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Harriet Beecher Stowe House Receives National Distinction, Dedicates New ‘Harriet’s Writing Room’ May 9

The College-owned Harriet Beecher Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark, adds new chapters to its story with a significant national distinction and the opening of a public space.

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USA Today: Rudalevige on Executive Orders

“A lot of these orders are formulated in a department or in an inter-agency process, and they make their way up rather than down,” says Rudalevige in the article.

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Chris Brown ’91 Gears up for Record Store Day 2016, Nine Years After Launching Now-Global Event

The event features hundreds of new releases and live in-store appearances across the nation from artists including Metallica, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, and Mumford and Sons.

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Boston Globe: Artist DuBois ‘Illuminates Modern Life’ at Museum of Art

Luke DuBois is a “new media” artist in every sense of the term. A composer, computer programmer, filmmaker, and installation artist, his video, sound, and print-based works compose “R. Luke DuBois—Now,” the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition that is reviewed in The Boston Globe.

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Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ Editor Scott Allen ’83 on the Film, Marathon Bombings and Investigative Journalism

While on campus Allen was interviewed by the WCSH program 207 about Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film based on the investigative journalism of the team he now oversees,

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Martha Hodes ’80 Wins Major Prize for ‘Mourning Lincoln’

NYU History Professor Martha Hodes ’80 is awarded the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln for her book ‘Mourning Lincoln.’

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Sen. George Mitchell ’54, H’83 and Laurence Pope ’67 Discuss Brussels Attacks, Other World Events

Two distinguished alumni were invited by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network to provide their unique perspectives on the deadly terror attacks in Brussels and other recent global developments.

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Upcoming Museum of Art Exhibition Amid ‘New York Times’ Spring Picks

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition “This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today” doesn’t open until June 25 of this year, but it’s already generating some buzz, thanks in part to its inclusion in “The New York Times” round-up “A Nationwide Guide to Art Exhibitions This Spring.”

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Dean Scanlon on Sexism and the Civil Rights Movement in ‘The New Republic’

The 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” was a historic moment in America’s civil rights movement, writes Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Scanlon in “The New Republic.”

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Portland Press Herald: Hockey Coach Terry Meagher and His ‘Legacy of Excellence’

Terry Meagher, who is stepping down as men’s hockey coach after 33 years, is profiled in the Portland Press Herald.

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New York Times: How Lumber Industry Leader Kevin Hancock ’88, P ’17 Lost His Voice and Found His Way

Kevin Hancock ’88, P’17, CEO of Hancock Lumber, weathered economic downturns that brought hiring freezes and layoffs to his family’s company. And then he lost his voice.

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Jeffrey Selinger Discusses Antonin Scalia Succession Question

The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this month has been described as a “monumental political development” with some observers even saying it could lead to a constitutional crisis. The demise of Scalia, a conservative, leaves America’s highest court more or less evenly split between liberals and conservatives, and has paved […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top School for Fulbright Students

In 2015, Bowdoin students were awarded 17 Fulbright fellowships, making Bowdoin College one of the highest ranked undergraduate institutions for producing Fulbright scholars.

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New York Times: Dean Scanlon’s Biography of Civil Rights Activist Hedgeman is ‘Long Overdue’

“How did a naïve girl, growing up in the only African-American family in a small white town, develop such an inclusive understanding of justice?”

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Hockey Coach Terry Meagher Featured on NBC Sports

As part of its Hockey Day in America coverage, NBC Sports included a tribute to Bowdoin College hockey coach Terry Meagher, who announced in the fall that the 2015-2016 season would be his last.

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Bowdoin’s Janet Martin Answers Questions on Primary Process for ‘WalletHub’

Professor Janet Martin is among a panel experts quizzed by WalletHub about the US nomination process.

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Prof. Matthew Klingle on Flint Water Poisoning

Matthew Klingle, associate professor of history and environmental studies, shares his thoughts on the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead started leaking into the public water supply nearly two years ago, after the city switched to a new water source.

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Bowdoin Library Offers Feast of Old Cookery Books in New Exhibit (Portland Press Herald/ Bangor Daily News)

Writer Meredith Goad for the Portland Press Herald finds much to be excited about in Bowdoin’s new collection of antique cookery books that were printed between 1772 and the 1960s. The 700 books in the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery, donated to the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives in the […]

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Rudalevige: Key Questions Supreme Court Must Consider on Obama’s Immigration initiative (Monkey Cage blog)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case assessing the legality of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama in November 2014. Obama wants to make it easier for as many as 5.5 million people living in the US illegally to stay and work. Does immigration law give him the power to do this? […]

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Rudalevige: Obama’s Gun Measures Feed “Government Distrust Narrative.” (US News and World Report)

Featuring in an article by U.S. News and World Report, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige says gun lobbyists fear President Obama’s executive action on firearms ownership is an attack on their domestic freedoms. Such is the deep dislike that conservatives have for the president, he says, that even Obama’s “modest” gun control […]