Check out Bowdoin’s End-of-Semester Shows

We have compiled all the video recordings of end-of-semester performances at Bowdoin Talks. Here are a few recent ones: December Dance Concert Concert Performance: Bowdoin Chamber Choir Common Hour: Student Chamber Ensemble Concert Concert Performance: Middle Eastern Ensemble Bowdoin College Concert Band: “Viva Italia!” Performance: Harpist Virginia Flanagan and the Bowdoin Chorus, “Harps of Gold”  Next […]


‘Water is Life’ Panel Discusses Indigenous Lands and Laws

The event provided historical context for and analysis of the large protest that’s been waged against a proposed oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles North and South Dakota.


Juliet Eyraud ’16 Offers Coding Class to Refugees

This semester, senior Juliet Eyraud has been traveling to Portland once a week to teach an introductory computer programming class for English language learners.


The Difficulties of Predicting an Election

“One of the difficulties with polling nowadays is the huge decline in the number of people of who respond to polls. Going from a high in the 1970s of around 80 percent, we’re now down to single digits.”


With Idea to Reuse Brewery Grain, Bowdoin Students Tie for First in ME Food Challenge

A team of students led by Eliza Huber-Weiss ’17 has come up with a winning business idea that not only takes advantage of the growing craft beer market in Maine, but also reduces food waste.


One Professor’s Memories of Castro’s Cuba

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego recalls time spent in Cuba during the reign of Fidel Castro. The Communist dictator died recently after nearly sixty years in power. I made my first trip to Cuba in 1988, thanks to a scholarship from the Municipal Ballet of Lima. For three months, I […]


Bill De La Rosa ’16 Wins Marshall Scholarship for Oxford University

Bill De La Rosa ’16 has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which funds graduate study in the UK for up to forty US students each year. He will study for a master’s degree in migration studies at Oxford University.


The Cuba Castro Leaves Behind

” It is sad that now, with Fidel Castro out of the picture, and Obama soon to be also out of the picture, Cuban-American relations are at risk of deteriorating. Cubans do not deserve that, just as they did not deserve the abuses they had to endure after the 1959 revolution.”

"Assyrian Relief: Winged Spirit or Apkallu Anointing Ashurnasirpal II from Kalhu (Nimrud), Iraq," ca. 875–860 B.C.E.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Artwork at the Museum of Art: Student Choice – Blanche Froelich ’19

Blanche Froelich, Bowdoin class of 2019, explains why she is especially intrigued by the Assyrian relief depicting the “Winged Spirit or Apkallu Anointing the Emperor.”

"Battle of Gettysburg" (detail), oil on canvas, by Isaac White Fisher Eaton. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Unveiling “The Battle of Gettysburg”

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will unveil the painting “The Battle of Gettysburg” by Isaac White Fisher Eaton on December 7

June Lei, class of 2018

Art Beyond the Museum

In this piece, Bowdoin College Museum of Art intern June Lei , class of 2018, reflects on the powerful impact the arts can have not only within the Museum, but across campus.


Cueto Asin Offers Reflections from Fidel Castro’s Ancestral Homeland

“Even in the liberal press (e.g. “El Pais”), columns and collected opinions by intellectuals from around Latin America were skeptical of his (Castro’s) legacy.”

Bob White ’77 teaches a class to the students at Harvard Business School

Tech Trek: 50 Students Visit Boston Technology Companies

Since Sean Marsh ’95 of Point Judith Capital started the program in 2000, the Tech Trek has brought students to over a dozen firms and continues to be one of the most popular Career Planning events each fall, according to Todd Herrmann, Bowdoin Career Planning’s associate director of employer relations. He helps organize the trips with Marsh.

Before the feast with the Kim Family: Jin-Sun ’07, Jin-Kyung ’10, and Paul and Joyce Kim P’07, P’10.

“To make hosts of friends…”: Dinner with Six+ Polar Bears in California

“To make hosts of friends…”: Alumni, parents, and friends enjoyed an evening of good food and good conversation for Dinner with Six+ Polar Bears in the Bay Area and beyond.


Kate Dempsey ’88: Maine’s Leading Conservationist Chats with Students

Kate Dempsey ’88 heads the Maine’s Nature Conservancy branch, which is headquartered down the street from Bowdoin in Brunswick. She was recently on campus to speak to students who are interested in environmental careers. Besides talking about her environmental work, Dempsey also passed along a few career tips.

Seattle Welcomes Clayton Rose

Seattle Welcomes President Clayton Rose

On November 16th nearly 100 alumni and parents welcomed President Clayton Rose to Seattle, Washington. The event was held at the Museum of Flight in the Red Barn, the original Boeing factory.


Bowdoin’s Faith Groups Gather for Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving

It has become a tradition at Bowdoin for the college’s faith groups to gather on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving to share an “Interfaith service of Gratitude and Thanksgiving.”

Fermentation tanks. Photograph: Treasury Wine Estates

From Grape to Glass: A Conversation with Winemaker Mark Lucci ’04

“About ten million cases a year come through the site I oversee in Napa Valley, California. So anything related to wine quality control, taste, mixing and blending at the site, is my responsibility.”


Four Alumni Consider the Future of Obamacare

The student organization Bowdoin Public Health Club recently invited four alumni who work in healthcare to discuss with students the Affordable Care Act and the future of medicine, particularly in light of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare.

Photograph: Tim Oxton, Night Shift Brewing

How to Succeed in the Crowded Craft Brewing Industry

“It’s more than just about brewing good beer. You have to tell a good ‘brand’ story and get your messaging right.”