May 25, 2013

Bowdoin graduates 464 Saturday

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

BRUNSWICK — Driving rain and blustery conditions forced the Bowdoin College graduation inside for the first time in 27 years Saturday.

Four hundred and sixty four graduates, 55 from  Maine, received degrees at a ceremony inside the Sidney J. Watson Arena at the private liberal arts college, the oldest college in Maine.

The college awarded honorary degrees to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Sri Lankan poet Jean Arasanayagam, American Civil War historian David Blight, former Burberry chief executive officer Rose Marie Bravo, Island Institute founder and president Philip Conklin and trustee emerita C. Lee Herter.

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