsored Foreign-Language Semesters
Colby offers an opportunity for students to satisfy the College's language requirement (and earn a semester's credit) by living abroad and studying the language intensively. These programs are available to sophomores and juniors.
Colby in Salamanca: This program provides the opportunity for students to learn Spanish at the University of Salamanca, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Students reside with families, attend intensive language courses, and have a full schedule of excursions to enrich their knowledge of Spanish life and culture. The program is under the supervision of a resident Colby director and is offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students must have completed Spanish 125 or at least two years of high school Spanish.
Colby in Dijon: This program offers students the opportunity to study French language, history, and art in Dijon, France, at the University of Burgundy. Cultural activities and excursions are included. Students live with French families. To qualify, students normally should have completed French 125 at Colby or have taken two years of high school French. The program is offered in the fall semester.
Colby-Sponsored First-Year Programs
The College offers the following programs abroad designed specifically for entering first-year students:
Colby in Salamanca: Refer to description above.
Colby in Dijon: Refer to description above.
Colby in London: Provides the experience of living and studying in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. A resident Colby professor supervises all aspects of the program, a study group that includes a fixed curriculum arranged especially for incoming first-year Colby students. Because London is arguably the theater capital of the English-speaking world, the program's core is related to the performing arts and is augmented by courses in English composition, literature, and history. Participants reside with selected families in and near London. The program is offered in the fall semester.
Colby-Sponsored Programs Abroad for Juniors
While courses needed for most liberal arts majors are offered at the College, many students are attracted by the opportunity to study abroad for a comparative examination of their major field or a different perspective on their studies. Such programs are generally undertaken during the junior year. Colby offers study programs in Ireland, France, Spain, and Russia.
Colby in Cork: This is a program for students with any major in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities. Students live in flats and take regular university courses at University College Cork, where a Colby professor, the resident director of the program, teaches in his or her discipline. There are frequent group activities and excursions. Students may apply for the fall or spring semester.
Colby in Salamanca: This program offers complete integration into the Universidad de Salamanca, where students can take courses in any division alongside Spanish students. Students with any major may be accepted, but they must have taken at least Spanish 231 and one reading course. Participants choose to live with Spanish families or in apartments with Spanish students and agree to speak only Spanish for the duration of the program. The program is offered for the academic year or the fall or spring semester.
Colby in Dijon: For students who have satisfied the language requirement, Colby in Dijon offers advanced French language courses as well as courses in literature and history. Students live with French families and participate in a rich program of cultural excursions. This program is offered during the fall semester only.
Colby in St. Petersburg (Russia): This program, offered either semester, is available to students who have had at least two years of college Russian. It is small (maximum five students) and includes a set program of instruction in Russian language (grammar, phonetics, conversation, and composition), literature, and history (readings in Russian and English). Teaching is done by qualified instructors and takes place at the St. Petersburg Classical Gymnasium, where United States students teach two classes in English to Russian high school students. Students live with Russian families, and a full cultural program is offered, including excursions.
Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Study Abroad Programs
A major grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin colleges to establish a study abroad consortium. There are three CBB centers abroad, each offering a variety of study programs under the supervision and direction of faculty members from all three colleges. CBB centers include:
CBB London Center: Administered by Colby College, the CBB London Center is located on Bloomsbury Square, near the British Museum. In 2000-2001 it will offer programs in biology, history, comparative politics, sociology, English, and theater. In 2001-2002 programs in English, sociology, biology, government, economics, and theater will be offered. A general studies option and internships are offered each semester.
CBB Quito Center: Administered by Bates College, the CBB Center in Quito, Ecuador, is housed at the Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS). In 2000-2001 it will offer programs in anthropology and mathematics. In future years, programs are anticipated in Spanish and Latin American studies, and other programs taught at local universities are possible.
CBB Cape Town Center: Administered by Bowdoin College, the CBB Cape Town Center will begin operation in the fall of 2000. It will offer programs in history and anthropology, and students will have the opportunity to take classes at the University of Cape Town in a variety of disciplines. The programs for 2001-2002 will be announced in the fall of 2000.
Courses for CBB London Center, Fall Semester 2000
Government Program (Mr. Franco, Bowdoin)
Political Philosophy from Hobbes to Burke (Mr. Franco, Bowdoin)
This will be a foundational course in political philosophy, focusing on
the seminal figures of Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Burke, and possibly Adam Smith.
Significant attention will be paid to the historical-political contexts
in the 17th century and the development of parliamentary politics, the emergence
of parties, and the rise of commerce in the 18th. Topics will include liberty,
equality, natural rights, the social contract, sovereign authority, property,
commerce, religion, revolution, custom, tradition, liberalism, and conservation.
