Alumni

Alex Reed ’10 on Policing the Police

Alex Reed ’10 is in her final year at University of Michigan Law School. She spent last summer as a legal intern with a unit of the US Department of Justice, where she had the opportunity to work with experienced civil rights attorneys on investigations into police misconduct.

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.

Bowdoin College Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

Bowdoin College will bestow four honorary degrees at its 212th Commencement exercises May 27, 2017.

Bowdoin’s Lavigne Named Frontiers of Science Fellow

“This kind of collaboration can shed different perspectives on scientific problems, which might lead to new ideas and approaches that wouldn’t necessarily have been thought of at a traditional conference.”

Biographer Peter Logan ’75 Discusses Audubon, ‘The Greatest Naturalist’

Peter B. Logan ’75, the author of a new biography of John James Audubon (1785-1851), visited campus on Thursday and Friday to give a public talk and meet with students, staff, and faculty who are interested in printmaking and conservation.

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.

Bowdoin Uncorks Alumni Wine at Oak Glen Reserve in Sonoma

Bowdoin uncorks alumni wine at Oak Glen Reserve in California’s Wine Country.

Dave Fogler ’90 on ‘Visual Effects in Film – Art, Craft, and (Sometimes) Bad Movies’

“The most fun thing about what I do is that when projects are beginning, there’s a moment when there are so many questions to answer, and quite often you’re asked to do things that you don’t know how to do.”

NYC Affordable Housing Pioneer Addresses New Public Health Class

Ellen Baxter ’75, renowned for building innovative housing for low-income tenants in New York City, recently returned to campus to share her insights on the intersections between affordable housing and health.

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 […]

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.”

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.

Professor Mark Wethli’s Sculpture ‘Piper Cub’ in Rockland Gallery

A show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art features professor Mark Wethli’s “Piper Cub,” an abstract framework of an airplane.

Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, H’07 on the Economy, Politics and Education

According to Druckenmiller, the long-term solution to economic inequality involves major educational reform. The real issue, he said, is the fact that there are “whole sectors of society who don’t even have a shot, and I”m not saying everybody is guaranteed success in this country, but they are guaranteed a shot.”

Celebrating Longfellow Days Through Film

Cinema studies professor Tricia Welsch is hosting a screening of John Ford’s 1939 classic Young Mr. Lincoln. “Since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Abraham Lincoln were contemporaries, born just two years apart, a film about Lincoln’s early manhood brings us closer to Longfellow’s America.”

Men’s Basketball Team, Alumni, and Parents Celebrate 75 Year Milestone

On Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, more than eighty team members, alumni, and parents celebrated seventy-five years of Bowdoin Men’s Basketball.

Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 Warns of 21st Century Security Risks

Pope warned of the dangers of abandoning established international alliances and drifting towards a policy of ‘America-first’-style isolationism.

Students Learn Tech Entrepreneurial Skills in ‘Startup Weekend’

Sixteen Bowdoin students recently took part in an intensive, entrepreneurial workshop run by a renowned Silicon Valley startup professional. The workshop aimed to teach students how to turn ideas into successful business ventures.

Jackson ’07 Explains How Philanthropy Fits into the World of Investment Banking

“The role of a foundation in the non-profit world is the same as an investment bank in the corporate world. Investment banks provide financing for corporations to fund growth, and foundations provide financing to nonprofits to build capacity.”

“Practice for Life” Co-Authors Reflect on the College Experience with Bay Area Polar Bears

It was a fun and informative evening for alumni and parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who had the opportunity to hear from Bowdoin professors and co-authors Nancy Jennings (Education) and Suzanne Lovett (Psychology).