In the News

Gorman feat

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.

Syphers feat

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.

Lisa Belisle feat

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 […]

Dempsey feat

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.

Rudalevige feat

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 […]

Barry feat

Praise for President Mills and Bowdoin for Increasing Access and Affordability

Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine highlights President Mills’ efforts to increase diversity, as well as access and affordability for low-income families.

Karen feat

Karen Gordon Mills: Post-Recession Future Bright for Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business School Senior Fellow Karen Mills, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, speaks with “Inc.” about entrepreneurship in a series of videos, including one in which she speaks of the College and the power of clusters, which she used to help Maine’s boat building industry.


DeRay McKesson ’07, Among Fortune’s ‘Greatest Leaders,’ To Speak on Campus April 2

DeRay Mckesson ’07 has been at the epicenter of the firestorm emanating from Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police there. With This Is The Moment, the award-winning online newsletter he co-founded, and his social media omnipresence, Mckesson earned a spot, along with the newsletter’s cofounder Johnetta Elzie, on Fortune‘s […]


English Professor’s Story Published in The New Yorker

A short story by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Sarah Braunstein has been published in the March 16 issue of the The New Yorker.

Marcos Lopez feat

‘Los Angeles Times’ Quotes Marcos Lopez on Farmworker Rights in Mexico

The Los Angeles Times taps Assistant Professor of Sociology Marcos Lopez for his insight for the article “Mexico Growers, Striking Farmworkers to Hold Direct Talks Amid Unease.”


‘New York Times’ Highlights Upcoming Museum of Art ‘Night Vision’ Exhibition

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art doesn’t open until June 27, but is already drawing attention from the likes of The New York Times, which includes the show in what it calls “a sampling of promising exhibitions around the country this spring.”

Former associate dean Wil Smith '00 and his daughter Olivia in Morrell Gym, June 2014.

Temple University Basketball Coach Accepts ‘Coach of the Year’ Award in Honor of Wil Smith ’00

Temple University Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy accepts “Coach of the Year” award in honor of Wil Smith ’00.

Energy Magazine Highlights Bowdoin’s Cogeneration System

As part of Bowdoin’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2020, a cogeneration system was installed at its campus steam plant. This system was recently featured in District Energy magazine.

Dale Syphers_football

Bowdoin Physics Prof Runs ‘Deflategate’ Experiment (WCSH, Chronicle of Higher Education)

In response to the National Football League’s “Ballghazi” or “Deflategate” scandal, Professor of Physics Dale Syphers demonstrated for a local TV reporter how footballs can change pressure over the course of a game.

kenneth chenault sky magazine

Chenault ’73 Discusses Mobile Innovation, Being a Role Model, and More (Sky)

The January 2015 issue of Delta Sky Magazine contains a Q&A with Kenneth Chenault ’73, the chairman and CEO of American Express.

Scanlon Faludi feat

Scanlon and Faludi on Helen Gurley Brown and ‘Having It All’ in New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine features insight from Jennifer Scanlon and Susan Faludi in “The Complicated Origins of ‘Having It All,'” an article delving into Helen Gurley Brown’s book.

Barbara Elias CTV comp 560

Elias on the Peshawar School Attack (CTV)

Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias was invited by CTV News to share her knowledge of the Pakistani Taliban in the wake of the attack on a school in Peshawar that left 141 children dead.