08/04/12 - 10:50pm
SITKA (AP) — Camila Thorndike is spending seven weeks in Sitka, latitude 57 degrees north, to contemplate the environmental challenges facing Chiloe, a Pacific island at latitude 42 degrees south.
Thorndike is one of eight Sitka Fellows on the Sheldon Jackson Campus this summer. While some of the Fellows’ projects are more tangible, such as writing a novel, Thorndike’s project involves, among other things, a long period of rumination.
“What I came here to do is work my way through some big questions, essentially,” Thorndike said.