In the News

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Edvertising: Jessen on the Growth of Advertising and Marketing in Schools (Have You Heard)

Sarah Butler Jessen, visiting assistant professor of education, was a guest on the podcast Have You Heard, during which she shared insight into her research into the practice of school marketing.

Purple Media Plunge Project Attracts Media Attention of Its Own

Bowdoin’s Purple Media Plunge Project, a month-long challenge in which students stray from their comfortable news sites — where they can reliably read articles with a liberal or conservative bent — and instead make an effort to read news from the other side, finds itself in the news. WCSH’s Caroline Cornish interviewed Daniel O’Berry ’17, Justin Pearson ’17 and Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good
 Associate Director Tom Ancona for their perspective on how reading news headlines from the left and right affects views on politics and the media.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 on Freedom of the Press

On the heels of her visit to campus last week, journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12, senior legal and investigative correspondent at NBC News, appeared on 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017.

Rothschild: Moral Outrage Can Be Self-Serving

In a paper he recently co-authored, Rothschild argues that the anger sparked by moral outrage can sometimes be motivated by self-interest rather than a genuine concern for others.

The Answer is Always Bowdoin College, Except on ‘Jeopardy!’ When It’s the Question

Bowdoin College got a shout-out on Jeopardy! March 1, 2017, when the popular game show featured the College as the correct response to an answer in the category A Small College.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

Two faculty members and eleven students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2016, making Bowdoin one of the top Fulbright producing institutions of the year.

Bowdoin Curling Team a Stone-Cold Hit on the Ice

Momentum has been building within Bowdoin’s curling team. Over the past four years its membership has grown from just five players to nearly twenty. The WCSH newsmagazine 207 visited Watson Arena to catch the team in action and capture the energy behind the quirky sport.

Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 Warns of 21st Century Security Risks

Pope warned of the dangers of abandoning established international alliances and drifting towards a policy of ‘America-first’-style isolationism.

Rudalevige on Reining In Presidential Power — And Its Consequences

Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige writes in the political science blog Monkey Cage, “Inside the shiny ‘stick it to Obama’ wrapping paper is an attack on executive branch autonomy.”

Remembering Helen Spaulding, Descendant of Bowdoin’s Founder

A descendant of James Bowdoin II, the second governor of Massachusetts and the man for whom the College is named, and part of the Kennedys’ bridal party in 1953, Helen Spaulding led a fascinating life—and that’s just the beginning.

‘Audubon’s Canadian Epiphany’: A Review of Peter Logan ’75’s Biography of John James Audubon

Peter Logan ’75 focuses on John James Audubon’s Labrador period in his biography, “Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery in Labrador.” Read about what The Weekly Standard calls “Audubon’s Canadian epiphany” in its review.

On The Air: Bowdoin Students and Professor Rudalevige Participate in Election Coverage

As election results were reported Tuesday night, nearly a dozen Bowdoin students were part of the action on WGME/CBS 13.

‘This is a Portrait’ Exhibition Described as ‘Witty, Ironic and Excellent’ (Portland Press Herald)

The exhibition is described as “an excellent launching point for thinking about how art works.”

Arctic Lessons Aboard the Schooner Bowdoin

In advance of the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, Maine, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for the Arctic, boarded the Schooner Bowdoin for a first-hand look at the historic vessel and an afternoon on Casco Bay.

Bowdoin’s Organic Garden ‘Opens Up the Mind’

When student interns learn how to grow vegetables and flowers in Bowdoin’s organic garden, they don’t just learn the basics of farming, they also learn what a freshly picked red pepper or tomato tastes like. “It opens up the mind,” garden supervisor Jeremy Tardif told the Bangor Daily News. Read the article, “On the farm at Bowdoin […]

The Shared History of Maine and the Arctic

In advance of the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine have written a piece for the State Department’s ‘Our Arctic Nation’ blog.

Remembering Edward Albee H’09’s Visits to Bowdoin

American playwright Edward Albee, who died Sept. 16, made a couple of memorable visits to Bowdoin in the last decade.