Former Colby rower Steve Whelpley ’05, who narrowly missed qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Whelpley returned to Colby this fall as assistant crew coach.

Making Seconds Count

For world-class rowers like Steve Whelpley ’05, victory is often measured in tenths of a second or even less. So is defeat. But after a near-miss to make the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the former Colby rower—who this summer joined the College as assistant to his former crew mentor, head crew coach […]
Ali at Colby poster

A Night with Ali

Muhammad Ali was then out on bail for dodging the draft. He had been stripped of his heavyweight title, banished from the ring, and he needed money for legal fees. The Champ was touring college campuses across America, lecturing mostly white students about his Muslim faith and the sins of racism at home and war […]
Eric Barthold Conducts a “Man Box” Exercise

Redefining “Manly” with Eric Barthold ’12

Barthold’s workshops begin with an exercise called “the man box” to identify stereotypical images of men. Inside a rectangle he draws on a white board, he writes the words boys use to describe “real men”: e.g. strong, athletic, gets the girls, confident. Outside the man box, he writes characteristics they attribute to unmasculine men: girly, […]
Jacques Hermant '71

A Friend in Deed

With two advanced degrees, 13 years in business positions at large European companies, and 32 years of teaching and administrative experience at universities around the globe, Hermant has built an impressive résumé. Equally impressive are his humanitarian credentials. The homeless and unemployed, domestic abuse survivors, financially challenged students, and children with heart defects have been […]
Street in Cuba by Carey Powers

Ticket to Havana

On Feb. 16 President Obama announced an agreement that will allow 110 scheduled daily flights from the United States to Cuba, and he said he plans to visit the country in March. It was the latest step as the two countries further loosen restrictions that date back to the Cold War, when President Kennedy instituted […]
They Care About What You Eat

They Care What You Eat

  Ben Rooney ’10 Wild Folk Farm Tucked into sprawling cornfields of the Kennebec Valley in Benton, Maine, is a series of rectangular troughs dug into the dense marine clay. The troughs, covering an acre, are filled with green grasses and irrigated with water from an adjacent manmade pond. The grasses are rice—varieties with names […]

Logging on to the Future

Post remembers her final showcase at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. “It’s really stirring to think about how to make a whole performance look a certain way just with the lights. You can use the lights to emphasize whatever emotion is going on.” Post is one of the first interdisciplinary computation majors to graduate […]