A Conversation with DeRay Mckesson (New York Magazine)

derayIn a far-ranging interview with activist DeRay Mckesson (Bowdoin Class of 2007), New York Magazine‘s Rembert Browne explores the movement Mckesson helped to create, the conspiracy theories he’s inspired, and the story behind his blue vest.

Who Should Represent Maine in Statuary Hall? (Portland Press Herald)


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Class of 1825); Percival Baxter (Class of 1898); and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Class of 1852) are three of the five male candidates for Statuary Hall.

Three cultural institutions in Maine are currently conducting a survey to determine whether the statues of Maine’s first governor, William King, and Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, ought to be retired and replaced with figures who better represent the Pine Tree State in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. The list of potential candidates—five men and five women—includes three graduates of Bowdoin College.

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer ’81 Talks Business, Politics, Economy (WCSH)

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Andy Serwer ’81, editor-in-chief at Yahoo Finance and one of the world’s leading business journalists, moderated a panel discussion during last month’s Inaugural Symposium “The Power of the Liberal Arts.” While he was on campus, Serwer sat down with one of the hosts of the WCSH newsmagazine 207 to talk business, politics and the economy.

Serwer says technology has been one of the biggest stories of our lifetime. “I like to say it’s in the third inning of a baseball game that’s never going to end.” Watch the interview.

Slideshow: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83 and President Clayton Rose — A Conversation

San Francisco City Hall was the hotspot November 5, 2015, as President Clayton Rose and Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings ’83 discussed opportunity, capitalism and education before an audience of nearly 300 people that included many members of the Bowdoin community. The discussion was introduced by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee ’74.

Slideshow images by Rebecca Wilkowski