encourages students to take risks
Jane Hummer, STAFF WRITER
banker and familiar Bowdoin alumnus Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 spoke
to a large crowd in Morrell Lounge at last Friday’s Common Hour.
His speech started with a brief history of how he ended up at Bowdoin
and his first impressions of the College.
Unlike most of his classmates at a private high
school in Virginia, Druckenmiller chose to look beyond the University
of Virginia, and decided to attend Bowdoin on the advice of an English
teacher. He described his arrival at Bowdoin as a “profound culture
shock” to a self-proclaimed “hick from Virginia.”
He emphasized the benefits he gained from learning
to take risks while at Bowdoin.
“The key to my Bowdoin experience was I ventured
outside my comfort zone in both the curriculum as well as the personal.”
continues to focus on Florida
Hugh Van der Veer, STAFF WRITER
days after the November 7 election, the U.S. still has not chosen
a successor for President Bill Clinton.
The election has come down to Florida, where
the original count gave Governor George W. Bush the lead and thus,
in theory, the presidency. However, the margin of Governor Bush’s
victory was so small that the Florida election law mandated a recount.
This recount was initially scheduled to be completed
by this past Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. At that time, Florida’s Secretary
of State Katherine Harris announced that after the recount, Governor
Bush had a 300-vote lead over the Vice President.
However, the overseas ballots, which traditionally
lean Republican, are still being counted through today, although
they will likely maintain his lead. It seems unlikely that the election
will be decided by the end of today, though, as a variety of lawsuits
are still waiting to be heard.