Judy Montgomery: The Origins of Bowdoin’s MLK Children’s Celebration and Its Importance Today

This morning, Bowdoin puts on its 17th annual ‘A Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’ About 200 children are expected to attend the 90-minute campus program that includes storytelling, singing, and crafts.

The Algerian Women Writers Who Resisted Tyranny

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Meryem Belkaid held a lunchtime faculty seminar in November to shine a light on some of the hardships suffered by public intellectuals during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.

Historic Lincoln Inauguration Photograph Unveiled

“The slice of time captured here marks the moment when the final contest over slavery became truly inevitable—the point at which a great hypocrisy at the founding of the nation could be righted.”

A New Year at the Stowe House

The power of our words and our thoughts should never be underestimated, and must be expressed at all costs. Whether or not this was her conscious intention as a resolution for the New Year in 1850, it is one of the many legacies Harriet Beecher Stowe has left for us.

Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research

The grant will bring in $104,000 over the next three years to support four student-mentor pairs pursuing research in fields related to chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and biochemistry.

‘Bonds of War’: David Thomson ’08 on Financing the Civil War

Sacred Heart University history professor David Thomson describes how the civil war helped turn the US into a global financial powerhouse.

Honoring the Legacy: Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks at Bowdoin in 1964

In the spring of 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Bowdoin College to speak about the civil rights movement and the importance of ending segregation and discrimination in America.

Bowdoin Teacher Scholars, 2017

Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Begin Student Teaching Experience

The six Bowdoin Teacher Scholars in the Spring 2017 cohort began their student teaching experience on January 3rd.

Rudalevige on Reining In Presidential Power — And Its Consequences

Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige writes in the political science blog Monkey Cage, “Inside the shiny ‘stick it to Obama’ wrapping paper is an attack on executive branch autonomy.”

Slideshow: Polar Bear Holiday Decorations 2016

Enjoy this selection of images from Polar Bears, past and present, celebrating the 2016 holiday season.

Studying Fictional Spy James Bond Through the Lens of Critical Theory

First Year seminar examines cultural impact of James Bond, including how 007 is represented in video games.

Logan Cautiously Welcomes Genetic ‘Breakthrough’

Researchers led by agricultural scientists at the University of Illinois recently reported some remarkable results that could one day end up boosting the global food supply.

Acquisition of Rare Photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announces the acquisition of a rare vintage photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural.

Artwork at the Museum-Student Choice: Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton, class of 2017, chooses the “Joined Great Chair” as one of the most fascinating works in the decorative arts collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Japanese Print Show Collaboration

During the past semester, students from Alison J. Miller’s course, “Japanese Print Culture,” had the opportunity to curate an exhibition, “Sōsaku-hanga: Twentieth Century Japanese Creative Prints ” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Japanese Print Class Sees Rarely Seen Prints

Students from Alison Miller’s Japanese Print Culture seminar took a day trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Dec. 9 to see Japanese prints that are not available to wide public viewing.

Leslie Anderson ’79 Receives NEH Grant for Democracy Research

Leslie Anderson, a University of Florida Research Foundation professor of political science, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support her research of democratic enclaves in Nicaragua and the “politics of resistance.”

Elizabeth F. McCormack Named Dean for Academic Affairs

Elizabeth F. McCormack has been named dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin College, effective July 1, 2017.

Bowdoin Economist Uses Pollution Satellite Data to Assess China’s GDP

Economist Stephen Morris and his research partner, Junjie Zhang of Duke Kunshan University, have sought out alternative methods to determine what’s actually happening on the ground in China. The puzzle has forced them to get creative — and to use tools from outside the usual economist’s toolbox.

New Construction on Campus: Gingerbread Houses

Groups of students affiliated with campus offices competed last week to see who could build the most elaborate gingerbread house. The Outing Club, Student Center for Multicultural Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women’s Resource Center, Counseling Services, and Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity all made some seriously detailed masterpieces.