Fall 2011 Contents

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Features

Boots On the Ground

Boots On the Ground

At 40, growing Environmental Studies Program equips students to tackle real-world problems

 

Ink in his Veins

Ink in his Veins

NY Daily News Editor in Chief Kevin Convey is bullish on the rough and tumble—and haiku—of tabloid newspapers

 

 

From the Hill

Empowered in Kabul

Empowered in Kabul

Sulaiman Nasseri helps Afghan women gain independence through embroidery

Alumni Recruiters Warm Cool Economy

Alumni Recruiters Warm Cool Economy

Colby Career Center looks to “Warm Market”

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak turns wood into captured moments of expression

Trading Campfires for Barbecues

Trading Campfires for Barbecues

There’s more to “cooking COOT” than mixing and masticating

MEDIA

Lincoln Peirce '85

Lincoln Peirce '85

Q&A with creator of comics hero Big Nate

At Home on the Range

At Home on the Range

Willard Wyman’s latest novel explores the transitory Ideal of the Old West

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Novelist Drew Magary creates a world where life is extended, for better and worse

For This Rookie Cop, All the Streets Are Mean

For This Rookie Cop, All the Streets Are Mean

Patrick Brancaccio reviews Gerry Boyle’s new crime novel

Alumni

Spotlight

Grayce Hall Studley '61

Maine's Bilingual Education Dynamo

Stephen Orlov '71

Voyage of Discovery

Niles Parker '91

Museum Peace

Bianca Belcher '03

"Stumbling" into the health-care field

Antonio Mendez '06

A Fulbright in Andorra

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

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 »

Opinion

The Miracle of Zucchini

The Miracle of Zucchini

A season in Colby's organic garden

Letters

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 »


 

Contributors

  • Julie Kafka ’12

    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

    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

    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.