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Bowdoin in the News: March in Review

Story posted March 31, 2010


An enterprising student and the inter-campus sustainability training he helped create, an alumna's design skills and an alumnus's enduring legacy all put Bowdoin in the news in March.

The Boston Globe (March 31, 2010)

The 1994 gubernatorial campaign run by Distinguished Lecturer and former Maine Governor Angus King is used as an example — and Professor Chris Potholm is mentioned — in the column, "Can an Independent Win?"

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"Our best move came months before the election," writes columnist and Boston-area media consultant Dan Payne. "At the urging of shrewd Maine pollster Chris Potholm, we borrowed the Democratic and Republican primaries in the spring to launch our TV commercials. We could not wait until the fall to introduce Angus. The bet paid off. A widely publicized poll taken right after the primaries showed Angus in second place, right behind Democrat Brennan. His credibility was never again questioned." Read the article.

MSNBC (March 29, 2010)

Michael Julian '09, who works as a business development consultant for Oracle in Singapore, is featured in the March 29, 2010, MSNBC article, "In Tough Market, Some Job Seekers Look Abroad."

"A close friend and personal mentor of mine suggested I look at opportunities in Asia, as there has been so much buzz around this economy being the next big market," says Julian in the article. "Only two weeks after I began focusing on Asia, I found myself saying goodbye to friends and family, and on a plane due east to Singapore." Read the article.

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Shelley Hearne '83

The Huffington Post (March 23, 2010)

The article, "Save Lives, Save Animals by Saving Antibiotics," by Dr. Shelley Hearne '83, managing director of the Pew Health Group at The Pew Charitable Trusts and a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, addresses the health concerns associated with feeding antibiotics to healthy farm animals, saying the practice creates new drug-resistant bacteria that ultimately threaten human health. Read the article.

Fast Company magazine (March 15, 2010)

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Brooks Winner '10

The Sustainability Training Institute, brainchild of environmental studies and Spanish major Brooks Winner '10 and Colby student Steve Erario '10, is singled out as an exemplar of inter-campus collaboration.

The article, "Leadership for a Thriving, Sustainable World," written by Anthony Cortese, organizer of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, of which Bowdoin is a signatory. Read the article.

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Geoffrey Canada '74

The New York Times (March 14, 2010)

Harlem Children's Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada '74 joins a round-table of experts discussing varying views on the promises and failures of charter schools. Read the article.

Fortune (March 4, 2010)

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Ken Chenault '73

American Express CEO Ken Chenault '73 is one of nine CEOs asked by the magazine to share with its readers the person and the company he most admires.

Compiled for Fortune's online home,, the feature quotes Chenault's admiration for Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and for Apple. Read the article.

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Traditional Home magazine (March 2010)

The article, "First Best Nest," showcases the design skills of mother-daughter team Lauren McGrath '07 and Suzanne Grua McGrath, who earned five Emmys during 10 years with Martha Stewart Living Television.

The article mentions the College and the duo's blog. Read the article.

And in Local News...


Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center (CSC) on Orr's Island is the subject of a March 14, 2010, Maine Sunday Telegram article.

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Andrew Haldane '41 was captain of the football and baseball teams. Photo: George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives.

In addition to offering details of the hiking opportunities, the article includes a perspective on the academic mission of the CSC courtesy of Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program Phil Camill.

Read the article.

The same edition of the Sunday Telegram carries a column regaling the World War II heroics of Andrew Haldane, a member of the Class of 1941, as part of "The Pacific," the HBO miniseries.

Recent Haldane Cup recipients Ian Yaffe '09 and Elizabeth Leiwant '08 are mentioned in the column.

Read more about the "The Pacific," including its premiere on campus and the involvement of President of HBO Miniseries Kary Antholis '84.

Read the article.

Learn where Bowdoin has made headlines anytime of the month by going to Bowdoin in the News.

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