New York City Polar Bears Welcome the Class of 2020 in Central Park on August 6

Not Yet on Campus, Class of 2020 Treated to Bowdoin Tradition — The Send Off

“Send Offs” are a longtime Bowdoin tradition, going back at least twenty years in their current form. Some alumni have been hosting the parties for more than a decade. The parties happen around the country; this summer send off took place in Chicago,
Florida, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Maine, Minneapolis, New Jersey, and Boston.


Alumni Ornithologists Gather for Reunion at Annual Conference

At the recent North American Ornithology Congress in D.C., a few ornithologists gathered for a Bowdoin/Kent Island reunion.

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Orientation Trips: First Years Get a Taste of Maine Before Busy Semester

From Wednesday to Saturday, all incoming first year students are exploring a part of Maine with their Orientation Trip groups, either doing community service or outdoor activities. A few of the groups are based near campus at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island, or are staying on campus.

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McKeen Center Orientation Trips Learn About Immigrants and Refugees, Other Social Issues

The excursion, one of fourteen orientation trips organized by the McKeen Center this week, aims to introduce first-years to different aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience in Maine.

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Bowdoin Club of Minnesota Welcomes New Students

The Bowdoin Club of Minnesota gathered for the 15th annual lobsterfest.

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President Rose Welcomes Family and Friends of Incoming Students

President Clayton S. Rose welcomed parents, families, and guests of the Class of 2020 to the Bowdoin community in an address delivered August 23, 2016, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

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Video and Slideshow: Arrival Day for Class of 2020

Friendly student volunteers were on hand Tuesday morning to lend a hand and welcome carloads of incoming first-years and their families.

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Bowdoin in Boston celebrates the incoming Class of 2020!

Dave Dankens ’81, his wife Anne-Sophie, and their children Juliette ’18, Sarah (Georgetown ’18), and Victor ’20 welcomed members of Bowdoin’s Class of 2020 and their families for a summer Send Off in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Bowdoin Senior ‘Gleans’ Surplus Farm Produce to Help Feed the Hungry (Forecaster)

Shannon McCabe has spent the summer working on a fellowship program that redirects surplus farm produce to food pantries.


A Summer of Science in Druckenmiller Hall

To give people a sense of the activity that went on in Druckenmiller throughout the summer, we’ve put together an interactive blueprint of the buildings.

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Orientation Trips to Take Off to Maine Points Near and Far

To get a sense of where the students travel for their orientation trips, we’ve made a map showing where all the trips are based. Some groups will camp in one spot and make day trips; other trips — like the backpacking and some canoeing trips — will start and finish in different locations.


Five Years Out: ‘Kindness Advocate’ and Motivational Speaker, Houston Kraft ’11

Schools invite Houston Kraft to speak to their students not because he rails against bullying or cyberbullying, but because he advocates for kindness. He speaks about such themes as how to make kindness an everyday practice and how to choose to love.

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Video: Student Composes Piano Quintet for Summer Fellowship

Samuel Kyzivat ’18 wrote his string quintet specifically for classically-trained Bowdoin students to perform, and hopes to stage a public premiere in the coming academic year.


Five Years Out: Grant Easterbrook ’11 Launches Financial Firm

Grant Easterbook ’11 started his first job after Bowdoin at Corporate Insight, a small family-owned consulting firm in New York City. In his free time he began looking around for a topic or field in which he could become an expert.

“I was looking for a topic that hadn’t blown up yet, but was something that would become hot within a few years time,” he said. “And I thought I’d become the expert in that space before the big firms like McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, and Bain started covering it.”

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Science Faculty See Pros and Cons of Avoiding Traditional Publication Route

Science professors discuss the advantages and limitations of traditional, peer-reviewed, subscription-based academic publishing, and the alternative option of publishing straight to the Internet.

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Summer Fellows Do Good in Maine

This summer, 22 Bowdoin students received Community Matters fellowships to work for Maine-based nonprofits in a number of different areas, from hunger and homelessness to economic development. The group of students is divided between those who focus on social and civic issues and those who work with environmental organizations.

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Slideshow: Students Tend Organic Garden Over the Summer

Food for the soul: student interns tend campus organic garden over the summer, providing food for Bowdoin Dining Services


Five Years Out: A Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Making, Coco Sprague ’11

An English major and a government and legal studies minor, Coco Sprague ’11 said her interest in law was nurtured by several classes she took at Bowdoin.

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Philosophy Major Studies Value of Democracy for Summer Fellowship

How important is democracy as a political system? If society can be run in a way that gives everyone their fair share, what does it matter whether we have the right to vote or not?


Bowdoin Club of Maine Welcomes the Class of 2020

The 90 degree heat didn’t stop Polar Bears from gathering to welcome First-Year students and their families to the Bowdoin community. Over 100 alumni, parents, students and guests gathered at the home of Ella Frederiksen Brown ’84 where the class of 2020 was fittingly represented by 20 classmates from all around the state. Mike LePage […]