Designer Ruthie Davis ’84 To Receive 2016 ‘Fashpreneur’ Award

Ruthie Davis '84

Ruthie Davis ’84

High fashion shoe designer Ruthie Davis ’84 has been chosen to receive the 2016 FashInvest NYC Fashpreneur Award, which honors fashion industry entrepreneurs who exemplify a passion for recognizing early stage, high-growth opportunities and who have made an impact on the fashion community.

The award will be presented, and Davis will participate in what’s billed as “a fireside chat,” December 15, 2016, during the FashInvest Fashion Tech  Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. More about Davis and the award here.

Davis was on campus last fall to be part of President Rose’s Inaugural Symposium The Power of the Liberal Arts, and was interviewed by the WCSH newsmagazine 207. “It comes back to Bowdoin,” she said. “They taught us to think big. They taught us to analyze, to dream; create something new.”

Bowdoin Celebrates 2016 Homecoming

Bowdoin's football team played Tufts University at Homecoming this weekend

Fans cheer on Bowdoin’s football team, which played Tufts University at Homecoming this weekend.

Bowdoin welcomed all alumni, family members, and their guests to campus this weekend to attend Homecoming. The days were filled with sports and social events, including a Harvestfest on Dudley Coe Quad—with live music by Jerks of Grass, lawn games, and Maine craft beer—and a Multicultural Alumni Reception.

At Saturday’s 2016 Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony in Thorne Hall, Bowdoin welcomed its newest inductees: Jeanne d’Arc Mayo, physical therapist and athletic trainer; Rob Pfeiffer ’67, football and men’s lacrosse; Ed Good ’71, men’s hockey; Leo Dunn ’75, men’s track and field and football; Darcy Storin Resch ’96, women’s track and field and cross-country; and Lora Trenkle Cooperman ’04, women’s basketball.

Check out more photos from the weekend.

Reed Hastings ’83 and DeRay McKesson ’07 Members of ‘The New Establishment’ (Vanity Fair)

DeRay McKesson '07 (left) and Reed Hastings '83

DeRay McKesson ’07 (left) and Reed Hastings ’83

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings ’83 and civil rights activist DeRay McKesson ’07 have been included in Vanity Fair‘s compilation of what it calls the new establishment, comprising silicon valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons.

At #6, Hastings is lauded for his “display of Vulcan chess mastery” for a deal he cut with Disney. McKesson, coming in at #86, is credited with transforming the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter “into a sustained, multi-year, national movement.” Read more about them and the others making the list.

Anthony Doerr ’95 Reviews James Gleick’s Book on Time Travel as a Literary Device


Anthony Doerr ’95

The concept of time travel has long fascinated author Anthony Doerr ’95. Writing in the New York Times, he says this interest dates back to when he was ten and his mother gave him a copy of Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder, which features a time-traveling big game hunter who goes back to the prehistoric era to try and bag a dinosaur.

Doerr reviews Time Travel: A History, the latest offering from acclaimed author and science historian James Gleick. In it Gleick describes how authors have employed the idea of time travel, starting with H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine in 1895. “Time Travel, like all of Gleick’s work,” writes Doerr, “is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics, and cultural observation.”