Winter 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 Winter 2021 issue:

Winter 2021 Bowdoin Magazine coverFeatures
  • Fueled by the Grappling

    Professor Alex Marzano-Lesnevich interviews author Melissa Faliveno about writing our way in the world through stories. 

  • Unrelenting

    Trying to make sense of 2020 is going to take a while—but Bowdoin faculty were teaching about the effects and ramifications of 2020 even as it was happening. 

  • On the Prow of Liberty

    Eighty years ago, in a different kind of global maelstrom, an innovative new ship design helped turn the tide of war, and many of those vessels wore a Bowdoin name.



  • Respond: Letters from our readers.
  • Make Your Own Path: Olivia Raisner ’15 on communicating creatively.
  • All Things Arctic: History and wonder abound in Bowdoin’s world-class Arctic museum, illustrated by Kelsey Oseid.
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Alumni and students collaborate to turn fledgling ideas into businesses with a purpose beyond financial success.
  • Lighthouse: Tour the newly expanded Schiller Coastal Studies Center.
  • Reading Time: Listen to a series of weekly readings of poetry, stories, artist’s books, and more by Library staff and others.
  • Reaching: Claudia Villar-Leeman ’15 contemplates friendship, temporality, and hope.