Spring 2012 Contents

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Features

Natural Colby

Natural Colby

In Perkins Arboretum there are birds of all feathers, trees that tell a story, and even romance (especially if you’re a frog)

 

Who Was Elizabeth Hanson?

Who Was Elizabeth Hanson?

Book by Washington Post reporter reveals the secret circumstances surrounding the death of the CIA’s rising star

 

 

From the Hill

Q&A: Tashia Bradley

Q&A: Tashia Bradley

Tashia Bradley on Kentucky, Tortola, the Pugh Center mission, and the mild winter she brought with her to Maine

Senior Presents to Weather Historians

Senior Presents to Weather Historians

Robert Canning challenges meteorological experts' views at national meeting 

Finding Community

Finding Community

Projects for Peace documentary explores a different, and for many, more rewarding way of life

Quiet Powerhouse

Quiet Powerhouse

Rachael Mack ends career with 1,241 points, leads team turnaround

SPORTS

Concussion Impact

Concussion Impact

Colby-based project helps Maine schools reduce sports injuries

 

MEDIA

Literary Peaks

Literary Peaks

At Whitefish Review, Colby trio (plus one) gives art and literature a mountain home

Plaudits for New Poetry and Prose

Plaudits for New Poetry and Prose

Sadoff's True Faith and Spark's The Pretty Girl embrace the power of imagination 

Alumni

Spotlight

Jocelyn Giangrande '88

Game Changer

Todd Pritsky '91

House and Home

John Walden '07

A Grand Experiment

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

I liked my tour of Perkins Arboretum so much that I did it again. And again. And again. My guides—Judy Stone, botanist and associate professor of biology; Catherine Bevier, amphibian specialist and associate professor of biology; and Herb Wilson, ornithologist and Lesley Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences—took me behind the curtain of woods outside my office window and introduced me to a wonderful natural world right on campus.

Birds galore, trees of all shapes and sizes, four different types of frogs. Did you know some frogs spend their days... Read more »

Opinion

Letters

Professor Benbow’s Good Work

Charles Bassett departed Oct. 19, 2010. Bob Strider left us Nov. 28, 2010.  Mark Benbow slipped away Oct. 18, 2011. In the short span of less than a year, Colby College lost a century’s-worth of dedicated service from three legendary educators who contributed more than perhaps any other triumvirate of contemporaries to the blossoming of Colby into one of the world’s great small liberal arts colleges.

Colby’s loss is my deep personal loss. Each of these men was a lifelong friend. Among the many joys of these relationships: Bob gave me my first job out of grad school... Read more »


 

Contributors

  • Teko Mmolawa ’12  (“Finding Community”) is an English and French studies major from Gaborone, Botswana. He has written for insideColby magazine since his freshman year and is hoping to continue writing after college. He loves Maine and hopes to visit or stay longer. 

    Erika Mailman ’91 (“Literary Peaks”) is a freelance writer and historical novelist living in northern California. Her novel The Witch’s Trinity was a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. She teaches novel writing at mediabistro.com.

    Julian Giarraputo ’13 (“Class: Act”) is an English major from Queens, N.Y., who was briefly an economics major but can no longer remember why. He currently blogs for insideColby.com.