Jon Landry '06. Photo courtesy: Brian A. Pounds/Connecticut Post
Former Bowdoin hockey standout Jon Landry ’06 has signed an NHL contract with the New York Islanders organization.
The 6′-3″ 220-pound Montreal native signed a one-year, two-way deal for the upcoming 2012-13 season. It is the first NHL contract of Landry’s career after splitting time between the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League and the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, last year.
Commenting on what’s described as barrage of political ads, Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz, who has authored books on campaign advertising and the role of interest groups in the election process, shares his insights on the use and effectiveness of these television spots.
“Voters may not know per se that an ad has changed their mind,” says Franz in an article that appeared in the Detroit Free Press and in other newspapers around the country. “It may be moving their perceptions slightly in ways they’re not cognizant of.”
Franz also comments on voter fatigue, cautioning that by the end of the campaign, people may ”just roll their eyes at the advertising. They’ll say, ‘I get it; I know it; stop talking to me.’ “
Flavia Chen ’07 (left) and Lecturer in Environmental Studies Jill Pearlman, with whom Chen stayed during her stop in Brunswick, before her departure Monday en route to Seattle.
Heading west for graduate study at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health will be an adventure for Flavia Chen ’07 in and of itself, but she has decided to make the journey there a trek to remember by making the trip solo on a bike. It will be a homecoming for Chen, who is originally from Seattle, but has lived in Boston since graduating from Bowdoin. ”I’ve done smaller tours, but this is definitely the longest and most ambitious,” says Chen. “I’m not going into this with any sense of hubris. If I don’t make it, I will get on the train with no shame, but I think I’ve set out with a good goal for each day.”
Chen will make her way, at an estimated 60-miles-per-day pace, with a plan of arriving in time for orientation before her Masters in Public Health program begins in September. Chen has plotted a course along the Adventure Cycling Association’s Northern Tier Route, which swings through upstate New York, then south of the Great Lakes to Minnesota, then across the northern states to Washington. Polar Bears along the route able to offer Chen a bed and a bath may contact her by email. Chen has already begun chronicling her journey on her blog Running (& Biking) with Noodles.
The Atlantic City properties, made famous by Monopoly, and their current prices in an infographic compiled by Movoto Real Estate.
How times — and prices — have changed. The exclusive Park Place you once coveted has been turned into a casino, and Baltic Avenue, formerly of the low-rent, purple-card neighborhood, is now a pretty good get. See the full-size infographic and read about what’s become of the places upon which your little metal car (or top hat or dog) once landed.