Author Archives: Doug Cook

Bowdoin Announces Renovations to Historic Whittier Field and Magee-Samuelson Track

Bowdoin College today announced plans to renovate historic Whittier Field, one of the most storied football venues in the nation, and Magee-Samuelson Track, named partially in honor of Olympic champion, Maine native, and Bowdoin graduate Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79.

Jake Adicoff ’18 Wins Gold at Para Nordic Skiing World Cup

Para Nordic skier Jake Adicoff ’18 won the first race of his career at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Test Event and World Cup, in the cross-country skiing long distance, visually impaired event, beating Sweden’s World Championships silver medallist Zebastian Modin.

Honoring AIDS Activist Peter Staley and Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11

Nearly eighty members of the Bowdoin community were on hand at Yahoo in New York City March 9, 2017, to honor the work of AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother, Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11.

Twelve Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated twelve seniors for membership in ΦΒΚ. The nominations are in recognition of the students’ outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years. Eileen H. Bates Peter L. Cohen […]

A Conversation with AIDS Activist Peter Staley and Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11

AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother, Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 are at the heart of two upcoming events around the history and prevention of AIDS.

The Answer is Always Bowdoin College, Except on ‘Jeopardy!’ When It’s the Question

Bowdoin College got a shout-out on Jeopardy! March 1, 2017, when the popular game show featured the College as the correct response to an answer in the category A Small College.

Bowdoin Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges

The Peace Corps has announced that Bowdoin College ranked No. 13 among small schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 10 Bowdoin alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

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.