This story really began a year ago when Qiamuddin Amiry ’09, a student from Kabul, was lying on his bed in Coburn Hall. “I was thinking of how things are going in Afghanistan. I was thinking, ‘What are you doing? You got this scholarship. You’re the privileged one. What is your contribution?’”
Amiry came to Colby from the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong through a Davis United World College scholarship. A former translator for British special forces and child carpet weaver, he is a member of the Hazara ethnic group, the least... Read more »
Allen Lessels P'08
ALLEN LESSELS P’08 (“The Making of a President”) is a New Hampshire-based journalist. He covers University of New Hampshire athletics for the New Hampshire Union Leader and writes for various other publications, including People, Places & Plants, a gardening magazine published in Maine.
Adrianna Nordin Manan '07
ADRIANA NORDIN MANAN ’07 (“Tracking the Forest People”) spent last summer as a researcher for Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. McArthur Professor of Sociology, before returning home to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is looking for a job combining critical analysis, writing, and interaction with people across various levels of society.
David McKay Wilson '76
DAVID MCKAY WILSON ’76 (“The Diplomat”) is a New York-based journalist who writes regularly for college magazines including those at Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Duke, and Colby. He writes for The New York Times and is at work on a television project.