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Bowdoin in the News: March in Review

Story posted March 31, 2009

President Obama's picks for a key diplomatic position and FDA chief put Bowdoin in the news in March, as does one professor's suggestion for putting Guantanamo to good use.

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (March 25, 2009)

College trustee Greg Kerr ’79, an anesthesiologist, was featured in a news segment examining the pros and cons of abandoning paper medical charts in favor of electronic health records, a priority of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan.

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The Boston Globe (March 23, 2009)

Nathaniel Wheelwright

The op-ed piece, "Putting Guantanamo to Good Use," by Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Nathaniel Wheelwright, makes the case for converting the base into an international biological research station "where U.S. and Cuban scientists work together to tackle critical environmental issues."

Read the op-ed piece.

Portfolio magazine (March 18, 2009)

A profile of David Swenson, Yale University's chief investment officer, includes a sidebar that features former Swenson protégé and Senior Vice President for Investments Paula Volent.

Robert E. Peary: Celebrating the Centennial
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American flag and sledges at the North Pole in April 1909. Photograph by Robert E. Peary or Matthew Henson.

The March 15, 2009, edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram features the article, "Return to the Arctic," which highlights Robert Peary and polar exploration, and quotes Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Director Susan Kaplan.

Read the article.

The sidebar also includes mention of D. Ellen Shuman '76, vice president and chief investment officer of Carnegie Corp. Read the article.

Time magazine (March 12, 2009)

The article, "Obama's FDA Pick: Margaret Hamburg," includes a quote from Dr. Hamburg H'03 and mentions that it came from a speech given at Bowdoin. Read the article. (March 11, 2009)

Sports Illustrated's Web site ran the article, "N.C. State Flexes Community Service Muscle During Spring Break," in which Kit Hughes '01, N.C. State's director of football operations mentions the Bowdoin football team's service trips to Mississippi inspired him to organize similar trips. Read the article.

Associated Press (March 11, 2009)

Christoper Hill '74

News of President Barack Obama's decision to select Christopher Hill '74 for the post of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq was carried by media outlets across the country.

Biographical information that included mention of the College appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and on

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