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Investigating Religious Identity in Sri Lanka

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:20
When is a religious identity also an ethnic identity, and how is that connection influenced by a history of colonization and conflicts? Omar Sohail ’15 has been exploring this question and others as he examines the Muslim concept of identity in Sri Lanka.
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What I Did This Summer: Studying the Science of Red Tide

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:21
Sasha Kramer ’16 tells a captivating story about doing research at Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center, where she has been uncovering the science behind red tide and paralytic shellfish poisoning.
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Bowdoin Economist: New Football Playoff Lacks Suspense (Boston Globe)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:18
A Boston Globe columnist included Assistant Professor of Economics Dan Stone in a recent round-up of "surprising results from the social sciences."
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Screening of ‘Herb & Dorothy 50X50’ Highlights Museum’s Vogel Exhibition

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:00
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will present a free screening of the 2013 film Herb & Dorothy, 50X50 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.
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Animal Allies Exhibit at the Arctic Museum to Close August 31

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:05
Have you ever seen a parka made of seal intestine? Or touched a narwhal tusk? If not, hurry over to see the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s exhibit Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World before it closes on August 31 at 5 pm.
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35 New Faculty Members Get Oriented at Bowdoin

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
Bowdoin's first-year students are busy getting oriented to their new home in coastal Maine - but what about new faculty members? They've got their own orienting to do.
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Brock Cassidy ’15 Wins Startup Competition in Portland

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:51
Brock Cassidy ’15 wants to show newcomers the wonders of Maine like only a local can.
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Bowdoin Deans Offer Top 10 Tips for First-Years (WCSH 207)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:35
On the Maine TV show "207," Janet Lohmann and Michael Wood, dean and assistant dean of first-year students at Bowdoin, give their best tips for students and parents to adjust to their first year of college.
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Time-lapse: Arrival Day for First-Year Students

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:25
This time-lapse shows off the flurry of activity that began on campus at 9 a.m. Tuesday as 504 incoming Bowdoin students moved into their dorms.
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Be A Part of Common Good Day

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:51
Bowdoin’s 16th Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Join 500 fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about our local community and contribute to the efforts of dozens of partner organizations throughout the Midcoast region. This year’s projects include outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, recreating […]
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President, Deans, Staff Welcome (and Reassure) 1st-Year Parents

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:55
Parents and family members were likely offering their 18-year-olds plenty of last-minute advice yesterday as they helped the students move into dorm rooms and prepare for their first year of college. At the same time, parents were not spared nuggets of wisdom offered by people very familiar with the Bowdoin experience.
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Overheard on Move-in Day

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:31
Read some of the many snippets of conversations overheard during first-year student arrival day Some of the anecdotes were shared by the upperclass proctors who worked all day through the heat and humidity to help move in and orientate Bowdoin’s newest members.
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Bowdoin Biologist Talks Sea Creatures on Radio Show

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:20
Bowdoin's Janet Gannon joins a panelist of marine experts on public radio August 26 to speak about sea life in Maine and the shifting ocean ecosystem.
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Claudia Villar-Leeman ’15 Studies the Future of Forests

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:35
Claudia Villar-Leeman lived in the woods for 11 weeks this summer to investigate the "chaotic" changes that a bug the size of a dot is wreaking on East Coast forests.
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What I Did This Summer: Government Professor Laura Henry

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:57
Laura Henry, associate professor of government at Bowdoin, tells us about her summer researching international politics in Russia.
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Bowdoin Quad Gets a New Memorial Flagpole (and Flag)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:54
For 84 years, a tall, straight pole made of Douglas fir supported the flag that flew above the southwest corner of the Bowdoin Quad. Of course, wood doesn't last forever and this summer, the College replaced the original Memorial Flagpole with a 72-foot fiberglass pole that will be easier to maintain and should last quite a bit longer.
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Rudalevige on Obama’s ‘Un-vacation Vacation’ in NY Daily News

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:54
Andrew Rudalevige is everywhere these days. Bowdoin's Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government has been tapped for insight and quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and most recently, The New York Daily News.
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Grace Butler ’16 Pushes Bicycle Coalition Forward

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:36
This summer, junior Grace Butler received a Psi Upsilon Environmental Fellowship from Bowdoin to intern with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, an advocacy organization based in Portland.
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Bowdoin’s Rudalevige Weighs in on Obama’s Use of Executive Power in NY Times

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:41
In a Monday New York Times article, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, criticizes President Obama’s wield of unilateral power to advance his policy agenda. “The executive branch is not really set up to be a deliberative body like the Congress is,” Rudalevige told the paper. “The process is certainly stacked toward the policy preferences of the […]
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Stalking the Invasive Green Crab in Harpswell Sound

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:26
Aidan Short ’15 has been working on the water and in the lab to figure out just what green crabs are eating in different habitats of Harpswell Sound.
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