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Margaret Webster ’16: Advocacy and Direct Support in Refugee Resettlement

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:15
The following is an edited transcript with Margaret Webster ’16, who received a Strong/Gault Social Advancement Internship Grant from Bowdoin to work with two organizations this summer, English for New Bostonians and Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center. What prompted you to work for not just one, but two organizations that that serve the immigrant community […]
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Learning About Geoscience in the Himalayas

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:37
This summer, Bowdoin students Hannah Marshall ’16 and Alex Reisley ’16 trekked through the world’s deepest gorge in Nepal’s Kai Gandaki valley and investigated geological phenomena.
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Students Harness Tech Tools for History, Art, Literature, Education, Politics, and More

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:29
Sixteen Bowdoin students have been harnessing digital technology in impressively original ways through this year's Gibbons Summer Research Program.
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Insider Views of Science Research at Bowdoin

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:52
In the most recent issue of Bowdoin Magazine, “Bring on the Science” offers a taste of what it means to do science research at Bowdoin. Here, students and recent graduates give us the inside scoop.
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Students Pursue Business Training in Diverse Fields

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:57
Eight students this summer received grants from the Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internships Fund to learn about the business world. We managed to catch up with two: Christa Villari ’15, who is interning for a neuromarketing firm in Boston, and Katherine Gracey ’16, who is with Christie's in Hong Kong.
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Community Matters Fellows Tackle Social, Environmental Issues

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:48
Twenty-two students had 2014 Community Matters in Maine Fellowships this summer to work on a range of social and environmental issues in the state. They recently gathered to present on their internship experiences.
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Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79: Ever Greening the Beach to Beacon

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:04
Marathon matriarch and Trustee Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 is all about goals. With a track record that includes the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, not one but two Boston Marathon wins, and one in the Chicago Marathon, it’s clear Joanie, as she’s known to friends and admirers the world over, is a force […]
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Reviews and Media Coverage for ‘Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective’

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:57
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective, called "an exciting and important exhibition," has earned rave reviews and mentions in local and national publications. The show, comprising more than 100 works, runs through October 19, 2014.
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Frogpocalypse: Bowdoin’s Wheelwright on Mysterious Frog Die-off (NBC News)

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:06
Nat Wheelwright, Bowdoin's Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, and chair of the Biology Department, documents what "was like a nuclear detonation" in his backyard pond when more than 200,000 wood frog tadpoles died within a day.
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50 Years of Upward Bound at Bowdoin

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:27
This year, Bowdoin's Upward Bound program celebrates its 50th anniversary. Over the last half century, the federally funded program has helped thousands of low-income Maine students attend college.
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Summer Harvest: Bowdoin Garden Crew Brings New Plot to Life

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:45
The new garden on Harpswell Road is producing a bounty of vegetables and flowers this year under the direction of Bowdoin Organic Garden manager Sara Cawthon and her crew.
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Bring on the Science (Bowdoin Magazine)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:58
Grab your lab coat and goggles. At Bowdoin, scientific research has a central place in the liberal arts.
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Bowdoin Environmental Fellows Work for a Healthier Maine

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:54
This summer, 11 Bowdoin students with environmental fellowships are working in Maine and contributing, in a range of ways, to protecting our natural resources.
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Mellon Mays Undergraduates Present Wide-Ranging Research

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:46
This year's ten Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) researchers recently presented five weeks worth of research to professors, faculty advisors and fellow students at Bowdoin's 2014 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Summer Research Colloquium.
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Bowdoin Engineering Student Designs Stander for Disabled Children

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:10
Inspired to address a Peruvian medical clinic's need for devices to help children with cerebral palsy, Mitchell has designed a stander that he is now trying to mass produce to donate to clinics around the world.
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Lakeside School Receives Bowdoin’s 2014 Abraxas Award

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:56
Bowdoin College has given the 2014 Abraxas Award to Lakeside School in Seattle.
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Interning at Maine’s Iconic Store — In Japan

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:43
Greg Stasiw ’15 has a paid internship this summer with L.L.Bean, working for its inventory team. This seems a normal enough job for a college student in Maine — until you learn that he's based in Tokyo.
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Fiscal Year Contributions to Bowdoin Top $41 million

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:09
Bowdoin College received gifts totaling more than $41 million during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014. The gifts include a record $8.9 million for Bowdoin’s Alumni Fund contributed by a record 59.3 percent of Bowdoin alumni. “[These] funds…are critical to our ability to operate Bowdoin at the highest level of excellence and […]
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A Bowdoin Summer

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:43
Each summer, students on campus take a break from their busy schedules of work, studies, and recreation to gather at a cookout hosted by President Mills.
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Dr. Birgit Pols to Lead Bowdoin’s Health Services

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:46
Dr. Birgit Pols is joining the Bowdoin community as Director of Health Services, beginning in August 2014.
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