Teddy Roosevelt, Conservation and the Legacy of Executive Orders (Smithsonian)

Over his eight years in office, President Theodore Roosevelt issued more than 1,000 executive orders.

With a focus on conversation, Roosevelt quadrupled the amount of protected land.

Unfortunately, Roosevelt’s legacy has inspired some subsequent presidents to use executive actions as loopholes. Read more in Smithsonian Magazine.

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses (Maine Public Radio)

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Before a packed crowd in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, a panel comprising three faculty members from disciplines across the spectrum of environmental studies shared insights while answering questions from Maine Public Radio news director and program moderator Keith Shortall ’82, as well as others from members of the live audience and from those asking questions over the phone, email and social media. Read the story, listen to the program and view a slideshow from the event on Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Marches for Science

Two busloads of Bowdoin staff, students, and faculty headed to the Saturday morning March for Science in Portland, Maine, joining the many thousands of people who marched in defense of science in the US and around the world.

The Bowdoin group was organized by Professor of Physics Madeleine Msall, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Bethany Taylor, Emily Ruby ’19 and Zoe Wood ’18. Students and professors from across the sciences and humanities came out for the event.

Hadley Horch, associate professor of biology and neuroscience, said she decided to march because she wants society to be data driven. “We should gather as many facts as we can about a problem and use what we know to solve problems and make policy. And that, to me, should not be a political issue,” she said.

In Demand: Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 is Everywhere and Tonight He’s at Bowdoin (Charlie Rose/TIME)

Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 on Charlie Rose (Image: Charlie Rose) Click image to view segment.

When TIME magazine unveiled its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list, it asked Ambassador Christopher Hill ’74, H’14, who had been the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, to write the profile of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Hill was also Charlie Rose’s guest on his eponymous show, during which he spoke of the rising tensions in that country.

Hill returns to campus Monday, April 24, 2017, when he will deliver the talk, “State of the World: America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges,” at 7:30 p.m.

Hill is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. A former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador, his last post was as ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, to Poland, and to the Republic of Macedonia, and he was special envoy to Kosovo. Hill also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council.