Fall 2011 Contents
At 40, growing Environmental Studies Program equips students to tackle real-world problems
NY Daily News Editor in Chief Kevin Convey is bullish on the rough and tumble—and haiku—of tabloid newspapers
From the Hill
Sulaiman Nasseri helps Afghan women gain independence through embroidery
Colby Career Center looks to “Warm Market”
Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak turns wood into captured moments of expression
There’s more to “cooking COOT” than mixing and masticating
Maine's Bilingual Education Dynamo
Voyage of Discovery
"Stumbling" into the health-care field
A Fulbright in Andorra
Editorial & Opinion
Some longtime friends got together a few weeks back at a cottage on China Lake, and a trio of 1920s-vintage smiling Colby Mules (sketched in wool, framed, prominently displayed over the fieldstone fireplace) presided over it all.
This was the more-or-less-annual gathering of the Colby chapter of the Tri Delta sorority, Class of ’58 or thereabouts. A baker’s dozen of the sorority sisters got together at the lakeside camps of Ellie Shorey Harris ’57 and her family. My wife, Mary (Foley) ’78, and I were invited by our friend Judy Squire ’58. It was a nice... Read more »
A season in Colby's organic garden
Real Lessons, Indeed
When I finished reading “Real Money, Real Lessons” (Summer 2011 Colby) by Laura [Meader], I was overcome with pride that I am a Colby alumna. This class is a shining example of why a liberal arts education is both necessary and immensely beneficial, both to students and to the larger community.
I want to express sincere gratitude to Professor Thomas Morrione for organizing and acquiring funding for this class, and I want to congratulate the students in the class for their hard work, dedication and involvement. I don’t think it’s an over-exaggeration to say that the lessons they learned in this class will be... Read more »
Julie Kafka ’12 (“The Miracle of Zucchini,”), from Newton, Mass., is a global studies major with minors in environmental studies and geology. Interested in women’s rights, sustainable food, and environmental geology, Kafka is also a captain of Ultimate Frisbee.
Kirsten Weir (“Boots On the Ground,”) is a freelance writer based in Minneapolis. She has a master’s in journalism from NYU and writes about science, health, and the environment for magazines such as Discover, New Scientist, and Psychology Today.
David McKay Wilson ’76 (“Ink In His Veins,") is a New York-based journalist who writes regularly for magazines at colleges around the country, including Colby, Dartmouth, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and others.