Winter 2013 Contents

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In Their Footsteps, 1864-1913

In Their Footsteps, 1864-1913

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.

 

They Can Play

They Can Play

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. 

 

Vietnam: Then and Now

Vietnam: Then and Now

Government Professor Cal Mackenzie returns on a Fulbright fellowship to Vietnam, which he last saw as a soldier in the Vietnam War. His journal and photographs record the life-changing experience.

 

 

From the Hill

Back On His Feet

Back On His Feet

Prosthetic device allows injured Marine Corps Capt. Erik Quist to walk, run, sprint—and maybe lead another day

The Birth of His Nation

The Birth of His Nation

Former refugee Charles Data returns home to take part in the rise of South Sudan

Silver Tsunami

Silver Tsunami

Colby research project examines challenges facing China’s aging population

To the Colby Community, a Marine Says Thank You

To the Colby Community, a Marine Says Thank You

Discovering Miss Runnals

Discovering Miss Runnals

Samantha Eddy ’13 learns that a special Colby woman paved the way.

The Spiritual Life of Colby College: Then, now, next

The Spiritual Life of Colby College: Then, now, next

SPORTS

Three Sports? For Standout Athlete Kate Pistel Play is Nonstop

Three Sports? For Standout Athlete Kate Pistel Play is Nonstop

Kate Pistel ’13 played three sports in high school, so playing varsity soccer, squash, and lacrosse throughout her time at Colby is no big deal to her. But not everyone sees it that way.

 

Alumni

Spotlight

David Marcus '82

Full Court Press

Gabriel Duncan '02

Itchy Feet

Tiffany Ng '08

Guerilla Gastronomics

Annie Chen '12

Crime and Punishment

Alumni Class Notes

 

Multimedia

 
 
 
 

Editorial & Opinion

In the Moment, Consider Colby's Two Centuries: 1864-1913

Editor Gerry Boyle connects events he found searching Colby's history for the bicentennial with issues unfolding on campus today and reflected in the pages of Colby magazine.

Letters

CoverIn Their Words Indeed

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 »


 

Contributors

  • MacKenzie

    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

    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

    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.