An earthquake in northeastern India Sept. 18 prompted concern in the Colby community about the welfare of Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong, where Colby students have taught Jan Plans every year since 2007, and where structural damage is reported.
The photo "Yellow in Ifotaka," taken in Madagascar by anthropology major Jennifer Gemmell '12, won the grand prize in the SIT Study Abroad photo contest. Justin Fahey '05 was runner-up for "Arusha," a photo he took in Tanzania when he studied there on a SIT program. The two Colbians took first- and second-place honors in a photo contest that had more than 900 entries.
Escar Kusema '09 has received a MILEAD Fellowship from
the Moremi Initiative in recognition
of her "accomplishments as a leader and her passion for education,
women, and development" in her native country, Zimbabwe.
Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is
participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on
Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering,
June 29-July 1 in London.
A New York Times story describes the late Colby trustee Edson V. Mitchell '75 as a "pied piper" who recruited leaders who transformed Deutsche Bank. Ten years after his death, "Mr. Mitchell's legacy remains outsize," it says.
What began as a freshman-year friendship has become a philanthropic venture in which Qiamuddin Amiry '09 and John Campbell '09 bring Afghan students to the U.S. for high school and college. Read more in the May 13 Boston Globe.
Khaled Wardak '13, a native of Afghanistan, shares his reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden in a television interview, and history professor John Turner, an expert on Islam, discusses the importance of the event in a Morning Sentinel story.
Two Colby students won 2011 Davis Projects for Peace
grants: one to make documentary films
about intentional communities, the other to empower women in
Afghanistan through a program to establish small embroidery businesses.