Features

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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.

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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.

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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

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A Soul’s Hunger for Community

Monty Hobson reaches out to help others and help himself

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A School for Leaders

  Colby College is the first NCAA Division III school to conduct a leadership academy for athletes through the Janssen Sports Leadership Center. The Colby Leadership Academy develops and supports Colby student-athletes and coaches in their effort to become leaders in athletics, academics, and life, said Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Marcella Zalot. Said Zalot,...
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D-I Vet MacDonald Takes Over Men’s Hockey

An NCAA Division I veteran who has won national championships as a coach and player takes over the Colby’s men’s ice hockey program this year. Blaise MacDonald, former head coach at Niagara University and University of Massachusetts at Lowell, takes over the team from longtime head coach Jim Tortorella, who left to become assistant coach...
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Old Glories

Catherine Courtenaye ’79, Modernism gallery, San Francisco (Sept. 13-Oct. 27, 2012) Courtenaye’s work is inspired by and incorporates handwritten artifacts of the 19th century. Her oil paintings recontextualize the handwriting in documents she has examined in museums, libraries, and in her own collection. I am especially interested in ferreting out instances of deviation from Victorian...
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Ravens Assistant GM DeCosta Prepares for Future Role

by David Driver   Eric DeCosta is ready. Prior to the 2012 season Eric DeCosta ’93 was in demand as a possible general manager for several National Football League teams, according to Sports Illustrated. He had spent 15 years with the Baltimore Ravens, but his path to the GM post with that team appeared blocked...
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Business-Ready

Entrepreneurial Alliance has students flocking to the drawing board

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Q&A: Zandile Nhlengetwa

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

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Remembering Hugh Gourley

by Gabriella De Ferrari, L.H.D. ’08, and Bree Jeppson ’93 It was our summer to visit colleges, and as we walked around the beautiful Colby campus we arrived at the museum. Standing at the door was Hugh Gourley. He was wearing his characteristic impeccably pressed kakis and a colorful tailored shirt. A slight, very proper...
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Scouting in the NFL

by David Driver Mark Azevedo ’04 had finished his career as a tight end at Colby, but with his playing days behind him, he spent spring 2004 with an eye on his football future. “Coach [Ed Mestieri] gave me some work with coordinating possible recruits,” Azevedo said. “I got my feet wet a little bit.”...
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Ravens Assistant GM DeCosta Prepares for Future Role

by David Driver   Eric DeCosta is ready. Prior to the 2012 season Eric DeCosta ’93 was in demand as a possible general manager for several National Football League teams, according to Sports Illustrated. He had spent 15 years with the Baltimore Ravens, but his path to the GM post with that team appeared blocked...

Editorial & Opinion

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The Joys of Lives Well Lived

by Ira Sadoff   A little while ago I received a Facebook message from a former student who was returning to Maine to visit family (all the way from Finland), and she wanted to know if she could show me some poems over coffee. Last week another former student wrote to tell me that her...