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Reunion Convocation 2014 and Slideshow

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:50
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Recipients of the 2014 Common Good Award, Alumni Service Award, and the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff with President Barry Mills at Reunion Convocation, held May 31, 2014, in Watson Arena. Click image to view a slideshow of images by Bob Handelman.

Among all the events and activities held during Reunion Weekend, Reunion Convocation is the largest and perhaps the most unifying. In his address, President Barry Mills spoke of the common good and the values held by the College. Read the text of President Mills’ address.

Awards honoring outstanding leadership and service to the College were presented during the ceremony. The Common Good Award, selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees, this year has three recipients, each of whom embody a profound and sustained commitment to the common good: Communities Without Borders co-founder Dr. Richard Bail ’64, San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor Ed Lee ’74, and Forest Foundation founder Mike Poor ’64.

The Alumni Service Award and the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff, chosen by the Alumni Council, recognize members of the Bowdoin community for their exemplary achievement and dedication. The Alumni Service Award was presented to Bowdoin College Trustee Emerita Tracy Burlock ’81, and the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff went to 40-year Dining Service veteran Patricia Pye.

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Images by Bob Handelman

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10 Important Things To Do in College (Huffington Post)

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:50

Top 10This list might seem a bit obvious, but it never hurts to remind college students to take advantage of all the resources their school offers them. In her Top 10 list of things to do in college, the Huffington Post’s Sarah Juliet Lauro includes going to professor’s office hours, meeting with your academic advisor, learning about different political views, and attending campus events, such as film screenings, poetry readings, guest lectures and student art shows.

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Bowdoin Daily Sun Weekend Editions Go On Summer Break

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:50


The Bowdoin Daily Sun is cruising into summer mode and taking weekends off. Weekend scoreboards, and other items of interest from the College and the world beyond, will return in early fall with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy the Bowdoin Daily Sun Monday through Friday. For a steady stream of campus news, videos and slideshows, also subscribe to Bowdoin News.

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Reunion Weekend 2014 Slideshow

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:23


Reunion Weekend 2014 is is in full swing on campus, with activities — or just peaceful downtime — for Polar Bears of all ages. View a slideshow of images captured FridayPhotos by Bob Handelman.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ‘ 83 on Valuable Lessons Learned (Fortune)

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:23
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Remember when Netflix raised its prices 60% for streaming-plus-DVD customers? How about that first scene in House of Cards — the one with the dog? These are among the events that have served as important lessons for Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83 on his way to becoming one of the Internet industry’s leaders.

Fortune magazine writes of humility and the importance of customers in “Stay Humble. Shun Foolish.”

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