Spring 2011 Contents

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Features

Views on China

Views on China

Colbians offer perspectives on one of the most fascinating places, cultures, economies, peoples.

 

The Magic of Kalimpong

The Magic of Kalimpong

In this Indian school, borders and boundaries are dissolved.

 

What Jeronimo Maradiaga Learned

What Jeronimo Maradiaga Learned

Maradiaga questions the West's notions of success.

 

 

From the Hill

Q&A: Paul Josephson

Q&A: Paul Josephson

Paul Josephson, a historian of science and technology, discusses his new book, teaching his course Luddite Rantings, and life as “the fish-stick guy.”

Collaboration in Kabul

Collaboration in Kabul

Afghan Scholars Initiative Takes John Campbell '09 Down Unexpected Paths

Foreclosure Disclosure

Foreclosure Disclosure

Maine lawyer Thomas Cox '66 triggers national investigation of banking practices

Doing Good

Doing Good

Stefanie Solar '11 says philanthropy isn’t only for the wealthy

SPORTS

New Coach, Same Success

New Coach, Same Success

Under Clancy, women's basketball keeps rolling

 

MEDIA

Strange Indeed: The War of 1812

Strange Indeed: The War of 1812

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor is back with a revealing book, thanks in part to his Colby advisor

An Untamed West

An Untamed West

Annie Proulx '57 finds that the hard places of her fiction are unbending in reality

<i>Armorica</i>, Nicole Rabata

Armorica, Nicole Rabata

Flutist Nicole Rabata, applied music associate, recently released her first CD, Armorica. This review calls it "long overdue."

Art Ensconced in Rhode Island

Art Ensconced in Rhode Island

A review of Lindsay Leard-Coolidge’s book, A Sense of Place: Painters of Matunuck, Rhode Island, 1873-1941,

Recent Releases

A selection of books and music from Colby faculty and alumni.

Alumni

Spotlight

Alumni Class Notes

 

Multimedia

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

From the Editor

Want to measure Colby’s global reach? Look no further than this issue. An essay by an alum from New Delhi who produced a documentary about Colby students teaching in northern India. An article by an alum from Maine with ties to China who tapped alumni there and students to reflect on China’s mind-boggling growth and history. An article about a recent graduate from New York City who crisscrossed the globe to explore disadvantaged communities—and returned home profoundly changed.

What a difference a century makes. Or does it?

I say this because the... Read more »

Opinion

Sometimes It Takes a Posse -- And a Community -- To Forge An Identity

Sometimes It Takes a Posse -- And a Community -- To Forge An Identity

Cynia Barnwell '11 ponders her identity at Colby—and finds it in her posse and her community.

Letters

This Slacker Seized the Day

As the father of a prospective Colby ’15, I (perhaps on our visit to your campus last summer) came into possession of your summer 2010 issue. One of your articles stunned me and took me back to a time in New Hampshire many years ago, when the magazine of which I was editor-in-chief created a new assistant-editor position. We advertised nationwide and garnered 100 or so résumés, half of which we discarded because of some typographical or grammatical slip. Disqualifying others for various reasons, we whittled the field to about 20.

To these 20, we administered our Killer Editorial Test—scores of... Read more »


 

Contributors

  • martin
    Martin Connelly ’08 (“Views on China”) grew up traveling back and forth to China. An East Asian studies major, he’s worked as a writer and an editor in Beijing. He currently makes his home in Newfoundland.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    tarini
    Tarini Manchanda ’09 (“The Magic of Kalimpong”), an environmental policy major, is based in New Delhi, India. She has conceived and directed two long documentaries on the politics of water resources in New Delhi.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    cynia

    Cynia Barnwell ’11 (“Sometimes It Takes a Posse”) is a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies major. She is former president of SOBHU (Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity) and former host of the student-run poetry slam program.