Jennifer Scanlon and the paperback version of "Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown."
In the week since legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown died, Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies and author of Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback edition Penguin, 2010) has been sought by media outlets around the globe anxious to share Scanlon’s insights with their viewers, listeners and readers.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Curator Joachim Homann stands with Esta Kramer, Anna Schember ’12 and retired curator Bruce Brown at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. They were there for a memorial for Hilton Kramer.
Bowdoin College offers two summertime internships in art museums: one with the College Museum of Art, which hires several interns every year. And there is another even older opportunity for students who want to dip their fingers into the Maine art world. For more than 20 years, Bowdoin has sponsored a summer intern at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, providing him or her with a stipend and free housing in the small coastal town.
This summer, Anna Schember, who graduated in May after majoring in art history, is working at the center from June to the end of August. Schember learned of the Bruce Brown Curatorial Internship her senior year, when she took a studio art class with A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art Mark Wethli, who told her and other graduating seniors studying art history and the visual arts about the position.
This summer, scientists at the Virginia Aquarium shipped the stomachs of 38 harbour porpoises to Noelle Schoettle ’13 for her to dissect. Schoettle spent her days in the farmhouse of Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, at the end of a peninsula and far from people’s noses, sifting through the remains of old porpoise meals.
“They kept me as far away from other people as possible, so the smell of the stomachs didn’t offend anyone,” Schoettle said. The stomachs were removed from the corpses of stranded porpoises found between 1998 and 2010.