Democracy, Liberty, and Culture in 19th-Century British Political Thought (Mr. Franco, Bowdoin)
This will be a somewhat more advanced course (though still accessible to the student without a significant background in political philosophy), focusing on the development of democracy in 19th-century Britain and the concernspolitical, moral, economic, and culturalthat it raised; also a focus on the concomitant decline of religious faith and its consequences for politics. The course will be as interdisciplinary as possible, drawing on history, literature, religion, art, and architecture as well as philosophy. Authors will include Bentham, Coleridge, Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, James Fitzjames Stephen, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Richard Morris, George Eliot, T.H. Green, and Henry Maine.
Contemporary British Politics (Mr. Lodge)
A comparative politics course examining the British system of government and the most important issues and developments in British politics since 1945. Topics include parliamentary government, the evolving party system, electoral behavior, the rise and fall of the welfare state, Thatcher's economic revolution, race relations, the breakup of the Empire, NATO, the European Union, Welsh and Scottish devolution, and Northern Ireland.
Biology Program: Biomedical Sciences (Mr. Champlin, Colby)
Human Genetics and Reproductive Technology (Mr. Champlin, Colby)
A study of the mechanisms of inherited diseases and the techniques used for assisted reproduction in humans. London is a center of excellence in both areas, and the class will be supplemented by guest speakers and by field trips.
One or two courses offered at the University of East London, from the following choices: immunology, toxicology, medical parasitology, infectious disease process, pharmacology.
History Program: Britain through the Ages (Mr. Jones, Bates)
The Archaeology of Roman Britain (Mr. Jones, Bates)
This course is designed to take advantage of location in Britain to combine archaeological theory, history, and field studies of landscapes, archaeological sites, and museum collections. The combination of theory, landscape, and "ruins" is an evocative way of knowing about Romans and natives in Britain and the grand Roman historical themes of colonialism, empire, assimilation, acculturation, and resistance.
Celt and Saxon: Britain in the Early Middle Ages (Mr. Jones, Bates)
This is an interdisciplinary study of Britain in the period 400-1000 c.e. We will examine the spiritual world of pagan and early Christian Britain as well as the social, political, and economic structures of the neighboring cultures of the British Celts and Anglo-Saxons.
History of the City of London (Mr. Casey)
A history of London with emphasis on the evolution of the city. This course will include numerous walking tours of London.
Other Options offered at the CBB London Center, Fall Semester 2000
Performing Arts: Text and Performance (Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Gordon)
A course designed to make students into informed theatergoers. Through attendance at 12 major professional productions and the reading of the texts upon which the productions are based, this course will give students an overview of London's current theater season as well as a taste of various types of theater. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Art and Architecture of London (Mr. Plant)
Students who have never studied art, as well as students who have a background in the subject, will learn through frequent walking tours and visits to museums and galleries about the evolution of architecture in the city as well as the development of art styles.
Economics: The Economic Integration of the European Union (Mr. Staab)
The course will provide a comprehensive examination of the processes of European economic integration and offers a critical analysis of EU policies in their broader political-economic context. The course also focuses on the external dimension of Europe in the global economy and is therefore divided into four parts. A historical overview of the main economic events and currents is followed by a brief introduction to the key institutions and processes. The course then shifts its attention to the analysis of the main economic policies that continue to shape the integration processes of EU, including the single market and monetary union or common agricultural policy. The course closes with a look at the EU and its impact on global economics, ranging from the WTO to EU enlargement and the Third World.
The History of London through Literature (Mr. Crane).
This course will explore the history of London through its literature and art. It will look at the ways in which writers over the last 300 years have responded to the city and also look at the works of contemporary novelists who are turning to its past in order to understand the cultural and political challenges of modern London.
Spring Semester 2001
English and Performing Arts Program: From Shakespeare to the Modern Theater (Ms. Malcolmson, Bates)
English Literature Program: Shakespeare in the Theater (Ms. Malcolmson, Bates)
A study of stage production and the interpretive nature of performance in the context of the urban environment. As well as attending several Shakespeare plays in London and Stratford, the class will visit relevant areas in order to consider their implications for Shakespeare's biography, the shape of the city in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the cultural meaning of the theater for urban audiences. Goals for students include a fresher sense of the significance of Shakespeare's language and drama in his time, a more vivid understanding of the context of his plays, and an ability to consider production possibilities on the Elizabethan as well as the modern stage.
