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Rudalevige on Obama’s ‘Executive Orders By Another Name’ in USA Today

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Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Bracket Reed Professor of Government, speaks to President Obama’s use of what’s known as the presidential memorandum in a USA Today article that looks at how this mechanism fits into the realm of executive actions.

MacMillan’s Model T Snowmobile Resurfaces in Labrador (New York Times)

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The New York Times details how the first snowmobile in Labrador was a repurposed 1927 Model T, brought there aboard the schooner Bowdoin by none other than Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898).

Arctic Museum’s ‘Crocker Land Expedition’ Exhibition in the Media


The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum exhibition A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917 is featured in the Live Science article, “‘Failed’ Arctic Expedition Celebrated on 100th Anniversary,” which led to an interview on the CBC Radio national current events show, As It Happens, carried across the U.S. by many PBS stations.

Rudalevige on What’s Next for the Democratic Party in ‘New York Daily News’


Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Bracket Reed Professor of Government, weighs in on the rising stars in national politics in The New York Daily News article, “Hillary Clinton Could Be Democrats’ Sole Star after Midterm Elections Brought GOP Takeover.”

Big Helping: Bowdoin’s Tatham Drives Anti-Hunger Program for Local Students

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A hunger-prevention program that Budget and Planning Analyst Jamie Tatham helped develop last year today provides 250 local children with food over the weekend.

Rudalevige on Presidential Powers (Vox)

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Bracket Reed Professor of Government, was tapped as a resource for the Vox piece, “How Barack Obama is Expanding Presidential Power — And What It Means for the Future.” The article points out that President Obama has continued many of President George W. Bush’s most controversial programs — but those actions, like […]

Bowdoin Economist: New Football Playoff Lacks Suspense (Boston Globe)

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A Boston Globe columnist included Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone in a recent round-up of “surprising results from the social sciences.”

Bowdoin Biologist Talks Sea Creatures on Radio Show

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Bowdoin’s Janet Gannon joins a panelist of marine experts on public radio August 26 to speak about sea life in Maine and the shifting ocean ecosystem.

Rudalevige on Obama’s ‘Un-vacation Vacation’ in NY Daily News

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Andrew Rudalevige is everywhere these days. Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government has been tapped for insight and quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and most recently, The New York Daily News.

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Weighs in on Obama’s Use of Executive Power in NY Times

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In a Monday New York Times article, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, criticizes President Obama’s wield of unilateral power to advance his policy agenda. “The executive branch is not really set up to be a deliberative body like the Congress is,” Rudalevige told the paper. “The process is certainly stacked toward the policy preferences of the […]

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen ’62 Among NCAA’s Celebrated Student-Athletes

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The NCAA is celebrating former student-athletes with the launch of “NCAA After the Game,” a compilation of stories that recognize the accomplishments scored after their playing days.

Rudalevige on Presidential Term Limits (Washington Post)

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Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Bracket Reed Professor of Government, has been in demand of late — appearing in Washington Post blogs left and right.

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige: ‘Executive Directives — and Misdirection’ (Washington Post)

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Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Bracket Reed Professor of Government, sheds some light on the matter of the U.S. House of Representative suing President Barack Obama over the alleged abuse of executive powers.

Elena Schaef ’16 Mobilizes Art to Reach Disadvantaged Students

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It’s always evident when the ArtVan comes to town: it’s a 12-passenger van splashed with multicolored designs over every visible surface, filled to the brim with art supplies — and you can spot Elena Schaef ’16 behind the wheel.

Reviews and Media Coverage for ‘Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective’

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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective, called “an exciting and important exhibition,” has earned rave reviews and mentions in local and national publications. The show, comprising more than 100 works, runs through October 19, 2014.

Frogpocalypse: Bowdoin’s Wheelwright on Mysterious Frog Die-off (NBC News)

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Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, and chair of the Biology Department, documents what “was like a nuclear detonation” in his backyard pond when more than 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died within a day.

Novel by Bowdoin’s Faverón Patriau Lauded by New York Times


A “delightfully macabre” neo-gothic psychological thriller, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel The Antiquarian is “intelligently conceived and well executed,” according to the New York Times.

One on One: Paul Miller ’92 aka DJ Spooky and Deepak Chopra

Multimedia artist Paul Miller ’92, aka DJ Spooky, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first artist-in-residence, founder of Origin magazine, and professor of music at the European Graduate School, sat down with Deepak Chopra, renowned physician, and alternative medicine and New Age guru, for a One World conversation on Newswire.

Potholm on Maine’s ‘Worrisome’ Three-Way Governor’s Race in Wall Street Journal

In a state where bumper stickers reading “61%: We did not vote for Paul LePage” are commonplace, it’s no surprise that a potential repeat of the same kind of three-way race that ushered in Maine’s controversial governor is garnering some concern among voters. Independent Eliot Cutler is again campaigning, and will again, many democrats fear, […]

John Lockwood ’01 Joins Winemakers to Watch List (San Francisco Chronicle)

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A Washington, D.C., native, John Lockwood ’01 moved west after graduating from Bowdoin 2001. Four years later, winemaker David Mahaffey happened into the Oakland, California, wood shop where he was working and began a conversation that ended with Lockwood’s moving north and working in wine country.