The Maine laptop program, which gives a laptop to every 7th and 8th grader, piqued the interest of economics major Eric Giesler ’18. He wanted also to apply the knowledge and skills he had learned in a class he took with Bowdoin economics professor John Fitzgerald. The course, Economic Evaluation of Public Programs, teaches students how to measure the effectiveness of government programs, such as Head Start, job training, and housing vouchers.
From plate tectonics to molecular ecology, from the history of jazz to Asian Communism, from game theory to the French Revolution, the candidates span a wide variety of subjects.
The New Year is off to a bright start for David Bernstein ’13. The economics major and anthropology minor has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador—one of nineteen former Fulbright scholars honored in such a way across the country.