Want to measure Colby’s global reach? Look no further than this issue. An essay by an alum from New Delhi who produced a documentary about Colby students teaching in northern India. An article by an alum from Maine with ties to China who tapped alumni there and students to reflect on China’s mind-boggling growth and history. An article about a recent graduate from New York City who crisscrossed the globe to explore disadvantaged communities—and returned home profoundly changed.
Cynia Barnwell '11 ponders her identity at Colby—and finds it in her posse and her community.
This Slacker Seized the Day
As the father of a prospective Colby ’15, I (perhaps on our visit to your campus last summer) came into possession of your summer 2010 issue. One of your articles stunned me and took me back to a time in New Hampshire many years ago, when the magazine of which I was editor-in-chief created a new assistant-editor position. We advertised nationwide and garnered 100 or so résumés, half of which we discarded because of some typographical or grammatical slip. Disqualifying others for various reasons, we whittled the field to about 20.
To these 20, we administered our Killer Editorial Test—scores of... Read more »
Martin Connelly ’08 (“Views on China”) grew up traveling back and forth to China. An East Asian studies major, he’s worked as a writer and an editor in Beijing. He currently makes his home in Newfoundland.
Tarini Manchanda ’09 (“The Magic of Kalimpong”), an environmental policy major, is based in New Delhi, India. She has conceived and directed two long documentaries on the politics of water resources in New Delhi.
Cynia Barnwell ’11 (“Sometimes It Takes a Posse”) is a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies major. She is former president of SOBHU (Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity) and former host of the student-run poetry slam program.