The $4,000-Per-Minute Facebook Fundraiser Launched by Charlotte and Dave Willner ’06 to Help Reunite Separated Immigrant Families

It began with a simple goal: Reach out via Facebook to raise $1,500 to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the US-Mexico border. Within days the effort spearheaded by Charlotte and Dave Willner, both of the Class of 2006, has gone viral, spinning into a $4,000-per-minute storm of goodwill that reportedly has raised more than $5 million.

Artist Mariah Reading ’16 Turns Litter into Landscapes

Reading’s interest in making art that speaks to the ways humans connect to the outdoors is in harmony with parks’ interest in teaching their visitors how to care for the land and to leave no trace.

Photograph of Winslow Homer next to his painting, "The Gulf Stream."

First Exhibition to Examine Painter Winslow Homer’s Use of Photography opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on June 23

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” the first exhibition to look at the role of photography in Homer’s artistic practice opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on June 23.

New Initiative Aims to Strengthen Cross-Cultural Teaching

Being aware of your own cultural background as well as that of your students is critical to more effective teaching and learning—that was the message explored recently by faculty taking part in the first day of the College’s four-day May Institute.

John Rensenbrink

Seeing the Forest: A Q&A with John Rensenbrink

As he prepares to turn ninety in August, Bowdoin professor emeritus John Rensenbrink just published his most important book.

Did You Know?: Running the World

Kelly Allen McLay ’02 ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

The Root of Ivies

By Richard Lindeman On October 26, 1865, Bowdoin’s Class of 1866 inaugurated “Ivy Day” with a public address and poem in the College Chapel, planting an ivy and singing outside the Chapel south tower, and an evening concert in downtown Brunswick. The ivy represented a class tribute, symbolic of both the friendship that classmates held […]

Energy-Efficient Apartments to Be Built for Upperclass Students

The $15.25-million project has been developed to achieve “Passive House” certification, using half the amount of energy as regular buildings because of more efficient insulation and ventilation systems.