Going to War: Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on How AUMF Could Be Updated

The problem is figuring out exactly what a new AUMF would look like. “Some in Congress want to simply empower the president. Others want to limit his autonomy,” writes Rudalevige in The Washington Post.

Serving the Common Good in the Bay Area!

Bay Area Polar Bears gathered for a day of service at Tandem: Partners in Early Education.

Meet the New Tenure-Track Faculty

Bowdoin College this year hired eight new tenure-track faculty members in a variety of fields, from dance and music, to computer science and mathematics, by way of government, biology and sociology.

WGME Highlights How Bowdoin’s Celis is Making a Difference in Puerto Rico

Answering a call for help from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Nadia Celis is using Bowdoin’s telepresence room to teach college students on the island—without leaving campus.

Reed Hastings ’83 Committed to Higher Ed Reform ‘Beyond Scholarships’

As well as helping low income students get into college, Hastings is also focused on helping them graduate, as evidenced by his recent $5 million gift to Bowdoin.

‘Teen Vogue’ Examines Value of Being a Test-Optional College

Bowdoin College, test-optional since 1969, was the first in the US not to require SAT scores as part of its application. “Now our applicant pool comes from all over the world,” Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule told Teen Vogue. “We have more diversity of all kinds — geographic, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic.” 

‘How to Make a Dictator Listen to You’: Why the Chinese Government Responds to Some Protests

Asian studies professor Chris Heurlin launches new book analyzing the legitimate role that certain political protests play in the Chinese political system. Why does a dictatorship choose concession over repression? he asks.

Nature Moments: Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

In the latest Nature Moments video, biology professor Nat Wheelwright ponders the fall foliage, and asks “why is it that leaves change their color in the autumn?”