The conversation usually goes like this: "So, what brought you to Colby?" I asked the student.
First she lists the schools she was considering and the reasons. Then there is a pause. A shrug, a smile. "I don't know." she says, puzzled, as though there were something mystical about her decision. A shuffle of feet. "I was doing campus visits with my mom and dad and I got here. And I walked around, and I knew this was the place. I just knew it." Her eyes get a little starry as she remembers the moment.
Though I know the answer, I ask, "Why? What about it?"
Now the answers get a little more varied but say the same thing: "It looked right." "It was so beautiful." "Colby looked like I'd always imagined my college would look."
"The Last Page,"
Colby Magazine: Vol. 89
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/colbymagazine/vol89/iss3/11