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.

Will Mike Pence Become the 46th US President? (GQ)

Government professor Andrew Rudalevige is quoted in a GQ feature on the possibility of VP Mike Pence becoming US President, and what that presidency would look like.

Prof. Gillespie Has Big Plans for Russian Program

Gillespie says it’s a “matter of national security that we produce a new generation of Russia specialists who possess deep linguistic and cultural expertise.”

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.”