Summer 2012 Contents

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Features

Class Action

Class Action

Homeless in high school, Jessica Boyle '12 fought to make Colby a place where students from all backgrounds can thrive.

 

Mighty Impressive

Mighty Impressive

After 38 years as dean, vice president, dancer, and friend, Janice Kassman retires. But her legacy lives on.

 

 

From the Hill

Managing @StateDept

Managing @StateDept

Victoria Esser '94 has her finger on U.S. government's digital diplomacy

Q&A: Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga '13

Q&A: Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga '13

Jean-Jacques Ndayisenga ’13 on economics, giving back, and why there's more to Rwanda than the movie

The Power of Privilege

The Power of Privilege

Students become collaborators in Professor Adam Howard's study of affluence and education

A Final Note

A Final Note

Bernhard Professor Paul Machlin conducts farewell concert, ending a 38-year run

"A Great Legacy as a Legendary Prof"

Tribute gives Wadsworth Professor of Economics James Meehan a reason to learn how to use Facebook

For the Record

For the Record

Creative writing class sends students into the community, with recorders, to tell stories in sound

In Developing Countries, Fueling the Engine for Growth

In Developing Countries, Fueling the Engine for Growth

Nonprofit builds industry in Latin America and Africa by going beyond microfinance

SPORTS

Fast Times

Fast Times

Track team walk-on Dominique Kone '13 sprints to two national championships

 

MEDIA

The Other Side of the Seine

The Other Side of the Seine

A witty look at working in Paris, by Rosecrans Baldwin ’99

The Life of the Maine Lobster Fisherman

The Life of the Maine Lobster Fisherman

A firsthand account by Christina Lemieux Oragano '99

From the Punjab, a Thousand Years of Poetry

From the Punjab, a Thousand Years of Poetry

Professor Nikky Singh collect poems from her homeland

The Most Important Question

Written and illustrated by H. Constance Hill '67

Alumni

Spotlight

Ellen Langford '90

Painting Stories of Hope

Peter DelGreco '94

The Art of Attraction

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

How many Colbians does it take to walk across the country?

Thirty-five plus, say Nick Tucker ’10 and Sam Rouleau ’10, former Colby roommates who tapped the Colby community as they walked coast to coast, a 3,000-mile trek that ended in Los Angeles in March.

They crossed the country in seven months, stopping along the way to work to “inspire change and do good.” Their community service efforts, and the monumental achievement of walking from Maine to California, were inspiring to many. But Tucker and Rouleau say they also were inspired by the support... Read more »

Opinion

Letters

Where Have All the Letters Gone?

Editor’s note: There was a time when we worried that comments left in the online version of Colby would siphon off actual letters to the editor. No more. Now we find that comments in the online magazine have been replaced by comments on Colby’s Facebook page.

Of course this reflects changes in technology, the advent of social media, and the ways we now communicate. And as you can see, we have evolved with the times—we are now using Facebook comments on a page once reserved for letters to the editor. That said, we are concerned that we aren’t hearing from readers in the substantive... Read more »


 

Contributors

  • Mike Eckel ’93 (“Managing @StateDept”) is a writer and editor who has reported throughout the former Soviet Union and much of Southeast Asia for the Associated Press, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, AOL News, and other publications. He currently spends his time writing for the Christian Science Monitor, studying for his master’s degree at the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and tweeting at @mike_eckel.
    Alexis Grant ’03 (“Fueling the Engine of Growth”) is an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist. She worked as a journalist for six years, first at the Houston Chronicle on the health beat and later at U.S. News & World Report covering the job market. Now she’s growing her own business, helping small businesses with blogging and social media, and selling digital guides and courses at alexisgrant.com. Follow her on Twitter at @alexisgrant.