Archives for January 2011

Barry Mills on the Role of a College President

A newspaper commentary prompts Barry Mills to reflect on his job and the responsibility of college presidents.

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At Lunch with Trustee John Studzinski ’78 (Financial Times)

There are many John Studzinskis. There is the College Trustee and generous donor behind the state-of-the-art Studzinski Recital Hall, and of course the investment banker and senior managing director at Blackstone Group. But also the human rights champion, the art collector, and the one who nearly became a priest. They all sat down for a lunchtime chat with Financial Times arts editor Jan Dalley.

Ellen Baxter ’75 Uses Tax Credits to Make Low-Income Housing Project Possible (New York Times)

Ellen Baxter ’75, H’05, 1994 recipient of Bowdoin’s Common Good Award, has been a tireless advocate for the homeless in New York City. As founder and executive director of the affordable housing non-profit Broadway Housing Communities, Baxter is most recently invested in the $73 million Sugar Hill project in Harlem, made possible by tax credits. Broadway Housing’s leadership team also includes Mary Ann Villari ’75.

Bill Matthews ’65 Part of Hockey Legacy (New York Times)

The Lower Pond at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., is said to be the site of the first organized hockey game in the U.S.

Bill Matthews ’65 played hockey for St. Paul’s — and later for Bowdoin — and also coached the prep school team. Today Matthews is the school’s rector and is quoted in a New York Times article chronicling the school’s hockey legacy.