Nature Conservancy Director Kate Dempsey ’88 Recognized for Outstanding Service

Kate Dempsey ’88 speaking with Bowdoin students in 2016

The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently awarded Kate Dempsey ’88 the Alumni Award for Outstanding Career and Service Achievement. At Tufts, Dempsey studied urban and environmental policy and planning.

Dempsey is the state director of the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she emphasizes active engagement with communities to conserve nature and solve resource challenges. Read more about Dempsey and the award.

Reflective Urgency: How to Act Quickly and Think Critically (Harvard Business Review)

In order to combine critical thinking with efficient action, one must practice reflective urgency. By identifying what limits quality thinking time, focusing on the right priorities, and avoiding extreme tilts, one will be able to end counterproductive habits. Read more in Harvard Business Review.

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Critiques Trump’s Use of Executive Actions (Vice)

Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige

Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige, tapped once again for his expertise on the use of executive orders, says he believes President Trump’s executive orders result from the campaign’s lack of focus in developing a policy agenda and calendar.

“Most key White House [officials on Trump’s team] don’t have experience in working with or drafting complex regulatory change.” The orders therefore provide an “administrative place holder of ‘progress made’ or ‘promises kept.’” Read more in Vice.