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Bowdoin in the News: June in Review

Story posted June 28, 2009

The Bowdoin episode of the hit HBO series The Sopranos is named the second best in the history of television and Jennifer Scanlon's Bad Girls Go Everywhere goes abroad — just two of the ways in which Bowdoin was in the news in June.

President Obama Praises Geoffrey Canada '74, Harlem Children's Zone

New York Daily News (June 30, 2009)

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Geoffrey Canada '74.

"Harlem Children's Zone's Geoffrey Canada Takes Bow at White House with Barack Obama," spotlights the participation of Geoffrey Canada í74 in a White House event showcasing innovative non-profit programs. President Barack Obama praised Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, for making a difference in his community and called for more problems like HCZ across the country. "Canada's experiences at Bowdoin College and later during his master's studies at the Harvard School of Education helped shaped his view that schools and social services are often too late in trying to help inner city children keep up with their middle class peers," reads the article. Read the article.

The Boston Globe (June 30, 2009)

Speaking at a White House event Tuesday, June 30, 2009, designed to highlight innovative non-profit programs that are making a difference in communities across the country, President Barack Obama praised the Harlem Children's Zone and its president and CEO Geoffrey Canada '74, as detailed in the article, "Obama Praises Nonprofit, Including N.H. Group." Read the article.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 29, 2009)

The Chronicle has given Steve Kolowich '08 its David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists. In making its selection, the Miller committee cited Kolowich's "investigative talent, dogged and thorough reporting, and flair for writing." Read the article.

The Daily Star [Beirut, Lebanon] (June 23, 2009)

Bassam Shakhashiri, an American chemist of Lebanese origin, was given an honorary degree from Lebanese American University. The article mentions that he had served as a teaching fellow at the College for one academic year. Read the article.

NPR (June 23, 2009)

National Public Radio carried a news conference given by President Barack Obama in which he spoke about Year Up, a job-training program for young urban adults founded by Gerald Chertavian '87.

The Star-Ledger [N.J.] (June 23, 2009)

The article, "Youth Sailing Championship," mentions that Frank Pizzo, head sailing coach, will be a panelist in the Gill College Sailing Seminar, a new addition to the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship. Read the article.

Squawk Box/CNBC (June 19, 2009)

Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and wife of President Barry Mills, shared her insight following the release of a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that finds healthcare costs for employers will rise nine percent in 2010, which is bad news for small businesses already feeling the pain of the recession.

TV Guide (June 15-28, 2009)

"College," the episode of the hit HBO series The Sopranos that wove Bowdoin into an ongoing storyline, is ranked second in the magazine's compilation of "TVís Top 100 Episodes of All Time."


Read the article. More about the Bowdoin storyline here.

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Newsweek (June 15, 2009)

An excerpt from The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge: Serving It Up Nice and Cold to that Lying, Cheating Bastard (St. Martin's Press) by Eva Nagorski '92 is featured in the article "Pages of Wrath: A New Book Looks at Why We Seek Revenge." Read the article.

San Francisco Chronicle (June 3, 2009)

Phil Bolger '49, revered around the world for both his boat designs and his writing, died May 24, 2009, outside his home in Gloucester, Mass. His designs, estimated to number between 600 and 700, flowed from dinghy to frigate, including the nearly 115-foot replica of a historic naval warship that was used in the 2003 movie "Master and Commander." Spend time with small-boat enthusiasts on nearly any continent "and you will find a coterie of people who think Phil Bolger is some sort of god. He was a cult figure," said Holbrook Robinson, a longtime friend and a professor of French at Northeastern University, in an article that also appeared in the The Boston Globe. Read the article.

Jennifer Scanlon's Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown Makes Headlines with U.K. Release


Coinciding with the release of Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (Oxford University Press, 2009) in the United Kingdom, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon's biography of the longtime Cosmopolitan editor is the subject of many reviews in the London press.

The Sunday Times [London] (June 21, 2009)

Ten days after The Times ran an initial review, the London newspaper serves up another in its Sunday edition. Read the review.

London Evening Standard (June 19, 2009)

"The book moves at a cracking pace," writes reviewer Liz Hoggard. "Scanlon, a professor in gender and women studies, is to be applauded for her revisionist approach." Read the review.

Jennifer Scanlon

The Guardian [London] (June 12, 2009)

On the heels of a May 17, 2009, review, Scanlon was invited to write a piece — "The Practical Feminist" — for the London newspaper. Read the article.

The Times [London] (June 11, 2009)

"Jennifer Scanlon's magnificent and exhaustive biography effectively makes the case for Gurley Brown taking her place in the feminist pantheon, alongside such better-known heroines as Betty Friedan." Read the review.

See a compilation of reviews and media coverage for Bad Girls Go Everywhere and learn more about the book here.

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