Bowdoin’s LaVigne Awarded Research Funds to Lead Study of Gulf of Maine Acidity

The project is sharing in a near-million dollar grant to study Maine’s coastline and ocean. The funds were awarded by the Maine Sea Grant College Program.

Student Research: Turning a Love of ‘Star Wars’ into a Critical Examination of Gender

Sydney Benjamin ’19 is, of course, re-watching the films, but her conclusions are also informed by film criticism, gender theory, interviews, and critical essays that examine the role of religion and philosophy in Star Wars. And while the pool of research on gender in Star Wars is limited, some of the most surprising conclusions Benjamin has come to are about male friendships.

‘The Secret Story of a Terrible Love:’ A Love Story Masquerading as a Crime Novel

Prof. Nadia Celis’s research casts a new light on Gabriel García Márquez’s classic crime novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold. She’s planning a collaboration with the Theater and Dance department to tell the story.

Three Things Sara Dickey Wants You To Know about Her Latest Book ‘Living Class in Urban India’ — And the Cool Honor It Just Received

Professor of Anthropology Sara Dickey’s latest book, Living Class in Urban India, has been honored by the Association for Asian Studies.

‘What Matters’ Campus Conversation Tackles #MeToo Debate

Students debated the pros and cons of a “call-out culture,” where perpetrators of sexual are publicly identified. Some also said the #MeToo movement has demonstrated the need for better sex education. “If more people were comfortable talking about sex, this may lead to less assault,” remarked one.

Looking at Art, and Considering Gender

The programs have given Bowdoin students the opportunity to try and make sense of this moment of cultural reckoning and to participate, albeit on a relatively small scale, in a national conversation.

Solo Show by Artist Rachel Lee Zheng ’16 Opens in NYC

A solo exhibition by Rachel Lee Zheng, who graduated in 2016, opened on Feb. 10 at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Bowdoin’s Franz Part of Lauded Campaign Finance Report

Bipartisan Policy Center report cites data from the Wesleyan Media Project, a collaborative venture involving Bowdoin government professor Michael Franz, which tracks and analyzes political ad spending.