Colby Starts Podcasting

October 12, 2006

Colby has started podcasting from high atop Mayflower Hill. Currently there are three podcasts available, but that number will surely grow.

The first podcast to launch was InsideColby [RSS | iTunes], a student persepctive of life on campus. This bi-weekly (for the most part) show released its fifth episode today, with a feature story about the woodsmen’s team produced by Rose Long ’10, and a short story written and read by Shelley Payne ’09.

Additionally, the Goldfarb Center has begun making audio of some of its lectures available through the Goldfarb Center Lecture Series [RSS | iTunes] podcast, and president Adams is making his speeches available through his The President at the Podium [RSS | iTunes] podcast feed.

More: Colby Blog and Podcast Directory


Not the Cheese in the press (sort of)

October 12, 2006

Dennis McCann of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently wrote a travel piece about driving Highway 13 in Wisconsin and somehow it landed him here at Not the Cheese. You see, it has to do with the history of Colby College, the town of Colby Wisconsin, the invention of Colby cheese, and high school mascots.

I won’t spoil the surprise of how it all comes together to land him at this blog. For that you can go read McCann’s article, “Stories that stretch as long as Highway 13.”


Forget what your mama told you, the RIAA says sharing is Illegal…and they’re coming after you

August 22, 2006

A must-read review from Boing Boing of the new RIAA back-to-school propaganda video.

This is such a steaming pile that it desperately needs to be remixed. Someone out there needs to make a version where every lie is interrupted with an explanation of the real story, to be shown alongside of it.

Read the article at Boing Boing: RIAA propaganda movie for students in desperate need of remix


Lena Barouh ’07 knows how to spell “erubescent”

August 14, 2006

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a trend of rejuvenilization (don’t bother looking it up—it’s not a word) has hit the Seattle, Wash. area. With everything from kickball leagues, Scrabble tournaments, and flag football, adults are spending their leisure time trying to recapture their childhoods. The first Monday of every month brings a spelling bee to Seattle watering hole Rebar.

“It’s kind of post-juvenile,” said Josh Malamy, co-host of the monthly spelling bee that drew more than 100 people last Monday night. “Some people do this because they have a history of this. Some people do it as if to right past wrongs, to make up for the kid who didn’t make it to No. 1. Other people are doing it to meet people and socialize.”

Colby senior Lena Barouh, former middle school spelling bee champion, came in second in the August bee. The word that did her in? “Alectryomancy.”

“It’s the only spelling bee I could ever conceive of where saying, ‘Yeah!’ and showing metal devil horns would have been OK and I wouldn’t have gotten thrown off stage,” said Barouh.

Read the Seattle Post-Intelligencer article: Re-bar toasts those who are spellbound by childhood memories


Stopping to See Skowhegan

July 25, 2006

Blogger JenoftheNorth stopped by the Colby College Museum of Art to see the “Skowhegan School of Paining and Sculpture: 60 Years” show, and is glad she did.

“i also really liked the ben shahn piece–i think it was called music lesson–and the jacob lawrence hiroshima series. wow. i never knew he taught there either.

anyway, the show overall was meaty enough and well worth the stop…”

Read the post: jen of the north: “skowhegan school of painting & sculpture–60 years”


Government Monitoring of College Students: A Follow-up

July 17, 2006

Sean Blanda, of the College V2 blog, has posted a follow-up to his post about the government monitoring of college student emails (which I wrote about here). He has attained a copy of the Department of Defense report on the contents of college students’ emails. It is, at the same time, an entertaining and frustrating read.

“The e-mails are trivial, with not the hint of any violent action. The most dramatic action any student e-mail mentioned was a ‘food not bombs’ demonstration complete with a drum circle.”

Read Sean’s post: College V2 – tips, tricks, and advice for college students.


Monitoring Terrorists and College Students

July 11, 2006

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education  about the Department of Defense reading email messages from activist students prompted Sean Blanda, over at the College v2 blog, to chime in.

What’s more important [than the fact that this is done] is: who gave them these records?  What was the content of these emails? This goes beyond any political philosophy you may be a part of – this is an issue of privacy for students.

Read Sean’s complete post: NSA Spying on college students and what you can do about it