• A History Lesson

    How Did the President Get So Powerful?

    Government professor Andrew Rudalevige is featured on NPR’s Throughline podcast talking about US presidential power. How did the power of the President end up exceeding anything the Founding Fathers planned? he asks.

  • A Virtual Book Reading

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    Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Charlotte Agell ’81 shares some of her work with the Bowdoin community in a virtual book reading via Zoom.

  • Staying Grounded

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    Why We Run

    Running has various advantages and meanings for individuals, especially in the midst of a pandemic that has much of the country homebound. Now more than ever, we ask: Why run—and why run now?

  • Three Stories of Stories

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    The Strange Tale of Searles Hall

    A robber baron, a widow, and a bruising court battle all led to the unlikely naming of Bowdoin’s most eccentric building.

  • Prepare and Protect

    Mark Swann '84, of the Preble Street Resource Center
    Finding Our Way

    In the early days of COVID-19, Bowdoin alumni in Maine were planning, preparing, and getting in place to tackle not just the virus—but the effects it would have on Maine’s industry, children and families, and our most vulnerable populations.

  • Beyond Bowdoin

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    Successes in a Hard Economy: Class of 2020 Job Outcomes

    Though they are graduating into a recession, more than 40 percent of students in the Class of 2020 reported finding employment by June 5. Many others are using grants from the College to pursue short-term opportunities to build their skills and résumés.

  • Behind the Screens

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    Zoom, Zoom!

    There are Bowdoin-themed image backgrounds you can use on Zoom—and then there’s real Bowdoin background at Zoom.

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