Bowdoin’s Brian Purnell Reminds Us of the North’s Racist Past

Brian Purnell and his co-author argue that understanding racism in America in 2018 requires an examination of the history of racist practices and ideologies in both the South and the North.

International Student Spotlight: Leaf Ma ’18

“When I think of Beijing, I think of my family and friends, the streets I used to pass by every day to school, and the cheap, tasty food on the street. “

Young Alumni Cruise Boston Harbor

On Thursday, August 9 over 450 NESCAC alumni boarded the Provincetown II for the annual Young Alumni Boston Harbor Boat Cruise.

Bowdoin Faculty Receive National Humanities Grant for Holocaust Education Seminar

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Bowdoin College nearly $90,000 to offer a seminar next summer for sixteen middle and high school teachers, from across the U.S., on using art objects to enrich their lessons about the Holocaust.

Alumni, Parents, and Friends Welcome Class of 2022 at Maine Send Off

On Thursday, August 9th, Ella Frederiksen Brown ’84 & Lowell Brown hosted their last Maine Send Off event, welcoming 15 members of the Class of 2022 to the Bowdoin community.

New Book by Education Professor Examines Patriotism in Schools

A recently published book co-authored by Bowdoin Professor of Education Charles Dorn looks at the role of patriotism in American schools and civic education through a historical and philosophical lens.

Studying a Maine Parish for a Glimpse into Contemporary Catholicism

Viviane Kostin plans to spend a year studying one Maine parish to gain insight into modern Catholicism.

International Student Spotlight: Cecilia Markmann ’21

Born in Denmark but raised mostly in China, Markmann considers both countries to be her home. She says she now also feels at home at Bowdoin.