A Morning at Morris Farm, with an Orientation Trip

The seven first-year students and their two leaders — Isabella “Izzy” Vakkur ’20 and Keehoon “Harry” Jung ’20 — were on Day One of their three-and-a-half day orientation trip. Their particular expedition aims to introduce students to a local farm and give them a bit of insight into this region’s agricultural sector.

Patrick Rael: Washington-Lee Slave Comparison Unfair (Washington Post)

Rael said the two men differed “in one critical respect: They stood at opposite ends of the history of slavery’s long demise.”

President Rose, Dean McCormack Welcome Families to Bowdoin

In Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium, President Clayton Rose on Tuesday afternoon officially welcomed the families and friends who dropped off first-year students at Bowdoin. He also informally welcomed many of them earlier in the day as they moved into their dorm rooms. The new students leave on their pre-orientation trips Wednesday and return to campus, and for other orientation activities, Saturday. Classes begin August 30.

President’s Welcome For Families — August 22, 2017

President Clayton S. Rose’s remarks, August 22, 2017. Good afternoon! Good afternoon. This is one of the coolest days of the year for us and in life in general. I’m Clayton Rose, I’m the president of Bowdoin College. I’ve had a chance to meet some of you today and look forward to meeting as many […]

President Clayton Rose Discusses His Career, the Liberal Arts on ‘Maine Magazine’ Podcast

President Clayton Rose was a guest on the Maine Magazine podcast, where he spoke about the value of a liberal arts education and the importance of engaging with subject matter that you’re not comfortable with, and people you don’t agree with.

Class of 2021 Arrives on Campus

Emotional scenes on campus on August 22, 2017, as the Class of 2021 moved into their dorm rooms. Student helpers were on hand as carloads of incoming first years and their families arrived in Brunswick from all corners of the country.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Latin American Narrative Boom

The year 1967 was the most important year for Latin American narrative. This was the year in which One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was published, and when the city of Macondo was built into people’s imagination. This year, and particularly this novel, gave Latin American writers an international visibility they did not have before.

Bowdoin Watches the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Students, staff, and faculty watched the partial solar eclipse Monday afternoon from the quad and the Coastal Studies Center. In Maine, the eclipse began a bit after 1 p.m., and reached maximum coverage around 2:45 p.m.