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Bowdoin in the News: September in Review

Story posted September 29, 2009

Decorated World War II veteran Everett Pope '41 is buried with full military honors and remembered on The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Associate Professor of English Aviva Briefel is tapped for her horror movie insight in USA Today and two alumni discuss international relations on a newscast seen around the globe — just some of the stories putting Bowdoin in the news this September.

Jes Staley '79 Named JPMorgan Investment Bank Head

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has named Trustee James E. "Jes" Staley '79 its new head of investment banking.

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Jes Staley '79

Staley, formerly the company's head of asset management, is now chief executive of the investment bank, traditionally considered the most prestigious part of JPMorgan Chase.

The Boston Globe (September 27, 2009)

The article, "Grinold Saluted for Career of Service," profiles Northeastern University Sports Information Director Jack Grinold '57, who will receive the Eastern College Athletic Conference Commissioner's Award for meritorious service at the organization's fall convention in Hyannis. Read the article.

New York Times, Fox Seek Franz Insight

The New York Times (September 27, 2009)

Assistant Professor of Government Michael Franz's insight into voting patterns at the Federal Elections Commission is included in the article, "Election Commission Decisions Deadlocking on Party Lines."

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Michael Franz

Franz says he believes the Republican commissioners played a role in the increased number of deadlocks, but did not see the rise in tie votes as a sign that the commission was ineffective.

"The ideological fights between Democratic and Republican commissioners are over principles about what the law can and should do," says Franz in the article.

"It's a reflection over questions about the scope of the law, which the courts and Congress are also dealing with." Read the article.

Fox Business Network (September 16, 2009)

Mike Franz, associate professor of government, was a guest on the cable network's 1 p.m. newscast.

Speaking by phone, Franz discussed the pivotal role of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), a member of the so-called "gang of six," in the ongoing healthcare debate.

RT (September 23, 2009)

Thomas Pickering '53, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Russia, and television journalist Priya Sridhar '07 were at the table discussing the goings-on at the U.N. on the RT network.

Thomas Pickering '53, interviewed by Priya Sridhar '07, in RT's Washington, D.C., studio.

Previously known at Russia Today, RT is a globally broadcast English-language television network from Russia.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings '83

Wired magazine (September 21, 2009)

Reed Hastings '83

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings '83 is the subject of the article, "Netflix Everywhere: Sorry Cable, You’re History."

Read the article.

Morning Edition/NPR (September 3, 2009)

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83 discusses movie rentals in the digital age.

Listen to the segment and read the text of the interview.

The Boston Globe (September 18, 2009)

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Davis Robinson

Associate Professor of Theater Davis Robinson is featured in a review of The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame Le Monde.

The one-act play by Tennesee Williams is directed by Robinson, who is also director of the Boston-based Beau Jest Moving Theatre.

Read the review.

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USA Today (September 16, 2009)

Associate Professor of English Aviva Briefel, who teaches a class on horror movies, is quoted in the review, "Women Get Their Bloody Revenge in 'Jennifer’s Body.'"

Read the review.

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (September 15, 2009)

Everett P. Pope, a member of the Class of 1941 and a decorated World War II hero, was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, September 15, 2009.

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams paid tribute to Pope with coverage of the funeral, highlighting Pope's service to his country and mentioning that he grew up in Maine and attended Bowdoin College. The segment also notes that Pope's death leaves 95 living recipients of the nation's highest military honor.

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More about Everett Pope here. (September 11, 2009)

The College has been awarded a prestigious 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, sponsored by the American Council on Education, recognizing Bowdoin’s innovative approaches for supporting faculty career flexibility as among the most groundbreaking practices among liberal arts colleges in the nation. Read the article. More about the Sloan Award here.

The Sacramento Bee (September 8, 2009)

California native Tiernan Cutler '11, having weathered a New England winter as a first-year, wanted to offer a helping hand to friends back home who would also be enrolling in colleges in the East. The result was a college survival guide, complete with warm outerwear and footwear for every season. Cutler gave the one-page list to friends as a holiday present.

Watch Tiernan Cutler '11 in a short video about her college survival guide.

"I just wanted to help them have an easier transition to college than I did," said in the article, "Student's Guide Goes National." The article details how the list, which included Clorox disinfectant wipes, caught the attention of the company's marketing and public relations director, who turned Cutler's brainchild into an online marketing campaign that has taken root on social networking sites like Facebook. Read the article.

The New York Times (September 6, 2009)

The cover story of the Sunday paper's Travel section, "Winslow Homer’s Maine," highlights the exclusive Prout's Neck area of Scarborough, where the artist lived during much of his last 25 years.

From the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Winslow Homer: At the Water’s Edge. Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910, Rowboat, 1880, watercolor over graphite.

The article includes information for interested travelers, including details of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition "Winslow Home at the Water’s Edge," noting that "it focuses on the relationship of bodies of water and female subjects in Homer’s works." Read the article.


The Boston Globe (September 4, 2009)

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is included in the article, "10 Top College Museums." Read the article.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook/NPR (September 1, 2009)

Christopher Hill '74 and John Wibhey '98

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill '74 was interviewed on a show produced by John Wihbey ’98, who also blogged about the segment for the show’s Web site.

Read the article. Listen to the segment.

On Point originates at Boston NPR affiliate WBUR and airs throughout the day on more than 150 NPR stations across the country.


The Atlantic (September 2009)

Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (Oxford University Press, March 2009), the critically acclaimed biography of the longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor by Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon, is reviewed by author Caitlin Flanagan. Read the review.

See a compilation of Scanlon's reviews.

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