Summer 2006 Contents

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Rock Never Dies

Rock Never Dies
Sixties rock finds new fans among today's students


The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit
A biologist who roams the world's oceans studying endangered whales. A bacteriologist leading efforts to develop a new and potentially crucial source of energy: hydrogen-creating bacteria. A dedicated surgeon who gives transplant patients new life.



Colby's first posse leaves changed by Colby


Carving Space

Carving Space

Schupf donation brings Colby museum one of the foremost collections of renowned artist's works on paper



From the Hill

Spoken Like an Artist

Colby's summer exhibition, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 60 Years, pairs artists' work with the lectures they delivered at the prestigious art school

Old Wounds

Europe and Africa roiled by Raffael Scheck's revelations of racial crimes against black soldiers in World War II

Q&A: Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones on maintaining the remarkable tools of the science trade

Fast Company

Competitive Cycling Club emerges as national contender

A Record Season

Women's lacrosse just completed the most successful season in the team's 28-year history

Selling Girls Short

Lyn Mikel Brown examines how commercial and cultural pressures relegate girls to submission and the sidelines

Ring Cycle

Finishing Skills

Striking Images

Glass Plates & Wooden Boats: The Yachting Photography of Willard B. Jackson at Marblehead, 1898-1937
Matthew Murphy '87

Last Page: Lonely on the Right

Conservatives regularly complain about the dominance of the political left on American college campuses. They are right that this is a serious problem,for us, for our students, and for the country. But the most vocal critics are wrong about the cause of this liberal ascendancy, which is why their preferred solution, the enactment into law of an Academic Bill of Rights to forbid discrimination against conservatives in hiring and promotion, will not bring about any real improvement.



Jim Johnson '62

Peak Performance

Peter Wise '77

Poetry in Motion

Fred Horwood '87

The Extra Mile

Alumni Class Notes


Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

Slowly but surely some new nomenclature has crept into conversations we have around the editorial table as we construct Colby and as we plan for the future.

The online magazine moves closer to taking its place shoulder-to-shoulder with its printed-paper sibling. Colby podcasts are being produced as I write this. Blogs are part of the discussion, along with RSS feeds (whatever they are).

New communications technology is changing the ways people get information and how people interact with the media. Technology is like New England weather; if you don�‰t like it,... Read more »



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    Brendan Sullivan '06
    BRENDAN SULLIVAN �‰06 (�,Rock Never Dies�Š) freelances for Colby after spending the past year as an editorial assistant at the magazine. He recently began work with John Wiley and Sons, a book publisher in the New York City area. Also a guitarist, Sullivan recently completed his second concept album.
    Alexis Grant '03
    ALEXIS GRANT �‰03 (�,The Perfect Fit�Š) is a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, where she covers City Hall and politics. She moved to Houston in January following a six-month stint in the newspaper�‰s Washington bureau. After graduating from Colby, Grant completed her master�‰s at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
    David Treadwell
    DAVID TREADWELL (�,The Perfect Fit�Š) is a freelance writer who lives in Brunswick. He specializes in writing for select colleges and has had articles published in the alumni magazines of Bowdoin (his alma mater), Connecticut College, and Brown University. He is a regular contributor to Colby.