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Why You Should Not Miss Museum of Art’s ‘Why Draw?’ Exhibition (Boston Globe)

In a recent review of the Museum’s current exhibition “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College,” the Boston Globe observes that the more than 150 works in the show reveal both the intimacy and immediacy of drawings and watercolors.

Podcast Revisits Outspoken Gay Rights Journalist Tom Cassidy ’72

“CNN business anchor Tom Cassidy kept his private life separate from his public life. Three decades ago he had to. But then he was diagnosed with AIDS.” So begins the introduction of a 1990 podcast on Tom Cassidy ’72, who bequeathed money to Bowdoin for a lectureship that brings prominent reporters to campus each year. Cassidy died in 1991 at age 41.

Admissions Dean Whitney Soule and Praise Hall ’20 on How ‘Fly-in’ Programs Make Campus Visits Accessible in U.S. News & World Report

Whitney Soule, Bowdoin’s dean of admissions and financial aid, and Praise Hall ’20 spoke with U.S. News & World Report for an article about college programs “that pay for high-achieving high school seniors – who are usually low-income, first-generation or students of color – to visit campus, give teens who can’t afford to travel out of state for a college tour the opportunity to try the college experience.”

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Edvertising: Jessen on the Growth of Advertising and Marketing in Schools (Have You Heard)

Sarah Butler Jessen, visiting assistant professor of education, was a guest on the podcast Have You Heard, during which she shared insight into her research into the practice of school marketing.

Purple Media Plunge Project Attracts Media Attention of Its Own

Bowdoin’s Purple Media Plunge Project, a month-long challenge in which students stray from their comfortable news sites — where they can reliably read articles with a liberal or conservative bent — and instead make an effort to read news from the other side, finds itself in the news. WCSH’s Caroline Cornish interviewed Daniel O’Berry ’17, Justin Pearson ’17 and Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good
 Associate Director Tom Ancona for their perspective on how reading news headlines from the left and right affects views on politics and the media.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 on Freedom of the Press

On the heels of her visit to campus last week, journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12, senior legal and investigative correspondent at NBC News, appeared on 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017.

Rothschild: Moral Outrage Can Be Self-Serving

In a paper he recently co-authored, Rothschild argues that the anger sparked by moral outrage can sometimes be motivated by self-interest rather than a genuine concern for others.

The Answer is Always Bowdoin College, Except on ‘Jeopardy!’ When It’s the Question

Bowdoin College got a shout-out on Jeopardy! March 1, 2017, when the popular game show featured the College as the correct response to an answer in the category A Small College.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

Two faculty members and eleven students were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2016, making Bowdoin one of the top Fulbright producing institutions of the year.

Bowdoin Curling Team a Stone-Cold Hit on the Ice

Momentum has been building within Bowdoin’s curling team. Over the past four years its membership has grown from just five players to nearly twenty. The WCSH newsmagazine 207 visited Watson Arena to catch the team in action and capture the energy behind the quirky sport.

Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 Warns of 21st Century Security Risks

Pope warned of the dangers of abandoning established international alliances and drifting towards a policy of ‘America-first’-style isolationism.

Rudalevige on Reining In Presidential Power — And Its Consequences

Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige writes in the political science blog Monkey Cage, “Inside the shiny ‘stick it to Obama’ wrapping paper is an attack on executive branch autonomy.”

Remembering Helen Spaulding, Descendant of Bowdoin’s Founder

A descendant of James Bowdoin II, the second governor of Massachusetts and the man for whom the College is named, and part of the Kennedys’ bridal party in 1953, Helen Spaulding led a fascinating life—and that’s just the beginning.

‘Audubon’s Canadian Epiphany’: A Review of Peter Logan ’75’s Biography of John James Audubon

Peter Logan ’75 focuses on John James Audubon’s Labrador period in his biography, “Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery in Labrador.” Read about what The Weekly Standard calls “Audubon’s Canadian epiphany” in its review.

On The Air: Bowdoin Students and Professor Rudalevige Participate in Election Coverage

As election results were reported Tuesday night, nearly a dozen Bowdoin students were part of the action on WGME/CBS 13.

‘This is a Portrait’ Exhibition Described as ‘Witty, Ironic and Excellent’ (Portland Press Herald)

The exhibition is described as “an excellent launching point for thinking about how art works.”

Arctic Lessons Aboard the Schooner Bowdoin

In advance of the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, Maine, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for the Arctic, boarded the Schooner Bowdoin for a first-hand look at the historic vessel and an afternoon on Casco Bay.