July 2020
How Bowdoin Plans to Offer the Best Online Experience This Fall

There’s no getting away from the fact that online learning and classroom learning are essentially different experiences, says Rick Broene, professor of chemistry and chair of the Continuity in Teaching and Learning Group, a collection of twenty-three faculty, students, and staff charged by President Clayton Rose with developing an online teaching and learning model that will  approach the challenge from a fresh perspective   while building on the lessons learned during the spring 2020 semester. 
Bowdoin to Provide iPads to All Students during Pandemic
Bowdoin is committed to providing an excellent digital experience— one that is fully accessible to all students. T o ensure this broad accessibility and the equity in the learning process and universal design advocated by the faculty-led Continuity in Teaching and Learning Group, Bowdoin will issue fully equipped Apple iPad tablets to each student in the coming weeks.
CXD: New Graduates Pursue Independent, Creative, Professional Opportunities with Accelerator Awards

Nearly 100 graduating seniors have grants from Bowdoin's Career Exploration and Development (CXD) office that are designed to serve as  springboards into a tough job market .
Bowdoin Announces 2020 Athletic Hall of Honor Class

The Bowdoin College Department of Athletics has announced six new inductees to the Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor. The six new inductees span nearly seven decades of Polar Bear athletics across nine different varsity programs.
Doris Santoro
Teaching in a Double Pandemic

There are two pandemics teachers must contend with as they try to do their jobs today, says Professor of Education Doris Santoro . There’s the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s the pandemic of white supremacy , she explains, both of which “are affecting teachers in significant ways and both of which are interrelated.”
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Page

The latest information regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the College, including answers to frequently asked questions and archived messages to the community, is available on Bowdoin's Coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page .
Investigating Bowdoin's Transition to Coeducation from Men's Point of View

Forty-nine years after Bowdoin opened its doors to women, in 1971, anthropology major Emma Kellogg ’20 analyzed the reactions of male students to this remarkable moment in the College's history.
With Bowdoin Team, Kyle Hegarty ’99 Promotes New Book on Doing Global Business

Kyle Hegarty's  The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet  is a manual for business people stepping out of the traditional workplace into a globalized and uncertain world.
See What Ignites: Olivia Atwood '17 May Have a Match for You 

Bored out of her mind during the COVID-19 lockdown, Olivia Atwood '17 devised a dating app. What began as a hobby is now a paid gig, and after matching hundreds of people, she's also enjoying an 85 percent success rate.
Digitally Designed: Museum of Art’s  Fast Fashion/Slow Art

Originally opening in January 2020, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition  Fast Fashion/Slow Art  is  reintroduced in a virtual format , featuring films, videos, installations, and performances by an international group of emerging and established contemporary artists and filmmakers.
Quoting the Dean: Several Media Outlets Feature Whitney Soule and Her Part in Helping Students through the Admissions Process amid a Global Crisis
While not intended to be the anxiety-provoking process that it sometimes is for many applicants and their families, the college admissions process is made no easier by a pandemic that has reduced grades to pass-fail, all but eliminated most extracurricular activities, and added layers of apprehension all its own. Whitney Soule , Bowdoin’s dean for admissions and student aid, is part of a group of college admissions leaders whose goal is to ease those concerns  by proactively making their priorities known .  
Chryl Laird Wants You to Understand Black Voters—and the Various Factors That Inform Their Decisions

With Election 2020 looming against a backdrop of political unrest and protests of systemic racism, the Black vote is in sharp focus. Government professor  Chryl Laird , author of  Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior , has emerged as a source of clear insight on the matter.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen ’62, H'75 Raises Alarm about Second Trump Administration

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour , William Cohen ’62, H'75 was blunt in his warning about the impact of a second Trump administration: "We would not recognize America as a democracy."
Live Performance by George Lopez

Friday, August 7, 2020
12:15 p.m. ET

Join us for another live performance by George Lopez, Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence and director of the Bowdoin Orchestra, streamed live from Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Black Lives Matter: A Conversation for Bowdoin Alumni

Tuesday, August 25
5:00 PM EDT

Read, watch, listen, and then join fellow alumni for a discussion to deepen your engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement and efforts to work toward a more just and equitable society. Cosponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, with support from staff facilitators.This event is inclusive of race and ethnicity.

Alumni Council Award Call for Nominations

The Alumni Council is currently seeking nominations for the Alumni Service Award and the Distinguished Educator Award. Please help us recognize outstanding service to the College and the field of education by submitting a nomination by Friday, August 28.

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