Remembering the Holocaust, and Overseer Emerita Judith Isaacson, with a Bowdoin Garden

On the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), April 23, a group of almost 50 people gathered on the Bowdoin campus to dedicate a new daffodil garden planted in the memory of the 1.5 million children who died in the Nazi death camps. The garden is Bowdoin’s contribution to the Daffodil Project, a worldwide effort to plant one daffodil for each child who died.

Sunday’s garden ceremony and Yom HaShoah service, held on a warm spring day as the daffodil leaves poked up from the ground, was a chance to dedicate the garden and honor Judith Magyar Isaacson, Bowdoin overseer emerita, a Hungarian-Jewish American educator, and Auschwitz survivor who settled in Maine after marrying Irving Isaacson, a native of Auburn/Lewiston.
Read the story in Bowdoin News.

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 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.

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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.

Today Wars Leave 20 Million People Starving (Washington Post)

This year, famine threatens 20 million people, more than any time since World War II. South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen all have suffered prolonged warfare and thus increased rates of starvation.

The Washington Post presents a visual guide to the countries’ humanitarian food crises.