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Rudalevige on the 2016 CNN Presidential Debate (Politico)

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, is one of “18 political insiders” chosen by Politico to weighs-in on the performance of the Republican candidates in CNN’s presidential debate.

Irfan Shares Expertise on Careers and Coding on MPBN

Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies and Computer Science Mohammad Irfan was on MPBN’s Maine Calling program earlier this week talking about what he knows best: coding.

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Tracy Shirey ’14’s Honors Thesis Provides Context for Racial Inequality (Des Moines Register)

The honors project of Tracy Shirey ’14 has been written up in the Des Moines Register, in the first story of a new series called “Black Iowa, Still Unequal?”

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‘Couch-to-5K’ Gets Early Morning TV Start

Couch-to-5K, the fitness program that’s been motivating dozens of faculty and staffers to get up and get moving, got an early jump start Wednesday when WCSH6 Morning Report anchor Lee Nelson P’19 brought the program to the show’s viewers through a series of live reports throughout the broadcast.

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‘American Artists Look at the Night': Museum of Art’s ‘Night Vision’ in The Wall Street Journal

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, with works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth, has attracted the attention of The Wall Street Journal, which provides an overview that includes an interview with Museum of Art Curator Joachim Homann.

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‘What is Bowdoin?’ is The Question to a ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer — Again

That sound you heard the evening of June 9, 2015, was that of Polar Bears across the land — screaming at their televisions during “Jeopardy.”

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Bowdoin Partners with Chegg to Replace Campus Textbook Center and Help Students Save Money

In a move to improve textbook affordability for students, Bowdoin has partnered with Chegg, The Student Hub, to replace the campus bookstore with an online version powered by Chegg.

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You Lie: Prof. Denery on The Deceit in Our Lives

Professor of History Dallas Denery yesterday joined a Duke University professor to discuss lying on the program On Point with Tom Ashbrook, which is carried on NPR stations across the country. The show was prompted by the release of a new documentary called (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies. Denery has just published a book, The […]

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Portrait of Leon A. Gorman ’56 Unveiled at L.L. Bean

Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, the former chairman of L.L. Bean, has been immortalized in the halls of the company founded by his grandfather, Leon Leonwood Bean.

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Syphers Talks with Fox Sports about Deflategate Report’s ‘Glaring Omission’

While Patriots Nation and football fans around the country take in the 243-page report detailing the investigation into Deflategate and its conclusion that it’s “more probable than not” that the New England Patriots deliberately released air from game balls, Professor of Physics Dale Syphers tells Fox Sports there’s a “glaring omission” in the research.


Deray Mckesson ’07 on 21st Century Activism in Jay Caspian King ’02 ‘New York Times Magazine’ Piece

Writer Jay Caspian Kang ’02 spent five months following social-media activists DeRay Mckesson ’07 and Johnetta Elzie to protests across the country for an article he wrote for The New York Times Magazine.

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Dr. Lisa Belisle ’92 on Living Well and Broadcasting It

Dr. Lisa Belisle ’92 wears many hats. She is a family physician practicing in Brunswick and Topsham, host of a radio program and podcast, and wellness editor for Maine Magazine and Old Port Magazine. Belisle is also author of Our Daily Tread, written after the death of her friend and classmate Hanley Denning ’92, founder […]

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Death of McDreamy: Patrick Dempsey’s Bowdoin Grad Character at Heart of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Shocker

The “Grey’s Anatomy” character Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey H’13, was a Bowdoin graduate.

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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Obama’s Executive Actions in ‘USA Today’

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government and scholar of the presidency, is quoted in the recent USA Today article, “Obama’s Executive Action Rollouts Increasing in Pace.”


Anthony Doerr ’95, David Kertzer Win Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s crop of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors includes an alumnus and a former faculty member.


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 Gordon 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.