Wildon Kaplan ’17 Reflects on His Collaboration with Russian Students

In Moscow, Wildon Kaplan ’17 began a project in diplomacy that brought him into contact with students from across the US and Russia, industry leaders and ambassadors, and the gritty details of the international aviation manufacturing.

Remembering the Holocaust, and Overseer Emerita Judith Isaacson, with a Bowdoin Garden

The Sunday garden ceremony and Yom HaShoah service, which took place a warm spring day, was an opportunity to both celebrate the garden and Judith Magyar Isaacson (1925-2015), who was a Bowdoin overseer emerita, Hungarian-American educator, and Auschwitz survivor.

GaoKao: Not Just a Test

American teens do not count themselves lucky for “only” having to take a month of after-school prep sessions and a few four-hour tests… except Hunter White. Hunter White’s independent study this semester with Professor of Education Alison Miller focuses on China’s college admissions testing system.

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Bowdoin Marches for Science

Two busloads of Bowdoin staff, students, and faculty headed to the Saturday morning March for Science in Portland, Maine, joining the many thousands of people who marched in defense of science in the US and around the world.

Students Practice Philanthropy in Common Good Grant Program

The McKeen Center recently hosted the Common Good Grant Awards Ceremony and Reception in Moulton Lounge to distribute grants to eight local organizations. The Common Good Grant Committee is a student-driven program that provides grants to nonprofits in the greater Brunswick area. Since 2001, the committee has given out more than $240,000 in grants to over 85 organizations.

Edvertising: Jessen on the Growth of Advertising and Marketing in Schools (Have You Heard)

Sarah Butler Jessen, visiting assistant professor of education, was a guest on the podcast Have You Heard, during which she shared insight into her research into the practice of school marketing.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Kristen Gunther ’09 has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Purple Media Plunge Project Attracts Media Attention of Its Own

Bowdoin’s Purple Media Plunge Project, a month-long challenge in which students stray from their comfortable news sites — where they can reliably read articles with a liberal or conservative bent — and instead make an effort to read news from the other side, finds itself in the news. WCSH’s Caroline Cornish interviewed Daniel O’Berry ’17, Justin Pearson ’17 and Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good
 Associate Director Tom Ancona for their perspective on how reading news headlines from the left and right affects views on politics and the media.

Students Dream Up New Uses for Old Navy Base

For Katie Morse-Gagne ’19 and Andrew Blunt ’19, the 260 acres of sandplain grassland, vernal pools and stream systems, oak-pine forest and pitch pine heath barren on the former Navy base represent a bounty of possibilities for Bowdoin and the town. Since last fall, when they were in Assistant Professor of Biology Vlad Douhovnikoff’s Forest Ecology class, the […]

Mariette Aborn ’17 Named Bowdoin Student Employee of the Year

After reading write-ups submitted by supervisors, ten members of an advisory board deemed senior Mariette Aborn the top employee of the year.

MyinTuition: Bowdoin’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Families Estimate College Costs

Bowdoin College has introduced a fast, user-friendly and free tool to help families of prospective students gauge costs while factoring in financial aid. MyinTuition lets users anonymously answer six quick financial questions, such as annual income and home ownership status. The tool then calculates an estimate of how much Bowdoin will cost.

Professor Jean Yarbrough: ‘How I Became a Conservative’

“I was not born into a conservative family, I was not born into a Republican family, and I am still an outlier in my birth family,” revealed Jean Yarbrough, who is Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Professor in Social Sciences, Government and Legal Studies and an expert in political philosophy and American political thought.

National Economics Bureau Profiles Research by Bowdoin Professor Zorina Khan

The National Bureau of Economic Research has profiled the research of Zorina Khan, professor of economics at Bowdoin, who writes on law and economic history, including intellectual property rights, technological progress in Europe and the United States, antitrust, litigation and legal systems, and corporate governance.

A Slice of Bowdoin College Life: The Annual Housing Lottery

Each spring, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors enter the lottery process to pick their ideal living situation for the following year. Roughly 90 percent of students live on campus, and the options for residential housing are fairly broad.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Voices in the Classroom: American Civics Education

This semester, Kristin Bishop embarked on an independent study with Professor Sarah Jessen asking, “What is the state of civic education in the US?” To answer this question, Bishop is conducting two investigations: first, research “to uncover national policies and laws surrounding civic education in public schools [with] a particular focus on Maine,” Bishop explains, and second, “volunteering and teaching directly in the classroom.”

Textbook Indoctrination: the High School History Version of Black Power

Nicholas returned from abroad inspired to investigate American education, and the gaps therein. Her independent study focuses on “textbooks and how they are constructed, because they are seemingly objective,” she says, and because they are often students’ only source of information. The subject Nicholas chose? The Black Power movement: it’s “not given its proper… the history in textbooks is not adequate. It’s very narrow, it’s one perspective.”

A Night at the Theater

Hispanic Studies students traveled to Portland Stage for a new English-language adaptation of a Spanish Golden Age classic. New York playwright and director Dave Dalton created “Love’s a Bitch” based on Tirso de Molina’s Don Juan de las Calzas Verdes.

Professor Laura Henry Analyzes Next Brexit Step

Kicking off International Week at Bowdoin, government professor Laura Henry gave a campus talk about what happens now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has officially began the process of splitting the United Kingdom from the European Union.