Archives for May 2011

Whispering Pines: Historical Perspectives as Gifts

In this month’s column, John Cross ’76 examines the extraordinary papers of the late Stanley F. Dole of the Class of 1913, a gift from his son, Stanley F. Dole Jr. of the Class of 1947, to George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.

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Video: NCAA Tennis Champs Sullivan ’11, Pena ’12 in Action

The NCAA has compiled highlights from the Division III Men’s Tennis Doubles Championship in which Stephen Sullivan ’11 and Oscar Pena ’12 became the first tennis players in Bowdoin’s history to win a national title.

John S. Lunt ’61 to Receive Distinguished Educator Award

John S. Lunt ’61

John S. Lunt ’61 has been honored by the Bowdoin Alumni Council with the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award. The award is presented every two years in recognition of outstanding achievement in education by a member of the Bowdoin community. The award will be presented Saturday, June 4, 2011, during Reunion Convocation.


‘Greatest Music Video Ever Made’ Sets Out to Prove ‘Newsweek’ Wrong

When Newsweek listed Grand Rapids, Mich., No. 10 on a list of America’s “dying” cities, the city fired back with an epic single-shot video featuring more than 3,000 people, marching bands, parades and impeccably-timed pyrotechnics — “the greatest music video ever made,” touts film critic Roger Ebert. The “lip dub” video set to Don McLean’s “American Pie” has become an Internet sensation.