Bowdoin Magazine


Fall 2015 

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A Truly Special Place
An Interview with the College's New President, Clayton S. Rose
By Doug Cook - Photographs by Fred Field
As his inauguration approached, Clayton Rose talked with the magazine about the power of the liberal arts, issues that matter most to him, and his path to the presidency of Bowdoin.

Drawing on Inspiration
By Talia Cowen '16 - Illustration by Marshall Hopkins
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and dignitaries assembled for an array of events over Inauguration and Homecoming Weekend 2015, making it one of the most remarkable few days on campus in years. 

Everyone's Welcome at a Hootenanny
By David McKay Wilson - Photographs by Joe Larese  
In the tradition of their friend and mentor Pete Seeger, musicians Mike Merenda ’98 and his wife Ruthy are making names for themselves in the pantheon of American folk music, and are inviting us all to join in.

A Philosophy Major? What are you going to do with that?
By Aidan Penn '16 - Illustrations by Brian Hubble
Deep-thinking Bowdoin junior Aidan Penn sets his critical mind to answering an age-old question, and helps to explain why we study the liberal arts.

Staff Information

Matthew J. O'Donnell, Editor
Contact person for: feature ideas, alumni profile suggestions, letters, Class News, books, freelancers

Scott Schaiberger ’95, Managing Editor
Contact person for: advertising, feature ideas, alumni profile suggestions, freelancers

Alison M. Bennie, Executive Editor
Contact person for: photography, reprint permission, obituaries