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David Treadwell

Op-Ed Contributor — Class of 1964

Number of articles: 4

First Article: September 29, 2017

Latest Article: October 20, 2023

Reflections from an old Polar Bear

Why would a 78-year old Bowdoin Polar Bear have the audacity to agree to write an opinion piece for the Orient, one of the nation’s finest college newspapers? Well, my family legacy gives me some Bowdoin credit: my great-grandfather; grandfather; son and granddaughters all call Bowdoin their alma mater.

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Not my great grandfather’s Bowdoin: the beauty of Af/Am/50

I recently greeted my granddaughter Karis, a student at Bowdoin (Class of 2023), in the lobby of Pickard Theater at Bowdoin. A plaque on the wall at Pickard lists the names of Bowdoin men who fought in the Civil War, including my great-grandfather (her triple-great grandfather) George Beamon Kenniston (Class of 1862).

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