More than 30 students are participating in a new yearlong program this year designed by the Student Activities Office to introduce emerging young leaders to the many facets of leadership.
The program’s sessions will be led by professionals from diverse fields, including Bowdoin staff, teachers from an outdoor leadership school, and Karen Gordon Mills, administrator of the Small Business Administration. Continue reading New Leadership Development Program for Students Kicks Off
Everyone who works, no matter the job and no matter how much they love it, can benefit from a bit more workplace happiness. In an interesting twist, instead of adding ingredients, Inc. magazine suggests subtracting a few common ones in search of the blissful work-a-day mix.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller (1888-1910), a member of the Class of 1853, was profiled in a segment airing on C-SPAN 3′s American History TV. Stories of Fuller, who was born in Augusta, Maine, and who was first admitted to the bar in Kennebec County, are shared by his great, great-grandnephew Robert Fuller.
The Fuller segment is one in a series of Bowdoin-related pieces airing recently as part of C-SPAN’s “Augusta Weekend.” Others pieces highlighted the papers of both Sen. George Mitchell ’54 and American Civil War hero General Oliver Otis Howard, of the Class of 1850, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s presence on campus.
A new report from the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution, argues that despite the rising cost of tuition, a college education is still a smart investment.
The Atlantic summarizes three main takeaways from the report. First, the value of college as a way of boosting earnings is near an all-time high. These days, “a college graduate is almost 20 percentage points more likely to be employed than someone with only a high school diploma,” the report finds.
Also, attending college brings a much higher return than other investments, such as stocks, bonds and real estate. And though the price of college is 50 percent more expensive now than it was 30 years ago, “the increase to lifetime earnings that a college degree brings is 75 percent higher,” the report claims.
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