Academic Life

Professor Allen Wells Teaches Last Class

Thirty years after coming to Bowdoin, Roger Howell Jr. Professor of History Allen Wells taught his final class on May 8, 2018. Colleagues joined students to wish him a happy retirement and present him with flowers and other gifts. 

Economics Students Analyze Childhood-Trauma Data for Free Health Clinic

Oasis Free Clinics was seeking help to compare information it had about some of its patients’ childhood histories — in particular, the traumas they may have experienced in youth — with information collected from a more general population. 

Students Use Art, Technology, and Design to Address Public Transportation and Affordable Housing Challenges

Students from Art, Technology, and Design for Social Change will present their community-engaged projects, in collaboration with Avesta Housing and Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services, on Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m., in Hubbard Hall’s Shannon Room. Students in a new Digital and Computational Studies class called Art, Technology, and Design for Social Change […]

‘Dreams within Dreams:’ Composers Jae-Yeon Yoo ’18 and Sam Kyzivat ’18

Seniors Jae-Yeon Yoo and Sam Kyzivat have been responsible for quite a bit of the live music at Bowdoin over the past few years. As performers, composers, and arrangers, their music has been heard in Pickard Theater, Studzinski Recital Hall, Kresge Auditorium, and in many other venues around campus.

Sydney To ’19 Wins Beinecke Award for Graduate Studies in English

Junior Sydney To is the tenth Bowdoin student to receive a prestigious Beinecke Scholarship since the scholarship program began in 1975.

Military Historian and Author Tom Ricks Joining Bowdoin as Visiting Fellow in History

During his time at Bowdoin, Ricks will be researching his next book, which is about the educations of the first four US presidents, particularly looking how several of them drew on ideas from ancient Rome and Athens.

Professor Henry Laurence Asks ‘Can Public Broadcasting Help Save Democracy?’

Among the threats to democracy today, says Laurence, is a crisis in journalism brought about partly by the fact that there’s simply “too much information” out there. This has fueled an increasing polarization in public opinion, he argues, and spawned a growth in sensationalist, opinionated, misleading or even false journalism.

Prof. Erin Johnson Honored for Bringing Community Service to the Classroom

Erin Johnson, a visiting assistant professor in the departments of Visual Arts and Digital and Computational Studies at Bowdoin, is being recognized for making public service an integral part of her classes.