England from the Margins (Ms. Malcolmson, Bates)
This course considers the literary representations of the English nation by writers from other countries, the English colonies, or those who have been labeled or who identify as cultural outsiders. Attention is given to race and ethnicity in relation to ideas of nationhood, the intersection of race and gender differences, and what makes an outsider become an insider. Writers include Olaudah Equiano, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, Jean Rhys, Hanif Kureishi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Cornershop, and Stuart Hall.
Contemporary British Drama (Ms. Sullivan, Mr. Gordon)
This course will allow students to take advantage of the modern offerings on the London stage and to consider contrasts between early modern and 20th-century theater. Students will attend productions both in the West End and in fringe theaters; they will read texts and discuss the performances of these texts; they will write about the texts and productions they see.
Performing Arts: Shakespeare in the Theater (see description above)
Contemporary British Drama (see description above)
Acting (Ms. Sullivan, Ms. England)
Students are placed in either the Acting or Voice and Movement course depending on their acting experience. They will, depending on level, be introduced to the basic techniques of acting or more advanced techniques. An auditioning course is available on demand for advanced students who have the permission of the program director.
Voice and Movement (Ms. Rabinowitz, Ms. Speed)
This course meets four times a week and is taught by professional voice and movement coaches. Students take Voice and Movement or Acting depending on their previous experience in performing arts.
Sociology Program: Social and Cultural Change in Britain (Mr. Morrione, Colby)
Theories of Social Change: Focus on Great Britain (Mr. Morrione, Colby)
With emphasis on modern Britain, this course will introduce students to classic sociological theories of social change, from Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Vilfredo Pareto, George Herbert Mead, and Emile Durkheim to modern and post-modern social theorists. The course also will focus on questions associated with recent ongoing changes in the United Kingdom and this country's relationship to Europe. Questions such as the social and cultural ramifications of the euro or metrification, as well as the changing ethnic and racial composition of urban London, will be considered.
Images of Self and Collective Identity in "Devolutionary" Britain (Mr. Morrione, Colby)
Major questions considered in this course, in addition to fundamental ones such as the meaning of personal and collective identity, will direct attention at assessing personal, interpersonal, communal, and national consequences of rapid, pervasive, and large-scale social change. Particular emphasis will be placed on the nature of identity as it relates to urban life.
Homelessness in Britain (adjunct British faculty to be appointed)
Through participation in a community service or community study project relating to homelessness, students will acquire an understanding of social policies affecting people in need of social welfare support. Work, family, governmental policy, social inequality, and crime are among topics considered. U.S./U.K. comparisons will be made throughout.
Other Options offered at the CBB London Center, Spring Semester 2001
Performing Arts: Text and Performance (Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Gordon) (see description above)
The History of London through Literature (Mr. Crane) (see description above)
Economics: The Economic Integration of the European Union
(Mr. Staab) (see description above)
Courses for CBB Quito Center, Fall Semester 2000
Anthropology Program (Mr. Anderson, Colby)
Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (Mr. Anderson, Colby)
Throughout its history, anthropology has been committed to and active in maintaining the rights of indigenous peoples against the disruptive effects of colonization, globalization, nation-state power, racist ideologies, assimilation, environmental destruction, and industrial resource appropriation. To develop an informed, up-to-date, and critical understanding linking the situation of local Ecuadorean indigenous peoples with the hemispheric and global context, the course will first offer an overview of conceptual issues in anthropology surrounding human rights and a survey of the contemporary state and activities of various indigenous peoples from South, Central, and North America. Upon this comparative background the course then moves toward an intensive focus on Ecuadorean indigenous peoples' enduring, recent, and emerging issues, strategies, successes, and challenges for gaining recognition of their rights. Finally, students will be guided to on-line, library, and field research about Ecuadorean indigenous peoples, organizations, and movements themselves; local anthropological perspectives; roles of non-governmental human rights organizations; policy and implementation by the national government; and the place of the United Nations in the contemporary indigenous rights movement.
Independent Study (Mr. Anderson, Colby)
With supervision and guidance from faculty, students will formulate and conduct individual or group research projects framed by their own academic interests and utilizing local resources. Students will be encouraged, though not required, to focus on areas encompassed by the anthropology focus for the semester and their language study. A combination of field study, library research, on-line work, and other available methods also will be encouraged.
Modeling Program (Mr. Haines, Bates)
Mathematical Modeling (Mr. Haines, Bates)
Building quantitative models is an important part of many sciences, usually beginning within a specific field such as geology or biology, then turning to mathematics to determine what model-building tools are available. This course approaches modeling differently. Students first will gain an overview of what it means to build and test a model, then will learn various specific approaches to modeling a system. The techniques may use calculus but in many cases will require only high school mathematics.
