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Members of the Class of 2023 look out toward the sea.
Members of the Class of 2023 look out toward the sea.
Take in the scenery: classes resume Wednesday.
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Art + Stories + Kids

Student Viewing Art
An Artful Collaboration: The Telling Room x ArtVan

This summer two students brought two youth-focused community initiatives together—one that focuses on storytelling, the other on art making—and now the work inspired by this joining is on display in Lamarche Gallery.

The Importance of Art

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“Art Purposes" Alumni Panel Discussion

Three heavyweights from the world of fine arts administration—all Bowdoin graduates—visited campus recently to reflect on the important work to be done by the arts today.

Bowdoin’s Laird on NPR

chryl laird in 2018
Black America: A Democratic Stronghold?

Assistant Professor of Government Chryl Laird discusses research from her forthcoming book Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior, which she coauthored with Duke University’s Ismail White.

The Food Behind the Studies

Student puts mustard or melted cheese on his nachos
Between the Bells: SuperSnack!

SuperSnack is a highly popular way to fuel late-night studies or merriment. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Bowdoin Dining lays out its offerings—jello, jalapeno poppers, grilled cheese, nachos, etc.

Literary Kudos

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Book Honors for Birgit Tautz

The George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages wins an academic award for her 2017 book, Translating the World, which “invites a reconsideration German literary history.”

How to Make Yourself an Asset

ahron cohen w jim caton
A Curious Path to the NHL

Ahron Cohen '06 recently described himself as “the one guy [from] Minnesota that didn’t skate, didn’t play hockey.” It is perhaps ironic then that he is now the CEO and president of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team.

Time Out

Fall leaves on the Bowdoin campus.

Fall break begins after the end of classes today. Classes resume on Wednesday, October 16.

Visiting Lecturer

Tony Soprano in front of Mass Hall

Professor Michael Szalay is the author of Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party and New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State. He teaches 20th- and 21st-century U.S. fiction, television, film, and comics at the University of California Irvine.

Returning Alumni

Statue of Thucydides

Bowdoin alumnus and former visiting assistant professor of Government, Seth N. Jaffe, returns to Bowdoin to discuss the significance of the regime in Thucydides’ monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, contrasting his analysis with Aristotle’s classification of regimes in The Politics.

"To count Nature a familiar acquaintance, and Art an intimate friend—"

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