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The Origin of a Poison

9 hours 59 min ago
As part of German Week at Bowdoin, Harvard history professor Alison Frank Johnson explained how cocaine's slide into infamy was a global process that illustrates the complicated relationship between the German and Austrian Empires.
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Spanish Fascism and the Spectacle of Garcia Lorca’s Missing Corpse

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:10
Professor Carmen Moreno Nuño, of the University of Kentucky, offers a talk about the mysteries of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s death
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Back at Home, Students Reflect on Alternative Spring Breaks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:34
The 72 students who participated in the McKeen Center’s Alternative Spring Break program gathered for a special dinner at Daggett Lounge recently to reflect on their week of service.
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Bowdoin Students of Japanese Win Top Honors

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:18
Bowdoin Japanese language students Justin Ehringhaus ’16, Alexandra Mathieu ’15 and Tianchen Zhou ’14 all placed in a recent Japanese language contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
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Two Seniors Win Watson Travel Grants

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:33
A humanitarian soccer player and an advocate for greater digital privacy have each won a one-year grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to travel the world.
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ASA’s Annual Fashion Show Bedazzles, As Usual

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:30
Bowdoin's Asian Students Association on Saturday evening presented its annual ASA Fashion Show, showing off an array of fashions and talents.
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Annual Relay for Life Raises $30K for Cancer

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:30
About 300 people volunteered to walk the Farley Field House track during last Friday's all-night Relay for Life.
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Kolster Takes Camera to the Savannah River

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:11
Guggenheim fellow Michael Kolster spent a month this spring photographing the Savannah River in the southeastern U.S., where his old-fashioned camera setup caught the eye of an editor at The Augusta Chronicle.
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Creating in Community

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:02
During the fall of 2013, students in Mark Wethli’s community-based Public Art course (Visual Arts 3804) turned their artistic vision toward the Brunswick and Bowdoin communities.
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Bowdoin College President to Step Down in 2015

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:40
Bowdoin College President Barry Mills announced Monday that he will step down in June 2015 at the conclusion of his 14th year as head of Maine’s oldest college. “Anyone who knows me knows how much I love leading Bowdoin, and Karen and I and our boys are proud citizens of Brunswick,” wrote Mills in an […]
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Letter to the Bowdoin Community from President Barry Mills

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:40
Bowdoin College President Barry Mills announced Monday that he will step down in June 2015 at the conclusion of his 14th year as head of Maine’s oldest college.
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Letter to the Bowdoin Community from Debbie Barker, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:38
Bowdoin College President Barry Mills announced Monday that he will step down in June 2015 at the conclusion of his 14th year as head of Maine’s oldest college.
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Bowdoin Hosts 80th One-Act Festival

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:58
Students gathered last weekend for Masque and Gown’s 80th Annual One-Act Competition, which began Friday evening with three distinctly different pieces, five to 10 minutes each. Bowdoin students wrote, directed and acted in each play.
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Christiana Whitcomb ’14 Wins Top Elie Wiesel Essay Prize

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:27
Each year, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity holds an essay contest for undergraduates, looking for pieces in which students grapple with ethical issues. This year, senior Christiana Whitcomb received $5,000 for the top prize.
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Seven Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:04
Seven Bowdoin faculty members have been promoted from the rank of associate to full professor: Aviva Briefel, Philip Camill, Kristen Ghodsee, Samuel Putnam, Patrick Rael, Shu-chin Tsui, and Tricia Welsch.
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A Walk Through New York’s Past

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:05
In this spring's Santagata Lecture, anthropologist Hugh Raffles presented a reflection on the human and natural history of Manhattan neighborhoods like Marble Hill.
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Arctic Museum: ‘Inuit Art from Cape Dorset and Beyond’ Opens April 17

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:06
On April 17, 2014, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center will open Cape Dorset and Beyond, an exhibition of Canadian Inuit art recently donated to Bowdoin College by Marcia and Robert Ellis.
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Dave Prouty ’80 on ‘Inside Baseball’

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:38
At his evening talk on campus last week, Dave Prouty ’80 said he initially did not want to work for rich baseball players; he wanted to stick with "low-income union players."
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Prouty ’80, MLB’s Head Lawyer, Offers Negotiation Workshop

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:38
David Prouty ’80, general counsel for Major League Baseball Players Association, was on campus to give a talk on "power, money and how collective bargaining and players' interests continue to shape the game of baseball."
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Students Show Off International Talents

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:37
At the International Club's 2014 annual talent show, students and faculty performed acts representing cultures all over the world, including France, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, China and the United States.
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