Students Answer ‘What Is Love?’ Query

In one of the pieces hanging in a new student-curated art show in Smith Union, two middle-aged people lean over a cake and a diminutive white-haired woman, helping to blow out three numbered candles, 1-0-1. In the accompanying text, photographer Samantha Hoegle ’17 explains that the man in the photo is her father, the woman her aunt, and the small woman […]

Artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09 Selected for Inclusion in Met Masterpiece Book

Acclaimed artist Stephen Hannock ’74, H’09, internationally known for his luminous and atmospheric landscape paintings, has been selected for inclusion in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings, a new volume that celebrates the greatest and most historically important paintings from the collections of the museum.

Opening April 19: Northern Clothing and Identity in the Spotlight at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

“Threads of Change: Clothing and Identity in the North” looks at how people in the Arctic have kept themselves warm and dry in the past and how they do so today. It also examines how, over the last 100 years or so, northern people have innovated and changed some aspects of their attire, while also retaining and wearing traditional clothes reflecting the styles of their ancestors.

ASB Students Reflect on Visits to Philly, Guatemala, Atlanta, S.F., ME., New Orleans

Perhaps as important as going on Alternative Spring Break trips is the reflection and analysis the students do on their experiences after they’ve returned home and to campus.

Daniel Castro Bonilla ’17 Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Senior Daniel Castro Bonilla has won a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese at the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, this summer. Bonilla, an Asian studies major, began to study Chinese in his first year at Bowdoin.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 on Freedom of the Press

On the heels of her visit to campus last week, journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12, senior legal and investigative correspondent at NBC News, appeared on 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

Two Maine Politicians Discuss State Issues — And Set an Example for Bipartisanship

Given the current political climate, the Maine Politics talk Monday night was perhaps most notable for the amount of bipartisan agreement and respectful cordiality shown by the two political guests and two student moderators.

Mariely Garcia ’17 Wins a Watson to Observe Medicine Around the World

Since she was a kid, Mariely Garcia has wanted to be a physician. And though she is still unsure in what area she will specialize, she is adamant about being a doctor who is sensitive to the unique lives and backgrounds of her patients, and to the sociological, economic, or cultural factors that may have […]

12 Seniors Present at National Chemistry Conference

Twelve students are attending the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, in San Francisco, to present the research they’re doing at Bowdoin.

Professors Delve into the ‘HerStory’ of Reproductive Rights in the US

For the final installment of “Herstory,” a month-long examination of “reproductive justice, resistance, and solidarity,” Assistant Professor of Government Maron Sorenson and Associate Professor of History David K. Hecht discussed laws surrounding public health and reproductive laws.

Network@1800: A Digital Humanities Perspective on European Cultural History

The sympomsium Network@1800: New Directions in German and European Cultural Studies brings together twenty-two scholars from across the US, Canada, and Germany to discuss new ways of looking at European cultural history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It’s being held April 6-8, 2017, with an opening lecture April 5. With funding from Bowdoin, the Federal Republic of Germany through the German […]

Student Art Overflows Lamarche Gallery at Annual Show

Each year, a foundation set up by the former Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon fraternity invites students to submit artwork to its wide-open art show for photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces.

After a Feast, Student Show Celebrates a Continent

This weekend, Africa Alliance hosted a couple of African-themed events, starting on Friday evening with “Tastes of Africa,” a feast of traditional dishes from many countries. On Saturday evening, April 1, the student group organized its second annual “Pan-African Fashion Show” in Kresge Auditorium, featuring music, dance, poetry, and fashion.

Cuba Weeks Brings Some Warmth to Smith Union

Last week Brunswick celebrated its relationship with the Cuban city of Trinidad with a series of events sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association.

Genderbread Cookies For Transgender Day of Visibility

One way students at Bowdoin mark Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31 is by decorating “genderbread” cookies.

Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and senior Olivia Atwood has been picked up by the People’s Improv Theater in New York City.

Campus-wide Media Project Targets Red/Blue News Divide

An experimental project on campus, starting Saturday, is encouraging students to stray from their comfortable news sites — where they can reliably read articles with a liberal or conservative bent — and to try reading news from the other side.

Oliver Otis Howard Papers: Mass Digitization Project Complete

A mammoth digitization project designed to enable public access to the papers of one of Bowdoin’s most distinguished alumni is now complete. In 2014, the College received a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the Oliver Otis Howard Papers.

Meet The Willners ’06: Silicon Valley Pros Offer Peek Into Tech Culture

Since graduating, Dave and Charlotte Willner have had parallel careers in the fast-paced world of consumer technology.

Trustee Jes Staley ’79, P’11 and Brother Peter Staley Honored for AIDS Activism

The 35th anniversary benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored AIDS activist Peter Staley and his brother Bowdoin College Trustee and Barclays CEO Jes Staley ’79, P’11 in New York March 23, 2017.