Nature Moments: Know Your Lichens, They’re Everywhere!

Those splotches on rocks, tree trunks and twigs? Lichens! Lichens are actually a symbiosis between two major divisions of life, neither of which is a plant. Biology professor Nat Wheelwright presents his latest Nature Moments video.

Young Alumni Celebrate at Post Commencement Reception

On Saturday, May 26, more than 120 young alumni showed up for an afternoon reception at Portland Pie after celebrating the Class of 2018 at the Commencement Ceremony.

Does Moscow Garbage Crisis Represent the Biggest Threat to Putin?

Garbage is piling up in landfills around Moscow, writes government professor Laura Henry in “The Conversation,” and the resulting pollution has led to a wave of citizen protests “that potentially poses a greater challenge to Putin’s government than pro-democracy activism.”

‘Blossoming Tundra’ on View in Photography Show at Arctic Museum

You may think of the Arctic as a barren wasteland, but plant life abounds. As soon as the snow melts flowers begin to bloom, taking advantage of round-the-clock sunlight. In 1947 botanist and photographer Rutherford Platt captured some stunning images.

Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Discusses ‘Shades of Nixon’ in Trump’s Pardon Claim

Claims by President Donald Trump that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself brought to mind for many the words of President Nixon: : “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” However, writes government professor Andrew Rudalevige, this argument runs up against “a key founding principle” of the Constitution.

Five Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

Five members of the Bowdoin faculty, in disciplines ranging from English to psychology and the sciences, have been appointed to named chairs in recognition of their contributions to scholarship and teaching at the College.

New ‘Walk With Harriet’ Tours Explore Stowe’s 1850s Brunswick

Cathi Belcher, a Harriet Beecher Stowe expert and the guide to the Stowe House is launching a new walking tour to show people the places in Brunswick that were important for Stowe as she worked on her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Slideshow: Reunion 2018. Day Three

There were award ceremonies, public lectures, live music, dancing, and, of course, lobsters. Check out these images from day three of the Bowdoin 2018 Reunion.