Spring 2010 Contents

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Colby on the Front Lines

Colby on the Front Lines
Graduates in the military tap into their liberal arts background



Colby has gone global with help from Davis United World College program. But what comes next?



From the Hill

In the Footsteps of the Holocaust

In the Footsteps of the Holocaust

A student visits Auschwitz and reflects on Holocaust studies

Chief Justice

For Henry Sockbeson '73, a career spent advancing American Indian rights leads to tribal supreme court

A Life-Changing Investment

A Life-Changing Investment

A gift for financial aid opens Colby's doors for accomplished students

H2O Innovators

H2O Innovators

Seniors Nick Friedman and Brandon Pollock aren't climbing the corporate ladder—they're already at the top

Q&A: Rocco Landesman '69

From Broadway entrepreneur to the nation's advocate for the arts

Colby, Do Not Forget

Colby, Do Not Forget

A student from Haiti on the great quake

Citizen Soldiers

Christian Davenport '95 sees National Guard at war,and their battle at home

Fiction Writing, Like Jazz, Relies on Improvisation

Geoff Becker on storytelling


Adam Choice: A "Superb" Player

Men's Basketball All-American



Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

In Geoff Becker's fictional world, characters learn life lessons and proceed precariously

With Technology, Socialist Workers Still Did the Lifting

With Technology, Socialist Workers Still Did the Lifting

Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth, by Paul R. Josephson

Recent Releases

New books by Moran '58 and Boyle '78



James Sullivan '87

Vactionland Vietnam

Joshua Eldred '96

Old Meets New

Natalie Ginsburg '07

Young Minds Awakened

Alumni Class Notes


Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

In the cynical view of newspaper reporters, a story is sometimes defined as something that happens to your editor. I may be proving that true, but still I want to add something to the obituary in this issue for Robert B. Parker ’54.

Parker, of course, was the best-selling writer known widely as the creator of the wisecracking Boston P.I., Spenser. The author of more than 70 books, “Ace” Parker, as he was known at Colby, made his monumental mark in the world of crime fiction. He also kindly assisted another Colby alum, moi (more French later) to make a smaller mark... Read more »



  • Yanica Faustin '10
    Yanica Faustin '10

    Yanica Faustin ’10 (“Colby, Do Not Forget”) is majoring in biology and ethical genetics (an independent, interdisciplinary major). She will enter a premed post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro this fall. Faustin grew up in a Creole-speaking household. Her family lives in both Brooklyn, N.Y., and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.







    Aileen Evans '12
    Aileen Evans '12

    Aileen Evans ’12 (“In the Footsteps of the Holocaust”) is a human development and French studies double major. Evans is involved with Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK) and is a research assistant for Assistant Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux. She is from San Francisco, Calif., and spent a semester in Dijon, France. Evans will study in Senegal next fall.