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Alumni, Museum Make Headlines Across Country

Story posted June 23, 2008

Bowdoin alumni and the Museum of Art find themselves in the pages of two of the country's largest newspapers and a national magazine.

Baltimore Sun

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Geoffrey Canada '74.

An article in the June 15, 2008, edition of the Baltimore Sun examines the Harlem Children's Zone and a desire to apply its principles to help disadvantaged children in East Baltimore.

The article, "In Harlem, a Zone Apart," quotes the social service agency's founder Geoffrey Canada '74. "Our mission is to transform an entire community by providing everything children need to succeed," Canada says.

"To tackle only one issue while everything else in a child's universe is crumbling is a failed strategy."

The article mentions that Stanley Druckenmiller '75, billionaire hedge-fund manager and Canada's friend from Bowdoin, helped create the network that offers health, parenting and educational services that extend from infancy to college.

Read the article.

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Meredith Segal '08

Washington Post

The article, "Young Voters, Engaged and Online," in the June 16, 2008, edition of the Washington Post focuses on the impact online groups had on the 2008 primary campaign.

It highlights the Facebook group Students for Barack Obama, noting that it was created by Bowdoin College student Meredith Segal '08.

Read the article.

Architecture Week

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The June 2008 issue of Architecture Week magazine profiles the Bowdoin College Museum of Art's $20.8 million renovation and expansion project.

Writer James McCown describes the architecture as "eloquent" and "lively and engaging."

Read the article.

Go to Bowdoin in the News for a running list of noteworthy media mentions about the College and alumni.

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