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Energy Summit

By bentonscholars on April 6, 2013

New_energy summitIn the Fall of 2009, members of the 2013 class of Benton Scholars travelled to New York City to attend Colgate’s “Energy Summit.” Thomas Friedman, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and best selling author, was the keynote speaker at the event. Prior to meeting Friedman that day, all of the students had read Friedman’s Hot Flat and Crowded, and written papers on the book for their FSEM. Professor Timothy Byrnes sent Friedman several of those papers to read and the students he judged to have written the “best papers” were sent signed copies of the book by Friedman himself. Before returning to Hamilton that night, the class of 2013 attended another Colgate alumni event at which alumnus Joseph Berlinger screened his documentary “Crude.”

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