Michael Wolovick ’09 Proposes ‘Radical’ Solution to Curb Sea-level Rise

Michael Wolovick ’09, a glaciology postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, is investigating whether it might be possible to geo-engineer a solution to prevent the collapse of massive glaciers and fend off catastrophic sea-level rise.

Victorian Spiritualism: When Ghosts and Objects Collide

The pursuit of pursuing the deceased infected all levels of society, from Queen Victoria herself—who used mediums to try and contact her late husband Prince Albert after he died in 1861—to ordinary working class families, who flocked in great numbers to spiritualist meetings.

Kenneth Chenault ’73, H’96 Joins Facebook Board

Facebook has named Kenneth Chenault ’73, H’96 “one of the nation’s most prominent black corporate members…and a highly regarded finance executive,” to its board of directors, USA Today reports.

German Department Looks Ahead to ‘Continued Excellence’ in 2018

After being honored as a national “center of excellence,” Bowdoin’s German department is looking forward to an exciting year of teaching, research and special events.

Yankee Magazine Praises ‘Local Treasure’ Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Writing in Yankee magazine, Joe Bills described stepping “into the frigid world of Robert Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898), two of the explorers most responsible for opening the Arctic to the world.”

C-SPAN Airs Professor Dorn’s Talk on Higher Education

Professor of Education Chuck Dorn recently offered his insights into U.S. universities and colleges last month in a talk he gave for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in Boston. His lecture was broadcast by C-SPAN.

President Rose Busts Myths Around the Liberal Arts in ‘US News’ Op-Ed

In an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report, President Clayton Rose stands up against those who have taken aim at higher education—addressing criticisms and misconceptions that exist around the liberal arts education model, and telling the story of what it does well.

Bowdoin’s Chryl Laird on Why Black Voter Turnout Dropped in 2016 in Vox

“Some have attributed the decline in black turnout to voter suppression tactics” by the GOP, while others have “simplistically pointed to the absence of the first black president on the ballot.” The real reason, said Laird, is more complicated.