Modeling Project (Mr. Haines, Bates)
Modeling presents opportunities both to use mathematical reasoning in the real world and to experience the challenges of problem solving. Students will work in a small group to formulate projects that connect to their academic interests and can be carried out in Ecuador. These may involve gathering data in the field, studying previous models, or working with local scientists or officials. The result of their project will be a paper describing the model, followed by a seminar presentation of that model. In some cases their work may be a starting point for thesis research during their senior year, in which case students will want to talk to their advisor before going to Ecuador. While their specific project depends on their interests and what can be done in Ecuador, there are many possibilities. One can imagine models focusing on: Vehicle traffic in Quito. The acoustics of rain forest bird vocalizations. The growth of trees in recently reforested areas. Volcanic activity. Leaf-cutter ant movement from the point of view of traffic theory. Seismic activity. Employment patterns. Army ant search strategies. Bird, mammal, or insect population. The relationship between the number of species and the size of an area. Patterns of shoot development in plants.Vehicle accident reconstruction. Currency exchange rates. In some cases it may be possible to re-examine previous mathematical models, such as the 18th-century French surveyor Charles-Marie de La Condamine's expedition to Ecuador to model the shape of the Earth. In other cases their work could have a service-learning component. Students can also find ideas in the literature or in work published by the Undergraduate Mathematics Application Project in their UMAP Journal and UMAP Modules.
Other CBB Quito Center Course Offerings, Fall Semester 2000
Spanish Language Study
This course will be instructed by faculty of the Andean Center for Latin American Study (ACLAS), the host institution. Students will be tested and placed in a Spanish language course of appropriate level.
General Studies Course (adjunct Quito faculty to be announced)
A course focusing on Ecuador's diverse environments and societies will supplement the other course offerings.
Courses for CBB Cape Town Center, Fall Semester 2000
Two courses selected from the University of Cape Town in addition to the following.
Living Cape Town History (Mr. Stakeman, Bowdoin)
A hands-on introduction to the political and economic processes that have shaped black/white relations in South Africa and continue to affect the development of a successful multi-racial society, economic development, and political stability. The course will look at the development of political structures and political groups, economic infrastructures and economic relations among different racial groups, and the historical events that have shaped all South Africans. Students will develop multimedia projects to teach South African history.
From Jazz to Black Power: The African-American Impact on South Africa (Mr. Stakeman, Bowdoin)
Rightly or wrongly, the African-American experience has been compared to that of the non-white peoples of South Africa. Models for segregation, education, urban culture, and, finally, liberation have been drawn from America and have found new meanings and permutations in the South African context. This course examines the validity of the comparisons and the effects of the cross-cultural application of those ideas by looking at urban migration, urban cultures, segregation systems, and the rhetoric of liberation.
Spring Semester 2001
Politics and Culture in Contemporary South Africa (Ms. Besteman, Colby)
Politics are expressed culturally, aesthetically, and silently everywhere in the world. In this course we will explore how South Africans have expressed political views and political activism in aesthetic and expressive ways over the past couple of decades. Through reading ethnographies, novels, plays, short stories, and poetry and visiting museums we'll work toward an anthropological understanding of the poetics of political/cultural expression.
Violence, Memory, and Reconciliation (Ms. Besteman, Colby)
How do people in societies that have experienced civil war, terror, and violence survive and cope with the continual fear and uncertainty of war? How do people in these circumstances explain to themselves and to each other what is happening? How do people make moral judgments, act, talk, meet their basic daily needs, love, and dream in conditions of violence and terror? Through reading in-depth local ethnographies of how people survive and interpret violence, this course will address some broader questions of memory and reconciliation. We will read ethnographic descriptions of people's lives in Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Bosnia, Mozambique, and South Africa during the civil wars in those countries. In each case, we will study how people in these countries remember the years of violence and how people negotiate the politics and emotions of reconciliation. We will address international law and the structures of national and international reconciliation projects, but our focus will be on how popular memory is shaped, individual and collective forgiveness constructed, and national healing envisioned at the popular level.
Other Study Programs Abroad
For programs not sponsored by Colby, the College requires that students obtain approval for their course of study before the stated deadline; without such prior approval, credit will not be transferred to Colby. Approval forms and a handbook of approved programs are available from the Office of Off-Campus Study. For study abroad during the academic year 2001-2002, a preliminary application must be filed with the Off-Campus Study Office by November 15, 2000, and a final application submitted by March 15, 2001. Students on financial aid continue to receive that aid if they attend a Colby-approved program.
