In Demand: Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 is Everywhere and Tonight He’s at Bowdoin (Charlie Rose/TIME)

Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 on Charlie Rose (Image: Charlie Rose) Click image to view segment.

When TIME magazine unveiled its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list, it asked Ambassador Christopher Hill ’74, H’14, who had been the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, to write the profile of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Hill was also Charlie Rose’s guest on his eponymous show, during which he spoke of the rising tensions in that country.

Hill returns to campus Monday, April 24, 2017, when he will deliver the talk, “State of the World: America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges,” at 7:30 p.m.

Hill is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. A former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador, his last post was as ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, to Poland, and to the Republic of Macedonia, and he was special envoy to Kosovo. Hill also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council.

Remembering the ‘Dean’ of New England Sports Information Officers Jack Grinold ’57 (Boston Globe)

Jack Grinold ’57 (Photographed by Webb Chappell)

Jack Grinold ’57, associate athletic director emeritus at Northeastern University and known informally as the dean of sports information directors in New England, died Friday, April 21, 2017. He was 81.

During his more than 50 years at Northeastern, Grinold became as well known for his generosity as he was for his longevity and expertise. According to the Boston Globe, he and his wife, Cathy, established a $1.25 million endowment for the men’s rowing program, and Grinold also financially supported or directly funded other programs, including a sports information internship that bears his name.

In October 2016, Grinold was selected to receive the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s James Lynah Distinguished Achievement Award, awarded each year to former ECAC athletic administrators who have achieved outstanding success in their career and have made an unusual contribution in the interest of intercollegiate athletics, the NCAA and the ECAC.

Listen Online: Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Calling’ Talks Environment Live from Campus

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Today is the day; tune in or log on 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST to hear Bowdoin faculty members share their expertise and engage in conversation around the topic of Maine as a laboratory for studying all aspects of the environment.

Listen to this program on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, including 90.1 FM (Portland) and 90.9 FM (Bangor), or stream it live on MainePublic.org from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Can’t listen today? We’ll include a link to the conversation in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 bring Maine Calling to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

Kristen Gunther ’09

We are used to seeing people take to the streets to defend their rights or a particular political point of view. But can you get people to march for a mode of inquiry? Kristen Gunther ’09 believes so, and is working to make it happen.

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Gunther has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Since the end of January, Gunther has been working as the March for Science’s “mission strategy” leader, honing the goals, values, and language of the movement.

“It’s a powerfully aspirational movement,” she said recently during a telephone conversation. “It is a moment for people to articulate what they want the relationship between science and the broader society or common good to be. People are working hard at saying, this is how we can support a robust scientific enterprise, here is how it serves people, and this is how it applies to policy in support of the common good.” Read the story in Bowdoin News.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

In advance of Earth Day, April 22, Maine Public Radio News Director Keith Shortall ’82, host of Maine Calling, will moderate a discussion around Maine as a laboratory for environmental study. Read about the panel of Bowdoin experts appearing on the program and where you can tune in to hear the discussion and ask a question in Bowdoin News.