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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 […]

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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.

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Karen 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.

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‘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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bowdoin, Tuck Collaborate on Financial Accounting Course (EducationDive)

Bowdoin’s new collaboration with Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School is featured as one of “7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces” on EducationDive.

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

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.

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

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.”

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

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 […]