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Bowdoin Senior ‘Gleans’ Surplus Farm Produce to Help Feed the Hungry (Forecaster)

Shannon McCabe has spent the summer working on a fellowship program that redirects surplus farm produce to food pantries.

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Washington Post: Rudalevige on Trump and the Expanding Power of the Presidency

Andrew Rudalevige shares his insight on the role of expanded powers in a Trump presidency.

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Fortune Magazine: Trustee Jes Staley ’79 Half of ‘AIDS Activist and Banker’ Duo

Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, and his brother, LGBT and AIDS activist Peter Staley, share their personal and intertwined story involving what Fortune calls their “parallel and extraordinary journeys to leadership.”

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Bowdoin’s MacEachern on Link Between Colonialism and Famine on NPR

Responding to a study recently released by Northwestern University, Scott MacEachern said Britain’s nineteenth century colonization of the Gold Coast was likely a factor in hastening food insecurity in Ghana’s Banda district.

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Wall Street Journal: Museum of Art Portrait Exhibition a ‘Valuable Learning Experience’

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition ‘This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today’ comprising more than sixty abstract, symbolic, and conceptual portraits is a “valuable learning experience,” according to a review in The Wall Street Journal.

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A Day in the Life: Yahoo Finance Editor Andy Serwer ’81 Shares How He Gets It Done

Trustee Andy Serwer ’81, Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief, shares a page out of his calendar — one chock-full of the kind of mover-and-shaker meetings it takes to produce 150 articles, videos and live-streams a week.

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Rael on What’s Right and What’s Wrong in Civil War Film ‘The Free State of Jones’

Professor of History Patrick Rael delves into the recently released film ‘The Free State of Jones’ with an essay in ‘Muster’ that examines where it fits in the broader Civil War film tradition.

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Collaborative Initiative Studies How to Aid Recovery of Maine’s Coastal Fisheries

Helping sea run fish gain better river access could be the key to helping Maine’s coastal groundfishing industry recover.

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Rudalevige on What Might Be ‘New Normal’ Under Trump

One of the notable aspects of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been what The Christian Science Monitor refers to as “the way the blustery billionaire keeps promising to do things that are likely beyond the limits of presidential authority set by the Constitution of the United States.” Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of […]


Rudalevige on ‘Obama-Clinton’ Tag Team in ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Tapped to share insight into what U.S. News & World Report calls “the alliance between the president and his would-be successor,” Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, weighs-in on what he says may be an unprecedented move by Hillary Clinton.

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‘Shrink It or Pink It’: Bowdoin’s Scanlon Talks ‘For Her’ Marketing in ‘Washington Post’

Jennifer Scanlon, professor of gender and women’s studies and interim dean for academic affairs, was tapped by The Washington Post for her insight on the history of marketing’s attempts to make products attractive to women.


Rudalevige Discusses Trump, Potential Conflicts of Interest on NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’

Rudalevige said the type of assets Trump possesses could make it difficult for him to avoid a conflict of interest if he becomes president

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Former Defense Secretary William Cohen ’62, H’75 Joins BBC News (Adweek)

Former US Secretary of Defense Secretary William Cohen ’62, H’75 has been tapped by BBC News to serve as a world affairs analyst on its broadcasts, including the Washington-based “BBC World News America.”

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Ben York ’19 is Helping to Change the Way We Think about Autism

Ben York ’19 who is autistic, gives a voice—profoundly hilarious and insightful one, at that—to those who are unable to articulate what it means to have autism.


The Washington Post Remembers ‘Pink Panther’ Actor Burt Kwouk ’53

Burt Kwouk ’53, a British character actor of Asian descent best remembered for his role as Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther movies, died May 24, according to The Washington Post. Kwouk was born in England but grew up in Shanghai before studying at Bowdoin, where he earned a degree in government. After graduation […]

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Yarbrough Talks Roosevelt vs. Trump on Howie Carr Show

Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences and author of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2014), talks about comparisons between Roosevelt and Donald Trump on the syndicated radio program The Howie Carr Show.

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Rael Discusses 14th Amendment on MPBN Radio’s Maine Calling

Bowdoin history professor Patrick Rael shared his thoughts on the 14th amendment on MPBN Radio’s call-in program Maine Calling

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Rare Ancient Portrait Acquired by Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its esteemed collections.

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Selinger Writes of ‘Political Danger’ in Washington Post’s ‘Monkey Cage’

Assistant Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger writes of politicians’ use of the word “danger”—and what their descriptions say about the stability of our political institution.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House Receives National Distinction, Dedicates New ‘Harriet’s Writing Room’ May 9

The College-owned Harriet Beecher Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark, adds new chapters to its story with a significant national distinction and the opening of a public space.