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Bowdoin in the News: April in Review

Story posted April 29, 2010

A Bowdoin T-shirt-wearing trustee in the pages of Fortune and inclusion on a list of top 10 "happiest colleges" are among the stories putting Bowdoin in the news in April 2010.

Inside Higher Ed (April 23, 2010)

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Mitch Davis

Chief Information Officer Mitch Davis is quoted in the article, "Minor Bumps for iPad."

Read the article.

Fortune (April 16, 2010)

Trustee Jes Staley '79, head of investment banking at JPMorgan Chase, is profiled in the article, "The Other Guy You Need to Know at J.P. Morgan." The spread includes a photo of Staley running in Manhattan wearing a Bowdoin T-shirt.

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Jes Staley '78, proudly wearing a Bowdoin T-shirt while running in Manhattan, in the May 3, 2010, issue of Fortune.

Read the article.

The Daily Beast (April 11, 2010)


The popular news and opinion Web site lists Bowdoin among the top 10 "happiest colleges" in the U.S. Six of the 10 listed are in California, owing to the fact that "number of sunny days" is among the Web site's criteria.

Aside from the golden state schools, Bowdoin is also in the company of Harvard and Yale. Read the article.

Science News (April 5, 2010)

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Phil Camill

Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science Phil Camill shares his insights about carbon accumulation in northern peatlands in the article, "Alaskan Peatlands Expanded Rapidly as Ice Age Waned."

The article examines a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showing that most of Alaska's peatlands formed at a time when the region experienced warmer summers and colder winters than today. Read the article.

Inside Higher Ed (April 2010)

The Web site's monthly newsletter, "Insider Update," features a photo of the Meddiebempsters as they visit Steve Kolowich '08 at the Washington, D.C., offices of Insider Higher Ed.

The Christian Science Monitor (April 3, 2010)

The article, "Sports in the US: Year-round Madness," leads off with an anecdote involving Chris McCann '12.

"After spending his entire life cheering for the Boston Red Sox, Bowdoin College sophomore Chris McCann was so over the moon when the team clinched a World Series spot in 2004 that he forgot an important French exam," reads the article. "Not to worry — his professor was a fan, too, and let him make it up later." Read the article.

Agence France-Presse (April 3, 2010)

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Chris Potholm

The French news agency, said to be the oldest in the world, includes observations from DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government Christian Potholm in the article, "The US Health Care Battle: The Sequel."

"At the end of the day, I think the Republicans may be disappointed as to the extent that the health care issue is a driver of things in November," he says. Read the article.

The Washington Post (April 2, 2010)

Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly is tapped for a second time by Washington Post writer Brigid Schulte in the article, "Time-starved: Is the Recession Creating a Third Way?"

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Rachel Connelly

Connelly sheds light on the contemporary working family, and in particular, on contemporary working mothers.

"It would be great if you could have career-type jobs where you only work 30 hours a week," says Connelly in the piece. "Are we getting there anytime soon? No, we're not." Read the blog article.

Read the January 17, 2010, Washington Post Magazine article, "The Test of Time: A Busy Working Mother Tries to Figure Out Where All Her Time is Going.

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

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