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Bowdoin in the News: September in Review

Story posted September 30, 2010

The Bowdoin Prize, Geoffrey Canada '74 in the much-anticipated Waiting for "Superman" and two grads "bringing preppy back" — all put Bowdoin in the news in September.

CQ Politics (September 28, 2010)

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government Christian Potholm shares his insight in the article, "Snowe Moves to Shore Up Right Flank for 2012." Read the article.

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Leon A. Gorman '56

The Boston Globe (September 26, 2010)

The article "L.L. Bean Chairman to Receive The Bowdoin Prize" announced that Leon A. Gorman, a member of the Class of 1956, and trustee emeritus of the College, will be awarded the highest honor the College bestows upon one of its members, during a special ceremony October 1, 2010, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. Read the article.

MSNBC (September 26, 2010)

Geoffrey Canada '74 joined Waiting for "Superman" director Davis Guggenheim, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee for a discussion on the challenges facing the nation's public schools as part of the NBC News series "Education Nation."

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The New York Times Book Review (September 26, 2010)

Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon's Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine, newly released in paperback, is included in a compilation of editors' picks. Read the article.

W magazine (September 2010)

The last twenty years have seen huge fluctuations of wealth, global power shifts and the emergence of a new world economy.

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Abelardo Morell '71, 39 Gold Bar: $15,372.742 (11 AM/GMT-3/13/08): $988.25/oz Zurich, Switzerland, 2008, Pigment Ink Print mounted to Dibond. Morell's work is to be shown in two solo gallery shows in New York this fall: Bonni Benrubi Gallery, opening Oct. 7; Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, opening Oct. 28.

Informed by these factors and inspired by the image of Mikhail Gorbachev as a spokesmodel for luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton — against what remains of the Berlin Wall — David E. Little '85 curated the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibition, Embarrassment of Riches, which includes a work by acclaimed artist Abelardo Morell '71 depicting 39 gold bars. Read the article.

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (September 19, 2010)

The new book, How to Unspoil Your Child Fast, by psychologist and Harvard Medical School professor Richard Bromfield '58, is spotlighted in the feature, "Less is More." Read the article.

The Early Show/CBS (September 6, 2010)

Peter Smathers Carter '04 and Austin Branson '04, former roommates at Bowdoin who founded Smathers and Branson, a company that manufactures and sells needlepoint belts, key fobs and wallets, have helped bring preppy back into fashion.

Their products — and their alma mater — get a mention about 2:40 into a segment about the return of preppy styles.

New York magazine (September 5, 2010)

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Geoffrey Canada '74

Geoff Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, is the focus of the upcoming Waiting for "Superman," a documentary by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, best known for An Inconvenient Truth, a film about former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness about global warming.

The film is the focus of the article, "Schools: The Disaster Movie." Read the article.

C-SPAN (September 3, 2010)

Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin's Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences, chaired a televised panel discussion of the midterm elections at the American Political Science Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. Watch the segment.

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Paul Miller '92, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid.

Audubon magazine (September/October 2010)

Paul Miller '92, the composer, multimedia artist and writer known professionally as DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, discusses his latest creation, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, an audio and video composition that creates a portrait of global warming. Read the article.

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