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Bowdoin in the News: February Review

Story posted March 01, 2011


An Academy Award winner, an American literary icon and exemplary graduation rates all landed Bowdoin in the news in February 2011.

The Los Angeles Times (February 28, 2011)


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Angus Wall '88

Angus Wall ’88 has won the Academy Award for film editing for his work on the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network.

It is the second Oscar nomination for Wall and Kirk Baxter; the team was previously nominated together for their work on 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


The Writer's Almanac/American Public Media (February 27, 2011)

One of the College's most illustrious graduates, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a member of the Class of 1825, was born February 27, 1807. The poet's birthday and his connection to the College are highlighted on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor.

CBS MoneyWatch (February 8, 2011)

Bowdoin is among colleges with the highest graduation rates in the country. Using the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the federal education database, CBS MoneyWatch shows Bowdoin tied for fifth place with a graduation rate of 89 percent.

The New York Times Magazine (February 6, 2011)

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Brock Clarke

An essay by Associate Professor of English Brock Clarke, author of the novels Exley and An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, was published as The New York Times Magazine's coveted "Lives" feature.

Clarke shares his observations of father-son relationships and masculine pride as seen through the lens of a chance encounter with a gun-toting, camo-clad woodsman, while the writer himself was decked out in "ski tights and a hat with a fuzzy ball on top."

NECN (February 1, 2011)

Bowdoin College Webmaster Mark Leaman and Cabin Fever, the game he created, are featured in a segment that aired on the New England regional cable network.

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

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