Boosting Our Global Immunity through Community Resilience

This Op-Ed recently appeared on the pages of the Concord Monitor. Our healthcare system in this country is not well. At the very least it is not affordable, but at most it seems more suited to diagnosing and treating sicknesses than to recognizing and enhancing wellness. It is at its best when we are…

Katie Bernashe '20
A Not So Common Finnish Start to Summer

Katie Bernashe '20 began her summer the way she enjoyed her junior year with the swim team, surrounded by water. A month-long, early summer journey took Bernashe 4,000 miles away to Finland, where she would research, study and document the traits, behaviors, and habitat of the species Somateria…

A Force of Nature
Raptor Research on Cape May

There comes a time when it’s time to go. And so, following their instincts, 50,000 raptors (birds of prey that include eagles, falcons, hawks, ospreys and harriers), having summered in Canada and New England, follow a flight path down the East Coast. They ride the autumn northwesterly winds down…

Winds of Change
Remembering Colby-Sawyer’s First Coed Class

Colby-Sawyer’s Class of 1994 arrived on campus to become the college’s first official coed class. Since then, these 85 women and 35 men have scattered to 26 states (and Hong Kong). As their 25th reunion approaches, we celebrate Colby-Sawyer’s quarter century of graduating coed classes and see…

A Conversation with Meaza Petros ’19

This spring, Meaza Petros ’19 from Boston, Mass. , presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Ore. Petros, who designed her own Colby-Sawyer major focused on global affairs, shared the stage with Associate Professor of Humanities and poet Ewa Chrusciel;…

Instant Connection
Partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gives Nursing Students Access and Expertise

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:45 a. m. , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Lebanon, N. H. , hospital, is awash in a sea of blue scrubs as more than 100 Colby-Sawyer nursing students arrive and disperse to their assigned patient care units. They never know quite what…

Don’t Get Nervous, Get Ready
Alumni Share Career Advice

Our alumni have tucked a wealth of wisdom into the stories written about them over the years. With Commencement on May 11 approaching faster than can be believed, we mined some nuggets of advice from our archives that may apply to anyone, but especially to the Class of 2019 as they prepare to…

First Year Symposium Course
Animals in Culture and Nature

“The 19th century,” writes English art critic John Berger in Why Look at Animals, “saw the beginning of a process … by which every tradition which has previously mediated between man and nature was broken. ” Berger goes on to explain that before urbanization and industrialization…

International Student Spotlight
Ioannis Bechlivanos ’21

Ioannis Bechlivanos ’21 is originally from Larissa, the capital city of Greece’s Thessaly region. But Colby-Sawyer has become a second home for him as he pursues a B. S. in exercise science. Studying at Colby-Sawyer has provided him opportunities not available back home, such as the chance to…

Walking in Their Scrubs
Five Questions with Imani Gaetjens-Oleson ’20

Imani Gaetjens-Oleson ’20 has always wanted to be a nurse. And she knew as early as second grade that she wanted to help deliver babies. By applying to Colby-Sawyer’s elite nursing program, she put in motion the steps to realize that dream. The powerful partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock…

Dishing it Out
Dining Hall Staff Read Your Comment Cards

Dining services staff care about students’ preferences and needs. Whether it’s “waffles all day” or “more Thai and Vietnamese dishes,” they are always willing to listen to suggestions from students like “Rice Lover” and you! …

Taking Up the Reins
Shannon Giguere ’19 Provides Equine Therapy

The field of psychology only recently recognized horseback riding’s therapeutic power, but it’s something longtime horse rider Shannon Giguere '19 of Shrewsbury, Mass. , has instinctively known. During an internship with Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship (FCFTH), an equine assisted…

Birds of Prey on Cape May
5 Questions with Taylor Spadafora ’20

As a sophomore in a class with Professor of Natural and Environmental Sciences Nick Baer, environmental science major Taylor Spadafora ’20 loved how enthusiastic he was about the material. He became her mentor, and at the end of the year when he offered her an internship working with him to…

