National Geographic Society Hires Tracy Wolstencroft ’80, P’15 as CEO

Tracy Wolstencroft ’80 will take over as president and CEO of National Geographic Society, shepherding the nonprofit into a new era in which it hopes to contribute to a “healthy, more sustainable planet for generations to come.”

Two Roommates Cultivate Mindfulness in a Gallery of Abstract Art

Ben Painter ’19 and Miles Brautigam ’19 brought students to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art with a mindfulness meditation.

Former Diplomat Susan Thornton ’85, P’22 Buys Working Farm in Maine

Susan Thorton ’85, a top-level U.S. diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific region, has bought a 480-acre farm in Lisbon and plans to retire in Maine with her husband.

Artist Stephanie Rothenberg Thrilled To Be First Roux Scholar

Stephanie Rothenberg has a lot to learn, and she’s excited about it. “I’m interested in the Maine coastline, the impact of climate change, and what this is all doing to the livelihood of those who depend on the sea for a living.” She’s sitting behind her desk in Bowdoin’s newest building, the Roux Center for the […]

Many THRIVE Students, One Bowdoin Community

One of the reasons THRIVE director Jessica Perez wanted to bring together the eighty-six first-years in the new Bowdoin program she runs was to give them an opportunity to see the sheer size of their group. “THRIVE is a community made up of all of you,” Perez said to the students gathered in Maine Lounge […]

Nature Moments: The Sound of Extinction

Whip-poor-wills, swallows and other birds that feed on flying insects are rapidly disappearing throughout the northeast. The same is true of too many other animals and plants. As species disappear, so do once-familiar sounds.

Nature Moments: Parade of Frogs

How can so many frog species co-exist in the same pond without competing for food or accidentally mating with the wrong species?

Ethics Prize for Obama Honors Bowdoin Grad Paul H. Douglas, Class of 1913

A US Senator noted for his commitment to fiscal reform and ethics in government, Douglas began his working life as an economics professor at the University of Chicago in 1920, seven years after graduating from Bowdoin. In WW2 he was a decorated Marine, despite being a Quaker!