Rebecca Corbet '74 at the New York Times

Truth and Consequences

On the night of Oct. 4, 2017, reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey huddled with their editor, Rebecca Corbett ’74. At 1 a.m., Kantor and Twohey finally went home, leaving Corbett in their nondescript corner of the Times’ third-floor newsroom. Corbett stayed all night, her critical eye fixed yet again on the Times’ reporting of […]
Students in Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Right Path

Poverty and crime. Fractured families, dysfunctional schools. Homelessness and unemployment. Gangs and prostitution. And everywhere, children. Aimless, bored, hungry—children and teens loitered in his neighborhood of Aberdeen, a peninsula extending from Freetown proper. He wondered—why are so many kids around? “I thought they were on school vacation or something,” said Mami, who had returned to secure […]
Edwin Torres '12 photographing on the streets of New York City

Edwin Torres

Edwin Torres ’12: How I found my true north “Hello everyone. What an incredible short film. Wow. Shout out to Milton Guillén, also a Colby alum. He made this film about my life. I’m honored to be here. Growing up in a single-parent household in the Bronx, always stressed about getting by, I never imagined […]
Miriam Valle-Mancilla ’16

Love at First Sight

To view one painting, the Beaune Altarpiece by Rogier van der Weyden, in the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, Valle-Mancilla said, “you needed a magnifying glass but [the room] was pitch black. And then, when they turned on the lights, it was this huge painting that was covered in gold leaf. I was just so amazed […]
Portrait of Corrie Marinaro '00

Balancing Act

“[People] need to spend more time with their community,” Marinaro says. “They need to pay attention to what goes into their bodies, they need to drink water, they need to breathe healthy air, get outside from time to time.” Since opening its doors in 2012 “Dr. Corrie’s” practice has seen steady success, growing rapidly to […]
Jack Burton Takes the Ice for Chicago Blackhawks farm team, the Indy Fuel

From One Hockey
Dream to Another

Toto, I don’t think we’re at Colby anymore. “At Colby, you’ve got a couple hundred fans, some of whom are your friends and some who know you by name from class,” said Burton. “This is different. There’s more pressure. It makes your heart beat a little faster.” Burton graduated from Colby in May, with a […]
Bladder cancer illustration

Giving Back After Cancer

Pulver, a trustee from the Class of 1963, has been cancer free for 10 years, and he’s punctuated his cancer-free decade with publication of Bladder Cancer: A Patient-Friendly Guide to Understanding Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options. The book—written with bladder-cancer expert Dr. Mark Schoenberg and Pulver’s sister Fran Pulver, a writer—aims to provide a road […]
Historic photograph of Waterville Main Street

From Newsboy to the Corner Office

As a teenager, Lewis Lester Levine, Colby Class of 1916, stood on the sidewalk in front of what was then the Waterville Savings Bank every Sunday, peddling newspapers. Levine, who grew up in a very modest household in the city’s North End, had regular customers who chatted with him and left him a tip. One […]