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Bowdoin in the News: July in Review

Story posted August 02, 2010

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July was the month of The New York Times, as the College and its alumni made headlines in its pages four times in as many weeks.

The New York Times (July 25, 2010)


The quarterly Sunday insert "Education Life" includes the article, "Hello, Goodbye," about the transition students make from high school to college. The piece opens and closes with quotes from Dean of Students Tim Foster, who advises new students to "slow down and live in the moment" and reminds them: "You have the opportunity, at a key transition point, to reimagine your life." Read the article.

The New York Times (July 22, 2010)

The article, "Belts That Spare Muffy The Heartbreak," highlights the preppy needlepoint belts made by Smathers & Branson, a company founded by Austin Branson '04 and Peter Smathers Carter '04.

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The article mentions that the two were roommates at Bowdoin. Read the article.

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The New York Times (July 13, 2010)


The research of Dr. Kevin Oh '01 into the dating and mating of house finches is the subject of the article, "Love Among Finches: It's Not All About Looks." Read the article.

The New York Times (July 5, 2010)


Bowdoin students complete a tutorial illustrating how to cite a source — or even someone else's ideas. Part of the reason, says Associate Professor of Psychology Suzanne Lovett in this article, is that "Internet-age students see so many examples of text, music and images copied online without credit that they may not fully understand the idea of plagiarism." Read the article.

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

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