Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island

Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero of the Year, Soren Hermansen, spoke to jam-packed audience in Ostrove Auditorium on Tuesday, March 10th at 7 p.m. Hermansen’s green initiatives on the Danish Island of Samso resulted in the island of 4,300 inhabitants becoming Denmark’s showcase for sustainable, carbon-free living. Hermansen now runs the Energy Academy, a research...

Right Heart, Wrong Approach: Helping People Help Themselves

On Thursday, February 26 in Ostrove Auditorium, photographer and Colby grad Ken Wong ’83 discussed the importance of bringing the western audience ‘face-to-face’ with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and it’s impact across small communities in South Africa, Cambodia, and Malawi. Ken founded and is executive director of Face-to-Face AIDS.

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...