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Bowdoin in the News: December Review

Story posted December 31, 2010

Bowdoin's NCAA champion Field Hockey Team was highlighted on CBS and another Bowdoin gear sighting on the hit show Grey's Anatomy — just two of the ways in which the College made it into the media spotlight in December.

The Denver Post (December 19, 2010)

Jonathon Jackson's book The Making of Slap Shot examines the genesis of the 1977 movie of the same name starring Paul Newman. As The Denver Post reports, the character Ned Braden, the former Princeton star-turned-Charlestown Chiefs player, was inspired by screenwriter Nancy Dowd's hockey-playing brother Ned Dowd '72, who played for Bowdoin before joining the North American Hockey League's Johnstown Jets.

2010 NCAA Fall Highlight Show/CBS (December 18, 2010)

The national-champion Bowdoin College Field Hockey Team appeared on the 2010 NCAA Fall Highlight Show, which included a touching tribute to Taryn King '07.

King, a standout on the team, died after contracting a bacterial infection during her junior year. Her sister, Olivia King, now a first-year on the team, and their parents are included in the piece.

The Good Men Project magazine (December 16, 2010)

Geoffrey Canada '74, who runs the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City and appears in the current documentary Waiting for Superman, tops the list of "10 Good Men for 2010."

CNBC (December 14, 2010)

Thomas O'Halloran '77, partner and portfolio manager at financial management firm Lord, Abbett & Co., was a guest on CNBC, sharing his investment strategy for 2011. O'Halloran's daughter Charlotte is a member of the Class of 2013.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart/Comedy Central (December 8, 2010)

Stuart Norman '71, a Republican candidate for the Connecticut State Senate, and his Democratic rival Andrew Maynard, partners in "bi-partisan cooperation" were interviewed by John Oliver who calls them "the rarest creatures I’ve ever seen.”

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On Strike for Christmas/Lifetime Movie Network (December 5, 2010)

First-year Simon Brooks' parents — Tanya Lopez-Brooks, head of the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), and executive producer Stan Brooks — are behind the LMN movie On Strike for Christmas, in which Bowdoin is mentioned several times.

The plot involves a mother (played by Daphne Zuniga) who goes on strike when her family won't help out with all the planning and extra work around the house during the holidays. She has college-bound twins, one of whom is waiting to hear from the basketball coach at Bowdoin, mentioned a few times in the film.

Grey's Anatomy/ABC (December 2, 2010)

Patrick Dempsey’s character Derek "McDreamy" Shepard is a neurosurgeon on the ABC hit show Grey's Anatomy, but in last night’s episode, "Adrift and at Peace," he wore another hat — a Bowdoin College Hockey baseball cap.

Dempsey has many times before worn a Bowdoin T-shirt on the show; the College sent additional items, including the cap, at the show’s request. Read about the Bowdoin-Grey’s Anatomy connection.

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