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  • Africana Studies: A World Dialogue, A Campus Conversation

    Bowdoin's Africana Studies program is fast becoming a major crossroads for some of the most innovative inter-discipinary teaching and research at the College. Selby Frame talks to faculty and students about the program, its history, and its influences.

  • Moments in the Game

    A photographic look back at the third National Championship for field hockey and the first appearance in the NCAA Final Four for men’s soccer.

  • A Down East Huck Finn?: Samuel Pickard, Hawthorne's First Diary and Bowdoin College

    Professor Watterson and student Devon Shapiro debate the veracity of a purported early first diary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s.

  • Let Joy Be Unconfined

    In honor of four decades of dance at Bowdoin, and in recognition of the ways in which the dance program is inclusive and expansive, we decided to take the dancers out of their typical performance spaces and photograph them appearing in campus spots both familiar and unexpected.

  • Fortune's Good Fortune: Andy Serwer '81

    Led by Editor Andy Serwer '81 and—for many years—publisher Hugh Wiley '82, Fortune magazine also has writers Katie Benner '99 and Beth Kowitt '07
    putting their words to work for the revered global business publication.

  • Fortune's Good Fortune: Hugh Wiley '82

    Led by Editor Andy Serwer '81 and—for many years—publisher Hugh Wiley '82, Fortune magazine also has writers Katie Benner '99 and Beth Kowitt '07
    putting their words to work for the revered global business publication.

  • Fortune's Good Fortune: Katie Benner '99

    Led by Editor Andy Serwer '81 and—for many years—publisher Hugh Wiley '82, Fortune magazine also has writers Katie Benner '99 and Beth Kowitt '07
    putting their words to work for the revered global business publication.

  • Fortune's Good Fortune: Beth Kowitt '07

    Led by Editor Andy Serwer '81 and—for many years—publisher Hugh Wiley '82, Fortune magazine also has writers Katie Benner '99 and Beth Kowitt '07
    putting their words to work for the revered global business publication.

  • The Job of Finding Work

    Bowdoin's Career Planning Center uses real world experience to share the secrets of success.

  • Life Lessons

    In the turbulent times of today, Bowdoin alumni from some of our older classes remember other times of trouble and reflect on what ended up mattering most.

  • The Leadership Business

    Bowdoin’s Leadership Training program requires more than 350 hours of learning. When they are done, participants in the program will be certified as Wilderness First Responders, be proficient at map and compass navigation, understand trip planning and logistics, be able to use and fix all kinds of gear, and cook in the wilderness – skills they can put to use for outdoor adventures for years to come. But the most valuable skill, the one they will use in their jobs, their community work, and lives, is the one perhaps hardest to teach – how to lead.

  • To Make the Old New

    New Bowdoin College Museum of Art Director Kevin Salatino Has a Vision.

  • Leading by Example: James S. Lentz (1927-2009)

    Jim Lentz, who died on July 22, 2009, at age 82, was an integral member of the Bowdoin community for 41 years—half his life—as Head Football Coach, then Coordinator of Physical Education and Director of the Outing Club, and Outing Club Director Emeritus. Jim was an old-school man of few words, not a man of formal titles, and he exemplified the qualities that he valued: thoughtfulness, hard work …

  • Field Hockey's Big Picture

    In 2007, the Bowdoin field hockey team went a perfect 20-0 in winning the College’s first national championship of any kind. A tough act to follow. In 2008, the team went 19-2 en route to a second national championship. Yet there is a sense in which athletic success is about more than victory, bigger than any one season, and in which field hockey can be more than a game.

  • "The Ledge" After 50 Years

    Fifty years ago, a short story by Bowdoin professor Lawrence Sargent Hall ’36 won a prestigious O. Henry Award. On the golden anniversary of the story’s publication, author Anthony Doerr ’95 and novelist Margot Livesey comment on the staying power of “The Ledge.”

  • Not Your Average Joe

    Want to learn how to predict the winner of a presidential elextion just by watching the eyes of each candidate? Ask Joe Tecce '55. Curious about whether Roger Clemens told the truth about whether he used steroids? Joe has his number. Seeking ways to ease the stress in your life? Joe's your man.

  • On the Air

    Early each semester the staff of WBOR conducts the college radio equivalent of an open casting call: They invite anyone who’s interested – students, faculty, staff and community members – to apply for a DJ time slot, creating new generations of DJs that are keeping college radio very much alive.

  • Professor Dearest?

    English professor William Watterson and Kristina Dahmann ’10 connect the dots between Parker Cleaveland, noted mineralogist and eccentric early-nineteenth century Bowdoin professor, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character Dr. Cacaphodel in Hawthorne’s short story “The Great Carbuncle.”

  • Northward Over the Great Ice

    On April 6, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum will celebrate the centennial of Commander Robert E. Peary’s attainment of the North Pole. Ed Beem puts the 1909 journey into context and talks to some of Bowdoin’s current faculty to explain why the race is still on, and what’s at stake.

  • The Education of Dr. Jonathan Martin

    Jonathan Martin ’92, now a member of the department of neurosurgery at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, tells writer Mel Allen the harrowing and inspiring story of his military service as a neurosurgeon in Iraq and how it changed him.

  • The Bowdoin Book of Quotations

    A world-recognized authority on quotations and on reference in general, Fred R. Shapiro is associate librarian and lecturer in legal research at Yale Law School. In compiling his recent Yale Book of Quotations, he encountered many of Bowdoin’s most illustrious—and eloquent—graduates.

  • Bears in Vacationland

    Planning a trip to Maine this year? While most alumni live outside of this beautiful state, there are many Bowdoin graduates who make a living sharing Maine’s attractions with others—in fact, you could plan a vacation just staying (and eating) with fellow Polar Bears. Writer Ed Beem outlines a few stops you might make on your way.

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