From the Hill

 

Fall 2013

Passing the Test

Passing the Test

by Stephen B. Collins ’74

Real-life accident challenges COOT leaders with worst-case wilderness scenario 

 

1,000 Miles Alone Across the Arctic

1,000 Miles Alone Across the Arctic

by Stephen B. Collins '74

Superhiker Kristin Gates '10 takes wolves, high water, and tainted food in stride

 

Bridging Jewish Communities

Bridging Jewish Communities

by Pat Sims

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs links Colby and Waterville, bringing Jewish students and local residents together.

 

Rowing with the World's Best

Rowing with the World's Best

by Kayla Lewkowicz '14

Rower Steve Whelpley set out to become one of the world’s best—and succeeded.

 

Winifred Tate Ponders the Resilience of Colombian Women

Winifred Tate Ponders the Resilience of Colombian Women

by Gerry Boyle ’78

Anthropologist Winifred Tate considers the ways Colombian women work and survive in a place steeped in conflict

 

Changing the Face of Science

by Gerry Boyle ’78

 

 

MEDIA

Outing the NYPD's Surveillance of Muslims

Outing the NYPD's Surveillance of Muslims

New book coauthored by Matt Apuzzo '00 reveals spying that scrutinized the law abiding and missed real terrorists.


Roisman Edits Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy

Three-volume, million-word tome is first comprehensive reference.


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Summer 2013

Tested on Stage

Tested on Stage

by Pat Sims

For these students, the exam begins when the lights go down

 

Q&A: Associate Professor John Turner

Q&A: Associate Professor John Turner

by Gerry Boyle '78

Professor John Turner on teaching Islam at Colby and why we all need to know more

 

What's On Your Mind?

What's On Your Mind?

by Jacob McCarthy

Professor Erin Sheets studies how Facebook really makes us feel—and finds that it isn’t always better

 

Smashing the Cycle of Poverty

Smashing the Cycle of Poverty

by Gerry Boyle '78

Patricia Marshall reveals her past to help disadvantaged students have a future

 

 
 
 

Spring 2013

The Secret Is Out

The Secret Is Out

by Gerry Boyle '78

More Chinese students choose Colby—and the liberal arts—over big American universities


 


 

 

Into the Forests of Gondar

Into the Forests of Gondar

by Stephen B. Collins '74

Colby researchers plumb the secrets of Ethiopia's ancient "church forests"

 

"Let’s Get Dinner Sometime"

by Kayla Lewkowicz '14


Students practice the lost art of dating


 

 

MEDIA

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Documentary Explores Lives of Immigrant Farm Workers in the United States


Paradox or Paragon?

Boylan memoir about parenting is a new and powerful love story


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Winter 2013

Back On His Feet

Back On His Feet

by Gerry Boyle ’78

Prosthetic device allows injured Marine Corps Capt. Erik Quist to walk, run, sprint—and maybe lead another day

 

The Birth of His Nation

The Birth of His Nation

by Stephen Collins '74

Former refugee Charles Data returns home to take part in the rise of South Sudan

 

Silver Tsunami

Silver Tsunami

by Stephen B. Collins '74

Colby research project examines challenges facing China’s aging population

 

To the Colby Community, a Marine Says Thank You

To the Colby Community, a Marine Says Thank You

by Capt. Erik Quist '99, U.S.M.C.

 

Discovering Miss Runnals

Discovering Miss Runnals

by Jacob McCarthy

Samantha Eddy ’13 learns that a special Colby woman paved the way.

 

 

SPORTS

Three Sports? For Standout Athlete Kate Pistel Play is Nonstop

Three Sports? For Standout Athlete Kate Pistel Play is Nonstop

Kate Pistel ’13 played three sports in high school, so playing varsity soccer, squash, and lacrosse throughout her time at Colby is no big deal to her. But not everyone sees it that way.


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