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Professor Killeen’s ‘Babette’s Feast’ Garners Rave Reviews in NYC

A “lush theatrical celebration of generosity and communal healing,” wrote one reviewer. “Wrapped in resplendent generosity, it’s a gift that feels undeserved and unexpected,” wrote another.

Bowdoin’s Mike Franz In Demand and On the Air Regarding Historic and Controversial Election Issues

A historic democratic experiment before Maine primary voters and an allegation of money laundering facing the Maine Democratic Party prompted news outlets to seek insight from Professor of Government Mike Franz.

Tyler Micoleau ’91 Wins Tony Award for Stage Lighting on ‘The Band’s Visit’

On his Broadway debut, Micoleau has picked up a prestigious Tony Award for his work on the hit musical The Band’s Visit, which picked up a total of ten awards.

Does Moscow Garbage Crisis Represent the Biggest Threat to Putin?

Garbage is piling up in landfills around Moscow, writes government professor Laura Henry in “The Conversation,” and the resulting pollution has led to a wave of citizen protests “that potentially poses a greater challenge to Putin’s government than pro-democracy activism.”

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Discusses ‘Shades of Nixon’ in Trump’s Pardon Claim

Claims by President Donald Trump that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself brought to mind for many the words of President Nixon: : “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” However, writes government professor Andrew Rudalevige, this argument runs up against “a key founding principle” of the Constitution.

Bowdoin Grads Produce Documentary on South African Comedians

Hannah Rafkin and Meg Robbins, both class of 2017, examine how black South African comedians are using their mother tongue, rather than English, to win over their audiences and tackle important issues.

Kudos for Winemaker Jim Anderson ’88

Anderson has been awarded a “perfect 100” by Wine Enthusiast magazine for one of his pinot noirs. He is cofounder and winemaker at Patricia Green Cellars in Oregon.

Tyler Micoleau ’91 Nominated for Tony Award

Micoleau received his nomination on his lighting work on The Band’s Visit—his first Broadway musical after twenty-five years working on the New York stage. The show, a musical about a group of Egyptian musicians who mistakenly arrive at a small town in the Israeli desert, received eleven Tony nominations.