In the News

President Clayton Rose Among ’50 Mainers Balancing Heritage and Progress’

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.”

Bowdoin Orient among Nine Student Newspapers Chosen for Poynter Project

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.

Nat Wheelwright on Maine Calling as Nature Moments Series Approaches End

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.

National Geographic Society Hires Tracy Wolstencroft ’80, P’15 as CEO

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.”

Former Diplomat Susan Thornton ’85, P’22 Buys Working Farm in Maine

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.

Ethics Prize for Obama Honors Bowdoin Grad Paul H. Douglas, Class of 1913

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!

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige: Anonymous Op-Ed “a National Security Concern”

“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 Gerald Chertavian ’87, P’20, P’22 Discusses United Partnership on CNBC

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.