The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have elected 24 students into its membership. Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student’s entire college record. These students were officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony held Friday, May 25, 2012, the day before Commencement.
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Jill Shaw Ruddock '77
Author and philanthropist Jill Shaw Ruddock, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1977, has been included on the list, “25 of the Most Inspirational People from Kensington to Kensal Rise,” in the British magazine The Hill.
Asked to curate a compilation of her 25 most inspiring neighbors, Juliet Kinsman, editor-in-chief of the Mr & Mrs Smith luxury hotel guides, lists Shaw Ruddock, denizen of Notting Hill since 1983, at #8, calling her a “poster girl for women over 50,” citing her book Second Half of Your Life, which guides women through post-menopause with uplifting interviews, and her founding of the Second Half Centre.
Shaw Ruddock is to receive the 2012 Common Good Award at Reunion Convocation Saturday.
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The Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle, more commonly known as a TASER.
There’s a good chance you already know that L.L. Bean is named after its founder Leon Leonwood Bean, but were you aware that TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle? Mental Floss deciphers some of the more encrypted brands, authors and products whose names we see every day.