Fall 2021

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 Fall 2021 issue:

Fall 2021 Issue of Bowdoin MagazineFeatures
  • The Music of What Happens

    On a cross-country road trip, Luna Soley ’22 found connections—to Maine, to Bowdoin, to her mother, Jean Hoffman ’79—in unexpected places, in shared experiences, in things that haven’t changed.

  • A Certain Kind of Bravery

    Associate Professor of Government Barbara Elias focuses on a complex, thoughtful answer to any question rather than finding the “right” one.

  • The Women Before

    Women not only had a presence and an influence at Bowdoin before coeducation began fifty years ago, they were in many ways where the thread began.



  • Grace and Hope: Hope Marden on staying active and aging gracefully.
  • Rookie Cards: The Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2020 gets its due.
  • Creating Many Ripples: Tom Putnam ’84 reflects on Leroy Gaines ’02, and the ways teachers affect, and sometimes redirect, the river of lives that passes through their classrooms.

  • Kaitee Daley ’09, vice president for social media at ESPN, talks about beginning her career in a field that was just beginning itself.