Alumni

Two Seniors and a Graduate Commissioned as Marine Corps Officers

The trio’s next stop will be The Basic School in Quantico Va., where they will spend six months studying war-fighting philosophy, the practical application of combat doctrine, and the art of leadership.

Boston Alumni Assemble for a Spin and Refreshments

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, alumni gathered at B/Spoke Studios in Boston for a private indoor-cycling class. Following the workout, the group of twenty-five enjoyed refreshments provided by co-host Kat Armstrong ’08. The event was organized and hosted by B/Spoke instructor Ann Unger ’08 and Kat Armstrong ’08.

Trustees Approve Tenure, Re-elect Members, Recognize Dedicated Service to the College

The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to a faculty member, re-elected five members of the board, and recognized the valued contributions to the College by members of the faculty, staff and board of trustees during meetings held on campus May 11-13, 2017.

Portrait of Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83 Presented in Moulton Union

Amid fond recollections of his deep devotion to Maine and to Bowdoin, a portrait of Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83 was presented May 11, 2017, in Moulton Union.

Bowdoin to Break Ground on Roux Center for the Environment

A groundbreaking ceremony for the College’s Roux Center for the Environment, a building to support interdisciplinary scholarship to be located at the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road, takes place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017.

Podcast Revisits Outspoken Gay Rights Journalist Tom Cassidy ’72

“CNN business anchor Tom Cassidy kept his private life separate from his public life. Three decades ago he had to. But then he was diagnosed with AIDS.” So begins the introduction of a 1990 podcast on Tom Cassidy ’72, who bequeathed money to Bowdoin for a lectureship that brings prominent reporters to campus each year. Cassidy died in 1991 at age 41.

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 On Hand as Kipchoge Runs World’s Fastest Marathon

Marathon matriarch Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 was in Italy as history was made in the world of long distance running May 6, 2017.

You’re Here, Too? President Obama, Isaiah Bolden ’15 Chat about Environmental Research in French Polynesia

Isaiah Bolden ’15 recently returned from French Polynesia, where he was doing fieldwork for his Ph.D. in oceanography, with data — and a great story. Bolden’s lab group was conducting research when the vacationing President Barack Obama stopped by to chat.

Christopher Hill ’74, H ’14 Discusses America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges

Hill said increased cooperation between the US and China is essential in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat

Remembering the Holocaust, and Overseer Emerita Judith Isaacson, with a Bowdoin Garden

The Sunday garden ceremony and Yom HaShoah service, which took place a warm spring day, was an opportunity to both celebrate the garden and Judith Magyar Isaacson (1925-2015), who was a Bowdoin overseer emerita, Hungarian-American educator, and Auschwitz survivor.

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Kristen Gunther ’09 has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09 Selected for Inclusion in Met Masterpiece Book

Acclaimed artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09, internationally known for his luminous and atmospheric landscape paintings, has been selected for inclusion in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings, a new volume that celebrates the greatest and most historically important paintings from the collections of the museum.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 on Freedom of the Press

On the heels of her visit to campus last week, journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12, senior legal and investigative correspondent at NBC News, appeared on 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

Student Art Overflows Lamarche Gallery at Annual Show

Each year, a foundation set up by the former Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon fraternity invites students to submit artwork to its wide-open art show for photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces.

Cuba Weeks Brings Some Warmth to Smith Union

Last week Brunswick celebrated its relationship with the Cuban city of Trinidad with a series of events sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association.

Oliver Otis Howard Papers: Mass Digitization Project Complete

A mammoth digitization project designed to enable public access to the papers of one of Bowdoin’s most distinguished alumni is now complete. In 2014, the College received a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the Oliver Otis Howard Papers.

Meet The Willners ’06: Silicon Valley Pros Offer Peek Into Tech Culture

Since graduating, Dave and Charlotte Willner have had parallel careers in the fast-paced world of consumer technology.

Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017.