An era ended with the ninth Summer School of Music as members of the incomparable Hungarian Quartet (cover) decided to go their separate ways after more than 35 years as a unit.
Appointments in the department of aerospace studies signal the continued presence of Air Force ROTC at Colby despite a sit-in by 16 students demanding its abolition.
Class speaker Christopher Pinkham '72 sees his classmates facing the uncertain 70s with idealism outweighing pessimism. Sociologist Nathan Glazer of Harvard envisions the decade ahead as a period of increasing diversity and inefficiency in America. Among honorary degree recipients are Colby sons Norman D. Lattin '18, the Rev. Evan J. Shearman '22, Albert C. Palmer '30 and Ralph S. Williams '35.
Retirement testimonials at the Faculty-Trustee Dinner emphasized the unflagging skill, devotion and vigor of Professors Gordon Smith, Earl Junghans and John Clark.
A Quest Fulfilled
Research, which has brought to Colby an imposing collection of material on the Venetian composer Baldassare Galuppi, led Professor Ermanno Comparetti to the rediscovery of music long believed the product of Robert Browning's poetic imagination.
The enthusiasm of what may have been the largest Alumni Weekend turnout ever assured its success despite almost unrelenting rain that sent most gatherings indoors.
Colby College, "Colby Alumnus Vol. 61, No. 4: Summer 1972" (1972). Colby Alumnus. 384.