Today’s the Day For 124 Families and Ellen Baxter ’75, H’05 (New York Times)

SHP_dusk-1_0“It took me a long time to be happy like this.” That’s what one new tenant said this week when she moved into her new living quarters in New York City’s Sugar Hill apartments, a project developed by Bowdoin grad Ellen Baxter’s Broadway Housing Communities. Friday is the formal opening of the $80.2 million project that provides affordable housing to 124 families. For Baxter—a member of the Class of 1975 who received Bowdoin’s Common Good Award in 1994 and an honorary degree from the College in 2005 in recognition of her work to aid the homeless and to promote affordable housing—the opening of Sugar Hill is only a beginning.

Grua/O’Connell Awardees Describe Research Adventures

kelsey bergerStudents with Grua/O’Connell Research Awards recently lunched on campus with their faculty mentors and the two donors of the award program, Peter Grua ’76 and Mary O’Connell ’76. Read about the students’ research projects.

Geoffrey Canada ’74 and Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 to Share Bowdoin’s Highest Honor

Stanley F. Druckenmiller '75 and Geoffrey Canada '74

Stanley F. Druckenmiller ’75 and Geoffrey Canada ’74

Geoffrey Canada of the Bowdoin Class of 1974 and Stanley F. Druckenmiller of the Class of 1975 will be awarded The Bowdoin Prize—the highest honor the College bestows upon its members—during a special ceremony on Tuesday, January 20, at the 1794 Society Reception for leadership donors to Bowdoin’s Annual Giving Program in the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Zach Heiden ’95 Gives Talk on Roberts’ Court

The legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Maine, Zach Heiden ’95, visited Bowdoin recently to speak about the first nine years of the Supreme Court under Chief John Roberts. Heiden’s talk focused on four main issues of the law in which Roberts has made a significant impact: free speech, racial justice, technology and privacy, and criminal justice. Read more.