News

Academic Life
Why Boko Haram Insurgents are 'Slave Raiders,’ and What Can Be Done About It

People in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria commonly refer to the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram as "slave raiders," Professor of Anthropology Scott MacEachern explains in The Washington Post. "There’s good reason to use that term," he continues. "In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s raids for 'wives' parallel the slave raids of a century ago."

Read more »


Featured video

  • The Impact of a Gift

    The Impact of a Gift
  • Nature Moments: Jonathan Livingston Gull

    Nature Moments: Jonathan Livingston Gull
  • Construction Progresses on Roux Center f...

    Construction Progresses on Roux Center for the Environmentroux
  • December 9, 2017: End-of-Semester A Capp...

    December 9, 2017: End-of-Semester A Cappella Show
  • Beatboxer John Galusha ?20 Competes in N...

    Beatboxer John Galusha ?20 Competes in National Tournament
  • Nutcracker performance. Dec '17.

    Nutcracker performance. Dec '17.
  • Will Bucci's advice on starting a medita...

    Will Bucci's advice on starting a meditation practice

Recent Headlines

Subscribe to Bowdoin News

Frequency

Featured Events

event image

Performance: RISE - Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women

February 22, 20187:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

fEMPOWER presents the second-annual performance of Rise: Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women.

Rise is a production featuring stories that showcase the diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds of Bowdoin women, with topics including gender based violence, body image, sexuality, experiences in the classroom and on the field, fetishism, hook-ups (and SO much more!). 

Come see women from all over campus share stories written by Bowdoin women about Bowdoin women!

Tickets are $5.00 and are on-sale now at the Smith Union Information Desk.

All proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine & Family Crisis Services.

fEMPOWER is a Bowdoin group dedicated to creating space on campus for women to discuss the intersection of gender norms around femininity and gender violence. It aims to start dialogue at the College around womenhood, and give a voice to women's experiences with gender violence. Its work supports the constant evolution of Rise and sparks important exchange of ideas. 

event image

Exhibit Talk: The Art of Color with painter and printmaker Mary Hart

February 23, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
HL Second Floor Gallery

Join Maine painter and printmaker Mary Hart for a discussion about color in her artistic practice and teaching. Part of the Library's exhibit talk series for the Spring 2018 On A Different Wavelength: A Celebration of Color in Books exhibition.

event image

Performance: RISE - Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women

February 23, 20187:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

fEMPOWER presents the second-annual performance of Rise: Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women.

Rise is a production featuring stories that showcase the diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds of Bowdoin women, with topics including gender based violence, body image, sexuality, experiences in the classroom and on the field, fetishism, hook-ups (and SO much more!). 

Come see women from all over campus share stories written by Bowdoin women about Bowdoin women!

Tickets are $5.00 and are on-sale now at the Smith Union Information Desk.

All proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine & Family Crisis Services.

fEMPOWER is a Bowdoin group dedicated to creating space on campus for women to discuss the intersection of gender norms around femininity and gender violence. It aims to start dialogue at the College around womenhood, and give a voice to women's experiences with gender violence. Its work supports the constant evolution of Rise and sparks important exchange of ideas. 

event image

Performance: RISE - Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women

February 24, 20187:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

fEMPOWER presents the second-annual performance of Rise: Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women.

Rise is a production featuring stories that showcase the diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds of Bowdoin women, with topics including gender based violence, body image, sexuality, experiences in the classroom and on the field, fetishism, hook-ups (and SO much more!). 

Come see women from all over campus share stories written by Bowdoin women about Bowdoin women!

Tickets are $5.00 and are on-sale now at the Smith Union Information Desk.

All proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine & Family Crisis Services.

fEMPOWER is a Bowdoin group dedicated to creating space on campus for women to discuss the intersection of gender norms around femininity and gender violence. It aims to start dialogue at the College around womenhood, and give a voice to women's experiences with gender violence. Its work supports the constant evolution of Rise and sparks important exchange of ideas. 

event image

"Drawing In Dialogue with Politics and Literature" with Meryem Belkaid and Daniel Rechtschaffen '18

February 27, 20184:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Museum of Art, Northend Gallery

Meryem Belkaid, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures Daniel Rechtschaffen ’18, student curator of the exhibition, discuss French caricatures, illustrations, and drawings by writers from the Artine Artinian collection.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Where the Artist's Hand Meets the Author's Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

 

Free and open to the public.

Image: Jean Baptiste Gustave Planche (from Panthéon Charivarique), 1838, pen and graphite, by Benjamin (Joseph Germain Mathieu Roubaud), French, 1811-1847. Bowdoin College, Artine Artinian Collection.

event image

Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa; Book Launch and Discussion with Scott MacEachern

March 1, 20184:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge

Join us for the second of three book launches hosted by the Library this spring!

Scott MacEachern, professor of anthropology, will discuss his new book, Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa.

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

event image

Film: Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"

March 1, 20186:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions. 

We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. 

This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately, just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. 

A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.

Performed by the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, presented by Stage Russia.

Theatrical trailer: https://www.stagerussia.com/uncle-vanya

In Russian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Department of Russian, with the generous support of a loyal Bowdoin family.

Free and open to the public.

event image

Audubon 'Birds of America' Page-Turning with University of New England Professor Noah Perlut

March 2, 201812:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections & Archives staff for the monthly page-turning of Audubon's beautiful and majestic double-elephant folio Birds of America.

Noah Perlut, professor at the University of New England, is this month's guest speaker.

The page-turning takes place in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room located on the third floor of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library on the first Friday of the month.

Come engage with this incredible book and take home a keepsake bird-of-the-month button!


More News


Bowdoin on Social Media »

facebook twitter instagram vimeo google plus