William Wegman, "Washed Up," 2002.
The New York Times guides its readers through the dynamic aspects of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s William Wegman: Hello Nature show, calling it “a beguiling exhibition.”
Times art reviewer Roberta Smith writes, “’Hello Nature’ is a wonderful hodgepodge of nature-oriented works that bridges 40 years but emphasizes efforts since 1985.”
Smith’s review, “Postcards in an Artist’s Journey,” follows an article and multimedia feature the Times ran July 27.
Last week, Bowdoin’s Community Matters in Maine summer fellowship program wrapped up. To celebrate, fellows gathered to share their experiences at a symposium in Daggett Lounge. This year, Bowdoin had more student fellows than ever before — 20 students worked at local organizations, serving the disadvantaged, helping on community organic farms, strengthening environmental causes and more.
A complete list of student fellows and their organizations follows.
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Darian Reid-Sturgis '09 and Mary Kelly '10
Mary Kelly ’10 and Darian Reid-Sturgis ’09 have been on similar journeys — both classics majors at the College, each went on to teaching positions at independent schools — Kelly at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware; Reid-Sturgis at his alma mater, the Roxbury Latin School, in Massachusetts. After years of near parallel paths, this summer they found themselves together. Both were awarded fellowships to participate in the Klingenstein Center’s Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The Klingenstein Summer Institute gathers 75 teachers from around the world for an exploration of teaching styles, educational philosophies, educational issues and personal development. The institute challenges these participants to embrace the complexities of the classroom and to explore the art of teaching and the delicate balance of subject mastery, judgment, intuition and creativity.
ABC World News Tonight anchor Diane Sawyer was once quoted, “A criticism is just a really bad way of making a request … so just make the request.” Such poorly worded observations often escalate into full blown arguments, but David Finch, New York Times best-selling humorist and essayist, offers some easy-to-take advice.
From simple breathing techniques (Calm, steady breaths, please; not sighs. You know who you are.) to some self-awareness, there are ways to mindfully “downgrade your next heated argument from ‘dust-up’ to ‘difference of opinion.’”