Sophie Dipti Sarkar '11

Must-have Voices

While feeling mesmerized by the Sierra Nevadas, for instance, she never forgets how her grandmother was incarcerated in the Japanese-American concentration camps at the base of those mountains during World War II. “It’s this mixture of loving and longing for nature, but also not feeling like I belong.” Sarkar thinks that a lot of Black, […]
COVID-19 and world illustration

When COVID-19 Strikes Children

The hyperinflammatory response to the virus in some children is just one of many mysteries Leora Feldstein ’08 is attempting to unravel as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga. Previously focused on influenza, she is now working marathon hours as part of the CDC’s pandemic response, collecting […]
This is Our City

Bearing Witness

Batiste is an English teacher at the Blake School in Minneapolis, and as the movement sparked by the death of Floyd and so many other Black people by police has swept the country and the world, it’s been the study of art and literature that’s helped him stay grounded and make sense of current events. […]

In a Pandemic, Healthcare as a Right

The testing sites, Kurien said, are in clinics, schools, libraries, a former bank, the parking lot of a sports club, a park. COVID-19 tests are offered to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, whether they have insurance, their immigration status.  Pre-COVID-19, as senior director of operations for NYC Care at NYC Health + Hospitals, […]
Christine Hein runs in Cumberland and North Yarmouth

Running Toward The Challenge

But when nothing in her life feels controllable, running is Hein’s constant. “I developed this love for running for many different aspects. It became about running for myself and my health and the peace it could bring me.” Running, and the skills Hein has learned with it, have provided her with a reprieve from the […]
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 […]