Spring 2013 Contents

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Features

In Their Footsteps, 1914-1963

In Their Footsteps, 1914-1963

Three wars, a devastating economic depression, and creation of a new campus from scratch: during the years 1914-1963 Colby was up to the challenge.

 

For Lunder Collection: A New Home

For Lunder Collection: A New Home

Extraordinary works of American art to be centerpiece for Colby and state of Maine

 

Game Changer

Game Changer

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Todd McGovern played on

 

 

From the Hill

The Secret Is Out

The Secret Is Out

More Chinese students choose Colby—and the liberal arts—over big American universities


 


 

Into the Forests of Gondar

Into the Forests of Gondar

Colby researchers plumb the secrets of Ethiopia's ancient "church forests"

"Let’s Get Dinner Sometime"


Students practice the lost art of dating


Where There Now is a Campus, There Once Were Farms

Where There Now is a Campus, There Once Were Farms

MEDIA

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Documentary Explores Lives of Immigrant Farm Workers in the United States

Paradox or Paragon?

Paradox or Paragon?

Boylan memoir about parenting is a new and powerful love story

Alumni

Spotlight

Alumni Class Notes

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

A Colby Hero, but Just One of Many 

The stack of manila folders was placed on a table in Colby’s Special Collections, each folder labeled with an alum’s name and class year. Affixed to some of the class years was the letter n, lower case. This denotes a nongrad. In this group many didn’t live to see commencement.

These are the casualties of World War II, including students who left Mayflower Hill to be transformed into soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines. Each was a story so mesmerizing that I found myself poring... Read more »

Opinion

Q&A: Ben Fallaw

Q&A: Ben Fallaw

Professor Ben Fallaw on the forces at play in Mexico and ways they affect U.S. immigration policy

Letters

On Mackenzie’s Portrait of the War in Vietnam

Regarding Professor Cal Mackenzie’s photo essay, (“Vietnam: Then and Now,” winter 2013 Colby), I remember asking Cal something along the lines of “What was Vietnam like?” during my senior year in 1978, and was struck by his response: “It’s a beautiful country with too many holes.”

Of course, he meant bomb craters. We never discussed much more about his Vietnam experience, although I recall an anecdote or two about the incomprehensible bureaucracy of the Army. Like so many young men, he went to fight a war he did not support,... Read more »


 

Contributors

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    KaylaKayla Lewkowicz ’14 ("Let’s Get Dinner Sometime") is from Hopkinton, Mass. In addition to being a contributing writer for InsideColby, the admissions online publication, Lewkowicz is a member of the varsity swim and track teams. She also can be found walking backwards on campus as a tour guide.

    MiraMira Ptacin ("Paradox or Paragon") is a creative nonfiction author and bestselling ghostwriter. She’s the founder of the Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series & Storytelling Collective, and she leads the writing program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She resides on Peaks Island, Maine.