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Bowdoin in the News: January in Review

Story posted January 27, 2010

Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and the College receive the NCAA's highest honor, Rachel Connelly's research into leisure time is mentioned in The Washington Post Magazine and The New York Times, and CNN seeks expertise from Allen Wells in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti — just some of the stories putting Bowdoin in the news in January 2010.

Earthquake in Haiti: Recovery Effort Support, Historical Perspective

Duke University Professor of Romance Studies Deborah Jenson '83 developed a crash course in Creole language and culture for people heading to Haiti. Jenson's efforts are profiled by two national media outlets.

Marketplace/American Public Media (January 28, 2010)

Listen to the segment.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 27, 2010)

Read the article written by former Orient co-editor-in-chief Mary Helen Miller 09.

CNN (January 19, 2010)

The network's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti includes insight from Roger Howell Jr. Professor of History Allen Wells.

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Allen Wells

In the Web article, "Before Quake, Signs of Hope for Haiti Tourism," Wells speaks of the how Haiti's deteriorating political situation over the years has destroyed the tourist industry once vibrant in the 1950s and '60s.

"Their regimes have lasted very briefly, there have been coups, military governments have come in, there's been repression. This isn't an inviting environment for tourism," says Wells in the piece. Read the article.

The New York Times (January 26, 2010)


Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Thomas Jefferson — part of the permanent collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art — made it into the "Room For Debate" blog accompanying the compilation of commentary, "A New, Improved State of the Union?" See the image and read the blog.

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Geoffrey Canada '74

The Huffington Post (January 22, 2010)

Geoffrey Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, is profiled in the article, "Harlem's Miracle Man," which also examines the "cradle-to-college educational formula" behind the non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in a 97-block area of New York City. Read the article.

Inside Higher Ed (January 22, 2010)

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Nancy Jennings (left), Suzanne Lovett

The article, "Students' 'Episodic' Engagement," details the presentation given by Associate Professor of Education Nancy Jennings and Associate Professor of Psychology Suzanne Lovett at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Jennings and Lovett, researchers with the New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning, discussed work on a study into varying levels of student engagement.

Read the article.

Time for Motherhood: Connelly in Post, Times

The allocation of a mother's time and the trade-offs women make in order to balance their lives are the subject of two articles featuring the insight and expertise of Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly.

The Washington Post Magazine (January 17, 2010)

Thirty hours of leisure time each week. Women have at least that much downtime, says a University of Maryland sociologist.

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Rachel Connelly

The examination of this statement — and the quest for all that time — are the focus of the cover story, "The Test of Time: A Busy Working Mother Tries to Figure Out Where All Her Time is Going."

"My mother was home all day, so on the weekend, what did she want to do? Get away from us as fast as she possibly could and take my father with her. They went out every Saturday night," Connelly says in the article. "But now, mothers are employed. We see it as essential that we spend time with our kids. We don't want to be away from them. On the other hand, we're never away from them." Read the article.

The New York Times (January 19, 2010)

The parenting blog, Motherlode, posted the article, "Where Does a Mother's Time Go?", excerpting the Washington Post Magazine story with Connelly's quotes. Read the article.

Sen. George Mitchell '54, Bowdoin Earn NCAA's Highest Honor

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell '54 was presented the Theodore Roosevelt Award at the 2010 NCAA Convention's Honors and Delegates Celebration in Atlanta, Ga.

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Sen. George Mitchell '54 (left) and Director of Athletics Jeff Ward in Atlanta.

The NCAA's highest honor, the award is presented each year to a former student-athlete for whom competitive athletics in college and attention to physical well being after graduation have been important factors in a distinguished career of national significance and achievement.

It is the second time a Bowdoin graduate has been honored with the award. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen '62 was recognized with the award in 2001. Bowdoin joins Stanford, UCLA, the U.S. Naval Academy, Ohio State and the U.S. Military Academy as institutions with multiple "Teddy" award winners.

Media outlets across the country picked up the story, including ABC News, ESPN and NBC Sports.

CNN (January 12, 2010)


Todd Greene '89, whose HeadBlade invention changed the way folks shave their heads, is highlighted in CNN's "Going Solo" series about the options facing telecommuters, entrepreneurs and home-based business owners in the age of the Internet and innovative portable technology.

"I thought I'm either going to have to do this or I'm going to have to be prepared, five or 10 years from now, to go into a store and see somebody else making money with the same idea," Greene tells CNN. Read the article.

Bloomberg (January 5, 2010)


David Gordon 71, head of research at Eurasia Group, is interviewed about the outlook for U.S.-China relations and discusses potential economic and political risks in Europe and Japan. Watch the segment.

Martha Stewart Living (January 2010)


The article, "Yarn with a Modern Twist," highlights the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, the flagship store of the 131-year-old yarn company in New York City. Among the many accompanying photographs is an image of a scarf modeled by Nadira Adams '06, who's identified in the caption as Lion Brand's technical editor.

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