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Bowdoin in the News: October in Review

Story posted November 01, 2010

From political races to the Chicago Marathon, Bowdoin alumni, faculty and staff covered a lot of ground in October, putting Bowdoin in the news over the airwaves, in print and overseas.

Forbes (October 21, 2010)

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn is quoted in the article "How To Get Your College Application Noticed." Read the article.

The Denver Post (October 21, 2010)

After more than 30 years in the Foreign Service, most recently as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Christopher Hill, of the Bowdoin College Class of 1974, has taken a more peaceful post a long way from Baghdad. Hill is the new dean of the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Read the article.

The New York Times (October 18, 2010)

Dr. Chris Filardi ’89, a director at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, is in the Solomon Islands east of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, to help integrate research, education and efforts to protect the area. Filardi's blog posts are featured as part of the Times' regular series "Scientist at Work." Read the article.

The Christian Science Monitor (October 15, 2010)

An opinion piece by Associate Professor of Education Charles Dorn, "Disappointed Obama isn't FDR? Let's Remember the Real Deal about the New Deal," considers the legitimacy of comparisons between Presidents Obama and Franklin Roosevelt in the context of the political challenges currently facing Obama. Read the article.

NewsHour/PBS (October 14, 2010)

Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, offers analysis about campaign advertising spending. Read the article.

The Wall Street Journal (October 12, 2010)

The article, "Building an Old Legacy," profiles the $73 million Sugar Hill project proposed by Broadway Housing Communities, an affordable-housing nonprofit founded by Ellen Baxter '75. In the piece, Baxter explains that Sugar Hill will "create a 21st-century Settlement House where we can extend a helping hand to newcomers and create a healthy neighborhood for all the children and families that live there." Broadway Housing's leadership team also includes Mary Ann Villari '75. Read the article.

NPR (October 10, 2010)

Author and new Associate Professor of English Brock Clarke discusses his latest book, Exley, a novel of mystery, hidden identities and secret affairs. Listen to the segment or read the transcript.

Chicago Tribune (October 10, 2010)

A recap of the Chicago Marathon notes that Joan Benoit Samuelson '79, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Boston Marathon winner, returned to the streets of Chicago on the 25th anniversary of her 1985 record-setting run (a time of 2:21:21, a record that stood until 2003) to set another record (2:47:50) for the women's 50-54 age group. Read the article.

The New York Times (October 9, 2010)

On the eve of the Chicago Marathon, a profile of Joan Benoit Samuelson '79, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Boston Marathon winner, notes that Samuelson will run the race on the 25th anniversary of the American record she set for the course in 1985. The article mentions that her son Anders "runs for Bowdoin College, her alma mater." Read the article.

USA Today (October 6, 2010)

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government Christian Potholm is quoted regarding former President Clinton's recent visit to Maine and how his popularity compares with that of the current president. "Two years ago, you couldn't go down the street without meeting people who were so enthusiastic about Obama," says Potholm in the piece. "Now, that's all gone." Read the article.

The Globe and Mail [Canada] (October 4, 2010)

Visiting Tallman Scholar Sheila Watt-Cloutier H'09 is among the national newspaper's "Transformational Canadians" for her work to a make climate change a human rights issue. Read the article.

Newsweek (October 1, 2010)

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government Christian Potholm is quoted in the article, "Grizzled Moderates, Not Mama Grizzlies," which examines the roles of Maine senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Read the article.

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