Alumni

Remembering the Holocaust, and Judith Isaacson, with a Bowdoin Garden

The Sunday garden ceremony and Yom HaShoah service, which took place a warm spring day, was an opportunity to both celebrate the garden and Judith Magyar Isaacson (1925-2015), who was a Bowdoin overseer emerita, Hungarian-American educator, and Auschwitz survivor.

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Kristen Gunther ’09 has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09 Selected for Inclusion in Met Masterpiece Book

Acclaimed artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09, internationally known for his luminous and atmospheric landscape paintings, has been selected for inclusion in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings, a new volume that celebrates the greatest and most historically important paintings from the collections of the museum.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 on Freedom of the Press

On the heels of her visit to campus last week, journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12, senior legal and investigative correspondent at NBC News, appeared on 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

Student Art Overflows Lamarche Gallery at Annual Show

Each year, a foundation set up by the former Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon fraternity invites students to submit artwork to its wide-open art show for photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces.

Cuba Weeks Brings Some Warmth to Smith Union

Last week Brunswick celebrated its relationship with the Cuban city of Trinidad with a series of events sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association.

Oliver Otis Howard Papers: Mass Digitization Project Complete

A mammoth digitization project designed to enable public access to the papers of one of Bowdoin’s most distinguished alumni is now complete. In 2014, the College received a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the Oliver Otis Howard Papers.

Meet The Willners ’06: Silicon Valley Pros Offer Peek Into Tech Culture

Since graduating, Dave and Charlotte Willner have had parallel careers in the fast-paced world of consumer technology.

Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 Declares Press is as Robust as Ever

Journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, an award-winning senior investigative correspondent at NBC News, spoke to students at Bowdoin Monday night, describing the current media and political environment in this country in a lively discussion moderated by Harriet Fisher ’17 and Marina Affo ’17.

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.”