In the News

Rudalevige on Why Trump May Want Congress to Pass New AUMF

There are several reasons why the Trump administration may wish Congress to pass a new updated version of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, writes Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige in The Washington Post.

Hari Kondabalu’s Apu Documentary Highlights Racial Stereotyping

A documentary film by comedian Hari Kondabul ’04 explores how one of the world’s most popular television shows has helped stereotype south Asian people.

Going to War: Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on How AUMF Could Be Updated

The problem is figuring out exactly what a new AUMF would look like. “Some in Congress want to simply empower the president. Others want to limit his autonomy,” writes Rudalevige in The Washington Post.

Reed Hastings ’83 Committed to Higher Ed Reform ‘Beyond Scholarships’

As well as helping low income students get into college, Hastings is also focused on helping them graduate, as evidenced by his recent $5 million gift to Bowdoin.

‘Teen Vogue’ Examines Value of Being a Test-Optional College

Bowdoin College, test-optional since 1969, was the first in the US not to require SAT scores as part of its application. “Now our applicant pool comes from all over the world,” Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule told Teen Vogue. “We have more diversity of all kinds — geographic, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic.” 

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Trump’s Electoral Setback

Political science professor tells US News & World it’s tough to predict, but recent electoral setbacks may signal start of midterm slump for President Trump.

Cardiologist Ted Frank ’86 to Run Five Marathons in Five Days

The Charlotte, NC-based doctor is raising money to help patients who need transplants and to raise awareness of the issue. He will be joined for part of the runs by his sister and niece, who are also Bowdoin Colleges graduates.

With Trump in Asia, Bowdoin’s Babson Cautiously Optimistic on North Korea

Babson, a former World Bank economist with extensive experience in Asia, was a recent guest on Maine Public Radio’s daily call-in program ‘Maine Calling,’ to discuss the issues facing Trump on his Asia trip.