In the News
President Clayton S. Rose is among a number of those with Bowdoin ties included in Maine Magazine’s compilation of fifty Mainers who are “making significant contributions to their communities and our state.”
Sixty-three schools applied for the College Media Project—an initiative, now in its second year, that provides in-newsroom training, online seminars, and support for a campus project, all free of charge. Orient editor in chief Calder McHugh “extremely thrilled” to be selected.
Wheelwright was joined on the radio by fellow biologist Patty Jones, director of the Bowdoin Scientifc Station on Kent Island. Jones recently featured on Nature Moments, where she talked about the pollination habits of bees.
Tracy Wolstencroft ’80 will take over as president and CEO of National Geographic Society, shepherding the nonprofit into a new era in which it hopes to contribute to a “healthy, more sustainable planet for generations to come.”
Susan Thorton ’85, a top-level U.S. diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific region, has bought a 480-acre farm in Lisbon and plans to retire in Maine with her husband.
A US Senator noted for his commitment to fiscal reform and ethics in government, Douglas began his working life as an economics professor at the University of Chicago in 1920, seven years after graduating from Bowdoin. In WW2 he was a decorated Marine, despite being a Quaker!
“A weak president can still command. And if he doesn’t trust his staff, the chances that those commands will be well-informed diminish accordingly,” writes Rudalevige in The Washington Post’s political science blog The Monkey Cage.
Year Up founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian says he is hopeful that a new partnership with United Airlines will help close the “opportunity divide” that exists for millions of young adults seeking better employment.