Rudalevige on Monkey Cage: Why Are US Elections so Complicated?

How are congressional and presidential elections organized? Who are the 537 people elected to federal office? Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige in the Washington Post political science blog The Monkey Cage.

Annie McNamara ’12 Shares Cancer Story on Sports Radio Telethon

McNamara was a guest on was a guest on the 16th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, a two-day event featuring interviews with both cancer survivors and sports celebrities. She described how she had to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her sister after being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer in 2015.

Bowdoin College entrance

Relocating the Jefferson Davis Plaque

A bronze plaque listing the names of nineteen Bowdoin College and Medical School of Maine alumni who fought on behalf of the Confederacy in the American Civil War is being relocated from the ground floor lobby of Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall to Bowdoin’s archives and special collections in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.

Bowdoin and the Civil War

(NOTE: The following text appears on an interpretive panel that currently hangs in Memorial Hall at the College. The panel will be updated to include a description of the Confederate memorial plaque, the reasons for its relocation to special collections in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library in August 2017, and information about how to view it.) It has […]

Art Museum’s Hendricks Exhibition Highlights “New, Liberating Way of Seeing Black People on Canvas” (Artsy)

The exhibition, Barkley Hendricks: “Let’s Make Some History, features five privately owned paintings by Hendricks, “four of which have never been seen publicly before.”

Maine Coast Inspires Fellows To Write: Maya Morduch-Toubman ’18

Two Bowdoin students — Maya Morduch-Toubman ’18 and Aleksia Silverman ’19 — spent this summer exploring Maine’s coast, gathering material for writing projects that aim to capture, in different ways, a bit of what it means to live here.

Hugh Cipparone ’19: Optimism and Uncertainty about Aquaculture’s Future

When I noted during the drive that optimism seemed to be the defining characteristic of both the festival presenters and the participants, the other passengers chuckled.

Madeline Schuldt ’18 Investigates an Oyster Disease Threatening the Fishery

Not much is known about MSX, a pathogen that can cause mass mortality events in oyster populations. So when she was a student in the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester in 2015, Madeline Schuldt began to do preliminary research into the prevalence of MSX in Maine’s oysters.