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Bowdoin in the News: A Bountiful November

Story posted November 27, 2008

Bowdoin enjoyed a number of high-profile media mentions in November — from The New York Times, The Washington Post and Smithsonian magazine to the hit ABC television show, Grey's Anatomy, and more.

The New York Times (Nov. 20, 2008)

The article, "Early-Decision Applications Are Up at Colleges, in Spite of the Economy," includes the College amid what it calls "selective private institutions" reporting large jumps in such applications.

National Field Hockey Champions in the News

The article notes that Dartmouth, Middlebury and Bowdoin are all up about 10 percent over last year. Read the article.

Smithsonian magazine (November 2008)

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John Rich '39 and his collection of rare color photographs of wartime Korea are the subject of the feature, "One Man's Korean War." Rich, who spent nearly 30 years as a war correspondent for the International News Service and NBC News, took upwards of 1,000 color photographs in 1950 while on the ground covering the Korean War.

The color images of Marines, pilots, generals, children and refugees paint a rare picture of a war that is mostly seen in black and white photos. Read the article. Click here to find a link to John Rich's July 25, 2008, appearance on NBC Nightly News

USA Today (Nov. 17, 2008)

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Rick Thompson

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Rick Thompson is quoted in the article, "Proof's in the Brain Scan: Romance doesn't have to Fade," responding to a study presented at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., that finds new brain scans of people who say they are still in love after being married for decades are similar to scans of those who have just fallen in love, leading researchers to conclude that long-term relationships can be just as passionate and romantic as new love.

"A lot of other research always suggested romantic love is over by 12 to 15 months," says Thompson, who was not involved in the study. "This suggests that may not have to be the case." Read the article.

Outside magazine (November 2008)

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Auden Schendler '92 is the focus of the column, "Code Green" that asks just how eco-friendly is the ski industry?

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Meredith Segal '08, who grew her Facebook group, "Barack Obama for President in 2008" into a national force of student supporters, was the subject of a feature that aired Nov. 20, 2008, on NECN. Watch the segment here.

News coverage of the election included expertise from Bowdoin's faculty. Government professors Mike Franz and Chris Potholm provided analysis and commentary throughout the campaign process, each making multiple appearances on WCSH and in The Portland Press Herald and several other newspapers.

In the piece, Schendler, the in-house corporate sustainability expert at Aspen Skiing Co. in Colorado, says carbon offsets are cool, but they don't really make ski resorts eco-friendly.

Grey's Anatomy/ABC (Nov. 13, 2008)

For the second time this season, the character, Dr. Derek Shepherd, played by Maine native Patrick Dempsey, wore a Bowdoin T-shirt on the hit show.

Read about the T-shirt's recurring role here.

Click here to read about the effort to adopt Dr. Shepherd as a Bowdoin grad — a plan conceived and spearheaded by Cole Harris '78.

The Washington Post (Nov. 11, 2008)

In the article, "Struggling Economy Puts Colleges in a Tight Spot," President Mills talks about how the College is handling the downturn in the economy.

"Into the future, we are going to be doing less capital construction, and we will be only hiring faculty if we have the endowment funds to support them," said Mills in the article, adding, "I think it is important to note that when we talk about strategically cutting back, we are not talking about cutting back on academic programs, and we are not talking about cutting back on financial aid." Read the article.

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