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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.


The Washington Post Remembers ‘Pink Panther’ Actor Burt Kwouk ’53

Burt Kwouk ’53, a British character actor of Asian descent best remembered for his role as Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther movies, died May 24, according to The Washington Post. Kwouk was born in England but grew up in Shanghai before studying at Bowdoin, where he earned a degree in government. After graduation […]

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Yarbrough Talks Roosevelt vs. Trump on Howie Carr Show

Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences and author of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2014), talks about comparisons between Roosevelt and Donald Trump on the syndicated radio program The Howie Carr Show.

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Rael Discusses 14th Amendment on MPBN Radio’s Maine Calling

Bowdoin history professor Patrick Rael shared his thoughts on the 14th amendment on MPBN Radio’s call-in program Maine Calling

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Rare Ancient Portrait Acquired by Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its esteemed collections.

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Selinger Writes of ‘Political Danger’ in Washington Post’s ‘Monkey Cage’

Assistant Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger writes of politicians’ use of the word “danger”—and what their descriptions say about the stability of our political institution.

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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.


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.


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,


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 […]


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?”