Winter 2020

We publish Bowdoin Magazine three times a year and send it free of charge to all Bowdoin alumni, parents of current and recent undergraduates, members of the senior class, faculty and staff, and members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends.

Inside the Winter 2020 issue:

Cover of the Winter 2020 issue of Bowdoin MagazineFeatures
  • A Love Letter to Maine

    With this issuse of the magazine, we set out to honor and celebrate Maine's two hundred years of statehood. 

  • New Mainers

    Tasha Graff ’07 explores what it means to be a Mainer when, in truth, we’re all from away. 

  • A Century Gone

    The Medical School of Maine, founded at Bowdoin in the year of new statehood, marks a decidedly less glamorous anniversary.

  • What We Love About Maine

    Maine and Bowdoin writers give their takes on what makes our home state so special.


  • Respond: Read letters from our readers.
  • Isaac's Journey: Isaac Kobuika ’20 helps other African immigrants learn IT skills.
  • How Early Maine Viewed Itself: A new exhibition of lithographs from Maine's first fifty years of statehood.
  • Maine Field Notes: A few favorites from the well-traveled Bowdoin Outing Club staff, illustrated by Susan Coyne ’07.
  • Game On: Bowdoin women's rugby wins a national championship.
  • Staying Power: Justice Donald Alexander ’64 is Maine's longest serving justice ever.
  • A Senator's Eye: Maine Senator Angus King has a vibrant Instagram account.
  • Tourtière PieA traditional Franco-American meat and potato pie from Bowdoin Dining Service.
  • Chris Potholm ’62, P’95, DeAlva Stanwood Professor of Government, talks about Maine Politics, fifty years of teaching at Bowdoin, and why he wouldn't want to live anywhere else than Harpswell, Maine.