Trustee Jes Staley ’79 Half of ‘AIDS Activist and Banker’ Duo (Fortune)

Brothers Jess Staley '79 (left) and Peter Staley (Image: Fortune)

Brothers Jes Staley ’79 (left) and Peter Staley (Image: Fortune)

Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, and his brother, LGBT and AIDS activist Peter Staley, share personal aspects of what Fortune calls their “parallel and extraordinary journeys to leadership.”

Read “The AIDS Activist and the Banker” Q&A and watch the video.

Darren Walker H’16: ‘Internships Are Not a Privilege’ (New York Times)

Darren Walker H'16

Darren Walker H’16

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, who received an honorary degree this spring, writes of the importance of making internships accessible to all so that they may provide “a hand up to all people of  promise, not merely a handout that, best intentions aside, accelerates a cycle of privilege and reward.”

Read Walker’s New York Times op-ed piece “Internships Are Not a Privilege.”

A Day in the Life: Yahoo Finance Editor Andy Serwer ’81 Shares How He Gets It Done (Digiday)

Andy Serwer (Image: Yahoo)

Andy Serwer (Image: Yahoo)

Trustee Andy Serwer ’81, Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief, shares a page out of his calendar — one chock-full of the kind of mover-and-shaker meetings it takes to produce 150 articles, videos and live-streams a week.

As luck would have it, this particular day included a visit with Bob Kubacki ’75, president of the Alumni Association and, as Serwer details, “a legendary quarterback at our alma mater, Bowdoin College.” Read the Digiday feature, “Day in the Life: Yahoo Finance editor Andy Serwer talks Brexit, working at Yahoo.”

College Graduates Are Getting the High- and Low-Paying Jobs (Forbes)


Nearly 12 million jobs have been created since the end of the 2008 recession, but according to the Forbes article, “College Educated Get All Post-Recession Jobs — Even Low-Pay Ones,” if you don’t have at least some college education, chances are dim that you took part in the post-crash job recovery.