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.

Students Practice Philanthropy in Common Good Grant Program

This year’s Common Good Grant Committee participants

The McKeen Center recently hosted the Common Good Grant Awards Ceremony and Reception in Moulton Lounge to distribute grants to eight local organizations.

The Common Good Grant Committee is a student-driven program that provides grants to nonprofits in the greater Brunswick area. Since 2001, the committee has given out more than $240,000 in grants to over 85 organizations. Read the story in Bowdoin News.

‘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.

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.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 bring Maine Calling to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.