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Socialism: No Longer a Dirty Word?

During the Cold War, says government professor Samuel Arnold ’01, the term "socialism," in the US at least, was synonymous with "communism," which meant the Soviet Union, a.k.a. the enemy. Today, he explains, things are different.

  • A Movie Show Podcast

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    Loving the Film if Not the Director

    Cinema studies and English professor Aviva Briefel shares her thoughts on the 1968 horror film Rosemary's Baby. The movie remains a classic, but she says it must be "separated" from its director, the "problematic" Roman Polanksi.

  • When the Camera Rolls, So Does this Alum

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    Chances are you've seen Anthony Molinari ’96 on TV and in movies—you just don't know it. And, that's pretty much the point.

  • “The Maiden Factor”

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    Sailing for Girls

    Courtney Koos ’16, former Bowdoin yachtswoman, is circumnavigating the globe with an all-female crew on a thirty-month odyssey to promote better access to education for girls. The voyage takes in thirty-two destinations in

  • Don't miss this one!

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    Students Name Their All-Time Favorite Classes

    As the semester winds down, we asked students to talk about their favorite classes at Bowdoin, the ones they recommend all students take before they graduate.

  • Grow Your Own

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    Africana Studies and Me

    Prior to the College's celebration of AF/AM/50, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Emeritus Randy Stakeman reflected for Bowdoin Magazine on his nearly thirty-year involvement with Africana studies at Bowdoin.

  • German Students Excel

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    Strands of Success

    The career trajectories of two Bowdoin German graduates collide as one achieves the rare honor of having a paper based on her senior honors thesis published in an academic journal where the other was a managing editor.

  • Tackling Brahms

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    Climbing a Musical Mountain

    Bowdoin senior Anne McKee is preparing to perform one of the greatest pieces of music for the violin: the Violin Concerto in D Major by Johannes Brahms. In her spare time, she runs up mountains!

  • JB Russwurm Portrait
    A New Look for Russwurm

    As part of Bowdoin's AF/AM/50 celebration, the College commissioned a new portrait of John Brown Russwurm.

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"We all have a role to play in preserving our natural habitats."

Meet the Schillers, generous donors to the Coastal Studies Center