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Bowdoin Library Offers Feast of Old Cookery Books in New Exhibit (Portland Press Herald/ Bangor Daily News)

Writer Meredith Goad for the Portland Press Herald finds much to be excited about in Bowdoin’s new collection of antique cookery books that were printed between 1772 and the 1960s. The 700 books in the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery, donated to the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives in the […]

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Rudalevige: Key Questions Supreme Court Must Consider on Obama’s Immigration initiative (Monkey Cage blog)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case assessing the legality of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama in November 2014. Obama wants to make it easier for as many as 5.5 million people living in the US illegally to stay and work. Does immigration law give him the power to do this? […]

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Rudalevige: Obama’s Gun Measures Feed “Government Distrust Narrative.” (US News and World Report)

Featuring in an article by U.S. News and World Report, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige says gun lobbyists fear President Obama’s executive action on firearms ownership is an attack on their domestic freedoms. Such is the deep dislike that conservatives have for the president, he says, that even Obama’s “modest” gun control […]

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Students Tackle Poverty, Human Trafficking, Other Issues in Alternative Winter Break

“Alternative Winter Breaks are unique because they allow us to really see the kinds of work we can be doing outside of school. It makes the ideas that we talk about at Bowdoin concrete and not so abstract.”

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Activist DeRay Mckesson ’07 Talks MLK, White Privilege on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Activist DeRay Mckesson ’07 was a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Jan. 18, when he spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and Campaign Zero, a platform that looks to end police violence through changes in union contracts and department policies.

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Mohammad Irfan Shares Insight on Historic Internet Security Summit

Computer science professor Mohammad Irfan hails the recent Silicon Valley summit as ‘historic’ event in tackling growing online threat posed by terror groups like Islamic State

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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Reflects on 2016 State of the Union (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige offers “four takeaways” from President Obama’s State of the Union address delivered January 12, 2016.

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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Discusses Obama’s Legacy on MPBN Radio

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige joins other political commentators to analyze President Obama’s possible legacy

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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Asks How Effective Obama’s Gun Control Action Will Be

In a piece for the Washington Post political science blog The Monkey Cage, Andrew Rudalevige says Obama’s action is far less aggressive than his critics charge.

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Doug Henry ’80 and the Birthplace of the Bloody Mary on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Harry’s New York Bar in Paris has a few distinctions; it was indeed an American bar that was dismantled and shipped to France more than 100 years ago. It is also said to be the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. And it’s where CBS Sunday Morning captured Doug Henry ’80 proudly proclaiming “I went to […]


Remembering ‘Boston Globe’ Chess Columnist Harold Dondis ’43

The Boston Globe pays tribute to its longtime chess columnist Harold Dondis ’43, who died of a heart attack December 10, 2015, while playing the game he loved at the Boylston Chess Club in Cambridge. Dondis was 93. A lawyer associated with the Boston firm Rich May for 70 years, Dondis was an avid chess […]

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Stephen Morris Analyzes the Interest Rate Hike

Like most people, Bowdoin Assistant Professor of Economics Stephen D. Morris was not surprised by the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike December 16, 2015. “If anything,” he says it’s “surprising the hike – or ‘lift off’ as it’s known — didn’t come sooner.” That’s because the Fed’s Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates, “has […]


Bowdoin’s Palopoli Finds Promising Way to Study Human Evolution, with Mites

Microscopic face mites that live deep in our hair follicles and sweat glands contain information on where our ancestors came from, according to a new study by first author Michael Palopoli, an associate professor of biology at Bowdoin


Museum of Art’s Alex Katz Portrait Depicts Artistic Friendship in Boston Globe

Alex Katz’s portrait of his friend, poet and dance critic Edwin Denby, part of the Bowdoin Museum of Art collection, is highlighted in the Boston Globe.

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Museum of Art’s ‘Earth Matters’ Reviewed in Boston Globe

Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee notes the “powerful objects and thoughtful provocations” in the Museum of Art’s “Earth Matters” exhibition.

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A Campus Debate About Anonymous Speech

To hear from students, staff and faculty about the role of anonymous speech at Bowdoin and more widely in the world, the McKeen Center for the Common Good held a conversation last Friday about whether postulating without outing oneself has a place in civil discourse. Professor of Anthropology Sarah Dickey and Assistant Professor of Government and Legal Studies Jeff Selinger moderated the discussion.


150 Years Later: Commemorating Ratification of the 13th Amendment

On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude. In observation of the occasion’s sesquicentennial, a student-organized discussion was held in Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center Sunday.

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Hannah Miller ’17 Talks Climate Change on ‘The CBS Evening News’

Hannah Miller ’17, studying the retreat of glaciers in Norway, talks about the science of climate change on ‘The CBS Evening News.’

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Rudalevige on Question of Bombing ISIS: Ask Congress First — In WashPost Blog Monkey Cage

The attacks in Paris November 13, 2015, by the Islamic State (or ISIS, ISIL, or of late, Daesh) have escalated the debate over whether to take military action — and whose call that would be.

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The History and Renovation of Bowdoin’s Harriet Beecher Stowe House on WCSH’s ‘207’

Tess Chakkalakal, associate professor of English and Africana Studies, shares her insight into the history of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which the College has recently renovated with the help of historic preservationist Nancy Barba.