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Examining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

Professor Meardon encourages students to think critically about the pros and cons of the TPP, a far-reaching trade agreement involving 12 countries from Asia, South America and North America.


Orientation Trip Leaders Begin Training for the Class of 2020

This year, the leadership training for new pre-orientation leaders was offered right after classes ended, rather than in August, as it has been in years past.

Bowdoin Seniors Install Public Art on The Commons Bridge

The project, by Mariah Reading ’16, Rachel Brooke ’16, and Molly Ryder ’15, originated in an art class, Public Art, taught in the fall of 2014 by John Bisbee.

Slideshow: Snapshots from Commencement 2016

The big day was captured by photographer Michele Stapleton, from beginning to end.

Bowdoin Celebrates Baccalaureate 2016

Bowdoin College held its 2016 Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 27, in the Sidney J. Watson Arena, marking the official close of the academic year and celebrating the College’s 211th Commencement, to be held Saturday, May 28.

Two Bowdoin Seniors Commissioned as Marine Corps Officers

In front of the Bowdoin Chapel on Friday morning, two graduating seniors were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps. James “Gibson” Hartley ’16 and Brendan Lawler ’16 took the oath of office from Lawler’s father.


A Big Welcome Home to the Victorious Men’s Tennis Team

A crowd gathered in front of Moulton Union yesterday afternoon to welcome back the men’s tennis team after they clinched the NCAA Division III Championship. It was a first for the team, which won 5-0 over Middlebury College in the title match at Kalamazoo College.


Seniors Pledge to Take Daily Ocean Plunge

Since May 1, Audrey Phillips ’16 and Sophie Janes ’16 have been jumping into the ocean every day. They’ve been joined by a few regulars, such as Peter Powers ’16.

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Ben York ’19 is Helping to Change the Way We Think about Autism

Ben York ’19 who is autistic, gives a voice—profoundly hilarious and insightful one, at that—to those who are unable to articulate what it means to have autism.

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Bowdoin Students Win National Fellowships For Global Work

Many seniors have won prestigious national awards to study or teach around the world next year.


Five Students Span the Globe to Work in Education, Energy, Finance, Public Health, Education

Five Bowdoin seniors have been placed by Princeton University-affiliated programs in Asia, Africa or Latin America to work in the fields of finance, energy, public health, education and sustainability.

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Watch Online: Bowdoin to Honor Class of 2016 at 211th Commencement May 28

Bowdoin will hold its 211th Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, and confer bachelor of arts degrees on the Class of 2016.


A Cappella Groups Perform in First Parish Church

The end-of-year concert by the five student a cappella groups took place at the First Parish Church, on the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street, on May 13. The Longfellows, Miscellania, Ursus Verses, Boka, and Meddiebempsters all performed two songs each.

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Baccalaureate Speaker and Poet Matthew Williams ’16

Matthew Williams ’16, an English major and teaching minor, was selected along with Maya Reyes ’16 to give a speech at Bowdoin’s Baccalaureate ceremony on May 27. In a draft of this talk, he writes, “Out of all the things you could have been good at you went and had to like poetry, really.”


McKeen Symposium Highlights Link Between College and Community

Each year the McKeen Center for the Common Good invites students to present the work they’ve done over the past year—whether for classes, independent studies, or extracurricular community service—that has involved the people and organizations in Brunswick, the local region, or elsewhere in Maine.


College House Profile: Reed House

Each semester, we profile a College House, one of the eight social houses that make up what some call Bowdoin’s “living rooms.” This time we profile Reed House, on Boody Street.


Canine Therapy: Dogs Join Students in Library

It’s finals time, which means the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library is bringing dogs in (aka as stress reducers) for students to pet and cuddle.

Dedicated to History: College Opens ‘Harriet’s Writing Room’ to Public

On Monday, Bowdoin College hosted an open house to welcome the public into Harriet’s Writing Room and to celebrate the Harriet Beecher Stowe House’s designation with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.


KeVonté Anderson ’16 to Participate in ‘NeXt Doc’ for Emerging Filmmakers

KeVonté Anderson has been accepted to NeXt Doc, a four-day intensive program in New York of workshops, master classes, and screenings.


Muslim Students: What You Don’t Know About Islam and the Qur’an

As part of a week of programming on Islam, the Muslim Student Association and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life recently organized two events: a talk on Islam and politics and another that offered a counterpoint to the mainstream media’s take on Islam and the Qur’an.