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Former American Express CEO Ken Chenault ’73, H’96 Talks Leadership and Success on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Ken Chenault ’73, H’96, long a respected leader in the business world, stepped down this year as chairman and CEO of American Express. After thirty-seven years at the company—the last seventeen in the corner office—Chenault had become a “rockstar to the green-card faithful,” notes CBS Sunday Morning.

Wheelwright’s ‘Nature Moments’ Videos Enjoy a ‘Made in Maine’ TV Moment of Their Own

Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, took a year off from teaching to produce, with a team of filmmakers and ecologists, the video series Nature Moments, to encourage mindfulness and curiosity about one’s own nature discoveries. They are short installments that have been released one per week over the past year — and recently were featured on local ABC affiliate WMTW’s Made in Maine series.

Bowdoin Historian Highlights Maine’s Debt to Slavery

In two years, Maine will turn two-hundred years old. Amid the birthday celebrations, Bowdoin’s Brian Purnell, an associate professor of history and Africana studies, asks that we consider the state’s indebtedness to slavery for its origins.

The Staying Power of ABBA: Bowdoin’s McMullen on the ‘Tribute Band Factor’

Music critics hated them, but that didn’t matter. Four-and-a-half decades after they first came to global prominence, the Swedish supergroup ABBA is proving unstoppable. The music professor is quoted in a Smithsonian.com article on the band’s enduring popularity.

President Rose on the “Opportunities and Challenges of Free Speech on Campus”

President Clayton Rose is one of three college presidents asked to weigh in on the challenges of a free speech “balancing act” on campuses as America approaches the one-year anniversary of a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Ambassador Thomas Pickering ’53 H’84 Talks to NPR About Upcoming Trump-Putin Meeting

He said the relatively poor state of relations between Trump and his NATO allies means the US leader headed into the summit from a weakened position.

Tony-Winning Tyler Micoleau ’91 Pays Tribute to Bowdoin Education

“I like to say that Bowdoin College is about learning how to learn, and you can apply that skill to so many things,” said Micoleau, in an interview with Broadway World.

Max Garcia Conover ’09 Discusses New Album on WCLZ Radio

The singer-songwriter appeared on the Portland area alternative rock station WCLZ on June 29, 2018, to perform live and discuss his new album, Stagger.