Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

Two faculty members and eleven students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2016, making Bowdoin one of the top Fulbright producing institutions of the year.

Want to Read the Latest Executive Order or Supreme Court Brief? Visit Library’s ‘In the News’ Page

Bowdoin research and instruction librarian Barbara Levergood has responded to the quickly developing news of the day by putting together an online guide of primary and secondary sources that relate to current events in government.

Miscellania Celebrates 45 years

Thirty members of Bowdoin’s oldest all-female a cappella group, Miscellania, gathered on campus over the weekend to celebrate their rich 45 year history. Alumnae and students traveled to campus for the festivities from across the U.S. and Europe, including alumnae flying in from San Francisco and Seattle as well as a student studying abroad from […]

Two Students Start Cooking Classes at Local Soup Kitchen

In partnership with Miriam El-Baz ’18, Nassar is using her talents to feed people well beyond her family kitchen. The two juniors have started a new club, The Bite for the Better Project, to offer free cooking classes at Brunswick’s Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. The nonprofit runs a food pantry and soup kitchen close to the college, and has opened its kitchen up to the students.

President Rose Joins Higher Ed Leaders in Opposing Trump Immigration Order

In a letter delivered late Thursday to the White House, Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose joined with 47 other American college and university presidents to urge President Donald Trump to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world.” “If left in place,” the letter says, “the order threatens both American higher education and the defining principles of our country.”

Bowdoin Snolympics Tests Brains and Brawn in a Lot of Snow

The Bowdoin Outing Club organized a four-hour Snolympics on Friday afternoon, putting students through a series of challenges in about two feet of powdery snow. The competition included a series of events like “fire building,” “human sled dog racing,” “layer up,” and “snowball archery.” On Saturday, Bowdoin also held its annual Winter Weekend, offering horse-drawn carriage rides, ho chocolate and s’mores, a polar plunge and snow-globe making. Reed House stages a broomball tournament

Writer, Feminist Susan Faludi Discusses New Book, ‘In the Darkroom,’ at Bowdoin

Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi recently spoke on campus and read from her 2016 Kirkus Prize winning book, In the Darkroom. The book was named one of New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016.

New Augmented Reality Sandbox Mesmerizes…and Demonstrates Hydrology in Action

The tool is Bowdoin’s new augmented sandbox, which mesmerizes while it demonstrates hydrological and geological concepts, such as how water moves through land, both during floods and in droughts.

Alex Peroff ’08 Talks Carbon Reduction and Careers in Chemistry

“Outside academe you develop a different perspective on what things cost, including your working hours.”

How Maine Fishermen Might Adapt to Warming Oceans

Bowdoin College hosted two speakers this week who are exploring ways that Mainers — particularly those who earn their livelihoods from the sea — might respond to a warming ocean and changing marine ecosystem.

2017 Common Good, Alumni Council Awards Announced

Awards honoring outstanding leadership and service to the College will be presented during Reunion Convocation June 3, 2017. Read about the recipients of the Common Good, Alumni Service and Distinguished Educator Awards.

Trustee Emeritus Gerald Chertavian ’87, P’20 to Receive 2017 Common Good Award

For his tireless efforts and the impact he’s had on the lives of thousands of men and women through his leadership at Year Up, Gerald Chertavian ’87, P’20 has been selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive the 2017 Common Good Award.

Charles E. Prinn III ’61 to Receive 2017 Alumni Service Award

Charles E. Prinn III, a member of the Class of 1961, described by his peers as the unofficial historian, comedian, and social director of his class, has served Bowdoin in many official capacities, as well. For his dedication to the College, which continues to this day, Prinn has been selected to receive the 2017 Alumni Service Award.

Margaret L. O’Sullivan ’92 to Receive Alumni Council’s Distinguished Educator Award

Margaret L. O’Sullivan, a member of the Class of 1992, has been honored by the Bowdoin College Alumni Council with the 2017 Distinguished Educator Award.

Maine Muslims Speak About Life Under Trump

The Muslim Student Association and Howell House on Tuesday night hosted a panel of Muslim immigrants who are educators, writers and politicians in Maine. Speakers shared their stories about starting their lives in the US and how President Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions have affected Muslim communities in the state.

Career Planning Hosts Annual Maine Employers Career Fair

Students filled Morrell Lounge, Smith Union Feb. 14, 2017, to check out summer internships and job openings at Career Planning’s annual Maine Employers Career Fair.

Helping Refugees on the Front Line: Former Government Professor Swaps Classrooms for War Zones

Shelley Deane left academe with an expert knowledge of the Middle East to go and work in the hands-on world of conflict resolution and risk assessment. In effect, she swapped the classroom for the frontline and admits to coming under fire on at least one occasion.

Six Government Professors Speculate on the Trump Presidency

Two student political groups on campus — the Bowdoin College Democrats and Bowdoin College Republicans — recently organized a panel of government professors to speak about President Donald Trump’s rise to power and how his presidency might change the US and shift the world order.

Students Light Up for the Lunar New Year

This year the Asian Student Association, Chinese Language and Culture Club, International Club, and Chinese Language Program put on a bright celebration for the lunar new year, inviting the rest of the campus to their party.

Cordelia Zars ’16: Three Siblings Rediscover the Grand Canyon and Each Other

Cordelia Zars ’16 first hiked the Grand Canyon with her brothers when she was six years old. Since that trip she has parted with the West, and her brothers, to come to college in Maine. But her deep bonds to the earth and to her brothers have not faded.