We set out to produce a special section commensurate with a momentous occasion: the successful conclusion of the Reaching the World campaign. Over eight years, and despite a historic economic downturn, 25,000 people donated to the campaign, raising $376 million. This resounding vote of confidence for Colby and its mission comes just two years before the College’s bicentennial.
The timing couldn’t be better.
What you’ll see in the feature section in this magazine is documentation of changes that have already happened and a detailed explanation of... Read more »
Teach For America's Christina Feng '08 wins one for her students
Professor Todrank’s Values Reading Carl Glickman ’68’s essay (“Sunrise by the Pond,” summer 2010 Colby) gave me a very sweet flashback to more than 40 years ago. But it touched me not just because I was there at the pond that morning, had taken that very same Gustave “Gus” Todrank class that the bride and groom had, and had grown up in the same exclusive community as Carl. It had more to do with my feeling that Todrank obviously picked up something in this very young couple that suggested they would develop the kind of inclusiveness that he himself lived and preached.
I remember Carl as no less flaky than most of us... Read more »
Blair Braverman ’11 (“A Map of Here”), an environmental policy major, is a Udall Scholar and an intern at the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Her writing has appeared in High Country News and The Atlantic. She is completing an honors thesis in environmental writing.
Christina Feng ’08 (“In a Perfect World”) is a Teach For America corps member who teaches business, economics, entrepreneurship, and government to high school students in Manhattan. Feng is passionate about financial literacy, especially for young people.
Sarah Braunstein (“What Monsters Can Teach Us”) is a writer and teacher based in Portland, Maine. Her first novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in February 2011. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is at work on a second novel.