Bowdoin Students Researching Art Exhibit Profiled in Japanese Press

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Michael Amano ’17 (left) and Justin Ehringhaus ’16. Photography: Anna Aridome

Two students from Bowdoin who are currently in Japan have been profiled by a newspaper in the city of Kagoshima. Michael Amano ’17 and Justin Ehringhaus ’16, are currently researching an art show coming to the Bowdoin  College Museum of Art next year featuring drawings by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.

Five Years Out: Ben Johnson ’11, From App Developer to Managing Director

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Ben Johnson ’11

The series “Five Years Out” catches up with Bowdoin alumni to learn what they’re up to and where they’ve been since earning their diploma.​

You might say it all began with Bowdoin Dining.

Read the story of how Ben Johnson ’11 went from developing apps (including creating a well-received Bowdoin Dining app) to helping lead a quickly growing technology company in Boston.

 

In the Arena: The Conventional Wisdom on Political Speechwriting (The Atlantic)

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Shortly before the Democratic National Convention began in Philadelphia, The Atlantic interviewed David Litt, a former speechwriter for President Obama.

It paints a picture of the pressures speechwriters have to deal with and the importance of a well written and delivered speech — not only the candidates, but the direction of American politics.

Why Big Pharma is Fighting Legal Marijuana (Washington Post)

marijuana pot medical marijuana drugsA recent study has shown that states that have legalized medical use of marijuana, there has been a drop in the prescription and abuse of addictive painkillers.

Pharmaceutical companies have become increasingly worried about the growing competition from medical marijuana and have tried to lobby and block its use, according to The Washington Post.