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Rudalevige on Question of Bombing ISIS: Ask Congress First — In WashPost Blog Monkey Cage

The attacks in Paris November 13, 2015, by the Islamic State (or ISIS, ISIL, or of late, Daesh) have escalated the debate over whether to take military action — and whose call that would be.

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The History and Renovation of Bowdoin’s Harriet Beecher Stowe House on WCSH’s ‘207’

Tess Chakkalakal, associate professor of English and Africana Studies, shares her insight into the history of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which the College has recently renovated with the help of historic preservationist Nancy Barba.

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Luxury Shoe Designer Ruthie Davis ’84 Talks Design and Entrepreneurship on WCSH’s ‘207’

Fresh off the heels of her participation in the Inaugural Symposium “The Power of the Liberal Arts,” entrepreneur and luxury shoe designer Ruthie Davis ’84 talks about her path from Bowdoin to the world of high fashion.

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Jes Staley ’79, P’11 Named Barclays CEO

British bank Barclays has appointed former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. banker James “Jes” Staley ’79, P’11 its new chief executive.


Rudalevige on the 2016 CNN Presidential Debate (Politico)

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, is one of “18 political insiders” chosen by Politico to weighs-in on the performance of the Republican candidates in CNN’s presidential debate.

Irfan Shares Expertise on Careers and Coding on MPBN

Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies and Computer Science Mohammad Irfan was on MPBN’s Maine Calling program earlier this week talking about what he knows best: coding.

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Tracy Shirey ’14’s Honors Thesis Provides Context for Racial Inequality (Des Moines Register)

The honors project of Tracy Shirey ’14 has been written up in the Des Moines Register, in the first story of a new series called “Black Iowa, Still Unequal?”

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‘Couch-to-5K’ Gets Early Morning TV Start

Couch-to-5K, the fitness program that’s been motivating dozens of faculty and staffers to get up and get moving, got an early jump start Wednesday when WCSH6 Morning Report anchor Lee Nelson P’19 brought the program to the show’s viewers through a series of live reports throughout the broadcast.

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‘American Artists Look at the Night’: Museum of Art’s ‘Night Vision’ in The Wall Street Journal

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, with works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth, has attracted the attention of The Wall Street Journal, which provides an overview that includes an interview with Museum of Art Curator Joachim Homann.

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‘What is Bowdoin?’ is The Question to a ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer — Again

That sound you heard the evening of June 9, 2015, was that of Polar Bears across the land — screaming at their televisions during “Jeopardy.”

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Bowdoin Partners with Chegg to Replace Campus Textbook Center and Help Students Save Money

In a move to improve textbook affordability for students, Bowdoin has partnered with Chegg, The Student Hub, to replace the campus bookstore with an online version powered by Chegg.

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You Lie: Prof. Denery on The Deceit in Our Lives

Professor of History Dallas Denery yesterday joined a Duke University professor to discuss lying on the program On Point with Tom Ashbrook, which is carried on NPR stations across the country. The show was prompted by the release of a new documentary called (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies. Denery has just published a book, The […]

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Portrait of Leon A. Gorman ’56 Unveiled at L.L. Bean

Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, the former chairman of L.L. Bean, has been immortalized in the halls of the company founded by his grandfather, Leon Leonwood Bean.

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Syphers Talks with Fox Sports about Deflategate Report’s ‘Glaring Omission’

While Patriots Nation and football fans around the country take in the 243-page report detailing the investigation into Deflategate and its conclusion that it’s “more probable than not” that the New England Patriots deliberately released air from game balls, Professor of Physics Dale Syphers tells Fox Sports there’s a “glaring omission” in the research.


Deray Mckesson ’07 on 21st Century Activism in Jay Caspian King ’02 ‘New York Times Magazine’ Piece

Writer Jay Caspian Kang ’02 spent five months following social-media activists DeRay Mckesson ’07 and Johnetta Elzie to protests across the country for an article he wrote for The New York Times Magazine.

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Dr. Lisa Belisle ’92 on Living Well and Broadcasting It

Dr. Lisa Belisle ’92 wears many hats. She is a family physician practicing in Brunswick and Topsham, host of a radio program and podcast, and wellness editor for Maine Magazine and Old Port Magazine. Belisle is also author of Our Daily Tread, written after the death of her friend and classmate Hanley Denning ’92, founder […]

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Death of McDreamy: Patrick Dempsey’s Bowdoin Grad Character at Heart of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Shocker

The “Grey’s Anatomy” character Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey H’13, was a Bowdoin graduate.

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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Obama’s Executive Actions in ‘USA Today’

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government and scholar of the presidency, is quoted in the recent USA Today article, “Obama’s Executive Action Rollouts Increasing in Pace.”


Anthony Doerr ’95, David Kertzer Win Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s crop of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors includes an alumnus and a former faculty member.


Book by Bowdoin’s Ghodsee on Freeman Dyson’s Night Stand (New York Times)

In an interview with The New York Times for its Sunday Book Review, physicist, mathematician and author Freeman Dyson shares a list of the books he’s currently reading. Among those on his nightstand is The Left Side of History, a book by Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Kristen Ghodsee on the roles of Communist ideology and […]