In addition to its own programs and CBB programs, the College approves study at a number of institutions and programs throughout the world that meet Colby's standards for academic rigor. With the exception of Colby's language acquisition programs in Salamanca and Dijon, students who wish to study in a country whose language is taught at Colby must have taken the equivalent of at least four semesters of the language before departure (some programs require more advanced preparation). In other countries, students are required to take courses in the host-country language for the duration of their program.
Colby has an exchange program with the cole Normale Supèrieure in Lyon, France. Each year, a student of this school comes to Colby as the French assistant, and Colby sends a student (normally a recently graduated French major) to France, where he or she may take courses or serve as an English-language assistant in a French high school.
Agreements with the Universidad de Salamanca and University College Cork, in conjunction with Colby's junior-year abroad programs at these universities, allow Spanish and Irish students to spend a year at Colby.
Approved Domestic Programs
Students wishing to participate in approved domestic programs must meet the same deadlines for preliminary and final applications as students who wish to study abroad. These programs are listed in the "Off-Campus Study Handbook" available each fall and on the Colby Web. Opportunities include:
Exchange programs: Colby participates in student exchange programs with Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ordinarily, exchanges are arranged for a single semester of the junior year. Each student pays tuition, board, and room charges at the home institution; travel is at the student's expense.
A course exchange program is in effect with Bates, Bowdoin, and Thomas colleges. Students may obtain information from the registrar.
Colby in Washington: This semester program is designed to provide an academically rigorous and pedagogically diversified intellectual and cultural experience for Colby students. It is administered in cooperation with The Washington Center, with direct oversight by a Colby faculty member. Students with a variety of majors take advantage of the program, which is open to a maximum of 15 students from the junior and sophomore classes. Information is available from the Government Department and the Office of Off-Campus Study
Engineering Programs: Colby has coordinated programs with Dartmouth College, the University of Rochester, and Case Western Reserve University as an alternative to graduate work in engineering. Both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in engineering can be earned upon successful completion of three years at Colby and two years in engineering at one of the above institutions. Students graduating in this program are exempt from Colby's senior year in residence requirement, but all other graduation requirements must be met. Information is available through the Department of Physics.
Field Experience/Internships: Qualified students may earn academic credit by undertaking off-campus field experiences or internships as participants in approved programs or by obtaining faculty sponsorship of an individual project or course of study. Refer to the section "Field Experience" under "Courses of Study" in this catalogue. Information on a wide variety of field experience opportunities as well as application forms for obtaining credit for field experience and internships are available in the Office of Career Services. Students planning to participate in field experience must be aware of deadlines for filing applications.
ROTC: Colby students may participate in Reserve Officer Training programs offered at other Maine sites. Information about these programs is available in the Dean of Students Office.
Many Colby graduates go on to study for advanced degrees in specialized areas of concentration. Specific committees of the College are available for professional preparation advice in the following areas:
Law and Government Service: The prelaw advisor counsels students preparing for careers in these areas. Prelaw students may major in any field, but they will profit from early consultation with the prelaw advisor on courses that provide the strongest possible liberal arts background for the study of law.
Medicine and Dentistry: Medical schools do not require a particular major but do require high academic standing and the inclusion of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English in the student's college program. The Health Professions Preparation Committee provides formal advising and other support to assist students throughout their years at Colby.
Theology: Members of the Department of Religious Studies, in cooperation with the College chaplains, serve as advisors to students who plan to enter seminaries.
The Farnham Writers' Center
The Farnham Writers' Center is available as a resource for all Colby students, faculty, and staff. The center is staffed by trained peer tutors and operates with the philosophy that writing is not a discrete skill but an important part of thinking and learning. The Writers' Center can help writers at all levels of development at any point during their writing process, from first ideas to final draft. Since writing occurs in courses across the curriculum at Colby, the tutors are trained to work with various forms of writinglab reports, case studies, application essays, and response writing, for example, as well as the standard academic essay. In addition to using the center from time to time on particular pieces of work, students can enter into extended tutorials and meet regularly with any one of the tutors to work more intensively on their writing. The Writers' Center serves all Colby students: among them, first-year composition students; students with particular writing difficulties, including learning differences; senior scholars; students for whom English is not their first language; job and graduate school applicants; Watson Fellowship candidates, and many others. The Farnham Writers' Center schedule includes both daytime and evening hours. A Macintosh is available for students at the center, which is located in Miller Library 9C.