Remembering Composer and Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus Elliott S. Schwartz

Elliott Schwartz in 2006

Elliott Schwartz in 2006

Renowned composer Elliott S. Schwartz, Bowdoin’s Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus, died December 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer and an even longer, wondrous engagement with music that touched the lives of countless students and listeners around the world. Schwartz was 80.

President Clayton Rose shared news of Schwartz’s death and his legacy in a message to Bowdoin community; see also the Portland Press Herald‘s featured obituary.

Bowdoin Orchestra Flash Mobs Thorne Diners

Bowdoin Orchestra Flash Mobs Thorne Diners from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

The Bowdoin Orchestra surprised diners at Thorne Wednesday evening with a quick concert. They did the same thing in 2014.

The flash performance was a preview of the concert the orchestra will give Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

The American Male Employment Crisis—Urban and Rural (Brookings Institute)

JobsBN80The Brookings Institute analyzes the lack of availability of work in both urban and rural areas for men ages 25-54.

Without manufacturing jobs, efforts must be made to unite urban centers and their surrounding rural areas to strengthen infrastructure investment and economic development for all. Read more.

The Difficulties of Voluntary Insurance: Why Republican Healthcare Reforms Will Likely Fail (Politico)

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President-elect Donald Trump has promised Americans an orderly transition out of Obamacare, emphasizing the enactment of voluntary insurance.

Christopher Koller, Rhode Island’s Health Insurance Commissioner from 2005-2013, explains the likely failure of such policies, as well as his own experiences and difficulties implementing similar initiatives. Read more.