Remembering Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83

After leading L.L. Bean for more than four decades and steering the outdoors store to its prominent spot as Maine’s most recognized brand, Leon Gorman ’56 stepped down as chairman of the company earlier this year.  In 2010, Bowdoin gave Gorman, a trustee emeritus of the College, The Bowdoin Prize, the highest honor the College bestows.

Leon Gorman ’56, H’83

In a letter to the Bowdoin community, President Clayton Rose remembers the life of Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83, the former president and chairman of L.L. Bean, who died Thursday at the age of 80. Read the letter from President Rose.

Trustee Linda Roth ’76, P’13 Part of Wadsworth Atheneum’s Comeback (New York Times)

Frame in Gold

Trustee Linda Roth ’76, P’13, chair of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Council and curator of European decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, is quoted in a New York Times article detailing the major renovations that are coming to a conclusion at the Wadsworth, the country’s oldest continuously operating art museum.

This December marks Roth’s 35th year at the museum. Read the article.

Hospital Fellowship Exposes Undergraduates to What Medicine is Really Like

Christine Jewett ’16 (left), Devon Campbell ’18 (center) and Director of Health Professions Advising Seth Ramus (right)

(L. to r.) Christine Jewett ’16, Devon Campbell ’18, Director of Health Professions Advising Seth Ramus

It can be difficult for undergraduates to gain experience in the medical field. Usually the type of access and exposure necessary to make an informed decision about the career comes much later, during medical school.

However, thanks to a fellowship set up by Dr. Harry T. Anastopoulos ’79, P’14, Devon Campbell ’18 and Christine Jewett ’16 are getting a glimpse of what it’s like to work and do research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Read more about the fellowship and this year’s recipients.

As Summer Heats Up, So Do Cold Brew Coffee Sales (Yahoo! Finance)

Melody Hahm on Yahoo Finance

Melody Hahm ’13 talks cold brew coffee on Yahoo! Finance

Move over, iced coffee, cold brew is this summer’s favorite cooled caffeinated drink for millennials and coffee connoisseurs alike. Melody Hahm ’13, reporting for Yahoo! Finance, covers how this ancient beverage has been flying off the shelves in coffee chains like Peet’s Coffee and Starbucks across the country.

Mitchell, King to Host Portland Forum on Iran Nuclear Deal (Bangor Daily News)

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Former U.S. Sen. Mitchell ’54 (left) and U.S. Sen. Angus King H’07

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell ’54 and U.S. Sen. Angus King H’07 will join forces in Portland next week for a public forum to answer questions about the proposed nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. The Senate will be voting on the agreement next month.

The free forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, at the University of Southern Maine’s Talbot Lecture Hall at 85 Bedford Street in Portland. Read more in the Bangor Daily News.