The Class of 2021 is welcomed to Bowdoin at the annual Send Off Gatherings

“Send Offs” are a longtime Bowdoin tradition that take place around the country shortly before the incoming class heads to Brunswick to begin “the best four years” of their lives. These events happen around the country; this summer they took place in Chicago, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Maine, Minneapolis, and New Jersey. In all, more than 500 people attended the eight events.

Newspaper Publisher Alan Baker ’51 to Enter Hall of Fame

The publisher and owner of “The Ellsworth American” and the “Mount Desert Islander”—is being inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in October.

Sam Brody ’92 Shares Houston Flooding Insight on NBC Nightly News

Sam Brody ’92, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University, was part of NBC Nightly News coverage of the flooding in Houston, Texas.

Hari Kondabolu ’04: Documentary, Tour, and Stop in Portland, Maine

Comedian Hari Kondobalu ’04 is performing at Aura in Portland, Maine, on August 30th, as part of a national tour (plus some stops in Canada).

Annie McNamara ’12 Shares Cancer Story on Sports Radio Telethon

McNamara was a guest on was a guest on the 16th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, a two-day event featuring interviews with both cancer survivors and sports celebrities. She described how she had to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her sister after being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer in 2015.

New York City Welcomes the Class of 2021 at Central Park on August 12

On Saturday, August 12th New York City Polar Bears attended the annual Lobster Picnic and Summer Send-Off event held on the Great Hill in Central Park.

Michael Mascia ’93 Named Board President of Global Conservation Group

Michael Mascia, the senior director of social science for the nonprofit Conservation International, has been named board president for the Society for Conservation Biology, the field’s pre-eminent professional society.

Polar Bears Gather Over Lobsters in Minnesota

Forty members of the Bowdoin community gathered at the home of Quinn Kitchen Miller ’03 in Minneapolis to welcome the Class of 2021 to the Bowdoin community. This annual gathering featured a traditional Maine lobster bake organized and prepared by the host.  Quinn reported that the weather that evening was “perfection” and provided a wonderful […]