Parents and Families
Updated: 1 year 1 week ago
It was a show-stopping moment on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning, when traders welcomed back one of their own, Marine Corps officer Pack Janes '09, back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
President Barry Mills and his wife, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration Karen Mills, spoke before hundreds of New England opinion leaders convened by the New England Board of Higher Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for the recent conference, Locally and Regionally Engaged: New England Colleges and Universities as Drivers of Innovation, Workforce and Economic Development.
Shannon Grimes 14 and Sheela Turbek 13 have been selected to receive honorable mention by the Udall Foundation, whose undergraduate scholarship program recognizes students who are environmental leaders in their communities and on their college campuses.
Students shared their perspectives on their Alternative Spring Break trips recently at an annual Bowdoin tradition, Perspectives night. Over spring break, 96 students volunteered in nine different communities.
Bowdoin hosted its fifth annual Wabanaki Arts Festival on Saturday, bringing Native American artists and musicians from Maine and New England to the campus.
Thirty-three years after her first Boston Marathon win, Joan Benoit Samuelson '79 is back on the course she knows so well running with her daughter as they celebrate major milestones.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee '74, the city's first Chinese-American mayor, delivers the "America's Voices" essay on the latest episode of the PBS program Need to Know. Lee speaks of having encountered prejudice in the city he now leads, and of receiving an invitation from President Obama.
To encourage her junior advisees at Chicago Bulls College Prep to consider attending liberal arts colleges, teacher Margo Clark '09 recently took six of them on a six-day trip to Maine, her home state. They spent a day each at Bowdoin, Bates and Colby colleges.
This spring, Residential Life has set up a twitter account, @BowdoinResLife, to alert students when their lottery number is up. The office is also giving students the option of receiving phone texts.
To create a common experience for every student, Bowdoin is expanding its orientation trips for incoming first-years.
Presidential scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver a special keynote address at Bowdoin Reunion Convocation, Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10:30 a.m., in the Sidney J. Watson Arena.
Sam Hanson '11 and Hartley Brody '12 are launching a new business called Drobe, designed to help people make better fashion decisions.
Former fraternity Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon recently awarded $1,000 in prizes to the top five student artists who participated in its annual art competition.
Thirty-seven students from the Bowdoin Chamber Choir traveled for 10 days through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria over spring break, singing music by composers from the countries they visited.