Library’s Ramp Gallery Goes Under the Microscope

The Ramp Gallery in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, which lies along a ramp on the library’s bottom floor, has a new student show of large-print microscopic images.

The Best Meatball at Bowdoin

Thorne Dining Hall might have been, briefly, the meatball center of the world Thursday evening, when the Polar Chef Competition took place. This year, the annual cooking competition featured three student teams (all dining hall employees) vying for tastiest meatball.

Bowdoin Students Present Research at Hawaii Ocean Conference

Three Bowdoin students have been in Hawaii this week presenting their honors and independent study research at an ocean sciences conference in Honolulu.

A Conversation with AIDS Activist Peter Staley and Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11

AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother, Barclays CEO and Bowdoin College Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 are at the heart of two upcoming events around the history and prevention of AIDS.

The Answer is Always Bowdoin College, Except on ‘Jeopardy!’ When It’s the Question

Bowdoin College got a shout-out on Jeopardy! March 1, 2017, when the popular game show featured the College as the correct response to an answer in the category A Small College.

‘Wild Women Adventures’ — From Leather Work to Climbing Walls

Each year, the Bowdoin Outing Club works with the Women’s Resource Center to come up with expedition ideas that might appeal to women a tad skeptical about rugged outdoor adventures. Or to women who want to try something new.

Bowdoin Environmental Scientists On Impact of Riverflow into the Gulf of Maine

Project studying the flow of carbon from rivers into the Gulf of Maine involves three Bowdoin faculty members.

Mills Named to Senior Post at UMass Boston

Barry Mills, who served as Bowdoin’s fourteenth president from 2001 to 2015, has been named deputy chancellor and chief operating officer of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston, where he will oversee the academic and research program and campus operations, and will work with Chancellor J. Keith Motley on developing and refining long-term strategy for the […]

Raisa Tolchinsky ’17 Offers New Student Writing Group to Spur Reflection

“I thought it would be really nice to have a space where people could do creative journaling in a no-pressure way to reflect on their week. Because I know for me, if things are really rough, writing is a super helpful way to figure some things out.”

Annual Hacks’ Hackathon Generates Flurry of Innovations

Smith Union was filled with techies last weekend who were participating in the third annual CBBHacks Hackathon, the largest student hackathon in Maine.

New Public Health Course Meets Rising Student Demand

Responding to increasing interest in public health by students—who see it as a potential career, a way to practice the common good, and an interesting field of study—Bowdoin is offering a new course this semester called Public Health and the Liberal Arts.

Four Alumni in Affordable Housing Describe Their Efforts to Shelter People

The McKeen Center for the Common Good recently hosted a panel of four alumni who are providing affordable housing in Maine and beyond. The four guests work for a social services agency, a law firm, a nonprofit affordable housing investment fund, and a nonprofit affordable housing developer. They answered a range of questions, from addressing the nitty gritty of their jobs to speaking about the entrenched social inequalities, market realities, and political inaction that can lead to homelessness.

Bowdoin Uncorks Alumni Wine at Oak Glen Reserve in Sonoma

Bowdoin uncorks alumni wine at Oak Glen Reserve in California’s Wine Country.

Bowdoin Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges

The Peace Corps has announced that Bowdoin College ranked No. 13 among small schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 10 Bowdoin alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Professor Chiang Recalls Japanese-American Incarceration Camps

Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Connie Chiang recently spoke at the Center for Multicultural life about the history of Japanese American incarceration in relation to President Trump’s travel ban.

"Green Breaker," 1913, oil on panel by George Bellows, American, 1882-1925. Gift of Remak Ramsay. Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Museum Acquires Monhegan Seascape by George Bellows

The Museum announces the acquisition of George Bellow’s “Green Breaker,” an oil on panel that the artist created on Maine’s Monhegan Island in 1913

Sarah Freshnock, Class of 2017

Interview with Sarah Freshnock, ’17, Student Curator of Upcoming Museum Exhibition

Sarah Freshnock ’17 studies art history and visual arts at Bowdoin. Working with Professor Dana Byrd, Sarah curated Urban Impressions: New York City in Prints, 1900-1940, which will open on March 30, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Installation view of the exhibition "Modern Medieval..." at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

“Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints” opens at the Museum

“Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints” juxtaposes early twentieth-century German prints with late-medieval objects and will be on view through June 4, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Dave Fogler ’90 on ‘Visual Effects in Film – Art, Craft, and (Sometimes) Bad Movies’

“The most fun thing about what I do is that when projects are beginning, there’s a moment when there are so many questions to answer, and quite often you’re asked to do things that you don’t know how to do.”

Slideshow: All Dressed Up for Ebony Ball 2017

Each year, the African American Society at Bowdoin holds its campus-wide Ebony Ball, usually on the same weekend as the Oscars. Now a tradition dating back more than 20 years, students party and dance in Moulton Union until early morning.