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Isaac Jaegerman ’16 Listed Among Ten Emerging New England Artists
The recent Bowdoin graduate is "helping to shape the future of contemporary art," according to Art New England.

Panel: How Do We Disagree in an ‘Age of Outrage?’
The discussion was structured around three issues: the meaning of “intellectual humility;” growing polarization in American political culture; and the role of a liberal arts education in political discourse.

Bay Area Alumni and Parents Gather For Dinner With Six+ Polar Bears
In early March, members of the Bowdoin community in greater San Francisco gathered together for small dinners around the region in the third Bay Area Dinner with Six+ Polar Bears. Hosted in the homes of alumni and parents, the event connected over 60 people. The event is modeled after the campus program Dinner with Six Strangers, which brings together students, faculty and staff for new connections.

The Common Good’s Next Generation: Bowdoin Public Service Students Prepare for Immersive D.C. Experience
The inaugural cohort of students selected for the new Bowdoin Public Service Initiative is preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., Saturday. For seven days, they will explore the chambers and hallways of the U.S. government and connected institutions, meeting with alumni and extended Bowdoin community members at all levels of the government.

Sen. George J. Mitchell ’54, H’83 Writes of the ‘Life-Changing’ Value of Higher Education in Boston Globe
In an op-ed for The Boston Globe, former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell writes of the value of higher education amid the criticism that has emerged around the recent tax on college and university endowments.

Discovering Gertrude Hitz Burton: Victorian Reformer, Educator, Wife and Mother
Former Bowdoin dance professor June Vail explores "a brief, extraordinary yet unremembered life, discovered in a trove of family photographs, diaries and correspondence."

Philadelphia Alumni and Parents Welcome President Rose
Nearly 100 Philadelphia-area alumni and parents welcomed President Clayton Rose on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The event was held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Attendees enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation with new and old friends.

Bowdoin Grads Doing Their Part to End Polarization
Social media is often blamed for worsening some of our most intractable political problems — polarization, a misinformed electorate, a wobbly democracy. But Noah Finberg ’16 believes that social media, when used more thoughtfully, could also help alleviate these issues. For the last four years Finberg, with several Bowdoin peers, has been building an innovative social media start-up called Considdr.

Polar Bears Gather For An Après Ski Party!
Polar Bears hit the slopes on the freshly snow powdered Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, CA. The Bowdoin community of alumni, parents, and friends gathered at the home of Sidney '88 and John Scott '88 with John showing the group how to make raclette (melted cheese draped over potatoes, ham, and a pickle- a Swiss speciality).

Whispering Pines: Jack London beneath the Pines
In the fall of 1905 the campus was abuzz with the news that noted author Jack London would be coming to Bowdoin for a lecture under the auspices of the Saturday Club.


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