The work of Gerald Chertavian ’87, College trustee and founder of Year Up, a Boston-based company that provides year-long intensive training programs for urban young adults, is highlighted in the New York Times op-ed column, “Filling the Skills Gap,” which asserts that amid an economy in which a high school diploma often isn’t enough, community colleges need to step up.
Andrew C. Rudalevige has joined Bowdoin’s Government and Legal Studies Department as a senior faculty member.
Rudalevige has carved out a distinguished academic career focused on American politics, and actually had his start as a politician. He was a city councilor in his hometown of Watertown, Mass., from 1994 to 1996, and was a Massachusetts Senate staff member from 1989 to 1994.
After presidential scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin gave the keynote address at Bowdoin’s 2012 Reunion Convocation in Watson Arena, she sat down with the crew from WCSH’s newsmagazine 207, to talk about her latest projects, the presidential campaign and another of her passions — the Red Sox. This is the first of a two-part series.
A new New York City-based organization, Girls Who Code, is trying to reduce the gender gap in the technology and engineering sector by inspiring female students, ages 13 to 17, to get excited about robotics, web design, and mobile development. Women are only earning 14% of computer science degrees, even as they obtain 57% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded, according to the Girls Who Code’s website.
The organization, founded by a former deputy public advocate of New York City, and backed by companies like Twitter, General Electric, Google and eBay, is launching an eight-week training program this summer in New York City for 20 high-school girls. Founder Reshma Saujani hopes to expand the program to other cities next year, according to the Wall Street Journal.