Spring/Summer 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 Spring/Summer 2021 issue:

Bowdoin Magazine, Spring/Summer 2021Features
  • Seeing Me

    Beset by crippling pain and fatigue that puzzled doctors, Sarah Ramey ’03 embarked on a journey of hope and resilience that represents an all-too-familiar experience for many marginalized people—not being believed. 

  • Grasping Hate

    Linda Kinstler ’13 talks with Bowdoin faculty and alumni about sources of and possible solutions to our deep divisions, and ways to contextualize and understand the extreme and destructive emotion of hate.

  • Coming Soon

    Bowdoin cinema experts discuss movies and what film means to them. Photographer Séan Alonzo Harris sets the scene in favorite Maine theaters.



  • Positive Influencer: Scott Fujimoto ’00 mentors through social media.
  • Drifting Off: Norah Simpson ’00 on the essential nature of sleep. Illustrated by María Medem.
  • UV Light: Professor Dale Syphers and Joyce Bor ’22 fight viruses with physics.
  • By the Numbers: The retirement of three legendary coaches marks the end of an era.
  • First Impressions: Artists and parents Cassie Jones ’01 and Professor Mark Wethli marvel at the honesty, freedom, and natural creativity of children.

  • Lindsey R. Baden ’87, principal investigator for NIH-Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials, talks science, philosophy, and ethics.