Engaging Dialogues: Diversity in Waterville and Beyond

On Wednesday, February 25th in Ostrove Auditorium seven members of Waterville’s Mexican-American, Lebanese-American, Franco-American, Jewish, and Asian American communities shared their experiences of living and working in Waterville. Part 1

Corporate Soical Responsibility: The Case of Land O’Lakes

Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’ Lakes, the largest cooperative in the nation, recently returned from the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland. In his February 12, 2009 remarks in Diamond 141, he discussed the current economic crisis and linked those events to the basic “what, how, and why” of corporate social responsibility.

Iraqi Refugee Conference: The Challenge of Resettlement

On February 7th, 2009 Colby College hosted a conference about the Iraqi refugee crisis . Drawing together students, faculty, and members of the community at large, the event focused on the ongoing refugee crisis in and around Iraq as well as on the concrete steps we can all take to bring more Iraqis to safety...

Iraqi Refugee Conference: The Flight from Iraq

On Saturday, February 7th, Colby College hosted a conference about the Iraqi refugee crisis. Drawing together students, faculty, and members of the community at large, the event focused on the ongoing refugee crisis in and around Iraq as well as on the concrete steps we can all take to bring more Iraqis to safety and...

The Electorate and the Media during the 2008 Presidential Campaigns

Tom Edsall, political editor of the Huffington Post, lectured in Ostrove Auditorium at 7 p.m. on November 11th about the changing face of the American electorate during the Presidential campaigns. Tom Edsall spent four days on campus as the second Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence of the year. In addition to this lecture, Tom took...

America’s Energy Future: Oil, Dependency, and the Alternatives

Michael Klare addressed the audience in Ostrove Auditorium on November 11th at 7 p.m. with a bleak picture of America’s energy future. He discussed the impending end of the petroleum age, the conundrum of ‘clean coal’ and how a ‘Green New Deal’ may be our only hope.

Know Before You Vote: International Economics

Recognizing that many of our students are voting in a Presidential election for the first time, the Know Before You Vote series is intended to help voters understand the broad issues that candidates (and a new administration) will face. On Thursday, October 30th at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122, Professor Patrice Franko addressed students, local...

Racism, Sexism and Other Isms in the 2008 Presidential Election

In this talk, given on Oct. 29, 2008 in Ostrove Auditorium at 7 p.m., Dr. David Pilgrim argues, “Campaigns for the American presidency are rarely civil. This lecture will give examples of degrading images in the Presidential and Primary elections. The goal is to use these images to better understand derogatory ideas about racism, sexism...