In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is experiencing, it does help,” Hurley wrote from her home in New Hampshire. “The transfer of that relationship to the virtual world changes it, but doesn’t necessarily weaken it. I’ve been lucky enough to have rich virtual conversations, where the mutual fear of drifting apart has pulled me closer to people.” 

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