Dynamic Duo
Trustee and Student Level Up in the Workplace

Last February, Kevin Richardson ’18 presented to the Board of Trustees as president of the Student Government Association (SGA). The student report is a standard feature of the trustees’ meetings, but what happened next was anything but ordinary. Trustee Tony Librot ’94, CFO of the real estate…

Relevant Reminders:
Researching, and Teaching, the Long Shadows of the Holocaust

There was palpable tension on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, as I started my third week of work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. …

When It Just Clicks
Alicia Lacasse ’19

Communication studies major Alicia Lacasse ’19 helped capture some of love’s most magical moments while interning at Loon Weddings last semester. Working behind the scenes to get the perfect shots in front of her lens, Lacasse gained professional experience while preserving time so that couples…

Colby-Sawyer Selected to Join BOLD Women’s Leadership Network
Receives $1.1 Million Grant

Colby-Sawyer College has been selected to join the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a highly selective national program of female scholars, and was awarded a three-year, $1. 1 million grant for scholarships and transformational campus projects. …

Life-Saving Relationships
Talia Hardy ’20

It’s become a routine activity, but donating blood is a powerful reminder of humanity’s interdependent nature. The word “blood” even serves as shorthand for close relationships. Blood donors, of course, are vital to the crucial exchange, but so are the behind-the-scenes people who drive…

Love's Labor's Found
Joanne Candler Linehan '86

In the Northwest corner of Montana, a stone’s throw from Canada and Idaho, the Yaak Valley is a jewel box of sparkling rivers and lush forests ringed by bold peaks. This secret treasure, an eight-hour drive from the Yellowstone region, is where Joanne Candler Linehan ’86 and her husband Tim have…

Witness to It All
Ayla Cordell ’19

Ayla Cordell ’19, a sociology major from West Chesterfield, N. H. , interned in D. C. this summer with New Hampshire’s U. S. Maggie Hassan. As a legislative intern, Cordell attended legislative hearings and briefings, conducted tours of the Capitol and served as an interface between the senator and…

Pathfinder
An Internship Points Caroline Wall ’19 Toward Her Future

After pouring all her passion for social work into her internship with the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in Claremont, N. H. , child development major Caroline Wall ’19 learned to have confidence in herself and her goal to be an assessment worker for the agency that manages…

Building Relationships, Building Futures
Kavyaa Rizal ’17

Six months after graduating with her degree in sociology, Kavyaa Rizal ’17 returned home to Nepal to contribute to the country’s social development. She landed a job as a program officer for Women Development Advocacy Center (WDAC), a nonprofit dedicated to helping young women secure sustainable…

New Frontiers
Bridging Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

This summer, exercise science major Katherine Nguyen ’19 interned at the American Medical Center Shanghai (AMC). The AMC was the first Western surgery center to specialize in sports medicine and orthopedics in China. Nguyen, from Lowell, Mass. , is on Colby-Sawyer’s pre-physical therapy track and…

All the World's a Stage:
Lisa Hogarty ’81 Builds for the Future at Boston Children’s Hospital

At the back of Boston Children’s Hospital, a wall of windows looks onto a 2. 5-acre pit where the 11-story Hale Family Clinical Building will open in fall 2021. The tower is the centerpiece of a $1. 25 billion expansion and renewal project that includes improvements to the Longwood Campus; a…

Marina Good '19:
On the Other Side of the Bench

When biology major Marina Good ’19 started working in a biosafety cabinet during her summer internship with biotech company Adimab Lab in Lebanon, N. H. , she became acutely aware of how she moved. Cell culture requires sterile conditions, so Good put on gloves, had her hands sprayed down with…

An Investor's Paradise
The Investment Management Class Goes to Manhattan

It’s tradition. Each year, students in the Investment Management class visit New York City to tour financial institutions and meet with industry experts. This April brought the same trip but with an exciting spin: Pro­fessor of Business Administration Jody Murphy planned an itinerary that gave…

Four Seasons:
Infinite Transformations

Seasons help mark the passing of a year, and Colby-Sawyer’s lucky to be nestled in the middle of New England where four distinct seasons are on permanent rotation. …