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A Cautionary Tale About Addiction from Bill Williams ’69
Williams reflects on the death of his twenty-four year old son in 2012 from an accidental heroin overdose, and how his story should be told today to a much younger generation.

Columbia’s Teachers College Praises ‘Skilled Researcher’ Chanwoong Baek ’12
Columbia University Teachers College Praises PhD candidate Baek for his skills as a researcher and an explainer.

Author Neil Olson ’86 on Being Both a Publisher and a Novelist
For more than three decades Olson has worked for a reputable New York literary agency (Donadio & Olson), where he has been a partner since 1996. He is also an acclaimed writer whose latest novel is enjoying positive reviews.

David Bernstein ’13 Named Fulbright Alumni Ambassador
The New Year is off to a bright start for David Bernstein '13. The economics major and anthropology minor has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador—one of nineteen former Fulbright scholars honored in such a way across the country.

Avoiding the Drift to War: What Thucydides Can Teach Us About US-China Relations in the 21st Century
Seth Jaffe '00, who teaches political science at John Cabot University in Rome, says the Athenian general's account of the Peloponessian War, almost 2,500 years ago, provides some valuable political lessons for the current leaders of US and China.

Remembering Trustee Emeritus Paul P. Brountas ’54, P’91, H’97 (1932-2017)
In a message to the Bowdoin community, President Clayton Rose shares news of the death of Trustee Emeritus Paul P. Brountas '54, P'91, H'97 and recalls a life of leadership.

Shannon Brady ’16 on ‘Refusing to Shrink’
In a recent essay in Awesome Sports Project, an online journal for girls and women in sports, Shannon Brady ’16 credits playing basketball with helping her push back on social pressures to be fragile, thin, and submissive.

Don Blanchon ’86, P’16, and his Medical Service to the LGBTQ Community
"Guided by Blanchon’s emphasis on long-term sustainability, the community health center no longer finds itself in the type of repetitive boom-and-bust cycles that, in past years, often left it careening from one financial crisis to another," reports the Metro Weekly on a recent profile on Whitman-Walker Clinic executive director Don Blanchon ’86.

Dire Market Conditions Force Bart D’Alauro ’95 To Close DVD Rental Business
D'Alauro tells the Portland Press Herald the popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has made life next to impossible for independent video stores.

Shea McKeon ’10 Receives Global Engineering Award
McKeon, who majored in physics and government, is named 'Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year' by the growing data center industry.


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