Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism (Bloomberg)

Brothers Jes Staley ’79, P’11 (left) and Peter Staley

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017. Former President Bill Clinton, represented at the gala by his daughter Chelsea, was also honored for his work on AIDS through the Clinton Foundation.

GMHC is one of the world’s leading providers of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Read about the Staleys’ efforts in the Bloomberg article, “Barclays Boss Staley and His Brother Embrace Change at AIDS Gala.”

Earlier this month, the brothers Staley were honored at Yahoo in New York at an event sponsored by Bowdoin’s LGBTIQA Alumni Network. Read about it in Bowdoin News.

How Big Data Could Transform Your Therapy Session (Atlantic)

We’ve seen big data—huge data sets that may analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially with regard to human behavior and interactions—used in politics and sports.

The Atlantic examines what it could mean if psychotherapists applied the same type of metrics to their work. Read “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know.”

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Why President Trump Couldn’t Pass Obamacare Repeal (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

The limits of presidential power, especially when it comes to leading Congress, were illustrated Friday with the decision to pull the American Health Care Act from the House floor.

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, highlights the many lenses through which we can view what went down Friday in his piece for the Washington Post political science blog, The Monkey Cage.

 

Jake Adicoff ’18 Wins Gold at Para Nordic Skiing World Cup

Jake Adicoff ’18 (right) at the PyeongChang 2018 Test Event and World Cup winners podium with guide Sawyer Kesselheim. Photo: US Para Nordic Team Director John Farra

Para Nordic skier Jake Adicoff ’18 won the first race of his career at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Test Event and World Cup, in the cross-country skiing long distance, visually impaired event, beating Sweden’s World Championships silver medallist Zebastian Modin.

“I am feeling tired. It was a good race, a lot of fun. It is good to be here testing the course ahead of next year’s Paralympic Winter Games,” Adicoff said. “Winning this race is a confidence boost for me.” Read more about the win and check out Adicoff’s racing bio.