The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to a faculty member, re-elected five members of the board, and recognized the valued contributions to the College by members of the faculty, staff and board of trustees during meetings held on campus May 11-13, 2017.
A special luncheon was held Saturday, May 6, 2017, to honor seniors receiving the President’s Award, and other awards and prizes recognizing exceptional accomplishments outside the classroom.
“CNN business anchor Tom Cassidy kept his private life separate from his public life. Three decades ago he had to. But then he was diagnosed with AIDS.” So begins the introduction of a 1990 podcast on Tom Cassidy ’72, who bequeathed money to Bowdoin for a lectureship that brings prominent reporters to campus each year. Cassidy died in 1991 at age 41.
Marathon matriarch Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 was in Italy as history was made in the world of long distance running May 6, 2017.
Last October, a group of students began collecting stories from other female students, looking for material to put together a play about people’s lives at Bowdoin.
Professor Page Herrlinger organized the event, which explores the impact of two of the Russian Revolution’s most radical projects: the establishment of gender equality and the “liberation” of Soviet society from the “opiate” of religious belief.