Waterville College. Colby University. Colby College. The 50-year period that began with the Civil War was marked by dramatic changes that went deeper than a name, including the war, debate of the place of women at the College, and a gift from philanthropist Gardner Colby, who left his name and allowed for the College's survival.
At Colby, gay athletes are coming out—and helping to change the campus culture. Some, like champion sprinter Dominique Kone ’13, say the decision to be honest about their sexuality has made them better athletes.
Congratulations on your fall bicentennial issue. As the title indicated, you reported “In Their Footsteps, In Their Words.” You did not editorialize or add any “politically correct” comments. You let these pioneers of the Baptist faith speak for themselves about this new but remote place of higher learning in Maine, still part of the mother state of Massachusetts.
History major that I was, I looked up the year 1813 in my... Read more »
Cal Mackenzie (“Vietnam, Then and Now”) the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government, joined the Colby faculty in 1978. He is the author of 15 books and is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 1999-2000 he was the John Adams Fellow at the University of London, and he has twice been a Fulbright Scholar, in China in 2005 and Vietnam in 2012.
Callie Knowles Clapp ’89 (“A Null Set”) is a licensed social worker at Catholic Charities Maine in Portland, where she oversees a team providing community integration to the mentally ill. She is also a survivor of breast cancer and is working on transforming into a book the blog she used to share her health journey.
Kurt D. Nelson ("The Spiritual Life of Colby College: Then, Now, and Next") arrived at Colby in August as the firstever dean of religious and spiritual life. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Yale Divinity School and comes to Colby from Dartmouth College. His passions include multifaith community, being a Lutheran, radical hospitality, and green theology.