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John Lockwood ’01 Joins Winemakers to Watch List (San Francisco Chronicle)

Hermitage wine glass isolated on white background

A Washington, D.C., native, John Lockwood ’01 moved west after graduating from Bowdoin 2001. Four years later, winemaker David Mahaffey happened into the Oakland, California, wood shop where he was working and began a conversation that ended with Lockwood’s moving north and working in wine country.

Museum of Art Acquires Camera Owned by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer on the Gallery of his Studio, Prouts Neck, Maine, ca. 1884. Gift of the Homer Family, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Neal Paulsen, a long-time resident of Scarborough, Maine, has donated a camera owned by artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The camera joins an extensive collection of archival material at the Museum related to the life and art of Homer, including nearly 100 vintage photographs.

Putney CEO Jean Hoffman ’79 Finds Success in Generic Pet Meds

Jean Hoffman

Putney Inc., a private generic pet medication company founded by Jean Hoffman ’79, had a busy year in 2013: the company released its first three medications, now totaling five FDA-approved medications available on the market.

Hockey Coach Terry Meagher Profiled on WCSH

Terry feat

Now in his 31st season as head coach of Bowdoin’s hockey team, Terry Meagher has more than 500 victories under his belt, and the respect of those inside and outside the world of hockey. The WCSH (Channel 6) newsmagazine 207 came to Watson Arena for a look at Meagher’s career and the lessons he imparts to his student athletes.

Rudalevige Talks Presidential Politics on PBS ‘NewsHour’

Andy Screen shot

Direct from the College’s studio, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, appeared on the PBS NewsHour January 30, 2014, weighing in on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and how the president’s agenda is shaped amid partisan politics.

Maine’s Largest Solar Power Complex Proposed for Bowdoin

Proposed sites of proposed solar PV installation at Bowdoin, highlighted in yellow

A proposed solar power complex at Bowdoin would be nearly eight times larger than any existing solar installation in Maine and would generate much of the energy used to power the school’s largest athletic facilities.

The Fugitive Who Inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Stowe House (Illustration credit: Abby McBride)

Susanna Ashton writes about research surrounding a fugitive slave who was harbored for one night in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Brunswick home, an event that likely influenced Stowe’s decision to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Fudge ’02 Finds Climate Insight in Antarctic Ice Core

T.J. Fudge ’02 (left) at the drill site

Geologist T.J. Fudge ’02 is lead corresponding author on a new study published in Nature, revealing that West Antarctica started warming up from the last ice age a few thousand years earlier than previously thought — an insight that could influence our understanding of climate change today.

Mitchell ’54 Mediates Minnesota Orchestra Dispute

George Mitchell ’54

Former diplomat and Maine senator George J. Mitchell (Bowdoin Class of 1954) has been called upon to mediate a labor dispute that is threatening to silence the Minnesota Orchestra.

Adam Najberg ’90 on Madden and Moustaches

Madden and Najberg ’90 in 1988

Najberg brings a bit of context to the 1988 appearance of the Madden franchise by describing the moustache he was sporting at the time, as a sophomore at Bowdoin.