News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin Celebrates Yellow Shirt Day

Donning yellow shirts has been a campus tradition since 2005, when an anti-gay rights advocate spoke at campus.

Storm-Lashed Bowdoin Pine Finds New Life as a Ship’s Mast

One of the pine trees uprooted on the Bowdoin campus during last October’s windstorm is set to become the main mast on the replica of an historic wooden sailing vessel.

Bowdoin in the Bay Area – A Conversation with The Willners ’06

Last June, when Charlotte ‘06 and Dave ’06 Willner learned that 2,000 children had been separated from their parents at the border by the ‘zero-tolerance immigration policy,’ they were moved to action and set out to raise $1,500 through Facebook to help one separated family.

Six Women Scientists Receive Prestigious External Grants in Spring Semester

Sizable grants were awarded to pursue research in the areas of biology, chemistry, oceanography, neuroscience, and anthropology. Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth McCormack said it’s been a banner year for the College.

Student’s Tree Swallow Research Reveals Clues into Their Decline

Research by Liam Taylor ’17 is contributing to the effort by scientists to understand why birds that hunt for insects in mid-air, such as swallows, are declining across North America.

Latin American Historian Allen Wells Reflects on Refugee Caravan, Career

Wells looks back on his forty-plus college teaching career and offers some thoughts on the current Central American refugee crisis. This Friday scholars from around the nation converge on the Bowdoin campus for a Latin American symposium celebrating the career of the Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History.

Homecoming 2018 Brings Alumni Together For a Maine Autumn

Hundreds of Bowdoin alumni, with family and friends, returned to campus for Homecoming weekend on Oct 4-6.

With Sugar and Algorithms, C.S. Students Make Fantabulous Cookies

Students in the class Computational Creativity held a bake sale Friday to raise money for the local food pantry and let people taste their algorithm-generated cookies.