Real Lessons, Indeed
When I finished reading “Real Money, Real Lessons” (Summer 2011 Colby) by Laura [Meader], I was overcome with pride that I am a Colby alumna. This class is a shining example of why a liberal arts education is both necessary and immensely beneficial, both to students and to the larger community.
I want to express sincere gratitude to Professor Thomas Morrione for organizing and acquiring funding for this class, and I want to congratulate the students in the class for their hard work, dedication and involvement. I don’t think it’s an over-exaggeration to say that the lessons they learned in this class will be with them for the rest of their lives. I am so thankful that I spent my college years at a school that fosters this type of passionate engagement in its students.

Andrea Palmer ’05
Austin, Tex.

Time Deconstructed
Wow! First the Jan Plan and now deja vu pagination. For readers like myself who have difficulty remembering what they’ve just read, the organization of the summer 2011 issue of Colby breaks new ground. I especially like the shuffled class notes, which illustrate what I’ve always believed: that age doesn’t matter and chronology is really just a convention. Or, as T.S. Eliot put it, “Time past and time future/ What might have been and what has been/ Point to one end, which is always present.” Keep up the good work. 

Nicolas Ruf ’64
Rockland, Maine

Editor’s note: A printer’s error resulted in mispagination of a small number of copies of the summer 2011 issue. Colby regrets the error and appreciates having it brought to our attention.

The Presence of Annie Proulx ’57
I read with pleasure Willard Wyman ’56’s review of Annie Proulx’s latest book, Bird Cloud (Spring 2011 Colby). I was reminded, also with pleasure, of Annie’s participation in the Class of ’57. She brought her distinctive liveliness to our class and, complete with jeans, brocade vest, violin, and taut intellect, was a presence to be remembered.

Candace Orcutt ’57
Teaneck, N.J.

 A Green Congrats
Congratulations to Colby College for being the 13th greenest college in the USA. I was impressed that my alma mater is so high on the Sierra Club’s list this year. Keep up the good work!

Ann Renner Stillwater ’81
Harrisburg, Pa.