Jean Hoffman ’79 addressed a sizable crowd at Thorne Dining Hall Thursday morning for the biannual Bowdoin Breakfast lecture to talk about her career as a successful entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2006, Hoffman founded Putney, her third start-up company. Based in Portland, Maine, Putney is developing generic medications for dogs and cats to give vets and pet owners a low-cost option for pet pharmaceuticals, currently a $6.7 billion industry.
Hoffman’s company has attracted $33 million in capital for R&D and was listed as the 1,040th fastest growing company in the United States in 2011. It grew 291% between 2007 and 2010, according to Mainebiz, which named Hoffman 2012 business leader of the year. Continue reading Entrepreneur Jean Hoffman ’79 Speaks at Bowdoin Breakfast
While neither Alexander Daniels ’14 nor Daniel Schmoll ’13 traveled to the Amazon River basin to do research this summer, they were still able to do an extensive economic analysis of the land from a comfortable distance, in the far less humid and bug-infested computer lab of Adams Hall.
The two were research assistants for Erik Nelson, assistant professor of economics, whose research focuses on the economic ramifications of land-use changes. Together, the three created a series of maps of the 6.7-million-square-kilometer basin, which lies mostly in Brazil, to compare the economic tradeoffs between cutting down protected parts of the rainforest or expanding these areas. Continue reading Calculating the Tradeoffs Between Protecting or Cutting Down the Rainforest
Molly Popolizio '14 had a pair of assists in Thursday's win at Southern Maine.
The women’s soccer team scored four times in the second half to give first-year head coach Brianne Weaver a victory in her Polar Bear debut, 4-0 over the University of Southern Maine Thursday afternoon.
A Los Angeles Times travel writer recently visited Maine’s mid-coast, trying to find “places where floors creak a little.” Kari Howard writes that she was seeking “a bit of America that’s like a half-remembered dream – to a time when books cost a dollar, dinner at the drive-in was as fast as food got and an overnight suitcase was called a “possibilities bag.”
Howard finds a musty book shop in South Thomaston and a store that sells vintage tools in Liberty. In Brunswick, she relishes Cameron’s Lobster House “set in the pines not far from lovely Bowdoin College.” She describes it as “a drive-in dream for anyone who loves mid-century Americana. … When you decide what you want, you flick on your car lights and the waitress comes out to take your order.”