The contrast could not have been more stark. The view from Afsan Chowdhury’s office in the Diamond Building—vivid blue sky, flickers of early fall foliage, the immaculate lawn leading to Miller Library—and the Oak Fellow’s firsthand description of environmental devastation in Bangladesh.
Chowdhury is a journalist and an activist. He also is witness to the clear and present danger of climate change: flooded farmland and hundreds of thousands of refugees in the overwhelmed city of Dhaka.
Mayflower Hill, Chowdhury said, offers what millions of people can... Read more »
Susan Sterling (“Breaking Through”) is a freelance writer who has taught English and creative writing at Colby. Her essays and stories have appeared in literary journals and in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Best American Sports Writing. She recently contributed to A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and former Colby professor, Richard Russo.
David Treadwell (“The Gender Gap”) is a freelance writer who lives in Brunswick. He specializes in writing admissions and fundraising materials for select colleges, and he has had articles published in the alumni magazines of Bowdoin and Connecticut colleges and Brown University.
Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang ’07 (“Tibet’s Sadness”) was born and raised in the Tibetan settlements in South India but moved with her family to Santa Fe, New Mexico,4 in 1996. After receiving a B.A. in biology, she moved back to New Mexico, where she currently works at an immunogenetics lab at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.