Story posted December 08, 2011
After 37 years at the College, Craig McEwen, Bowdoin's Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology, and Senior Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Common Good, is retiring. As he emerged from teaching his last class Wednesday, he was greeted by a standing ovation outside his Criminology and Criminal Justice classroom in Sills Hall.
"Thank you, this is enough to bring tears to my eyes," said McEwen. "[This is] hardly expected — deeply appreciated. My 37 years have been wonderful years." Amid rounds of applause, he added, "I don't think it will be like this when I leave the final exam."