Olivia Siegel '21 (left) and Heather Jarling '21, interns from summer 2019, working with Outdoorly CEO Theo Satloff '19. Satloff

Onward and Upward—with Colby Talent

“Every intern, every employee we get [from Colby] has been phenomenal for us,” said Ian Patterson ’18, Outdoorly’s cofounder and director of partnerships. “We definitely want to do our part and realize that a lot of what we’ve accomplished, the connections we built, are from Colby. And we want to pay it forward.” Outdoorly has […]
Osman Haneef

Q&A with Novelist Osman Haneef ’05

A native of Pakistan, Haneef was an economics and government double major at Colby who later earned an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management. Over the years, he has worked in many sectors, holding roles ranging from a tech entrepreneur to a TV actor to a […]

Singing through the Pandemic

The success is even more surprising considering the run-up, as Martin managed the unplanned transition from the show’s Hollywood studio to the homes of the remaining Idol contestants. “When the shelter-at-home orders came in, we had all of our contestants in Los Angeles because we were preparing for the live shows. As things got worse […]
Marlen Guerrero ’18, a Posse Scholar from Houston, Texas

Another Houston Storm

How did you move from hurricane relief to COVID? I work for a local home-repair coordination system, Harvey Home Connect. We help local nonprofits connect to clients. COVID hit, and since we had this base of clients that we knew were some of the most vulnerable in Houston, we figured why not connect people to […]
Hannah Springhorn '19 with girls she is worked with during her Watson Fellowship

Food for Thought

“I dove in headfirst, not speaking the language. I just started going to parks and meeting people, asking questions, and saying yes to a lot of things. It was a practice in showing up, day after day, relentlessly.”   Q: What is your project about? My project explores the relationship between food, culture, and body […]
Chloe Powers holding infant on Lesvos, Greece

Ever More Difficult

The people have not stopped coming. Since the beginning of the “European Migration Crisis” in 2014-15, millions of people seeking safety and freedom have risked their lives crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos. In the early days, people were able to move relatively freely from here to their destinations […]

The Root of the Crisis

“A lot of times viruses like this are often flare-ups,” she said, “more like Triple E (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) or another sort of virus that makes an appearance and then quickly dissipates.”  Of course, this wasn’t a flare-up, nor did it dissipate. As what emerged as COVID-19 continued to spread, Kaplan, an intern from the […]
Chris Vickers ’87

Rooms that Save Lives

  “I have always worked in companies that have a soul, more than just selling product. We’re helping save lives every day. …We really now feel a great responsibility to do whatever we can to help. And, we’re thankful that we have a product that can help.” —Chris Vickers ’87 For Chris Vickers ’87, business […]
Jamie Suzuki '14

In Waco, Education Meets COVID-19

“A lot of our kids don’t have internet access or laptops or computers,” said Suzuki, who works for Waco Independent School District’s (ISD) Career and Technical Education Department in Texas. “One of the biggest questions is what is online teaching going to look like when not all kids have access to the internet throughout the […]
Alice Wong Moughamian ‘98

In a Pandemic, Providing for the Most Vulnerable

“I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen fires. I’ve seen earthquakes. I was in the Dominican Republic when Hurricane George hit—I was in Peace Corps training. I survived the Ice Storm of ’98 at Colby. The Loma Prieta quake of ’89. I’ve seen my fair share of disasters. But nothing like this.”   Before COVID-19, what […]