Bowdoin Magazine

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 2023 issue:

Bowdoin Magazine, Summer 2023Features

A Particular Kind of Strength

Meet Safa R. Zaki, psychologist and cognitive scientist, distinguished scholar and leader, accomplished cook and aspiring gardener—and Bowdoin’s sixteenth president.

Wired for Learning

Ian Ellis James ’74 (a.k.a. William Electric Black) uses lessons he learned at Sesame Street to spark knowledge in kids that just might save their lives.

Circling the Stories

Bowdoin professors Barbara Weiden Boyd and Marilyn Reizbaum discuss ways that classes they teach in different disciplines, set millennia apart, circle similar stories.


  • Ready Player: Aidan Carey ’24, an infielder for Bowdoin baseball, has an off-campus job that takes him to campuses all over: he’s a college hockey official.
  • Words Sent to My Friend: Nora Biette-Timmons ’14 reflects on the arrest of her classmate Evan Gershkovich and on risks to journalists around the globe.




Anita Heriot ’88

  • The Art of Advising: Anita Heriot ’88 uses her knowledge of art and collecting to help collectors and investors acquire and sell art and other valuables.