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Edwin Mah Lee, a member of the Class of 1974 and San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor, has been selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive one of three 2014 Common Good Awards.
Mike Poor, a member of the class of 1964, and who, with his wife Loel, established the philanthropic Forest Foundation, has been selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive one of three 2014 Common Good Awards.
For her varied and distinguished service to the College, Tracy Burlock ’81 has been named the recipient of the 2014 Alumni Service Award, the highest honor given by the Bowdoin Alumni Council.
For her enthusiastic and ongoing dedication, the Alumni Council has chosen Patricia Pye to receive the 2014 Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff.
In his introductory remarks for Benjamin Jealous, sociology professor Roy Partridge said Jealous is a "vital thinker and inspirational orator" who can help people of all ages define how they will change the world through their individual and collective efforts. Jealous spoke at Bowdoin for the Feb. 21 Common Hour.
Art professor Mark Wetli is curating the first show of a new gallery in New York City. The exhibition will feature mid-career Maine artists, including several with Bowdoin connections.
Gathered around the end of a long cedar table in Massachusetts Hall on a recent Wednesday night, a few Bowdoin students were taking a study break, replacing the rigors of writing papers for the rigors of analyzing poetry.
In preparation for a green spring semester, the Bowdoin Bookstore, Textbook Center and College Store have launched a number of new sustainability efforts.
Putney Inc., a private generic pet medication company founded by Jean Hoffman ’79, had a busy year in 2013: the company released its first three medications, now totaling five FDA-approved medications available on the market.
Clemson University English Professor Susannah Ashton explored the life of an escaped slave whom Harriet Beecher Stowe sheltered in her Brunswick home in 1850, two years before writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Two SolarCity representatives, John Conley and Matt Gitt, were on campus Wednesday to talk about their company and its plans to build a solar power complex at Bowdoin.
Professor of Sociology Nancy Riley weighs in on the increasing number of couples choosing not to have children, and the huge role the work-life-kids balance plays in this decision.
Bowdoin has received a grant award of $150,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the college’s Oliver Otis Howard Papers.
In one year, Teona Williams ’12 got lost in a slum in New Delhi, visited a fake corporate city in Thailand, celebrated Christmas in Cape Town, lived with a big, friendly family in Brazil, hiked 20 miles to a secluded cove in Trinidad, and watched the sunrise from a mountaintop in Jamaica.
The children, about 10 in all, are part of a new Japanese language program at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Brunswick. The weekly class is taught by two Bowdoin students, Ehringhaus and Rob Hughes ’14, who are both Asian studies majors and advanced Japanese language speakers.
This week Bowdoin presents the World Cinema Film Festival, drawing upon contemporary films from across the globe and international cinema expertise from across the campus.
Bowdoin's World Cinema Film Festival, running Feb. 17-23, offers a varied program of important contemporary narrative and documentary films from around the world, screening at 7 p.m. each night in Kresge Auditorium.
Now in his 31st season as head coach of Bowdoin's hockey team, Terry Meagher has more than 500 victories under his belt, and the respect of those inside and outside the world of hockey. The WCSH (Channel 6) newsmagazine 207 came to Watson Arena for a look at Meagher's career and the lessons he imparts to his student athletes.
Members of the First-year Class Council decided that this year they would include service men and women in their Valentine's Day plans.
This weekend, Bowdoin invited students from several New England colleges and universities to join a three-day program looking at how to prevent sexual violence and foster healthy relationships.