Fall 2012 Contents

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Features

Finding a Life on the Edge

Finding a Life on the Edge

Two decades after mountaineer Bill Holland was lost in a fall, his daughter revisits his days on Mayflower Hill.

 

Reconstructing Violet Paget

Reconstructing Violet Paget

Professor Phyllis Mannocchi has spent 35 years reconstructing the life of the enigmatic and forward-thinking British writer who used the pen name Vernon Lee.

 

In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps

The Maine Theological and Literary Institution, soon renamed Waterville College, was a very different place from the Colby College of today. Or was it?

 

 

From the Hill

Business-Ready

Business-Ready

Entrepreneurial Alliance has students flocking to the drawing board

Q&A: Zandile Nhlengetwa

Q&A: Zandile Nhlengetwa

Personal loss leads to role as leading advocate of nonviolence in South Africa

A Hand Up

A Hand Up

Alumni consultants organize to give small businesses a boost

Remembering Hugh Gourley

Remembering Hugh Gourley

Child's Play

Child's Play

Shelley Wollert wants kids to clamor for Elska, a musical, magical friend

Joining the Club

Joining the Club

Ex-refugees, Somali boys have big impact on elite soccer team

A Soul’s Hunger for Community

A Soul’s Hunger for Community

Monty Hobson reaches out to help others and help himself

SPORTS

Hard Hitter

Hard Hitter

In the chemistry lab and on the field, John Gilboy is “a no-quit kind of guy”

 

Alumni

Spotlight

Jan Volk '68

Life After the Celtics

Susan Zimmermann '88

The Buddy System

Ole Amundsen '90

A Matter of Trust

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

In the Moment, Consider Colby's Two Centuries: 1813-1863

President William D. Adams reflects on 200 years of history as the bicentennial celebration gets underway.

Letters

Jessica Boyle’s Story

Inspires and Impresses

Thank you for sharing Jessica Boyle’s story (“Class Action,” Summer 2012 Colby) and highlighting the very real barriers that first-generation college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds face in their pursuit of higher education.  As a fellow first-generation college student from Maine, Jessica Boyle’s story resonated with me deeply; from the general feeling of being an outsider to... Read more »


 

Contributors

  • Mike Eckel ’93 (“A Hand Up”) has reported from the former Soviet Union and Southeast Asia for the Associated Press, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, AOL News, and other publications. He currently writes for the Christian Science Monitor, studies for his master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, and tweets at @mike_eckel.
    Holland
    Laurel Holland (“Finding a Life on the Edge”) is a Brooklyn-based writer. After graduating from Harvard in 2006, she moved to New York to pursue acting. She is working on Spindrift, a memoir about her alpinist father, Bill Holland '72, who was killed in a climbing accident when she was 5 years old.  
    Dash Dash Wasserman '12 (“Reconstructing Violet Paget”) is an English major and former Echo editor from New Orleans. He was introduced to the mystery of archives during an independent study at the University of California, Irvine, where he examined the development of philosopher Jacques Derrida’s thought by rifling through hundreds of pages of the late critic’s dizzying French cursive.