The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees elected four new members and a vice chair, re-elected three members, and approved the election of three trustees to emeritus status during meetings held May 11-13, 2012, on campus.
The board elected Donald A. Goldsmith ’65, P’04, David A. Morales ’97, Mary Hogan Preusse ’90 and David Roux P’14 trustees for a term of five years, effective July 1, 2012. Trustees elected David P. Wheeler ’74, P’07, P’15 vice chair of the board for a three-year term, also effective July 1, succeeding Michele G. Cyr ’76, who completed her term as vice chair.
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Hundreds of people crowded around the newly completed train platform at Brunswick Station Monday for a ceremony that started with the arrival of a train carrying transportation officials ready to give speeches and ended with a ribbon-cutting. A similar ceremony was held earlier that morning down the line in Freeport. The two communities have not had passenger rail service since 1959. The platforms will serve Amtrak’s Downeaster when service is extended to the towns this fall. Watch WCSH news coverage. Photos by Michele Stapleton.
Quiet Riot from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.
Last week, John de Villier ’14 sent an email around with the alert: “The Quiet Riot iPod dance party is HAPPENING.” He promised a good time, and he used the enticement, “We’re going to be featured in the library’s monthly newsletter.”
On May 9 around 4:30 p.m., students started to appear in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library wearing ear buds and headphones. At 4:40 p.m., they simultaneously pushed the buttons on their iPods and began dancing to “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
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It seems Cynthia McFadden ’78 is everywhere these days. As co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline, she is, of course, a regular fixture on late-night television, but recently she has also been in The New York Times, made a cameo appearance on a hit TV show, and will soon be back in her native Maine to collect an honorary degree from her alma mater.
Weighing in on the importance of meaningful family discussions around the dinner table, McFadden told The New York Times about her practice of talking about the day’s high and low points with her young son.
“I think it’s really powerful for kids to hear their parents say, ‘I had a fight with my boss and had to go to my bathroom to cry,’ ” says McFadden in the article. “It really gives kids at the table permission to talk about the things they’re struggling with.”
And then there’s her recent dramatic turn playing herself on ABC’s primetime hit Revenge. McFadden recounted the adventure later that night on her own program.