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Rudalevige on Monkey Cage: Pros and Cons of Political Participation

Writing in the Washington Post’s political science blog, Rudalevige explains why America is a such a politically active nation and asks: What are the risks?

Media Blitz: Bowdoin’s Dorn and Book on History of Higher Ed on TV, Radio and in Print

Charles Dorn, professor of education and associate dean for academic affairs, has been sharing insight gleaned during the research and writing of his new book, “For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America” (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Prof. David Thomson ’08: History Shows the Dangers of a US Debt Default (Washington Post)

Events from the 1840s “offer a clear warning that default ought to be avoided at all costs, lest the United States trigger a global recession entirely of its own making.”

Photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 Dedicates Work to ‘Unsung’ Museum Security Guards

Renowned photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 has donated a piece of artwork to the Manhattan gallery where he used to work as a night watchman, and dedicated it to the security guards who still work there.

Economics Prof Offers Insight Into Labor Day Sales (WalletHub)

Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone shared his thoughts about the strategies behind retailers’ sales. Stores often mark down the goods most in demand this time of year, like school supplies.

President Rose on ‘Why We Need the Liberal Arts Now More Than Ever’ in TIME

A piece by President Clayton Rose, adapted from his welcome to the Class of 2021, August 26, 2017, and from remarks delivered at Bowdoin’s 216th Convocation ceremony August 29, has been published online by TIME.

Newspaper Publisher Alan Baker ’51 to Enter Hall of Fame

The publisher and owner of “The Ellsworth American” and the “Mount Desert Islander”—is being inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in October.

Bowdoin Opens Academic Year with 216th Convocation Ceremony

The College’s annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of its 216th academic year, was held August 29, 2017, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. In his “Opening of the College” address, President Clayton S. Rose took the opportunity to reinforce the virtues of a liberal arts education