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Bowdoin in the News: January Review

Story posted January 31, 2011

Alumni and their impressive achievements caught the attention of The New York Times four times in the span of a week in January; College trustees and professors, too, found their way into the likes of The Washington Post and the Financial Times.

The New York Times (January 31, 2011)

Elisa Boxer-Cook ’93 is quoted in the article, “New Electricity Meters Stir Fears,” about health, safety and security concerns surrounding so-called smart meters. “No one who’s been affected by this is willing to wait for the science to catch up with the causal link,” says Boxer-Cook in the article. "When someone is sensitive to wireless, they don’t need a causal link. Our bodies’ reaction is the causal link, and we learn to trust that." Read the article.

The New York Times (January 25, 2011)

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Ellen Baxter '75

Ellen Baxter '75, H'05, 1994 recipient of Bowdoin's Common Good Award, has been a tireless advocate for the homeless in New York City.

As founder and executive director of the affordable housing non-profit Broadway Housing Communities, Baxter is most recently invested in the $73 million Sugar Hill project in Harlem, made possible by tax credits. Broadway Housing's leadership team also includes Mary Ann Villari ’75.

The New York Times (January 25, 2011)

Bill Matthews '65 played hockey for St. Paul's — and later for Bowdoin — and also coached the prep school team. Today Matthews is the school's rector and is quoted in an article chronicling the school's hockey legacy.

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Gerald Chertavian '87

The New York Times (January 24, 2011)

Trustee Gerald Chertavian '87 and his national non-profit Year Up, a one-year training program that prepares young urban adults for life and work in the technology-driven society of the 21st century, are highlighted in an opinion piece examining how "the lack of exposure to 'professional culture' has kept low-income youths out of the work force."

The Washington Post (January 21, 2011)

Broadway stage veteran Philip Goodwin ’76 currently stars in the one-man show Tynan, portraying Englishman Kenneth Tynan, the famously flamboyant and provocative theater critic who "helped steer the course of 20th-century drama."

Financial Times (January 21, 2011)

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John Studzinski '78

There are many John Studzinskis. There is the College Trustee and benefactor behind the state-of-the-art Studzinski Recital Hall, and of course the investment banker and senior managing director at Blackstone Group.

But also the champion of human rights, the art collector, and the one who nearly became a priest.

They all sat down for a lunchtime chat with Financial Timesarts editor Jan Dalley.

The Washington Post (January 14, 2011)

Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, offers analysis about campaign advertising spending in the article, "Yes, The Secret Money Still Matters."

ArtDaily (January 13, 2011)

The 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy was marked with the launch of the JFK Digital Archive. Thomas Putnam ’84, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, was hand with Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, to unveil “the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, records, photographs and recordings of President John F. Kennedy’s thousand days in office,” according to ArtDaily.

Lacrosse Magazine (January 2011)

Forty pounds and four inches have transformed Brunswick native Kit Smith ’11 into a two-time All-American in his final seasons on Bowdoin's hockey and lacrosse teams.

Yankee Magazine (January/February 2011)

A "New England By the Numbers" feature compiles factoids about Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary, including that $100,000 was raised by Peary's Arctic Club to equip the 1908-09 expedition and that Peary lost eight toes to frostbite during an earlier, failed attempt to reach the North Pole in 1899.

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