Tagged: On the Edge

Lifting nurses lifts everyone

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Nathalie Hansen Bergen, Norway According to the Norwegian Nurses Organization (NSF), there is a shortage of over 4,500 nurses...

A Norwegian take on the gun laws debate

Petter Wilhelmsen Dobbs Ferry, NY The United States is in the middle of an election, and the political distance between the two parties has never been bigger. In the midst of budget deficits, congressional...

On teaching a less common language

By Valerie Borey It is Spring 2011. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is visiting the third graders at a Spanish Dual Immersion School. He reads a picture book on hopes and dreams for the future,...

On the Edge: Trade and Development

Over the 50 years, Norway and the U.S. have been staunch supporters of a traditional international development policy line that highlights foreign aid as one of the main components for reducing global poverty. Hundreds...

Leif Hovelsen: a truly good person

In the early hours of Sept. 18, Leif Hovelsen died peacefully in his sleep. But the story of his life will live on. Some of the highlights of this Norwegian war hero follow here....

On the Edge: Up in the High North

A few weeks ago, I once again had the privilege of visiting Svalbard. Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the archipelago of Svalbard features the most northerly town in the world...