Winter 2023

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 2023 issue:


Hard, Wonderful Life

At Buckwheat Blossom Farm, Amy McDougal Burchstead ’98 and her husband, Jeff, nourish animals, forest, soil, and family in every season.

Under Orion

Erica Berry ’14 writes about discovering that she, a nineteenth-century recluse and Bowdoin alum, and the wolves she was studying and writing about were all connected.

Portrait of a Presidency

Clayton Rose reflects on eight years of growth and progress at the College, the challenges and joys of leadership in times of tumult, and why now is the time to step aside.


  • Moments with Dad: Doug Stenberg ’79 reminisces on life with Terry Stenberg ’56—his memorable, musical father.


Antwan Phillips



  • Dean Eduardo Pazos Palma evaluates and adjusts Bowdoin’s social pendulum with the cadence of tradition.