By Dillon Kelly ’18

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Colby College to host lecture series on climate change 

Colby College was home to a lecture series, titled “Community, Culture, and Conservation,” which dealt with issues such as global warming and sustainable living. The conference was part of a larger yearlong series of events that explored the intersection of the environment and communities. Bill McKibben, renowned writer and environmentalist, started the lecture and pressured the audience to take action on global warming. 

Renowned writers and scientists set to speak at Amherst College 

Best-selling author Chris Bohnjalian ’82, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace President William Burns, Center for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola Response Manager Inger Damon ’84, astronomer and astrophysicist Sandra Faber, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Director Kirk Johnson ’82 and renowned sociologist and educator Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College on their 195th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22. Amherst President Biddy Martin is set to deliver the address, while the honorees are going to speak in a series of conversations as well. 

Middlebury College alum recieves Pulitzer Prize for refugee photographs

Daniel Etter, an alum of Middlebury’s School of Arabic won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize in the “breaking news photography” category for his work on documenting the refugee migration crisis in Europe. One of Etter’s pictures taken in 2015, now famous, depicts an Iraqi refugee family landing on the shores of Greece after having travelled by a raft that was originally meant for 12 people. Etter’s photographs have been featured in The New York Times and Time Magazine.

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