Archives for January 2017

Former Dean Judd Named President of Sarah Lawrence College

Cristle Collins Judd

Cristle Collins Judd, who served as Bowdoin’s dean for academic affairs from 2006 to 2015, has been named the eleventh president of Sarah Lawrence College.

During Judd’s nine years at Bowdoin, she led efforts to develop and implement critical new programs and policies dealing with faculty sabbaticals, governance, diversity, retirement, parental leave, and partner accommodation.

Judd left the College to join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as senior program officer for higher education and scholarship in the humanities.

Judd begins her new duties as Sarah Lawrence College president in July 2017. Read more.

New Challenges May Prompt Scientists to Run for Office (Atlantic)

A new political action committee, 314 Action (named for the first three digits of pi) has formed to support scientists running for office.

The group has taken shape as scientists have scratched their heads about what they can do in the face of frozen grants and contracts, and repeated questions about the reality of climate change and the safety of vaccines. Read more.

A Visual Guide to Why the Dow 20K Milestone May Not Matter So Much (Quartz)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 20,000 yesterday for the first time in its 121-year history. Amid the celebration you might have heard that it really doesn’t matter very much.

Check out the step-by-step visual guide in the Quartz article “Why the Dow 20K milestone is meaningless: a visual guide.”

My Dinner in a Box: Meal Delivery Kits Make Their Pitch (Ad Age)

Meal delivery kits—boxes of all the ingredients you need to whip up a new and amazing meal—are popping up on doorsteps (and introductory gift cards inviting you to try them in mailboxes) across the country.

Two of the biggest—Blue Apron and HelloFresh—are taking different approaches to try to spread their appeal. Read Advertising Age‘s “Rivals Whip Up New Pitches as Meal Delivery Kits Gain Ground.”