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 »
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 »
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.