Summer 2009 Contents

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Features

Jeronimo Maradiaga's Journey

Jeronimo Maradiaga\'s Journey
There were competing notions of success in Jeronimo Maradiaga's life: a high school diploma, a job, and a paycheck to help support his family versus years of college and professional school to achieve personal and intellectual goals

 

The Boatbuilders

The Boatbuilders
Steve White '77 and Jock Williams '62 have built international reputations for their classically inspired yachts

 

 

From the Hill

A Healing Touch

Jane Hubley helps refugee children heal the wounds of war

A Watson on the Margins

There were competing notions of success in Jeronimo Maradiaga's life: a high school diploma, a job, and a paycheck to help support his family versus years of college and professional school to achieve personal and intellectual goals.

Mariek Schmidt '99 on Martian Volcanoes

Volcanologist on what volcanoes on Mars tell us about the red planet's geologic history.

Last Page: Learning to Live With Bipolar Disorder, Minus the Stigma

SPORTS

Sports Shorts

Highlights from the spring season.

 

MEDIA

In Our Blood

Tracing the Path of Man and Malaria Through History

Alumni

Spotlight

Carrie Johns '75

On Science, Mussels, and Milk

Graham Macmillan '97

World Vision

Chris Andrews '07

Helpful to the Corps

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

By now, many of you will have read this issue’s cover story on Jeronimo Maradiaga ’09J, a remarkable guy who overcame tremendous odds to graduate from Colby and win a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. I’d like to draw a bit more attention to the other notable people in the story.

Maradiaga would be the first person to tell you he didn’t succeed on his own. He had a high school teacher in the Bronx, Jessica Goring, who recognized his abilities and nurtured them, and a mentor, Ian Rice, at a New York nonprofit, who did the same. Maradiaga had professors and... Read more »


 

Contributors

  • Matthew Murphy '87Matthew P. Murphy ’87
    (“The Boatbuilders”) is editor of the Brooklin, Maine, based WoodenBoat, an internationally circulated magazine for wooden-boat owners, builders, and designers. He is author of Glass Plates and Wooden Boats, a compendium of early-19th-century marine photography. When not writing about boats, he can be found maintaining and sailing them. He lives with his wife, Holly, in Penobscot, Maine.

       Lauren Pongan '09

    Lauren Pongan ’09
    ("A Healing Touch”) was an English major and editorial assistant for Colby. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has written for Maine Women and Port City Life magazines. As this issue went to press, Pongan was traveling in Colombia with plans to return to Portland, Maine.



     

    Cal MackenzieG. Calvin Mackenzie
    (“The Digital Revolution Hits Home—or Does It?”) is the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government at Colby. With colleague Robert Weisbrot (history), Mackenzie is coauthor of The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. Mackenzie has taught at Colby since 1978.