President William D. Adams talks about how 9/11 changed Colby students, how a liberal arts education fits into the global economy, and the challenges American higher education faces. “At Colby, we’re very much interested in developing the independent, critical intellectual capacities of individuals … in their abilities to communicate and to understand … in their general appreciation for the complexity of the world along lines of cultural difference and, within the US, social and ethnic difference,” he said.