Wobbling my way through a Q&A session with members of the Class of 1975 during reunion weekend (some sort of bug had me a bit under the weather), one question snapped me to attention. Colby magazine is full of articles about remarkable alumni and students, one ’75er said, which is all well and good. But (and I paraphrase here) why don’t I see more stories about people like me?
This fellow was from Maine, very pleasant, a banker with an M.B.A. By all accounts he’s had a rewarding and successful life after Colby. And yet he felt that his... Read more »
An interfaith wedding by Johnson Pond in 1968, performed by a Colby religion professor who asserted that Jesus was not Christ, launched a 43-year (and counting) marriage and a life of respecting differences.
Pros—and a con—on new ski area Thirty years ago I was disappointed to read that the Colby ski area had been closed. Now I’m elated to learn that it is to enjoy a new burst of recreational activity.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s the area provided various learning opportunities for students. Buses carried phys ed students to the hill for ski lessons taught by other students (who were somewhat more proficient); dozens learned first aid so they could qualify to work as ski patrollers. It was great fun earning $1.25/hr... Read more »
Lauren Pongan ’09 (“Telling the World” and “Derby Dames”) is a freelance writer and former editorial assistant at Colby. She has spent her first year after graduating writing and working for a farming nonprofit and an arts nonprofit in Maine, as well as traveling. She is currently living in Portland, Maine.
Alexandra Desaulniers ’11 (“Campus Kids,”) an editorial assistant at Colby, is a double major in anthropology and theater and dance. She has performed in musical theater both on and off campus and competes in and teaches ballroom dance both at Colby and in the community.