Change and potential change were the dominant features of spring at Colby. There was approval of limited coeducational housing by the board of trustees and a faculty vote on new graduation requirements ensuring academic vigor and maintaining curricular flexibility. The second Constitutional Convention April 7-9 recommended changes to the board which, if adopted, could lead to a more highly-developed sharing of responsibility among students, faculty, administrators and trustees.
The intensive personal research of the Senior Scholars Program is becoming an enriching way station between the January Program of Independent Study and the careers of a select group of students.
Zen: A Day in the Life
Chaplain Roland W. Thorwaldsen wanted more than a tourist's impressions when he spent January in Japan visiting monasteries and shrines. He actually entered the rigorous monastic life for two weeks to gain insight for his courses.
Portrait of a Philosopher
President-Emeritus J. Seelye Bixler first encountered John Clark as a boy in India "wrestling enthusiastically on the floor with his brother." Professor Clark, chairman of the philosophy department, will retire in June. His long-time friend, colleague and fellow philosopher assesses the impact on the college of this gentle scholar and teacher.
Colby College, "Colby Alumnus Vol. 61, No. 3: Spring 1972" (1972). Colby Alumnus. 73.