19 Bowdoin Students (Including Many German Students) Offered Fulbright Grants

A notable trend in this group of Fulbright recipients, and in years past, is the high number planning to teach or pursue research in either Germany or Austria. This year there are seven traveling to Germany.

Art—Some of it Talking—Fills Edwards Center

At this year’s Spring 2017 Visual Arts Open House, in Edwards Center for Art and Dance, digital creations — like soundscapes and videos — joined the mix of sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints on display throughout the building. The show presents the culmination of work produced in all of this semester’s arts courses.

Trustees Approve Tenure, Re-elect Members, Recognize Dedicated Service to the College

The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to a faculty member, re-elected five members of the board, and recognized the valued contributions to the College by members of the faculty, staff and board of trustees during meetings held on campus May 11-13, 2017.

Slideshow: Rose Presents the President’s Award and Other Prizes for Senior Excellence

A special luncheon was held Saturday, May 6, 2017, to honor seniors receiving the President’s Award, and other awards and prizes recognizing exceptional accomplishments outside the classroom.

Portrait of Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83 Presented in Moulton Union

Amid fond recollections of his deep devotion to Maine and to Bowdoin, a portrait of Trustee Emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, H’83 was presented May 11, 2017, in Moulton Union.

Bowdoin Orient First Runner-Up in New England College Newspaper of the Year

The New England Society of News Editors (NESNE), an offshoot of the New England Newspaper and Press Association, has awarded The Bowdoin Orient first runner-up in its 2017 college newspaper of the year competition.

Slideshow: Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon 2017

Bowdoin’s annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, bringing together hundreds of students with the donors—alumni, parents, and friends of the College—who have provided the financial support that makes a Bowdoin education possible for them. View the video and a slideshow from the event.

A Petting Zoo and Taco Truck on Osher Quad

Residential Life and the Inter-house Council arranged to bring a taco truck and (unbelievably cute and soft) animals from the Waterville-based Pony X-Press petting zoo to campus Thursday afternoon to give students a treat during reading period.

Students Examine a Brutal Dictatorship Through Art

History students in Latin American Revolutions, a spring-semester history class taught by Allen Wells, have created a unique political, historical, and artistic guide of sorts to a current art show at Bowdoin.

Academic Awards, Karofsky Teaching Prize Presented on 2017 Honors Day

Bowdoin College held its 21st Honors Day ceremony May 10, 2017, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, to recognize the academic accomplishments of Bowdoin students.

Goodbye, Wheelwrights, and Thank You For Everything

Colleagues and friends surprised Genie and Nat Wheelwright at the end of their final classes this semester with a couple rounds of hearty applause. Both professors are retiring from long careers at Bowdoin, where they inspired countless students to pay attention to and take care of the world around them, learn Spanish, study abroad, and undertake rigorous research projects.

Students Win Scholarships to Learn Understudied Languages

Sarah Bashir ’20 will study Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Daniel Castro Bonilla ’17 will study Chinese in Changchun, China. And Isabel Udell ’19 will learn Hindi while spending a semester in Jaipur, India.

Bowdoin to Break Ground on Roux Center for the Environment

A groundbreaking ceremony for the College’s Roux Center for the Environment, a building to support interdisciplinary scholarship to be located at the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road, takes place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017.

Podcast Revisits Outspoken Gay Rights Journalist Tom Cassidy ’72

“CNN business anchor Tom Cassidy kept his private life separate from his public life. Three decades ago he had to. But then he was diagnosed with AIDS.” So begins the introduction of a 1990 podcast on Tom Cassidy ’72, who bequeathed money to Bowdoin for a lectureship that brings prominent reporters to campus each year. Cassidy died in 1991 at age 41.

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 On Hand as Kipchoge Runs World’s Fastest Marathon

Marathon matriarch Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 was in Italy as history was made in the world of long distance running May 6, 2017.

Bowdoin Spring Gala Lights it Up

Held at the end of the spring semester, the Spring Gala brings together the entire student body for a night of music, dancing and food.

Rise: 52 Female Students, Over 80 ‘Untold’ Stories

Last October, a group of students began collecting stories from other female students, looking for material to put together a play about people’s lives at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin to Commemorate Campus Visit by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A new historical plaque at Bowdoin College will commemorate a May 1964 visit to campus by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and, specifically, an informal roundtable discussion with King attended by students, faculty, and staff that is remembered by one participant as “the most vivid conversation of my life.”

Purple Power Couple: Student Podcast Explores Personal Tie Between Bowdoin Democrats, Republicans

The latest episode of Bowdoin Commons, a student produced podcast, investigates the uncommon (for this day and age at least) relationship of Jack Lucy ’17 and Marisa O’Toole ’17. The two seniors, who met when they were first-year students, have been dating for more than three years. Meanwhile, Lucy is president of the Bowdoin Republicans and O’Toole heads up the Bowdoin Democrats.

Symposium Shines Spotlight on Gender and Religion in the Russian Revolution

Professor Page Herrlinger organized the event, which explores the impact of two of the Russian Revolution’s most radical projects: the establishment of gender equality and the “liberation” of Soviet society from the “opiate” of religious belief.