In the News

Bowdoin Ranks High for Number of Fulbright Students

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 20 Bowdoin students received Fulbright fellowships, making the College the number two top producer of Fulbright fellows for bachelor’s institutions.

Nordic Skier Jake Adicoff ’18 Will Compete in 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympics

Jake Adicoff ’18 has been named to the men’s US Paralympics Nordic ski team and will compete in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games from March 9-18. 

Why Boko Haram Insurgents are ‘Slave Raiders,’ and What Can Be Done About It

People in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria commonly refer to the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram as “slave raiders,” Professor of Anthropology Scott MacEachern explains in The Washington Post. “There’s good reason to use that term,” he continues. “In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s raids for ‘wives’ parallel the slave raids of a century ago.”

Bowdoin’s Franz Part of Lauded Campaign Finance Report

Bipartisan Policy Center report cites data from the Wesleyan Media Project, a collaborative venture involving Bowdoin government professor Michael Franz, which tracks and analyzes political ad spending.

Rudalevige on Whether President Trump Has the Authority to Extend the DACA Deadline

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige weighs in on debate over whether President Trump has the legal authority to extend the Obama-era immigration program, due to expire on March 5.

‘Love and Information’ Promises ‘Unique Theatrical Experience’

Next month the Department of Theater and Dance will be staging Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information, an “innovative production… infused with media and technology,” writes the Sun Journal.

Maine Public Radio: North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un Not Acting Irrationally, say Bowdoin Faculty Members

Rebecca Gibbons and Bradley Babson from the government faculty discuss the Korea situation on Maine Public Radio.

Bowdoin Adapts to a Changing Population

Bowdoin sophomore Praise Hall is a “first-generation, low-income student of color, the type of student who used to be an anomaly on the white, middle-class campuses of New England’s many colleges. But increasingly, people like her are becoming a more common presence,” reports the Boston Globe in a an article on why colleges must respond to changing demographics.