Record Store Day’s Black Friday releases include a reissued recording by avant-garde jazz pioneer Marion Brown ’74, who was also on the faculty at Bowdoin and after whom an annual prize is awarded for emerging composers.
Two alumni have been honored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Alain Mathieu '12 and Chareeda Rustanavibul '18 have both been included on the 2023 list of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Chamber and its young professional platform, City Awake.
Michelle Zauner, leader of the alternative pop band Japanese Breakfast and this semester’s Santagata lecturer, spoke about her sudden rise to fame after publishing her book, Crying in H Mart, and her struggles with identity in the public eye. Zauner was one of the inaugural speakers for Bowdoin’s Asian American Reckonings initiative.
Behavioral economist Martin Abel detects racial bias among employers when it comes to assessing job applications. In a study earlier this year, picked up by numerous media outlets, he finds employers are less likely to favor job applicants with Black-sounding names.