Bowdoin’s Freeman on the ‘Bad Economics’ of Proposed Property Rights Bills (Bangor Daily News)

Myrick Freeman III

Myrick Freeman III

Bills before the Maine Legislature that would establish a right for property owners to claim monetary compensation if land-use regulations result in diminished property values are “bad economics and bad public policy,” writes A. Myrick Freeman III, Bowdoin’s William D. Shipman Professor of Economics Emeritus, in this Bangor Daily News op-ed piece.

Iris Levin ’05 on Swallows, Seabirds and Social Networks

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Iris Levin ’05 recently returned to Bowdoin to talk about her ornithological research

When Iris Levin was a senior at Bowdoin 10 years ago, she wrote an honors thesis based on research she did with Bowdoin biology professor Nat Wheelwright and fellow student Meredith Swett ’99. Some of her thesis was published in Animal Behaviour, an academic journal of behavioral ecology, and still later the work was featured in the textbook, Essential Ornithology.

Levin recently visited Bowdoin to talk about some of her ornithological research from the past decade. Read more.

Remembering Bowdoin’s Wil Smith ’00 (1968-2015)

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Wil Smith ’00 and his daughter, Olivia, in Morrell Gym, June 2014

The College learned early Sunday morning of the death of Wil Smith of the Class of 2000 — an alumnus and former associate dean at Bowdoin who inspired a generation of students, faculty, and staff with his determination, optimism, and service to the common good. Dean Tim Foster, who with other friends, teammates, and colleagues visited Smith in the hospital over the weekend, wrote of Smith’s life and what he has meant to the College and to so many others. (UPDATE: National Public Radio will air a tribute to Wil Smith during the second hour of “Morning Edition” on Monday, February 23.)

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Andy Serwer ’81 Named Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Finance

 Andy Serwer '81 and the Bowdoin Polar Bear after their appearance on MSNBC's  "Morning Joe" in January 2013.

Andy Serwer ’81 and the Bowdoin Polar Bear after their appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in January 2013.

Financial journalist Andy Serwer ’81, who spent 29 years at Time, Inc., most recently as managing editor of Fortune magazine, has been named editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance.

Serwer writes about his new role on his Tumblr, saying that joining Yahoo is a return to his digital roots.