Alexis Grant

Alexis Grant ’03 (“Innocents Abroad”) lives in Washington, D.C., and covers careers for U.S. News & World Report. She is writing a book about backpacking solo through Africa, and she blogs at



Earl Smith (“Class Act”) is the College historian, retired dean of the College, and author of Mayflower Hill, A History of Colby College (2006). His first novel, The Dam Committee, is soon to be published by North Country Press.




Ellen Morris

Ellen Morris ’11 (“The Lesson of David Kato”), from from Carlsbad, Calif., majored in government, minored in anthropology, and worked tirelessly for the Oak Institute for International Human Rights and the Goldfarb Center.